so a little foolishness spoils great wisdom and honor.
a fool takes the wrong one.
just by the way they walk down the street!
A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes.
5 There is another evil I have seen under the sun. Kings and rulers make a grave mistake 6 when they give great authority to foolish people and low positions to people of proven worth. 7 I have even seen servants riding horseback like princes—and princes walking like servants!
you might fall in.
When you demolish an old wall,
you could be bitten by a snake.
stones might fall and crush you.
When you chop wood,
there is danger with each stroke of your ax.
so sharpen the blade.
That’s the value of wisdom;
it helps you succeed.
what’s the use of being a snake charmer?
but fools are destroyed by their own words.
so their conclusions will be wicked madness;
No one really knows what is going to happen;
no one can predict the future.
that they can’t even find their way home.
16 What sorrow for the land ruled by a servant,*
the land whose leaders feast in the morning.
and whose leaders feast at the proper time
to gain strength for their work, not to get drunk.
idleness leads to a leaky house.
wine gives happiness,
and money gives everything!
And don’t make fun of the powerful, even in your own bedroom.
For a little bird might deliver your message
and tell them what you said.