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Ecclesiastes 10
New Living Translation
10As dead flies cause even a bottle of perfume to stink, so a little foolishness spoils great wisdom and honor.H4194H2070H8081H7543H5042H887H4592H5531H3368H2451H3519 2A wise person chooses the right road; a fool takes the wrong one.H2450H3820H3225H3684H3820H8040 3You can identify fools just by the way they walk down the street!H5530H1980H1870H3820H2638H559H5530 4If 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 mistakeH3426H7451H7200H8121H7684H3318H6440H7989 6when they give great authority to foolish people and low positions to people of proven worth.H5529H5414H7227H4791H6223H3427H8216 7I have even seen servants riding horseback like princes—and princes walking like servants!H7200H5650H5483H8269H1980H5650H776 8When you dig a well, you might fall in. When you demolish an old wall, you could be bitten by a snake.H2658H1475H5307H6555H1447H5175H5391 9When you work in a quarry, stones might fall and crush you. When you chop wood, there is danger with each stroke of your ax.H5265H68H6087H1234H6086H5533 10Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.H1270H6949H7043H6440H1396H2428H2451H3504H3787 11If a snake bites before you charm it, what’s the use of being a snake charmer?H5175H5391H3908H3956H1167H3504 12Wise words bring approval, but fools are destroyed by their own words.H1697H2450H6310H2580H8193H3684H1104 13Fools base their thoughts on foolish assumptions, so their conclusions will be wicked madness;H8462H1697H6310H5531H319H6310H7451H1948 14they chatter on and on. No one really knows what is going to happen; no one can predict the future.H5530H7235H1697H120H3045H310H5046 15Fools are so exhausted by a little work that they can’t even find their way home.H5999H3684H3021H3045H3212H5892 16What sorrow for the land ruled by a servant, the land whose leaders feast in the morning.H337H776H4428H5288H8269H398H1242 17Happy 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.H835H776H4428H1121H2715H8269H398H6256H1369H8358 18Laziness leads to a sagging roof; idleness leads to a leaky house.H6103H4746H4355H8220H3027H1004H1811 19A party gives laughter, wine gives happiness, and money gives everything!H3899H6213H7814H3196H8055H2416H3701H6030 20Never 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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