Prince is often used in the Bible as a nominal to distinguish a person as being a leader among the people in his environment. A “prince” isn’t necessarily a nominal used in the Bible to distinguish a son of a King. Abraham was known as a “prince” among the children of Heth, but he wasn’t the son of a King:
Genesis 23:1-6 “And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty [prince] among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.”
Israel in their idolatry complained that Moses acted like a “prince” over them, and Moses wasn’t a son of a King:
Numbers 16:12-14 “And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up: Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether [a prince] over us? Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.”
God told Jeroboam that he made him a “prince” among Israel, but Jeroboam was the very first King of the northern Kingdom of Israel. Jeroboam was never a “prince” as being a son of a King:
I Kings 14:7-10 “Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee [prince] over my people Israel, And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes; But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back: Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.”
Therefore, when you read prince in the Bible, you must qualify it to whether it means “leader” or the son of King.
When you read Prince in Ecclesiastes the 10th chapter, it means “leader”—a leader acting like a servant or follower. That is what a gentleman is: a male leader—who supposed to be leading his woman and women in general—acting like a servant to his servant. Solomon calls this dynamic of “princes walking as servants,” EVIL!
Ecclesiastes 10:5-7 “There is [an evil] which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler: Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.”
It’s Evil that women, who are servants to their husbands, are upon “horses” (pedestals) like they are “princes” (leaders). It’s Evil that men, who are “princes” over their wives and women in general, are walking as servants upon the earth via this western “gentlemen” etiquette, that servants (women) shall rule over men.
Proverbs 19:10 “Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.”
Not only is the western “gentleman” etiquette not delightful (as according to the proverb above), it’s erroneous. This error (as in most errors) of the western “gentleman” etiquette starts from the top—from the rulers (cf. Eccl 10:5-7). The rulers who are in error, that propagate this “gentleman” etiquette consist of a wide range of authorities, starting from secular & religious authorities, all the way down to baby boomer born men and single mothers. Every one of these rulers who propagate this “gentleman” etiquette, who propagate this error, will be punished by God sooner or later, in some way or another, for making God’s law of man, the head of woman of non-effect. And for making the evil (man created for the woman/princes walking as servants upon the earth) good, and also for making the good (woman created for the man/servants walking as servants upon the earth) evil.
Isaiah 5:20-21, 24 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight. Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away [the law] of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.”
It’s good that men in general be princes (leaders) who are to be set upon horses (pedestals). Also, it’s good that women in general be servants (followers/helpmeets) who are to be walking as servants upon the earth. All according to God’s Law and nature itself.
Biblically speaking, a man isn’t desirable to women for being a prince walking as a servant (“gentleman”) upon the earth. God said out of his own mouth that well-dressed men upon horses are desirable to women. God didn’t say that docile men (“gentlemen”)—princes walking as servants upon the earth—are desirable to women.
Ezekiel 23:1-6, 12, 23 “The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother: And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity. And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah. And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours, Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers (heads, leaders, PRINCES), all of them [desirable young men],[horsemen riding upon horses]. She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, [horsemen riding upon horses], all of them [desirable young men]. The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them [desirable young men], captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.”
Did you see any “desirable women” riding upon horses in the scripture above? No! All of them were young ruling men (leaders), who were well dressed, and who were riding upon horses. All of whom God called “desirable young men.”
We know God wasn’t saying that these young ruling men upon horses were “desirable young men” to other men.
Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
Therefore, we know the Lord was saying that these young ruling men upon horses were “desirable young men” [to women]. This lets you know that ruling men (young or old) who are well dressed (and well-spoken, and well-read I might add), and who are “riding upon horses”—which figuratively means men who are on pedestals, stalwarts in their manhood (head of woman), and who are accomplish in life—are desirable [to women], especially if God said so. Thus, “undesirable men” [to women]—according to God—will be men who devalue their manhood, men who are subservient to women, and men who are princes walking as servants upon the earth (“gentlemen”). Even if they are men who are accomplished in life by way of making money for propagating the vanity of woman, the head of man, in a female appeasing society.
Some of these “gentlemen” who are princes walking as servants upon the earth (which is evil) may for a time be accepted by women. But, eventually they will be disrespected by these same women because they are not acting like “princes riding upon horses” which all women (with self-esteem) desire whether they admit it or not.
If well-dressed men riding upon horses are desirable to women in God’s point of view, then certainly servants (wives) walking as servants (subservient/obedient women to their husbands) upon the earth are desirable to men in God’s point of view. That’s why it’s written that a Meek and Quiet woman is a Great Price in the Sight of God:
I Peter 3:1-4 “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, [which is in the sight of God of great price].”
Anyone that is in some being’s sight “of great price” to them, by definition means that the person is desirable in that being’s sight. Therefore, meek and quiet women who are subject to their husbands (“servants walking as servants upon the earth”) are in God’s point of view “desirable,” since they are in his sight of a great price. This must mean that “undesirable women,” or women of little or no price in the sight of God, are women who are Clamorous, women who are Loud and Stubborn, and women who usurp male authority and their husband’s authority. So, don’t listen to these female appeasing preachers who covertly tell you that princes walking as servants (“gentlemen”) upon the earth, and servants upon horses as princes (woman, the head of man) are both desirable to the opposite sex—that is a Lie! Better that you ride with God’s opinion instead of these female appeasing preachers’ opinions.
This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel