Ecclesiastes 10:17-19 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
17 But a nation will prosper
when its ruler is mature,
and its leaders
don’t party too much.
18 Some people are too lazy
to fix a leaky roof—
then the house falls in.
19 Eating and drinking
make you feel happy,
and bribes can buy
everything you need.
Ecclesiastes 10:17-19 New International Version (NIV)
17 Blessed is the land whose king is of noble birth
and whose princes eat at a proper time—
for strength and not for drunkenness.
18 Through laziness, the rafters sag;
because of idle hands, the house leaks.
19 A feast is made for laughter,
wine makes life merry,
and money is the answer for everything.
New International Version (NIV)
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