Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
For three things the earth is disquieted, and the fourth it cannot bear:
1 Samuel 25:36
And Abigail came to Nabal, and, behold, he held a banquet in his house like the banquet of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken; therefore, she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.
The posts went out in haste by the king's commandment, and the law was given in Shushan, the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city of Shushan was perplexed.
Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may continue their drunkenness; that continue until night until wine inflames them!
Therefore the Lord GOD of the hosts did call in this day unto weeping and to mourning and to baldness and to girding with sackcloth:
They make the king glad with their wickedness and the princes with their lies.
Do not rejoice, O Israel, for joy, as the peoples; for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved the salary of a harlot upon every threshing floor.
Ye that put far away the evil day and cause the seat of violence to come near;
There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day;
Be afflicted and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.
2 Samuel 3:24
Then Joab came to the king and said, What hast thou done? Behold, Abner came unto thee; why is it that thou hast let him go?
There is another evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler:
And the people shall do violence, one against another, and each one against his neighbour; the child shall rise up against the ancient and the base against the honourable.
I saw slaves upon horses, and princes walking as slaves upon the earth.