Ecclesiastes 5 :4

Ecclesiastes 5 :4 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

When you vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools: pay that which you have vowed.

American King James Version (AKJV)

When you vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools: pay that which you have vowed.

American Standard Version (ASV)

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou vowest.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

When you take an oath before God, put it quickly into effect, because he has no pleasure in the foolish; keep the oath you have taken.

Webster's Revision

When thou vowest a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

World English Bible

When you vow a vow to God, don't defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you vow.

English Revised Version (ERV)

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou vowest.

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 5 :4

Defer - To delay; postpone.

Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5 :4

When thou vowest a vow - When in distress and difficulty, men are apt to promise much to God if he will relieve them; but generally forget the vow when the distress or trouble is gone by.

Barnes's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5 :4

Wesley's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 5 :4

5:4 In fools - In perfidious persons, who, when they are in distress, make liberal vows, and when the danger is past, break them.
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