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Ecclesiastes 10:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as it were an error which proceedeth from the ruler:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— There is an evil [which] I have seen under the sun, as an error [which] proceedeth from the ruler:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler—
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— There is an evil [which] I have seen under the sun, as an error [which] proceedeth from the ruler:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as an error [that] proceedeth from the ruler:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Here was a misfortune I had seen under the sun,—a veritable mistake that was going forth from the presence of one who had power:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— There is an evil I have seen under the sun, As an error that goeth out from the ruler,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were by an error proceeding from the face of the prince:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— There is an euill [which] I haue seene vnder the Sunne, as an errour, [which] proceedeth from the ruler.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, wherein an error has proceeded from the ruler.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— There is an evil [which] I have seen under the sun, as an error [which] proceedeth from the ruler:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
There is 3426
{3426} Prime
יֵשׁ
yesh
{yaysh}
Perhaps from an unused root meaning to stand out, or exist; entity; used adverbially or as a copula for the substantive verb (H1961); there is or are (or any other form of the verb to be, as may suit the connection).
an evil 7451
{7451} Prime
רָע
ra`
{rah}
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun.
[which] I have seen 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
under x8478
(8478) Complement
תַּחַת
tachath
{takh'-ath}
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
the sun, 8121
{8121} Prime
שֶׁמֶשׁ
shemesh
{sheh'-mesh}
From an unused root meaning to be brilliant; the sun; by implication the east; figuratively a ray, that is, (architecturally) a notched battlement.
as an error 7684
{7684} Prime
שְׁגָגָה
sh@gagah
{sheg-aw-gaw'}
From H7683; a mistake or inadvertent transgression.
[which] proceedeth 3318
{3318} Prime
יָצָא
yatsa'
{yaw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; to go (causatively bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proximate.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
x7945
(7945) Complement
שֶׁל
shel
{shel}
For the relative H0834; used with prepositional prefix, and often followed by some pronoun affixed; on account of, what soever, which soever.
from 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the ruler: 7989
{7989} Prime
שַּׁלִּיט
shalliyt
{shal-leet'}
From H7980; potent; concretely a prince or warrior.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ecclesiastes 10:5

_ _ as — rather, “by reason of an error” [Maurer and Holden].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 10:4-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ecclesiastes 10:5

There is an evil [which] I have seen under the sun, as an (d) error [which] proceedeth from the ruler:

(d) Meaning that it is an evil thing when they who are in authority fail and do not do their duty.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
an evil:

Ecclesiastes 4:7 Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 5:13 There is a sore evil [which] I have seen under the sun, [namely], riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.
Ecclesiastes 6:1 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it [is] common among men:
Ecclesiastes 9:3 This [is] an evil among all [things] that are done under the sun, that [there is] one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness [is] in their heart while they live, and after that [they go] to the dead.

as an:

Ecclesiastes 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, [that] wickedness [was] there; and the place of righteousness, [that] iniquity [was] there.
Ecclesiastes 4:1 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of [such as were] oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors [there was] power; but they had no comforter.

from:
Heb. from before
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