Ecclesiastes 7:18 {19}
Good News Translation
Avoid both extremes. If you have reverence for God, you will be successful anyway.

Contemporary English Version
Keep to the middle of the road. You can do this if you truly respect God.

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.

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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.

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Ecclesiastes 11:6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening let not thy hand cease: for thou knowest not which may rather spring up, this or that: and if both together, it shall be the better.

Proverbs 4:25-27 Make straight the path for thy feet, and all thy ways shall be established. . . .

Proverbs 8:20 That I may enrich them that love me, and may fill their treasures.

Luke 11:42 But woe to you, Pharisees, because you tithe mint and rue and every herb and pass over judgment and the charity of God. Now these things you ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

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Ecclesiastes 8:12 But though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and by patience be borne withal, I know from thence that it shall be well with them that fear God, who dread his face.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man:

Psalm 25:12-14 Who is the man that feareth the Lord? He hath appointed him a law in the way he hath chosen. . . .

Psalm 145:19,20 He will do the will of them that fear him: and he will hear their prayer, and save them. . . .

Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, and will not cease to do them good: and I will give my fear in their heart, that they may not revolt from me.

Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name, the Sun of justice shall arise, and health in his wings: and you shall go forth, and shall leap like calves of the herd.

Luke 1:50 And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him.

Context
The Limits of Human Wisdom
17Be not overmuch wicked: and be not foolish, lest thou die before thy time. 18It is good that thou shouldst hold up the just, yea and from him withdraw not thy hand: for he that feareth God, neglecteth nothing.19Wisdom hath strengthened the wise more than ten princes of the city.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 3:14
I have learned that all the works which God hath made, continue for ever: we cannot add any thing, nor take away from those things which God hath made that he may be feared.

Ecclesiastes 5:7
Where there are many dreams, there are many vanities, and words without number: but do thou fear God.

Ecclesiastes 8:12
But though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and by patience be borne withal, I know from thence that it shall be well with them that fear God, who dread his face.

Ecclesiastes 8:13
But let it not be well with the wicked, neither let his days be prolonged, but as a shadow let them pass away that fear not the face of the Lord.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man:

Additional Translations
It is good to grasp the one and not let the other slip from your hand. For he who fears God will follow both warnings.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.

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.

It is well for thee to hold fast by this; also by this defile not thine hand: for to them that fear God all things shall come forth well.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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