Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

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.

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 I have seen under the sun-- [it is] an error that proceeds from a ruler! 6 The fool is set in many high places, but the rich sit in lowly places. 7 I have even seen slaves [riding] on horses and princes walking like slaves on the earth!



Cross References

Esther 3:1

After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and he exalted him and set {his position} above all the officials who [were] with him.

Proverbs 28:12

When the righteous triumphs, great [is] the glory, but with [the] rising of the wicked, a person will be hidden.

Proverbs 29:2

When the righteous are numerous, the people will rejoice, but when the wicked are ruling, people will groan.

Judges 9:14-20

So all the trees said to the thornbush, 'You, come rule over us.'

1 Kings 12:13-14

Then the king answered all the people harshly, [as] he had rejected the advice of the old men that they had offered.

Psalm 12:8

[The] wicked prowl about when vileness [is] exalted among [the] children of humankind.

Proverbs 28:28

With [the] rising of the wicked, humankind will be hidden, and with their perishing, [the] righteous will multiply.

James 2:3-5

and you look favorably on the one wearing the fine clothing and you say, "Be seated here in a good place," and to the poor person you say, "You stand or be seated there by my footstool,"

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