Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Ecclesiastes 7:18 in English Standard Version "It is good that you should take hold of this, and from that withhold not your hand, for the one who fears God shall come out from both of them." Ec 7:16 Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? Ec 7:17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time? Ec 11:6 In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.