Ecclesiastes 10:6
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones.

New Living Translation
when they give great authority to foolish people and low positions to people of proven worth.

English Standard Version
folly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place.

New American Standard Bible
folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.

King James Bible
Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fool is appointed to great heights, but the rich remain in lowly positions.

International Standard Version
Foolishness is given great honor, while the prosperous sit in lowly places.

NET Bible
Fools are placed in many positions of authority, while wealthy men sit in lowly positions.

New Heart English Bible
Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Foolish people are often given high positions, and rich people are left to fill lower positions.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Folly is set on great heights, And the rich sit in low place.

New American Standard 1977
folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich are seated in a low place.

King James 2000 Bible
Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

American King James Version
Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

American Standard Version
folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A fool set in high dignity, and the rich sitting beneath.

Darby Bible Translation
folly is set in great dignities, but the rich sit in a low place.

English Revised Version
folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

Webster's Bible Translation
Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

World English Bible
Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath set the fool in many high places, And the rich in a low place do sit.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:4-10 Solomon appears to caution men not to seek redress in a hasty manner, nor to yield to pride and revenge. Do not, in a passion, quit thy post of duty; wait awhile, and thou wilt find that yielding pacifies great offences. Men are not preferred according to their merit. And those are often most forward to offer help, who are least aware of the difficulties, or the consequences. The same remark is applied to the church, or the body of Christ, that all the members should have the same care one for another.
Study Bible
Wisdom and Folly
5There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler-- 6folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places. 7I have seen slaves riding on horses and princes walking like slaves on the land.…
Cross References
Esther 3:1
After these events King Ahasuerus promoted Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him and established his authority over all the princes who were with him.

Esther 3:5
When Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.

Proverbs 19:10
Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.

Proverbs 28:12
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

Proverbs 29:2
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.

Ecclesiastes 10:5
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler--
Treasury of Scripture

Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

folly

Judges 9:14-20 Then said all the trees to the bramble, Come you, and reign over us…

1 Kings 12:13,14 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's …

Esther 3:1 After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha …

Psalm 12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

Proverbs 28:12,28 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the …

dignity
rich

James 2:3-5 And you have respect to him that wears the gay clothing, and say …

Jump to Previous
Dignities Dignity Exalted Folly Fool Foolish Fools Great Heights High Humble Kept Low Occupy Ones Placed Places Positions Rich Sit Wealth
Jump to Next
Dignities Dignity Exalted Folly Fool Foolish Fools Great Heights High Humble Kept Low Occupy Ones Placed Places Positions Rich Sit Wealth
Links
Ecclesiastes 10:6 NIV
Ecclesiastes 10:6 NLT
Ecclesiastes 10:6 ESV
Ecclesiastes 10:6 NASB
Ecclesiastes 10:6 KJV

Ecclesiastes 10:6 Biblia Paralela
Ecclesiastes 10:6 Chinese Bible
Ecclesiastes 10:6 French Bible
Ecclesiastes 10:6 German Bible

Alphabetical: are exalted folly Fools high humble in is low many men occupy ones places positions put rich set sit the while

OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 10:6 Folly is set in great dignity (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Ecclesiastes 10:5
Top of Page
Top of Page