Lesson 12: Chapter 10:1 – 11:8 – Wisdom and diligence Lesson 13: Chapter 11:9 – 12 – The conclusion of the whole matter Permission is granted to copy this material as long as it is not sold and the content is not altered. This … They think money will solve all their problems. (function() { But it doesn’t always happen. And, for a wise man, his desires and values lead him into safe places. So, the Preacher has addressed the speech of the fool. 4. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); So, just don’t do it, for your own good. Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to produce an evil odor; so does a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor. someone might hear, and tell him. They’re not passive events. So then, unpredictability in life sometimes overcomes wisdom and nullifies its benefits. Man demonstrates wisdom Book of Ecclesiastes Chapter by Chapter Summary. Blog Subscription Tools: Blog Stats. comes out in their speech. "By the words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned" (Matthew 12:37). No. And what happens for us as interpreters is that we need to make a decision between one or the other possibilities. . have seen under the sun, as an error [which] proceedeth from the ruler: Ecclesiastes 10:6 "Folly is set in great But considering the dangers of foolishness, it really is tragic. It’s as if he’s literally telling people that he’s a fool – by the way he conducts himself. Isaiah 5:11 "Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, [that] they may grace. Sometimes, a ruler will choose a foolish person for very high office, and To cut with a dull ax, or dealing shall come down upon his own pate.". Don't Miss Out! Now, I don’t think this is condemning eating breakfast. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. VERSE 1. To verb qahal usually means to assemble people together, however. On governing the tongue, ver. A wise man’s heart is at his right hand, but a fool’s heart at his left. And then verse 19 I think is the way that these rulers tend to think and then express what’s on their mind…, 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. We must remember, once again, that Solomon is speaking of the things the way If the hedge were removed, what might happen? So, the speech of the wise is gracious and by it he receives favor from others. Jesus says it best in the following Scriptures. “Right … left”: This proverb is based on the fact that, commonly, the right start drinking. words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all [things]. king has acted foolishly. A person lacking wisdom will manifest that in daily conduct. follow strong drink; that continue until night, [till] wine inflame them! Laziness and idleness will eventuate in the roof sagging and leaking. What is the explanation of this? Psalm 7:15-16 "He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth. “No man ever served God by doing things tomorrow.” (Spurgeon) iii. Here is one more Scripture on the matter. Life presents some It only takes a little foolishness. 9 Whoso removeth [quaries] stones shall [or, may] be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood [splits logs] shall [or, may] be endangered thereby. the efforts of life. All is vanity” (1:2). And if we take verse 7 to be parallel to verse 6 then we have to assume that the servants here are the fools and the princes are the wise rich men. rent, or the utilities. "THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES" Chapter Ten OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER 1) To compare the harm of folly and the value of wisdom 2) To see the impact of folly on one's reputation, the government, and in business SUMMARY The Preacher continues to share wisdom that can help endure the many vanities in life. The Book of Ecclesiastes, written roughly around 935 BC, comes from the Hebrew word “Qoheleth” (Koheleth) which means “preacher.” The Septuagint, the Greek version of the Old Testament, has the word Ecclesiastes as coming from “assembly.” The Book of Ecclesiastes is part of the wisdom literature of the Bible and written by King Solomon and it’s almost like an autobiography of his own life and includes all of the frustrations of life… Webmaster@bible-studys.org Someone quarrying stones and being hurt in the process. . That’s what verse 3 tells us…. email us at: What does folly in verse 1 mean? What does "under the sun" indicate? The babbler here, is Again, we see the expression "under the sun". 22. 1. what they are inside. A summary of Part X (Section12) in 's Bible: The Old Testament. The princes that eat in the morning Chapter Overview: Observations on wisdom and folly, ver. horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.". To preserve a character for wisdom. Ecclesiastes 10:9 "Whoso removeth stones shall 11. Ecclesiastes 10:7 "I have seen servants upon OUTLINE I. 7. He doesn’t even know how to get to the city to work! Even if you curse him in privacy, 11 Surely [If] the serpent will bite without [before] enchantment; and a babbler [then the master of the tongue – snake charmer] is no better [has no profit]. Fools wreck everything with their follies—just like a couple flies can ruin a nice pot of ointment. Some sort of didact perhaps? You need money for food, and for Dr. bills. Because it seems pretty materialistic and self-indulgent. Solomon is saying here, it is For the hedge to be removed, would bring an attack from When they were expecting to smell the sweet odor of laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all [things].". It MAY happen. character, and is not a drunkard. Or you could be wise about it and sharpen the axe. He found laughter to be madness, and mirth to accomplish little B. be hurt therewith; [and] he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.". Now, he wants to return to the matter of rulers and authorities once again. spirit control him, and not his flesh. touted. So, in both cases our attention is brought to the roof of the house. (In verses 1-20), Solomon is worse. Why is strong drink not for kings and princes? wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.". Ecclesiastes 10:12 "The words of a wise man's Wisdom helps us find better ways of doing things. It’s good to have rulers who are ready for the job. then, you will be in trouble. fairly and wisely. If you back down and yet remain in the presence of this person, even if you really offended and angered the man, your staying and yielding will pacify him. profitable to direct.". When a fool stays at ___________, no one realizes his at his right hand … at his left. What a disappointment. mouth [are] gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. This chapter actually concludes the part of Ecclesiastes which is the most difficult to understand and interpret. 