Ecclesiastes 7:17
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Do not be excessivelyהַרְבֵּ֖ה
(har·beh)
7235a: to be or become much, many or greata prim. root
wickedתִּרְשַׁ֥ע
(tir·sha)
7561: to be wicked, act wickedlydenominative verb from resha
and do not be a fool.סָכָ֑ל
(sa·chol;)
5530: a foolfrom sakal
Whyלָ֥מָּה
(lam·mah)
4100: what? how? anythinga prim. interrogative and indefinite particle
should you dieתָמ֖וּת
(ta·mut)
4191: to diea prim. root
beforeבְּלֹ֥א
(be·lo)
3808: nota prim. adverb
your time?עִתֶּֽךָ׃
(it·te·cha.)
6256: timeprobably from anah







KJV Lexicon
Be not over much
rabah  (raw-baw')
to increase (in whatever respect)
wicked
rasha`  (raw-shah')
to be (causatively, do or declare) wrong; by implication, to disturb, violate -- condemn, make trouble, vex, be (commit, deal, depart, do) wicked(-ly, -ness).
neither be thou foolish
cakal  (saw-kawl')
silly -- fool(-ish), sottish.
why shouldest thou die
muwth  (mooth)
causatively, to kill
before thy time
`eth  (ayth)
time, especially (adverb with preposition) now, when, etc.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool. Why should you die before your time?

King James Bible
Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't be excessively wicked, and don't be foolish. Why should you die before your time?

International Standard Version
Do not excel at wickedness, nor be a fool. Why die before your time?

NET Bible
Do not be excessively wicked and do not be a fool; otherwise you might die before your time.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't be too wicked, and don't be a fool. Why should you die before your time is up?

King James 2000 Bible
Be not overly wicked, neither be foolish: why should you die before your time?
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