Proverbs 19:10
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English Standard Version
It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, much less for a slave to rule over princes.

King James Bible
Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

American Standard Version
Delicate living is not seemly for a fool; Much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Delicacies are not seemly for a fool: nor for a servant to have rule over princes.

English Revised Version
Delicate living is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Webster's Bible Translation
Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

4 Wealth bringeth many friends;

   But the reduced - his friend separateth himself.

The very same contrast, though otherwise expressed, we had at Proverbs 14:20. Regarding הון, vid., vol. i, p. 63. דל is the tottering, or he who has fallen into a tottering condition, who has no resources, possesses no means. The accentuation gives Mugrash to the word (according to which the Targ. translates), for it is not the subject of יפּרד: the reduced is separated (pass. Niph.) by his misfortunes, or must separate himself (reflex. Niph.) from his friend (מרעהוּ, as Ecclesiastes 4:4, prae socio suo); but subject of the virtual pred. מרעהוּ יפּרד: the reduced - his friend (מרעהו, as Proverbs 19:7) separates himself, i.e., (according to the nature of the Semitic substantival clause) he is such (of such a fate) that his friend sets himself free, whereby ממּנּוּ may be omitted as self-obvious; נפרד means one who separates himself, Proverbs 18:1. If we make דל the subject of the separatur, then the initiative of the separation from the friend is not expressed.

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delight

Proverbs 30:21,22 For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear...

1 Samuel 25:36 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him...

Esther 3:15 The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace...

Isaiah 5:11,12 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!...

Isaiah 22:12-14 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth...

Hosea 7:3-5 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies...

Hosea 9:1 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for you have gone a whoring from your God...

Amos 6:3-6 You that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near...

Luke 16:19,23 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day...

James 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

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2 Samuel 3:24,25,39 Then Joab came to the king, and said, What have you done? behold, Abner came to you; why is it that you have sent him away...

Ecclesiastes 10:5-7 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler...

Isaiah 3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor...

Cross References
Proverbs 17:7
Fine speech is not becoming to a fool; still less is false speech to a prince.

Proverbs 26:1
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 30:22
a slave when he becomes king, and a fool when he is filled with food;

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

Ecclesiastes 10:7
I have seen slaves on horses, and princes walking on the ground like slaves.

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