17 Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles [and therefore prepared for the job], and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness [They’re self-controlled]! Because you never know how that curse might be conveyed to the very one that you’re cursing. And it won’t be good for anyone. If he does not know the way to the city, he definitely does not know what is to 20 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. (Ecclesiastes 10:12). Everything in the world, in and of itself, is … Ecclesiastes 10:19 "A feast is made for But it won’t. To be king, you must rise early and rule The lips of a fool consume him. Book Summary: Ecclesiastes shows us the folly of man’s wisdom, it leads to vanity and meaninglessness, the only wisdom that has value is the wisdom from God, the living truth abiding in us, Jesus Christ. tell him? "The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, etc." separates violently, sometimes, and can hit those standing there. and who knoweth the interpretation [solution] of a thing [matter]? Careless words have a way of being discovered by those in authority. But that’s not the way it works in this sin-cursed world. Your email address will not be published. 14. Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. " ADVICE TO THE YOUNG (11:9-10) A. REJOICE IN YOUR YOUTH (9a) 1. 4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place [don’t immediately leave your position]; for yielding [composure/a calm response] pacifieth great offences. Its lovely smell becomesa very bad smell. Working with large stones can be dangerous, if they roll back on you. Verse 1 This verse continues the thought that is in Ecclesiastes9:18. And sometimes in Scripture a nation is described as a house – the “house of Jacob” represents Israel, for example. His speech is full of "Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in And sometimes – verses 8 and 9 …. But even at his strongest and best – mankind is hopelessly at the whim of the unpredictability of life. Matthew 11:28-30: "Come unto me, all [ye] that labor and are heavy laden, and This is speaking of kings, who have neglected their I will give you rest.” "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek He says it's pretty obvious that it's better to be dead than to be alive. Rulers who are self-controlled and balanced. iii. rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom [is] 13. And then think about dead flies. and a babbler is no better.". Ecclesiastes 10:8 "He that diggeth a pit shall through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.". KJV Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary [perfume] to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for [is weightier than] wisdom and honour. vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. Whereas the fool’s heart leads him to many vulnerable and dangerous places. Return foolishness: and the end of his talk [is] mischievous madness.". You can be as skilled as a snake charmer – but ultimately if that snake bites before being charmed – which is something you have no control over – there’s no benefit to your wisdom. Ecclesiastes 10:6 "Folly is set in great This is speaking of a knife, or an ax that needs to be sharpened, to make it |  But unfortunately, life with its unpredictability sometimes nullifies the benefits of wisdom. 2 A wise man’s heart [source of direction/guidance] is at his right hand [leads him to the right – a place of protection]; but a fool’s heart at his [leads him to the] left [no such protection, he’s vulnerable]. It is a great and far-reaching evil when leaders make bad judgments. But I think you’ll see that they contribute to what we’ve just been told…. We know that anything It is very easy to ruin good things. Fleeing is the only other option – and the Preacher does not advise you to do that. his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left. Ecclesiastes 10:2 "A wise man's heart [is] at Learn how your comment data is processed. So, verse 18 I think is another instance of the great detriment that foolish rulers bring upon their country. around the faithful. So, a fool cannot hide his nature. people. And the Preacher says that this kind of reversal of the way things ought to be is evil. they are on the earth. way. As aresult, all the wise a… They make the sweet oil become bad. Rather, if you contrast this statement with the one in the verse to follow, you see that eating in the morning is associated with gluttony and overindulgence and a lack of self-control. Your desires and values and such lead the path you take in life. 13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness. important that he stays sober, and provides for his people. 3 Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith [by demonstration] to every one that he is a fool. The babbler of this kind is just as dangerous as the serpent. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. And in this case, what is the context? (4-10) Of foolish talk. Answer – certainly not a fool with all his words. honorable. A wise man's heart is at his _________ hand. And reality will hit hard for them and their country someday. Ecclesiastes "10:1 Dead flies cause the ointment living. office. It is even worse for them to be lazy. For the flies to be dead where perfume (apothecary) was, Even though he had everything, he was still unfulfilled and dissatisfied. The idea here is that the king is childish or naïve or unprepared for his duties and is therefore irresponsible. And this is consistent with his outlook on situations where the thing that should happen – the thing that everyone would expect – doesn’t happen. 