Ecclesiastes 10:1
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
2070 [e]זְב֣וּבֵי
zə-ḇū-ḇê
FliesN-mpc
4194 [e]מָ֔וֶת
mā-weṯ,
DeadN-ms
887 [e]יַבְאִ֥ישׁ
yaḇ-’îš
putrefyV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms
5042 [e]יַבִּ֖יעַ
yab-bî-a‘
and cause it to give off a foul odorV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms
8081 [e]שֶׁ֣מֶן
še-men
the ointmentN-msc
7543 [e]רוֹקֵ֑חַ
rō-w-qê-aḥ;
of perfumerV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
3368 [e]יָקָ֛ר
yā-qār
to one respectedAdj-ms
2451 [e]מֵחָכְמָ֥ה
mê-ḥā-ḵə-māh
for wisdomPrep-m | N-fs
3519 [e]מִכָּב֖וֹד
mik-kā-ḇō-wḏ
[and] honorPrep-m | N-ms
5531 [e]סִכְל֥וּת
siḵ-lūṯ
[So does] follyN-fsc
4592 [e]מְעָֽט׃
mə-‘āṭ.
a littleAdj-ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 10:1 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
זְב֣וּבֵי מָ֔וֶת יַבְאִ֥ישׁ יַבִּ֖יעַ שֶׁ֣מֶן רֹוקֵ֑חַ יָקָ֛ר מֵחָכְמָ֥ה מִכָּבֹ֖וד סִכְל֥וּת מְעָֽט׃

קהלת 10:1 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
זבובי מות יבאיש יביע שמן רוקח יקר מחכמה מכבוד סכלות מעט׃

קהלת 10:1 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
זבובי מות יבאיש יביע שמן רוקח יקר מחכמה מכבוד סכלות מעט׃

קהלת 10:1 Hebrew Bible
זבובי מות יבאיש יביע שמן רוקח יקר מחכמה מכבוד סכלות מעט׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Dead flies make a perfumer's oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor.

King James Bible
Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Dead flies make a perfumer's oil ferment and stink; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
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