Folly is set in many high positions,
while the rich sit in a low place. Bible other translations

“Folly.” The abstract concept is put for the people who are fools.

“in many high positions.” That is, in many exalted positions or places of honor. For example, at a feast, to be closer to the guest of honor or host was to be “higher” than others (cp. Luke 14:10). Ecclesiastes 10:7 gives the example of servants on horses while officials walk.

“the rich.” This refers to people who are “rich” physically and mentally, for example, in wealth and/or wisdom.

Commentary for: Ecclesiastes 10:6