As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not seemly for a fool.
And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood on the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried out, and said to them, Hearken to me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken to you.
but if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo, and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.
Thus God requited the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did to his father, in slaying his seventy brothers.
Is it not wheat harvest today? I will call to LORD that he may send thunder and rain, and ye shall know and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of LORD in asking a king for you.
After these things king Ahasuerus promoted Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the rulers that were with him.
So Hathach went forth to Mordecai to the broad place of the city, which was before the king's gate.
And Hathach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai.
The wicked walk on every side when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
in whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but who honors those who fear LORD, he that swears to his own hurt, and changes not,
Why boast thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? The loving kindness of God [is] continual.
Excellent speech is not appropriate to a fool, much less lying lips to a prince.
Luxurious living is not fitting for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over rulers.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
As he who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.
The ruler who lacks understanding is also a great oppressor, [but] he who hates covetousness shall prolong his days.
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as it were an error which proceeds from the ruler: