Ecclesiastes 10:6
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New American Standard Bible
folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.

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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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The "evil" of Ecclesiastes 10:5 is here specified as that caprice of a king by which an unworthy favorite of low origin is promoted to successive dignities, while a noble person is degraded or neglected.

Ecclesiastes 10:6 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

Cross References
Esther 3:1
After these events King Ahasuerus promoted Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him and established his authority over all the princes who were with him.

Esther 3:5
When Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.

Proverbs 19:10
Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.

Proverbs 28:12
When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.

Proverbs 29:2
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.

Ecclesiastes 10:5
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler--

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