He who digs a pit will fall into it,And whoever breaks through a wall will be bitten by a serpent.He who quarries stones may be hurt by them,And he who splits wood may be endangered by it.If the ax is dull,And one does not sharpen the edge,Then he must use more strength;But wisdom brings success.a. Proverbs 25:15 (4-10) Of foolish talk. 10 If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength; but wisdom [to sharpen the axe] helps him succeed [with less effort]. for. Ecclesiastes 10:18 : Ecclesiastes 10:20 >> American Standard Version A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things. Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an [excellent] advantage for those who see the sun. Try it for 30 days FREE. Ecclesiastes 10:17. 14 Yet the fool multiplies words, though no man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after he is gone? 8 He who digs a pit [for others] may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a [stone] wall. Ecclesiastes 10:10 in all English translations, Amplified Large-Print Bible--bonded leather, burgundy, Amplified Holy Bible: Captures the Full Meaning Behind the Original Greek and Hebrew - eBook, Amplified Compact Holy Bible--soft leather-look, camel/burgundy, Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy, Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black (indexed). Ecclesiastes 3:10-14. 10 Is there anything of which it can be said, “See this, it is new”? Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. Ecclesiastes 10:10 Amplified Bible (AMP) 10 If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength; but wisdom [to sharpen the axe] helps him succeed [with less effort]. Ecclesiastes 10:8 He who digs a pit [for others] will fall into it, and whoever breaks through a fence or a [stone] wall, a serpent will bite him. 12 The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious and win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him; 13 the beginning of [a]his talking is foolishness and the end of his talk is wicked madness. Ecclesiastes 10:1-20. Ecclesiastes 8 Ecclesiastes 10 Ecclesiastes 9 Amplified Bible (AMP) Men Are in the Hand of God 9 For I have taken all this to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the righteous (those in right standing with God) and the wise and their deeds are in the hands of God. 10:4-10 Solomon appears to caution men not to seek redress in a hasty manner, nor to yield to pride and revenge. 9 For I have taken all this to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the righteous (those in right standing with God) and the wise and their deeds are in the hands of God. 11 The words of the wise are like [prodding] goads, and these collected sayings are [firmly fixed in the mind] like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. (1-3) Respecting subjects and rulers. Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy, Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black (indexed). No man knows whether it will be love or hatred; anything awaits him. 2 A wise man’s heart turns him toward the right [which is the way of blessing], but a fool’s heart turns him toward the left [which is the way of condemnation]. 11 If the serpent bites before being charmed, then there is no profit for the charmer. 2 A wise man's heart turns him toward his right hand, but a fool's heart toward his left. This too is vanity (emptiness). Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. 5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which proceeds from the ruler— 6 folly is set in many exalted places and in great dignity while the rich sit in humble places. For wisdom is a protection even as money is a protection, But the [excellent] advantage of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the lives of its possessors. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. He who digs a pit will fall into it: Solomon listed several examples of those who did wrong or foolish things and then suffered because of it.i. 1 Dead flies make the oil of the perfumer give off a foul odor; so a little foolishness [in one who is esteemed] outweighs wisdom and honor. 9 He who quarries stones may be hurt with them, and he who splits logs may be endangered by them. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. 17 Blessed [prosperous and admired] are you, O land, when your king is a man of noble birth, and your princes and officials feast at the proper time—for strength and not for drunkenness. Ecclesiastes 10:16. 10 Dead flies make the oil of the perfumer give off a foul odor; so a little foolishness [in one who is esteemed] outweighs wisdom and honor. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. and show everyone how stupid they are. Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! 10 Is there anything of which it can be said, “See this, it is new”? You can cancel anytime during the trial period. 4 If the temper of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your post [showing resistance], because composure and calmness prevent great offenses. Solomon is teaching us that now is the time to work with care, energy, and purpose to get the most and the best from life and to prepare for the hereafter.His basic reason is that the clock is ticking. Ecclesiastes 10:18 Don't have an account? Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. It has already existed for [the vast] ages [of time recorded or unrecorded] Which were before us. 1 DEAD FLIES cause the ointment of the perfumer to putrefy [and] send forth a vile odor; so does a little folly [in him who is valued for wisdom] outweigh wisdom and honor. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the Believer's Bible Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV and NRSV) - is just a step away! You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. 2 A wise man’s heart turns him toward the right [which is the way of blessing], but a fool’s heart turns him toward the left [which is the way of condemnation]. 6 One hand full of rest and patience is better than two fists full of labor and chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 10:18 Bible > AMP > Ecclesiastes 12 ... 10 The Preacher sought to find delightful words, even to write correctly words of truth. Ecclesiastes 10 Wisdom Better than Folly. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. 16 Do not be excessively righteous [like those given to self-conceit], and do not be overly wise (pretentious)—why should you bring yourself to ruin? 11 Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, [be diligently active, make thoughtful decisions], for you will [] find it after many days. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. This too is vanity (futility, false pride) and chasing after the wind. 11 There is no remembrance of earlier things, Nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance By generations who will come after them. