10 Dead flies make gthe perfumer's ointment give off a stench;
2 hA wise man's heart inclines him to the right,
and he isays to everyone that he is a fool.
4 If the anger of the ruler rises against you, jdo not leave your place,
5 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were lan error proceeding from the ruler: 6 mfolly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place. 7 nI have seen slaves oon horses, and princes walking on the ground like slaves.
8 He who pdigs a pit will fall into it,
and qa serpent will bite him who breaks through a wall.
9 rHe who quarries stones is hurt by them,
and he who ssplits logs is endangered by them.
but wisdom helps one to succeed.2
11 If the serpent bites before it is tcharmed,
but vthe lips of a fool consume him.
14 wA fool multiplies words,
and who can tell him xwhat will be after him?
for he does not know ythe way to the city.
16 zWoe to you, O land, when your king is a child,
for strength, and not for adrunkenness!
and bwine gladdens life,
and cmoney answers everything.
20 Even in your thoughts, ddo not curse the king,
nor in your ebedroom curse the rich,