Ecclesiastes 7:13-18 NIV

13 Consider what God has done:1 Who can straighten what he has made crooked?2

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14 When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other.3 Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future.

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15 In this meaningless life4 of mine I have seen both of these: a righteous man perishing in his righteousness, and a wicked man living long in his wickedness.5

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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?6

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18 It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The man who fears God7 will avoid all [extremes].a

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