Bible: Eccl 8:1-4

Human Government Demonstrates Limitations of Wisdom

8:1 Who is 1  a 2  wise person? Who knows the solution 3  to a problem? 4 

A person’s wisdom brightens his appearance, 5  and softens 6  his harsh countenance. 7 

8:2 Obey the king’s command, 8 

because you took 9  an oath before God 10  to be loyal to him. 11 

8:3 Do not rush out of the king’s presence in haste – do not delay when the matter is unpleasant, 12 

for he can do whatever he pleases.

8:4 Surely the king’s authority 13  is absolute; 14 

no one can say 15  to him, “What are you doing?

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