Ecclesiastes 10:5
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New Living Translation
There is another evil I have seen under the sun. Kings and rulers make a grave mistake

King James Bible
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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It is not surprising that the book of Ecclesiastes had a struggle to maintain its place in the canon, and it was probably only its reputed Solomonic authorship and the last two verses of the book that permanently secured its position at the synod of Jamnia in 90 A.D. The Jewish scholars of the first century A.D. were struck by the manner in which it contradicted itself: e.g., "I praised the dead more than the living," iv. 2, "A living dog is better than a dead lion," ix. 4; but they were still more
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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Proverbs 28:12
When the godly succeed, everyone is glad. When the wicked take charge, people go into hiding.

Ecclesiastes 10:4
If your boss is angry at you, don't quit! A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes.

Ecclesiastes 10:6
when they give great authority to foolish people and low positions to people of proven worth.

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