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" There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler : 6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. 7 I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth. "
Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ... - Page 307
by George Burnett - 1807
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The Dust of the World: A Commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes

Abraham Belais - Bible - 1850 - 69 pages
...(Medrash Rabbah, Koheleth). Hence the words of our text— " If the spirit of the ruler," &c. 6, 7 "Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low palaces. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Pride and...
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The Biblical Repository and Classical Review, Volume 5

Theology - 1849
...5 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun. As an error which procecdeth from the ruler. c Folly is set in great dignity, And the rich sit in low place. * I have seen servants upon horses, And princes walking as servants upon the earth. •* He...
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Serpents in Hedges: A Plea for Moderation in the Hours Employed in Business

Samuel Martin - Electronic book - 1850 - 63 pages
...saith, " There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler: Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.1'* Then follows...
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The Monthly Christian spectator, Volume 9

1859
...by whosoever will look about him : ' Folly is tet by great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.' The only way to obviate this state of things is, to follow the counsel of Christ, and to sit first...
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The domestic commentary on the Old (New) Testament, by a clergyman of the ...

Robert Shittler - 1853
...which proceedeth 'from the ruler : 6 Folly is set 4 in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. 7 I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth. 8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it ; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him....
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The Christian Parlor Magazine, Volume 11

Religion - 1855
...this evil ; and under a very lively, graphic picturing, has sent a wise man's observation down to us: "I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the "earth."* Which mav be paraphrased thus: I have seen things very much bottom-side up. The progress of ages has...
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The Church Historians of England: pt. 1. The chronicles of John and Richard ...

Great Britain - 1856
...mounted their horses. You might there have seen the accomplishment of the prophecy of the Preacher, " I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." [Eccl. x. 7.] When all these rascally fellows came to Edward, well armed, and riding upon the horses...
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The Pictorial Bible: Psalms-Malachi

John Kitto - Bible - 1856
...which proceedeth 'from the ruler : 6 Folly is set 4in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. 7 up my hands in 8 "He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it ; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him....
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The Church historians of England, tr. by J. Stevenson, Volume 4, Part 1

England - 1856 - 10 pages
...mounted their horses. You might there have seen the accomplishment of the prophecy of the Preacher, " I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." [Eccl. x. 7.] When all these rascally fellows came to Edward, well armed, and riding upon the horses...
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Expository thoughts on the Gospels, with the text complete, Volume 1

John Charles Ryle (bp. of Liverpool.) - 1857
...hands. SOLOMON tells us in the book of Ecclesiastes, that one evil he has seen under the sun, is when " folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place." (Eccles. x. 6.) We can imagine no more complete illustration of his words than the state of...
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