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Ecclesiastes 10:17-19 World English Bible (WEB)

17 Happy are you, land, when your king is the son of nobles,
    and your princes eat in due season,
    for strength, and not for drunkenness!
18 By slothfulness the roof sinks in;
    and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.
19 A feast is made for laughter,
    and wine makes the life glad;
    and money is the answer for all things.

World English Bible (WEB)

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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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Ecclesiastes 10:17-19 King James Version (KJV)

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!

18 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.

Ecclesiastes 10:17-19 New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Blessed are you, O land, when your king is the son of nobles,
And your princes feast at the proper time—
For strength and not for drunkenness!
18 Because of laziness the [a]building decays,
And through idleness of hands the house leaks.
19 A feast is made for laughter,
And wine makes merry;
But money answers everything.

Footnotes:

  1. Ecclesiastes 10:18 Lit. rafters sink
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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