New Living Translation
when they give great authority to foolish people and low positions to people of proven worth.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:6 The rich - Wise and worthy men, rich in endowments of mind.
It is not surprising that the book of Ecclesiastes had a struggle to maintain its place in the canon, and it was probably only its reputed Solomonic authorship and the last two verses of the book that permanently secured its position at the synod of Jamnia in 90 A.D. The Jewish scholars of the first century A.D. were struck by the manner in which it contradicted itself: e.g., "I praised the dead more than the living," iv. 2, "A living dog is better than a dead lion," ix. 4; but they were still more …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Some time later King Xerxes promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite over all the other nobles, making him the most powerful official in the empire.
When Haman saw that Mordecai would not bow down or show him respect, he was filled with rage.
It isn't right for a fool to live in luxury or for a slave to rule over princes!
When the godly succeed, everyone is glad. When the wicked take charge, people go into hiding.
When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan.
There is another evil I have seen under the sun. Kings and rulers make a grave mistake
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