The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:8
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:9
Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:10
Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:11
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked?
References for Ecclesiastes 7:13
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:14
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.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:15
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?
References for Ecclesiastes 7:17
It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. Whoever fears God will avoid all extremes.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:18