Parallel Verses

Amplified

Folly is set in great dignity and in high places, and the rich sit in low places.

New American Standard Bible

folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.

King James Version

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

Holman Bible

The fool is appointed to great heights,
but the rich remain in lowly positions.

International Standard Version

Foolishness is given great honor, while the prosperous sit in lowly places.

A Conservative Version

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place.

American Standard Version

folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place.

Bible in Basic English

The foolish are placed in high positions, but men of wealth are kept low.

Darby Translation

folly is set in great dignities, but the rich sit in a low place.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich are seated in a low place.

Julia Smith Translation

Folly was given to great heights, and the rich were set in lowness.

King James 2000

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The fool is set in many high places, but the rich sit in lowly places.

Modern King James verseion

foolishness is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

in that a fool sitteth in great dignity, and the rich are set down beneath.

NET Bible

Fools are placed in many positions of authority, while wealthy men sit in lowly positions.

New Heart English Bible

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place.

The Emphasized Bible

Folly placed in great dignity, - while, the rich, in a low place, took their seat:

Webster

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

World English Bible

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place.

Youngs Literal Translation

He hath set the fool in many high places, And the rich in a low place do sit.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
סכל 
Cekel 
Usage: 1

is set
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

in great
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

and the rich
עשׁיר 
`ashiyr 
Usage: 23

sit
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

References

Hastings

Context Readings

The Burden Of Folly

5 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, like an error which proceeds from the ruler: 6 Folly is set in great dignity and in high places, and the rich sit in low places. 7 I have seen slaves on horses, and princes walking like slaves on the earth.



Cross References

Esther 3:1

After these things, King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite and advanced him and set his seat above all the princes who were with him.

Proverbs 28:12

When the [uncompromisingly] righteous triumph, there is great glory and celebration; but when the wicked rise [to power], men hide themselves.

Proverbs 29:2

When the [uncompromisingly] righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked man rules, the people groan and sigh.

Judges 9:14-20

Then all the trees said to the bramble, You come and reign over us.

1 Kings 12:13-14

And the king answered the people roughly and forsook the counsel the old men had given him,

Psalm 12:8

The wicked walk or prowl about on every side, as vileness is exalted [and baseness is rated high] among the sons of men.

Proverbs 28:28

When the wicked rise [to power], men hide themselves; but when they perish, the [consistently] righteous increase and become many.

James 2:3-5

And you pay special attention to the one who wears the splendid clothes and say to him, Sit here in this preferable seat! while you tell the poor [man], Stand there! or, Sit there on the floor at my feet!

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