Ecclesiastes 7:18
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New International Version
It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. Whoever fears God will avoid all extremes.

New Living Translation
Pay attention to these instructions, for anyone who fears God will avoid both extremes.

English Standard Version
It is good that you should take hold of this, and from that withhold not your hand, for the one who fears God shall come out from both of them.

New American Standard Bible
It is good that you grasp one thing and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them.

King James Bible
It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is good that you grasp the one and do not let the other slip from your hand. For the one who fears God will end up with both of them.

International Standard Version
It is good for you to grab hold of this and not let go, because whoever fears God will escape all of these extremes.

NET Bible
It is best to take hold of one warning without letting go of the other warning; for the one who fears God will follow both warnings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It's good to hold on to the one and not let go of the other, because the one who fears God will be able to avoid both extremes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is good that thou shouldest take hold of the one; yea, also from the other withdraw not thy hand; for he that feareth God shall discharge himself of them all.

New American Standard 1977
It is good that you grasp one thing, and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is good that thou should take hold of this; and also from the other not withdraw thy hand; for he that fears God shall come through with everything.

King James 2000 Bible
It is good that you should take hold of this; yea, also from this withhold not your hand: for he that fears God shall come forth of them all.

American King James Version
It is good that you should take hold of this; yes, also from this withdraw not your hand: for he that fears God shall come forth of them all.

American Standard Version
It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from that withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth from them all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is good that thou shouldst hold up the just, yea and from him withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God, neglecteth nothing.

Darby Bible Translation
It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from that withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God cometh forth from them all.

English Revised Version
It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from that withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is good that thou shouldst take hold of this; yes, also from this withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God shall escape from them all.

World English Bible
It is good that you should take hold of this. Yes, also from that don't withdraw your hand; for he who fears God will come forth from them all.

Young's Literal Translation
It is good that thou dost lay hold on this, and also, from that withdrawest not thy hand, for whoso is fearing God goeth out with them all.
Study Bible
Limits of Human Wisdom
17Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time? 18It is good that you grasp one thing and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them. 19Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.…
Word Study

It is good
towb  (tobe)
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun

that thou shouldest take hold
'achaz  (aw-khaz')
to seize (often with the accessory idea of holding in possession)

of this yea also from this
zeh  (zeh)
the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that

withdraw
yanach  (yaw-nakh')
to deposit; by implication, to allow to stay

not thine hand
yad  (yawd)
a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.),

for he that feareth
yare'  (yaw-ray')
fearing; morally, reverent -- afraid, fear (-ful).

God
'elohiym  (el-o-heem')
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.

shall come forth
yatsa'  (yaw-tsaw')
to go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:11-22 Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, yea better. It shelters from the storms and scorching heat of trouble. Wealth will not lengthen out the natural life; but true wisdom will give spiritual life, and strengthen men for services under their sufferings. Let us look upon the disposal of our condition as the work of God, and at last all will appear to have been for the best. In acts of righteousness, be not carried into heats or passions, no, not by a zeal for God. Be not conceited of thine own abilities; nor find fault with every thing, nor busy thyself in other men's matters. Many who will not be wrought upon by the fear of God, and the dread of hell, will avoid sins which ruin their health and estate, and expose to public justice. But those that truly fear God, have but one end to serve, therefore act steadily. If we say we have not sinned, we deceive ourselves. Every true believer is ready to say, God be merciful to me a sinner. Forget not at the same time, that personal righteousness, walking in newness of life, is the only real evidence of an interest by faith in the righteousness of the Redeemer. Wisdom teaches us not to be quick in resenting affronts. Be not desirous to know what people say; if they speak well of thee, it will feed thy pride, if ill, it will stir up thy passion. See that thou approve thyself to God and thine own conscience, and then heed not what men say of thee; it is easier to pass by twenty affronts than to avenge one. When any harm is done to us, examine whether we have not done as bad to others.
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 3:14
I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.

Ecclesiastes 5:7
For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.

Ecclesiastes 8:12
Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.

Ecclesiastes 8:13
But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
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