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Woe to you, O land, when your king is a youth
and your officials feast in the morning! Bible

“youth.” Although this could be literal, it is more likely figurative, that in other words, the king is acting in immature ways.

“your officials feast in the morning.” The typical biblical “feast” involved a lot of drinking, and this shows up in the next verse, Ecclesiastes 10:17. Woe to the land whose leaders are drunkards.


Commentary for: Ecclesiastes 10:16