Thematic Bible

Ecclesiastes 10:1 (show verse)

Dead flies make a perfumer’s oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor.

Ecclesiastes 10:2 (show verse)

A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left.

Ecclesiastes 10:3 (show verse)

Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.

Ecclesiastes 10:4 (show verse)

If the ruler’s temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.

Ecclesiastes 10:5 (show verse)

There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler—

Ecclesiastes 10:6 (show verse)

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

Ecclesiastes 10:7 (show verse)

I have seen slaves riding on horses and princes walking like slaves on the land.

Ecclesiastes 10:8 (show verse)

He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.

Ecclesiastes 10:9 (show verse)

He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, and he who splits logs may be endangered by them.
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Ecclesiastes 10:10 (show verse)

If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.

Ecclesiastes 10:11 (show verse)

If the serpent bites before being charmed, there is no profit for the charmer.

Ecclesiastes 10:12 (show verse)

Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

Ecclesiastes 10:13 (show verse)

the beginning of his talking is folly and the end of it is wicked madness.

Ecclesiastes 10:14 (show verse)

Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?

Ecclesiastes 10:15 (show verse)

The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city.
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Ecclesiastes 10:16 (show verse)

Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning.

Ecclesiastes 10:17 (show verse)

Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time—for strength and not for drunkenness.

Ecclesiastes 10:18 (show verse)

Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.

Ecclesiastes 10:19 (show verse)

Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.

Ecclesiastes 10:20 (show verse)

Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.