New Living Translation
On the other hand, don't be too wicked either. Don't be a fool! Why die before your time?
King James Bible
Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
Darby Bible Translation
Be not overmuch wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?
World English Bible
Don't be too wicked, neither be foolish. Why should you die before your time?
Young's Literal Translation
Do not much wrong, neither be thou a fool, why dost thou die within thy time?
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LibraryOf the First Covenant Made with Man
Gen. ii. 17.--"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die."--Gen. i. 26.--"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." The state wherein man was created at first, you heard was exceeding good,--all …
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Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
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2 Samuel 6:20
When David returned home to bless his own family, Michal, the daughter of Saul, came out to meet him. She said in disgust, "How distinguished the king of Israel looked today, shamelessly exposing himself to the servant girls like any vulgar person might do!"
Like trees, they will be cut down in the prime of life; their branches will never again be green.
They were snatched away in the prime of life, the foundations of their lives washed away.
But you, O God, will send the wicked down to the pit of destruction. Murderers and liars will die young, but I am trusting you to save me.
Fear of the LORD lengthens one's life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
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