Ecclesiastes 10:13
Context
Wisdom and Folly

1Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking smell: so does a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honor. 2A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left. 3Yes also, when he that is a fool walks by the way, his wisdom fails him, and he said to every one that he is a fool. 4If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses. 5There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceeds from the ruler: 6Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. 7I have seen servants on horses, and princes walking as servants on the earth. 8He that digs a pit shall fall into it; and whoever breaks an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. 9Whoever removes stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that splits wood shall be endangered thereby. 10If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct. 11Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better. 12The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. 13The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness. 14A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him? 15The labor of the foolish wearies every one of them, because he knows not how to go to the city. 16Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, and your princes eat in the morning! 17Blessed are you, O land, when your king is the son of nobles, and your princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness! 18By much slothfulness the building decays; and through idleness of the hands the house drops through. 19A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry: but money answers all things. 20Curse not the king, no not in your thought; and curse not the rich in your bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which has wings shall tell the matter.
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 7:25
I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:


Ecclesiastes 10:14
A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?


Treasury of Scripture

The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.

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Judges 14:15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they said to Samson's wife, Entice your husband, that he may declare to us the riddle...

1 Samuel 20:26-33 Nevertheless Saul spoke not any thing that day: for he thought, Something has befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean...

1 Samuel 22:7,8,16-18 Then Saul said to his servants that stood about him, Hear now, you Benjamites...

1 Samuel 25:10,11 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse...

2 Samuel 19:41-43 And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said to the king, Why have our brothers the men of Judah stolen you away...

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said...

2 Kings 6:27,31 And he said, If the LORD do not help you, from where shall I help you? out of the barn floor, or out of the wine press...

Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

Matthew 2:7,8,16 Then Herod, when he had privately called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared...

Luke 6:2,11 And certain of the Pharisees said to them, Why do you that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days...

Luke 11:38,53,54 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed before dinner...

John 12:10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

Acts 5:28-33 Saying, Did not we straightly command you that you should not teach in this name? and, behold...

Acts 6:9-11 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians...

Acts 7:54-59 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth...

Acts 19:24-28 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain to the craftsmen...

Strong's Concordance
The beginning of the words of his mouth [is] foolishness: and the end of his talk [is] mischievous madness.
Topical Bible
Beginning Crime Evil Folly Foolish Foolishness Grievous Latter Madness Mischievous Mouth Talk Talking Wicked
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Ecclesiastes Chapter 10 Verse 13

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OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 10:13 The beginning of the words of his (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.)
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