1 Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth an offensive odor: [so doth] a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom [and] honor.
2 A wise man's heart [is] at his right hand; but a fool's heart [is] at his left.
3 Also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth [him], and he saith to every one [that] he [is] a fool.
4 If the spirit of the ruler riseth against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offenses.
5 There is an evil [which] I have seen under the sun, as an error [which] proceedeth from the ruler: