New American Standard Bible
Luxury is not fitting for a fool; 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Good living beseemeth not a fool; how much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
World English Bible
Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
Young's Literal Translation
Luxury is not comely for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule among princes.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
"Delight," high unrestrained enjoyment, is to the "fool" who lacks wisdom but a temptation and a snare. The second clause carries the thought on to what the despotism of Eastern monarchies often presented, the objectionable rule of some favored slave, it might be, of alien birth, over the princes and nobles of the land.
LibraryHow the Impatient and the Patient are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 10.) Differently to be admonished are the impatient and the patient. For the impatient are to be told that, while they neglect to bridle their spirit, they are hurried through many steep places of iniquity which they seek not after, inasmuch as fury drives the mind whither desire draws it not, and, when perturbed, it does, not knowing, what it afterwards grieves for when it knows. The impatient are also to be told that, when carried headlong by the impulse of emotion, they act in some …
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.
Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.
Under a slave when he becomes king, And a fool when he is satisfied with food,
folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.
I have seen slaves riding on horses and princes walking like slaves on the land.
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