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Ecclesiastes 5:3

    Ecclesiastes 5:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For a dream comes through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For a dream cometh with a multitude of business, and a fool's voice with a multitude of words.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    As a dream comes from much business, so the voice of a foolish man comes with words in great number.

    Webster's Revision

    For a dream cometh with a multitude of business, and a fool's voice with a multitude of words.

    World English Bible

    For as a dream comes with a multitude of cares, so a fool's speech with a multitude of words.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For a dream cometh with a multitude of business; and a fool's voice with a multitude of words.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5:3

    For a dream cometh - That is, as dreams are generally the effect of the business in which we have been engaged during the day; so a multitude of words evidence the feeble workings of the foolish heart.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 5:3

    5:3 A dream - When men are oppressed with business in the day, they dream of it in the night. Is known - It discovers the man to be a foolish, and rash, and inconsiderate man. Of words - Either in prayer, or in vowing, by making many rash vows, of which he speaks ver.4, 5, 6, and then returns to the mention of multitude of dreams and many words, ver.7, which verse may be a comment upon this, and which makes it probable that both that and this verse are to be understood of vows rather than of prayers.