Ecclesiastes 7:17

“Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be not ouermuch wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be not evil overmuch, and be not foolish. Why come to your end before your time?
- Basic English Bible

Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
- Darby Bible

Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldst thou die before thy time?
- Webster's Bible

Don't be too wicked, neither be foolish. Why should you die before your time?
- World English Bible

Do not much wrong, neither be thou a fool, why dost thou die within thy time?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish; why shouldest thou die before thy time?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Ecclesiastes 7:17

  • It is true that you reep what you saw. Disobedience is the seed that yields sorrow inlatter years
  • Glendora Davis for verse 17
    A good saying that people have is that it is Gods will. But I say we do foolish things. that cause our lives to be shortened like. Drugs, Cigarettes,
    Liquor, Sex, abortions, Murderers, Liar, doing those things that are against Gods law.we pay the price, sometimes Death. When you are young you do foolish things and you pay for it later. Weeping what you so. People should stop blaming things on God. Mother/Father/Sister/Brothers/ Babies. Remember Sometimes our Generation and be affected. Remember The Jews wondered in the Wilderness for 40 years some were children that suffered for their Mothers and Fathers actions.

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