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. 20 Moreover, do not curse the king, even in your bedroom, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry the sound and a winged creature will make the matter known. All rights reserved. All rights reserved. The word is applied to Rehoboam 2 Chronicles 13:7 at the time of his accession to the throne, when he was 41 years old. 2 A wise man's heart turns him toward his right hand, but a fool's heart toward his left. 2 A wise man’s heart turns him toward the right [which is the way of blessing], but a fool’s heart turns him toward the left [which is the way of condemnation]. Bible > AMP > Ecclesiastes 10 ... 10 If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength; but wisdom [to sharpen the axe] helps him succeed [with less effort]. 10 If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength; but wisdom [to sharpen the axe] helps him succeed [with less effort]. Ecclesiastes 10 Amplified Bible (AMP) A Little Foolishness. Ecclesiastes 11 Chapter 10 This chapter seems to be like Solomon’s proverbs, a collection of wise sayings and observations, rather than a part of his sermon; but the preacher studied to be sententious, and "set in order many proverbs,’’ to be brought in in his preaching. (16-20) Verses 1-3 Those especially who make a profession of religion, should keep from all appearances of evil. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. 10 Dead flies make the oil of the perfumer give off a foul odor; so a little foolishness [in one who is esteemed] outweighs wisdom and honor. Son of nobles - i. e., of a noble disposition. 2 It is the same for all. A child - Rather, young. lives a long life in [spite of] his wickedness. To preserve a character for wisdom. Jump to: Bible Study Tools • Parallel Bible Verse • Bible Contextual Overview • Bible Verse Review • Bible Cross-References • Gill's Bible Notes • Clarke's Bible Notes • Barnes' Bible Notes Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. 15 I have seen everything during my [fleeting] days of futility; there is a righteous man who perishes in [spite of] his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who # Lit prolongs. Ecclesiastes 10 1 DEAD FLIES cause the ointment of the perfumer to putrefy [and] send forth a vile odor; so does a little folly [in him who is valued for wisdom] outweigh wisdom and honor. 11 If the serpent bites before being charmed, then there is no profit for the charmer. Ecclesiastes 10 A Little Foolishness 1 Dead flies make the oil of the perfumer give off a foul odor; so a little foolishness [in one who is esteemed] outweighs wisdom and honor. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. Some commentators describe Ecclesiastes 3:12 as negative because they understand the phrase, “there is nothing better,” as implying something “second-best.” They almost seem insulted that God has “tossed them a crumb.” But look again at what God has counseled that we should do! 10 Is there anything of which it can be said, “See this, it is new”? The word is applied to Rehoboam 2 Chronicles 13:7 at the time of his accession to the throne, when he was 41 years old. 1 As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. Ecclesiastes 10:2 Context 1 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. 16 Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child and when your [incompetent] officials and princes feast in the morning. To manage your subscription, visit your Bible Gateway account settings. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! (11-15) Duties of rulers and subjects. [Matt. Ecclesiastes 10:16. Eat in the morning - A sign of intemperance (compare Isaiah 5:11). Son of nobles - i. e., of a noble disposition. Ecclesiastes 10:17. 2 Give a portion to seven, or even [divide it] to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth. 2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left. 1 Samuel 25:24 And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid. 10 Dead flies make the oil of the perfumer give off a foul odor; so a little foolishness [in one who is esteemed] outweighs wisdom and honor. Ecclesiastes 11 Amplified Bible (AMP) Cast Your Bread on the Waters. 7 I have seen slaves riding on horses and princes walking like slaves on the ground. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. It has already existed for [the vast] ages [of time recorded or unrecorded] Which were before us. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. A child - Rather, young. Men are not preferred according to their merit. By generations who will come after them. What are the benefits of creating an account? 3 Even when a fool walks along the road, his [common] sense and good judgment fail him and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool. Try it free for 30 days. Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this. There is one fate for the righteous and for the wicked; for the good, for the … The Amplified Bible Ecclesiastes 10:10 If the ax is dull and the man does not whet the edge, he must put forth more strength; but wisdom helps him to succeed. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. 3 Even as fools walk along the road, they lack sense. 11 There is no remembrance of earlier things, Nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance . 4 I have seen that every [effort in] labor and every skill in work comes from man’s rivalry with his neighbor. If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences. Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. 18 Through laziness the rafters [of state affairs] decay and the roof sags, and through idleness [the roof of] the house leaks. Ecclesiastes 5:10Amplified Bible (AMP) The Folly of Riches 10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with itsgain. If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest. Ecclesiastes 9-10 Amplified Bible (AMP) Men Are in the Hand of God. Ecclesiastes 10:1-20. 19 The officials make a feast for enjoyment [instead of repairing what is broken], and serve wine to make life merry, and money is the answer to everything. 1 DEAD FLIES cause the ointment of the perfumer to putrefy [and] send forth a vile odor; so does a little folly [in him who is valued for wisdom] outweigh wisdom and honor. Amplified Bible (AMP). Ecclesiastes 9:10. Ecclesiastes 8:3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Amplified® Bible 11 There is no remembrance of earlier things, Nor also of the later things that are to come; There will be for them no remembrance By generations who will come after them. 5 The fool folds his hands [together] and consumes his own flesh [destroying himself by idleness and apathy]. 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