Proverbs 19:10
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New Living Translation
It isn't right for a fool to live in luxury or for a slave to rule over princes!

King James Bible
Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Darby Bible Translation
Good living beseemeth not a fool; how much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

World English Bible
Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Young's Literal Translation
Luxury is not comely for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule among princes.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

19:10 Delight - To live in pleasure and outward glory, doth not become him, nor suit with him; because prosperity corrupts even wise men, and makes fools mad; and because it gives him more opportunity to discover his folly, and to do mischief both to himself and others.

Proverbs 19:10 Parallel Commentaries

The Wrath of God
What does every sin deserve? God's wrath and curse, both in this life, and in that which is to come. Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire.' Matt 25: 41. Man having sinned, is like a favourite turned out of the king's favour, and deserves the wrath and curse of God. He deserves God's curse. Gal 3: 10. As when Christ cursed the fig-tree, it withered; so, when God curses any, he withers in his soul. Matt 21: 19. God's curse blasts wherever it comes. He deserves also God's wrath, which is
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

The Unity of God
Q-5: ARE THERE MORE GODS THAN ONE? A: There is but one only, the living and true God. That there is a God has been proved; and those that will not believe the verity of his essence, shall feel the severity of his wrath. Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.' Deut 6:6. He is the only God.' Deut 4:49. Know therefore this day, and consider it in thy heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath, there is none else.' A just God and a Saviour; there is none beside
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Man's Misery by the Fall
Q-19: WHAT IS THE MISERY OF THAT ESTATE WHEREINTO MAN FELL? A: All mankind by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all the miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever. 'And were by nature children of wrath.' Eph 2:2. Adam left an unhappy portion to his posterity, Sin and Misery. Having considered the first of these, original sin, we shall now advert to the misery of that state. In the first, we have seen mankind offending;
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
Since every revealed purpose of God, implying that obedience to his law will be given, is a demand of that obedience, the announcement of his Covenant, as in his sovereignty decreed, claims, not less effectively than an explicit law, the fulfilment of its duties. A representation of a system of things pre-determined in order that the obligations of the Covenant might be discharged; various exhibitions of the Covenant as ordained; and a description of the children of the Covenant as predestinated
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Proverbs 17:7
Eloquent words are not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler.

Proverbs 26:1
Honor is no more associated with fools than snow with summer or rain with harvest.

Proverbs 30:22
a slave who becomes a king, an overbearing fool who prospers,

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

Ecclesiastes 10:7
I have even seen servants riding horseback like princes--and princes walking like servants!

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