Do not be quickly provoked1 in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.2
References for Ecclesiastes 7:9
Do not say, "Why were the old days3 better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:10
Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing4 and benefits those who see the sun.5
References for Ecclesiastes 7:11
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.
Consider what God has done:6 Who can straighten what he has made crooked?7
References for Ecclesiastes 7:13
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other.8 Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:14
In this meaningless life9 of mine I have seen both of these: a righteous man perishing in his righteousness, and a wicked man living long in his wickedness.10
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?11
References for Ecclesiastes 7:17
It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The man who fears God12 will avoid all [extremes].
References for Ecclesiastes 7:18
Wisdom13 makes one wise man more powerful14 than ten rulers in a city.
References for Ecclesiastes 7:19