Ecclesiastes 10:16
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
Proverbs 28:16
The prince that wants understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.


Ecclesiastes 10:15
The labor of the foolish wearies every one of them, because he knows not how to go to the city.


Isaiah 3:4
And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.


Isaiah 3:12
As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.


Isaiah 5:11
Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!


Treasury of Scripture

Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, and your princes eat in the morning!

when

2 Chronicles 13:7 And there are gathered to him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon...

2 Chronicles 33:1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem:

2 Chronicles 36:2,5,9,11 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem...

Isaiah 3:4,5,12 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them...

and

Proverbs 20:1,2 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise...

Isaiah 5:11,12 Woe to them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!...

Isaiah 28:7,8 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way...

Hosea 7:5-7 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners...

in the

Jeremiah 21:12 O house of David, thus said the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor...

Strong's Concordance
Woe to thee, O land, when thy king [is] a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
Topical Bible
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Ecclesiastes Chapter 10 Verse 16

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