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Ecclesiastes 10:17-19 Expanded Bible (EXB)

17 ·How lucky a [L Blessed are you, O] country whose king ·comes from a good family [L is a noble],
    whose leaders eat ·only at mealtime [L at the appropriate time]
and for strength, not to get drunk.

18 If someone is lazy, the roof will begin to ·fall [sag].
If he ·doesn’t fix it [L lowers his hands], the house will leak [Prov. 6:6; 26:16].

19 A ·party [feast] makes you ·feel good [laugh],
    wine makes you feel ·happy [merry],
and money ·buys anything [L answers everything].

Expanded Bible (EXB)

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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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