Ecclesiastes 7:16
Context
Limits of Human Wisdom

15All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongs his life in his wickedness. 16Be not righteous over much; neither make yourself over wise: why should you destroy yourself ? 17Be not over much wicked, neither be you foolish: why should you die before your time? 18It is good that you should take hold of this; yes, also from this withdraw not your hand: for he that fears God shall come forth of them all. 19Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city. 20For there is not a just man on earth, that does good, and sins not. 21Also take no heed to all words that are spoken; lest you hear your servant curse you: 22For oftentimes also your own heart knows that you yourself likewise have cursed others. 23All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me. 24That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out? 25I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness: 26And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoever pleases God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her. 27Behold, this have I found, said the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account: 28Which yet my soul seeks, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found. 29See, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Cross References
Romans 12:3
For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.


Philippians 3:6
Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.


Proverbs 25:16
Have you found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled therewith, and vomit it.


Treasury of Scripture

Be not righteous over much; neither make yourself over wise: why should you destroy yourself ?

be not

Proverbs 25:16 Have you found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Matthew 6:1-7 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven...

Matthew 9:14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but your disciples fast not?

Matthew 15:2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Matthew 23:5,23,24,29 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments...

Luke 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Philippians 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats...

neither

Ecclesiastes 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise...

Job 11:12 For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.

Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Proverbs 23:4 Labor not to be rich: cease from your own wisdom.

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits...

Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think...

1 Corinthians 3:18,20 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise...

Colossians 2:18,23 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels...

James 3:13-17 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom...

destroy thyself

Matthew 23:38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate.

Revelation 18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city...

Strong's Concordance
Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
Topical Bible
Desolate Destroy Destruction Excessively Overly Overmuch Over-righteous Overwise Over-wise Righteous Righteousness Ruin Shouldest Shouldst Thyself Wise
Resources
Ecclesiastes Chapter 7 Verse 16

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OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 7:16 Don't be overly righteous neither make yourself (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.)
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