Ecclesiastes 10:18
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.

King James Bible
By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

Darby Bible Translation
By much sloth fulness the framework falleth in; and through idleness of the hands the house drippeth.

World English Bible
By slothfulness the roof sinks in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.

Young's Literal Translation
By slothfulness is the wall brought low, And by idleness of the hands doth the house drop.

Ecclesiastes 10:18 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The "building" or "house" represents the state. Compare Isaiah 3:6; Amos 9:10.

Droppeth through - i. e., Lets the rain through the roof.

Ecclesiastes 10:18 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

Ahaz
The accession of Ahaz to the throne brought Isaiah and his associates face to face with conditions more appalling than any that had hitherto existed in the realm of Judah. Many who had formerly withstood the seductive influence of idolatrous practices were now being persuaded to take part in the worship of heathen deities. Princes in Israel were proving untrue to their trust; false prophets were arising with messages to lead astray; even some of the priests were teaching for hire. Yet the leaders
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Ecclesiastes 10:17
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