Ecclesiastes 7:16-18 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?1

References for Ecclesiastes 7:17

18 It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The man who fears God2 will avoid all [extremes].a

References for Ecclesiastes 7:18

    • a 7:18 - Or "will follow them both"