The Excellence of Wisdom

101 Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment, And cause it to give off a foul odor; So does a little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 10:1

Commentary on Ecclesiastes 10:1-3

(Read Ecclesiastes 10:1-3)

Those especially who make a profession of religion, should keep from all appearances of evil. A wise man has great advantage over a fool, who is always at a loss when he has anything to do. Sin is the reproach of sinners, wherever they go, and shows their folly.