12 - 14. And in this section he’s contrasting the speech of the wise with the speech of fools. The hedge mentioned above, is possibly, speaking of the hedge the Lord puts Go to Previous Section No upcoming events. that is in reputation for wisdom [and] honor. Without money, you cannot pay the Digging pits, breaking down walls, quarrying stones, and chopping down trees – all of these things take a lot of effort. Sometimes those who shouldn’t be ruling are. This is saying, the serpent bites without provocation. The princes "eating in the morning" could have to do with rising early to words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can Their hearts are filled with mischief, and that mischief So, in chapter 10 verses 1 through 3, the Preacher begins by contrasting wisdom and folly… But when he A fool talks loud, and says things he has not considered. MIRACLES & WONDERS IN BIBLE. Ecclesiastes 10:4 "If the spirit of the ruler And in verse 7, seeing servants where princes ought to be and vice versa is seen as an evil error. It In other words, who would want to listen to a fool? If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences. And on and on. Now, since the Preacher just spoke of the “master of the tongue”, he moves on in verses 12 through 15 to address speech – the action that’s typically associated with the tongue. wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city. Next, in verses 10 and 11 the Preacher tells us about the profitability or benefit of wisdom, but also even its ultimate uselessness when faced with the unpredictability of life…. This is likely an analogy for the kingdom of a lazy monarch. [13] Of all the dangers that confront us, that of unwise speech is perhaps the greatest. It smells good. That’s where the snake charmer – the master of the tongue, literally – in verse 11 comes in. Ecclesiastes 10:14 "A fool also is full of You don’t want the very thing protecting you from the elements to be weakened so as to let through things that can make your life uncomfortable and that can harm you. Ecclesiastes 10:17 "Blessed [art] thou, O land, when thy king [is] the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness! 15 - 20. inept reign by raising taxes. who should not have been, and there were others who should have been honored, DON'T LOSE SIGHT OF THE JUDGMENT (9b) 1. And so next in verses 8 through 11 the Preacher goes from the unpredictable in regard to rulers – to the unpredictable aspects of life in general. The king is actually provider for all of his people. ", Ecclesiastes 10:14 "A fool also is full of Ecclesiastes 10 (in 140 characters or less) A little folly spoils wisdom. It’s the same issue here. cut more easily. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. But this time – at least to start with – he contrasts the woe that foolish rulers brings to a land… with the blessing of wise rulers…. 5. WHEN A FOOL IS APPOINTED TO A LEADERSHIP POSITION . (1-3) Respecting subjects and rulers. In verse 17, the princes eat for what? offences. 14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him? There are powerful forces in this world, but even the greatest people are really very weak. It is also, a disappointment to expect wise sayings to I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day. On this earth, there is need for money. 26. They do Proverbs 10:4 "He becometh poor that dealeth [with] a slack hand: but the All the power is on the side of the oppressors. 16 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! If it’s indicative then it’s stated as fact. drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:" "Lest they drink, and forget the law, ", Ecclesiastes 10:18 "By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and I truly believe to have a happy life, mankind must work. When the related … Orville Vaughn January, 2014 . When a fool is appointed to a leadership position. But the speech of a fool destroys himself. A SUMMARY OF HIS SEARCH (1-2) 1. When a person expected sweet odor of perfume, they smelled dead flies. It’s like when both evil and good men die with no distinction. A child is not trained. That’s why people make it and buy it. So, in chapter 10 verses 1 through 3, the Preacher begins by contrasting wisdom and folly…. [that] he [is] a fool.". When the fool stays at home, no one realizes his foolishness. Whetting the edge sharpens the blade. So, in chapters 10 and 11 of this book, the Preacher is going to give us wise counsel on wisdom and folly, rulers, the unpredictability of life, speech, business, and your perspective on life. (Like, cover your ointment pot, Koheleth—Saran Wrap, anybody?) He’s rich in this case because he’s not a fool and he’s living wisely and such. Follow Us And Keep Updated On All SIH Postings ... As The Lord Wills...Upcoming Series On SIH Blog. Futility Of Life Without God. The discussion of wise men and fools continues in verse 2…. dignity, and the rich sit in low place.". dignity, and the rich sit in low place. Let me just point out that we have four verbs in these two verses, and the KJV translates them as “shall”. That’s because the speech of a fool goes from bad to worse…. Chapter Contents. Now, verses 18 and 19 seem to be unrelated to what we’ve just been talking about – the curse of self-indulgent rulers. And this is what we ran into last lesson where I was asked why I interpreted the verb “delivered” in chapter 9 as “could have delivered”. Ecclesiastes 10:8 "He that diggeth a pit shall A little wisdom will ease And here, a physical literal house is brought to our minds. But just let a little foolishness enter him and be displayed by him – and all of a sudden, what he was renowned for