Ecclesiastes 10:17-19 New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)
17 Happy are you, O land, when your king is a nobleman,
and your princes feast at the proper time—
for strength, and not for drunkenness!
18 Through sloth the roof sinks in,
and through indolence the house leaks.
19 Feasts are made for laughter;
wine gladdens life,
and money meets every need.
New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE)
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