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Ecclesiastes 10
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10As dead flies cause even a bottle of perfume to stink, so a little foolishness spoils great wisdom and honor.H4194H2070H8081H7543H5042H887H4592H5531H3368H2451H35192A wise person chooses the right road; a fool takes the wrong one.H2450H3820H3225H3684H3820H80403You can identify fools just by the way they walk down the street!H5530H1980H1870H3820H2638H559H55304If your boss is angry at you, don’t quit! A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes.H7307H4910H5927H3240H4725H4832H3240H1419H2399

The Ironies of Life

5There is another evil I have seen under the sun. Kings and rulers make a grave mistakeH3426H7451H7200H8121H7684H3318H6440H79896when they give great authority to foolish people and low positions to people of proven worth.H5529H5414H7227H4791H6223H3427H82167I have even seen servants riding horseback like princes—and princes walking like servants!H7200H5650H5483H8269H1980H5650H7768When you dig a well, you might fall in. When you demolish an old wall, you could be bitten by a snake.H2658H1475H5307H6555H1447H5175H53919When you work in a quarry, stones might fall and crush you. When you chop wood, there is danger with each stroke of your ax.H5265H68H6087H1234H6086H553310Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.H1270H6949H7043H6440H1396H2428H2451H3504H378711If a snake bites before you charm it, what’s the use of being a snake charmer?H5175H5391H3908H3956H1167H350412Wise words bring approval, but fools are destroyed by their own words.H1697H2450H6310H2580H8193H3684H110413Fools base their thoughts on foolish assumptions, so their conclusions will be wicked madness;H8462H1697H6310H5531H319H6310H7451H194814they chatter on and on. No one really knows what is going to happen; no one can predict the future.H5530H7235H1697H120H3045H310H504615Fools are so exhausted by a little work that they can’t even find their way home.H5999H3684H3021H3045H3212H589216What sorrow for the land ruled by a servantc, the land whose leaders feast in the morning.H337H776H4428H5288H8269H398H124217Happy is the land whose king is a noble leader and whose leaders feast at the proper time to gain strength for their work, not to get drunk.H835H776H4428H1121H2715H8269H398H6256H1369H835818Laziness leads to a sagging roof; idleness leads to a leaky house.H6103H4746H4355H8220H3027H1004H181119A party gives laughter, wine gives happiness, and money gives everything!H3899H6213H7814H3196H8055H2416H3701H603020Never make light of the king, even in your thoughts. And don’t make fun of the powerful, even in your own bedroom. For a little bird might deliver your message and tell them what you said.H7043H4428H4093H7043H6223H2315H4904H5775H8064H3212H6963H1167H3671H5046H1697


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