Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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.

Amplified

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

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.

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 another evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler: 6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich are seated in a low place. 7 I saw slaves upon horses, and princes walking as slaves upon 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 that were with him.

Proverbs 28:12

When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, the sane man hides himself.

Proverbs 29:2

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.

Judges 9:14-20

Then all the trees said unto the bramble, Come thou and reign over us.

1 Kings 12:13-14

And the king answered the people roughly and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him

Psalm 12:8

The wicked press in on every side when the vilest men are exalted.

Proverbs 28:28

When the wicked rise, sane men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous multiply.

James 2:3-5

and ye have respect to him that wears the precious clothing and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there or sit here under my footstool:

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