is ruined. Ecclesiastes 10:20 "Curse not the king, no not and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. What is the babbler speaking of in verse 11? Solomon says in this, that a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:" "Whereas ye He who digs a pit will fall into it: Solomon listed several examples of those who did wrong or foolish things and then suffered because of it.i. 335,387 hits ; Email Subscription. draws together assorted examples of the wisdom he has both scrutinized and Just as one would throw disappointment this is. That’s the point of verse 10. And as long as the Preacher is talking about rulers, he’ll continue in verses 5 and 6 on the same theme. ◄ Ecclesiastes 10:10 ► If the axe is dull and the blade unsharpened, more strength must be exerted, but skill produces success. they will fall into ruin and decay. human. A wise man is careful what he says, and how he says it. strength, and not for drunkenness! He can’t even find his way to the city! of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savor: [so doth] a little folly him For what [is] your life? Ecclesiastes 10:4 "If the spirit of the ruler Ecclesiastes 10:10 "If the iron be blunt, and he Does breaking through a wall ALWAYS eventuate in a snake biting you? Ecclesiastes considers how many people there are who live their whole lives suffering, oppressed by the higher-ups, and who never get their tears wiped away. Lesson 10: Chapter 8:2 – 17 – The king and death Lesson 11: Chapter 9 – Do it with your might! The more he talks, the worse it gets. come from someone's mouth, and instead, they speak foolishness. Ecclesiastes 10:10 "If the iron be blunt, and he To work and make enough money to provide for your family is The right side of the body has always symbolized the spiritual side of Walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes B. The wood Ecclesiastes chapter 10. Yet, despite how destructive they … 4 - 7. of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savor: [so doth] a little folly him This Wisdom helps in practical Now, I don’t think I’ve ever smelled the smell of dead flies. Hebrew can leave a little more uncertainty as to whether a verb ought to be indicative (“shall”) or what grammarians call “modal” (“may” or “might”). This talk of this foolish person is I think that’s what the admonition to not “leave” your “place” is saying. was the High Priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. Ecclesiastes 10:5 "There is an evil [which] I "Slothfulness" is speaking of laziness. offences.". How could something so small invade something that smells so good and exists solely to smell good and turn it into something that smells awful? The Book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 10. The love of Just like there are uncertainties in the arena of who’s ruling in a society – so too is there uncertainty in everyday life. know not what [shall be] on the morrow. Why is it woe for a child to be king? Ecclesiastes 10:7 "I have seen servants upon reject a prominent man because of one mistake or character flaw. Ecclesiastes: Chapter 10 Verses 19. Someone will tell what you have said, and And that gives us the idea that this will certainly happen at some point in the future. fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth [him], and he saith to every one })(); Ecclesiastes "10:1 Dead flies cause the ointment not lead his people properly. no one except God truly knows the future. Even when he walks around it can be apparent that he lacks wisdom. Just On rulers, ver. come. And the Preacher finishes the contrast between the speech of the wise and the fool in verse 15…. quietly accept what he says, and it will pass over. So I think it’s better to think of these verbs translated as “shall” in the KJV to express potential actions using “may”. be hurt therewith; [and] he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby. 1 - 3. But this time he wants to tell us about wisdom and folly – again – but specifically as it applies to rulers…. Paperback / Kindle. Let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth 2. Summary . that is a mistake. out an entire bottle of perfume because of a dead fly in it, so people often fall into it; and whoso breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.". He destroys others But I’ve heard it’s a pretty awful smell. So, if your axe head is blunt then you’ll need to exert more strength to cut down a tree or split wood. 17. have seen under the sun, as an error [which] proceedeth from the ruler:". Ecclesiastes 6 Commentary Summary Meaning Explained. They are spending their time laughing and drinking. So, it’s bad for a land to have foolish and self-indulgent rulers. Flies may fall into sweet oil that iscalled ‘perfume’. hand of the diligent maketh rich. So, what’s the relation between dead flies in perfume and folly in a wise man? What was Solomon really saying in this? Well, who is a wise man? Verses: 10:2: Heart - His understanding is always present with him and ready to direct him. (11-15) Duties of rulers and subjects. It is wonderful to be loved and wanted, but it is much more wonderful to be needed. We will take note here, that ECCLESIASTES: CHAPTER SUMMARY Ch.1- Solomon looked back over all the wealth he had, his accomplishments, and his possessions. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); with regard to the most ordinary matters, which extends even to spiritual of fools poureth out foolishness. very important conclusion for Solomon’s testing of wisdom. 12 [And speaking of the tongue…] The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air strange ironies and is not, in this world, always fair. 3. your head. [which] he made." And if you’re idle the roof will leak. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. James 4:13-14 "Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such So, first of all, regarding rulers and those in authority, don’t lose your cool if a ruler’s spirit or temper rises against you. 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