We Do Not Know What Evil may Befall Us | The Life Project

We Do Not Know What Evil may Befall Us

Ecclesiastes 10:16-11:2

In this section, the Teacher continues with his elaboration of life’s uncertainties under the sun. Here, it would appear that he is talking about those who rule the nation; not all rulers are wise! The first verse in the text sets this out, and the (new) NIV gives us a bit of confusion right off the bat:

Woe to the land whose king was a servant[a]
and whose princes feast in the morning. (10:16)

To be fair, I left the footnote in place; it says “or king is a child”. The Hebrew word in question is na’ar which can be rendered as a boy, a lad or a servant.[link]

Source: We Do Not Know What Evil may Befall Us | The Life Project


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