GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
Foolish people are often given high positions, and rich people are left to fill lower positions.
King James Bible
Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.
Darby Bible Translation
folly is set in great dignities, but the rich sit in a 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.
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Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Later, King Xerxes promoted Haman. (Haman was the son of Hammedatha and was from Agag.) He gave Haman a position higher in authority than all the other officials who were with him.
When Haman saw that Mordecai did not kneel and bow to him, Haman was infuriated.
Luxury does not fit a fool, much less a slave ruling princes.
When righteous people triumph, there is great glory, but when wicked people rise, people hide themselves.
When righteous people increase, the people [of God] rejoice, but when a wicked person rules, everybody groans.
There is a tragedy that I've seen under the sun, an error often made by rulers.
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