Ecclesiastes 7:17
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
408 [e]אַל־
’al-
notAdv
7561 [e]תִּרְשַׁ֥ע
tir-ša‘
do be wickedV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
7235 [e]הַרְבֵּ֖ה
har-bêh
overlyV-Hifil-InfAbs
408 [e]וְאַל־
wə-’al-
norConj-w | Adv
1961 [e]תְּהִ֣י
tə-hî
beV-Qal-Imperf.Jus-2ms
5530 [e]סָכָ֑ל
sā-ḵāl;
foolishN-ms
4100 [e]לָ֥מָּה
lām-māh
WhyInterrog
4191 [e]תָמ֖וּת
ṯā-mūṯ
should you dieV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
3808 [e]בְּלֹ֥א
bə-lō
beforePrep-b | Adv-NegPrt
6256 [e]עִתֶּֽךָ׃
‘it-te-ḵā.
your timeN-csc | 2ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 7:17 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אַל־תִּרְשַׁ֥ע הַרְבֵּ֖ה וְאַל־תְּהִ֣י סָכָ֑ל לָ֥מָּה תָמ֖וּת בְּלֹ֥א עִתֶּֽךָ׃

קהלת 7:17 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אל־תרשע הרבה ואל־תהי סכל למה תמות בלא עתך׃

קהלת 7:17 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אל־תרשע הרבה ואל־תהי סכל למה תמות בלא עתך׃

קהלת 7:17 Hebrew Bible
אל תרשע הרבה ואל תהי סכל למה תמות בלא עתך׃

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?
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