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Ecclesiastes 5:4

    Ecclesiastes 5:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    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.

    Wesley's Notes 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.