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Ecclesiastes 7:16–17

16 Be not overly righteous, and do not dmake yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? 17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. eWhy should you die before your time?

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Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 Do not be overrighteous,

neither be overwise—

why destroy yourself?

17 Do not be overwicked,

and do not be a fool—

why die before your time?

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? 17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 So don’t be too good or too wise! Why destroy yourself? 17 On the other hand, don’t be too wicked either. Don’t be a fool! Why die before your time?

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Do not be overly righteous,

Nor be overly wise:

Why should you destroy yourself?

17 Do not be overly wicked,

Nor be foolish:

Why should you die before your time?

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 Don’t be too right,

and don’t be too wise.

Why destroy yourself?

17 Don’t be too wicked,

and don’t be foolish.

Why die before your time?

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

16 Be not righteous overmuch; neither make thyself overwise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? 17 Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 Be not righteous overmuch; neither make thyself overwise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? 17 Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 Don’t be too virtuous, and don’t be too wise. Why make yourself miserable? 17 Don’t be too wicked, and don’t be a fool. Why should you die before your time is up?

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 Don’t be excessively righteous, and don’t be overly wise. Why should you destroy yourself? 17 Don’t be excessively wicked, and don’t be foolish. Why should you die before your time?

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 Do not be too righteous, and do not act too wise; why should you destroy yourself? 17 Do not be too wicked, and do not be a fool; why should you die before your time?

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 Do not be excessively righteous,

and do not act excessively wise, lest you destroy yourself.

17 Do not act excessively wicked,

and do not be a fool, lest you die before your time.

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

16 Don’t claim to be better than you are.

And don’t claim to be wiser than you are.

Why destroy yourself?

17 Don’t be too sinful.

And don’t be foolish.

Why die before your time comes?

Ecclesiastes 7:16–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?

17 Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time?