15 In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these: the righteous perishing in their righteousness, and the wicked living long in their wickedness.
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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?
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18 It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. Whoever fears God will avoid all extremes.a
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    • f 7:18 - Or "will follow them both"
      19 Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful than ten rulers in a city.
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      20 Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.
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      21 Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you—
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      22 for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others.