Ecclesiastes 10:6
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English Standard Version
folly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place.

King James Bible
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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The following proverb also leans on the history above narrated: "Better is wisdom than weapons of war; and one sinner destroyeth much good." The above history has shown by way of example that wisdom accomplishes more than implements of war, כּלי ק equals כּלי מל (Assyr. unut tahazi)

(Note: Vid., Fried. Delitzsch's Assyr. Stud. p. 129.)

i.e., than all the apparatus belonging to preparation for war. But the much good which a wise man is accomplishing or has accomplished, one sinner (חוטא)

(Note: The Syr. (not the Targ.) had חטא before it, and thus realized it, which appears to correspond better with the parall. חכמה.)

by treachery or calumny may render vain, or may even destroy, through mere malicious pleasure in evil. This is a synthetic distich whose two parts may be interpreted independently. As wisdom accomplishes something great, so a single villain may have a far-reaching influence, viz., such as destroys much good.

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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 counsel that they gave him...

Esther 3:1 After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him...

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 wicked rise, a man is hidden...

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James 2:3-5 And you have respect to him that wears the gay clothing, and say to him, Sit you here in a good place; and say to the poor...

Cross References
Esther 3:1
After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him.

Esther 3:5
And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage to him, Haman was filled with fury.

Proverbs 19:10
It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, 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, people hide themselves.

Proverbs 29:2
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

Ecclesiastes 10:5
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were an error proceeding from the ruler:

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