9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
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10 Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.
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11 Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.
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12 Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
13 Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what he has made crooked?
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14 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.
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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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