Consider what God has done:1 Who can straighten what he has made crooked?214
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other.3 Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future.
In this meaningless life4 of mine I have seen both of these: a righteous man perishing in his righteousness, and a wicked man living long in his wickedness.516
Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise-- why destroy yourself ?
Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool-- why die before your time?618
It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The man who fears God7 will avoid all [extremes].a