New International Version
It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury-- how much worse 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.
Proverbs 19:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Delight is not seemly for a fool - תענוג taanug, splendid or luxurious living, rank, equipage, etc. These sit ill on a fool, though he be by birth a lord.
For a servant to have rule over princes - I pity the king who delivers himself into the hands of his own ministers. Such a one loses his character, and cannnot be respected by his subjects, or rather their subjects. But it is still worse when a person of mean extraction is raised to the throne, or to any place of power; he is generally cruel and tyrannical.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
The Knowledge of God
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.
a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat,
Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones.
I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves.
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