Ecclesiastes 7:17
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
2 Samuel 6:20
Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovers himself!


Job 15:32
It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green.


Job 22:16
Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflowed with a flood:


Psalm 55:23
But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in you.


Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.


Treasury of Scripture

Be not over much wicked, neither be you foolish: why should you die before your time?

not

Jeremiah 2:33,34 Why trim you your way to seek love? therefore have you also taught the wicked ones your ways...

Ezekiel 8:17 Then he said to me, Have you seen this, O son of man?...

Ezekiel 16:20 Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have borne to me, and these have you sacrificed to them to be devoured...

James 1:21 Why lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word...

why

Genesis 38:7-10 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him...

1 Samuel 25:38 And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died.

Job 15:32,33 It shall be accomplished before his time, and his branch shall not be green...

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days...

Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

Acts 5:5,10 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things...

Acts 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

before thy time

Strong's Concordance
Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
Topical Bible
Die Evil Excessively Fool Foolish Overmuch Shouldest Shouldst Wicked Within Wrong
Resources
Ecclesiastes Chapter 7 Verse 17

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OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 7:17 Don't be too wicked neither be foolish (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.)
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