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.
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The "evil" of Ecclesiastes 10:5 is here specified as that caprice of a king by which an unworthy favorite of low origin is promoted to successive dignities, while a noble person is degraded or neglected.
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
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.
When Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.
Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler--
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