Ecclesiastes 10:5
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King James Version
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler:

Darby Bible Translation
There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as an error that proceedeth from the ruler:

World English Bible
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, the sort of error which proceeds from the ruler.

Young's Literal Translation
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, As an error that goeth out from the ruler,

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King James Translators' Notes

from: Heb. from before

Geneva Study Bible

There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an {d} error which proceedeth from the ruler:

(d) Meaning that it is an evil thing when they who are in authority fail and do not do their duty.Ecclesiastes 10:5 Parallel Commentaries

Library
"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners Or, a Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ, to his Poor Servant, John Bunyan
In this my relation of the merciful working of God upon my soul, it will not be amiss, if in the first place, I do in a few words give you a hint of my pedigree, and manner of bringing up; that thereby the goodness and bounty of God towards me, may be the more advanced and magnified before the sons of men. 2. For my descent then, it was, as is well known by many, of a low and inconsiderable generation; my father's house being of that rank that is meanest, and most despised of all the families in
John Bunyan—Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Luther Before the Diet
A new emperor, Charles V, had ascended the throne of Germany, and the emissaries of Rome hastened to present their congratulations and induce the monarch to employ his power against the Reformation. On the other hand, the elector of Saxony, to whom Charles was in great degree indebted for his crown, entreated him to take no step against Luther until he should have granted him a hearing. The emperor was thus placed in a position of great perplexity and embarrassment. The papists would be satisfied
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Proverbs 28:12
When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.

Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.

Ecclesiastes 10:6
Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

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