Ecclesiastes 7:16
Text Analysis
408 [e]אַל־
1961 [e]תְּהִ֤י
do beV-Qal-Imperf.Jus-2ms
6662 [e]צַדִּיק֙
7235 [e]הַרְבֵּ֔ה
408 [e]וְאַל־
norConj-w | Adv
2449 [e]תִּתְחַכַּ֖ם
be wiseV-Hitpael-Imperf-2ms
3148 [e]יוֹתֵ֑ר
4100 [e]לָ֖מָּה
8074 [e]תִּשּׁוֹמֵֽם׃
should you destroy yourselfV-Hitpael-Imperf-2ms

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 7:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אַל־תְּהִ֤י צַדִּיק֙ הַרְבֵּ֔ה וְאַל־תִּתְחַכַּ֖ם יֹותֵ֑ר לָ֖מָּה תִּשֹּׁומֵֽם׃

קהלת 7:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אל־תהי צדיק הרבה ואל־תתחכם יותר למה תשומם׃

קהלת 7:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אל־תהי צדיק הרבה ואל־תתחכם יותר למה תשומם׃

קהלת 7:16 Hebrew Bible
אל תהי צדיק הרבה ואל תתחכם יותר למה תשומם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?

King James Bible
Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't be excessively righteous, and don't be overly wise. Why should you destroy yourself?
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