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Ecclesiastes 5:2

    Ecclesiastes 5:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and you on earth: therefore let your words be few.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Be not unwise with your mouth, and let not your heart be quick to say anything before God, because God is in heaven and you are on the earth--so let not the number of your words be great.

    Webster's Revision

    Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

    World English Bible

    Don't be rash with your mouth, and don't let your heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and you on earth. Therefore let your words be few.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God; for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

    Definitions for Ecclesiastes 5:2

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5:2

    Be not rash with thy mouth - Do not hasten with thy mouth; weigh thy words, feel deeply, think much, speak little.

    "When ye approach his altar, on your lips

    Set strictest guard; and let your thoughts be pure,

    Fervent, and recollected. Thus prepared,

    Send up the silent breathings of your souls,

    Submissive to his will."

    C.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 5:2

    5:2 Rash - Speak not without due consideration. To utter - Either in prayer, or vows. For God - Is a God of infinite majesty, holiness, and knowledge. Thy words - Either in prayer or in vowing.