Ecclesiastes 5:2 {1}
Good News Translation
Think before you speak, and don't make any rash promises to God. He is in heaven and you are on earth, so don't say any more than you have to.

Contemporary English Version
Don't talk before you think or make promises to God without thinking them through. God is in heaven, and you are on earth, so don't talk too much.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak not any thing rashly, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

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Speak not any thing rashly, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

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Genesis 18:27,30,32 And Abraham answered, and said: Seeing I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord, whereas I am dust and ashes. . . .

Genesis 28:20,22 And he made a vow, saying: If God shall be with me, and shall keep me in the way, by which I walk, and shall give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, . . .

Numbers 30:2-5 If any man make a vow to the Lord, or bind himself by an oath: he shall not make his word void but shall fulfil all that he promised. . . .

Judges 11:30 He made a vow to the Lord, saying: If thou wilt deliver the children of Ammon into my hands,

1 Samuel 14:24-45 And the men of Israel were joined together that day: and Saul adjured the people, saying: Cursed be the man that shall eat food till evening, till I be revenged of my enemies. So none of the people tasted any food. . . .

Mark 6:23 And he swore to her: Whatsoever thou shalt ask I will give thee, though it be the half of my kingdom.

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Psalm 115:3 But our God is in heaven: he hath done all things whatsoever he would.

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are exalted above the earth, so are my ways exalted above your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts.

Matthew 6:9 Thus therefore shall you pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

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Ecclesiastes 5:3,7 Dreams follow many cares: and in many words shall be found folly. . . .

Proverbs 10:19 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.

Matthew 6:7 And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard.

James 3:2 For in many things we all offend. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man. He is able also with a bridle to lead about the whole body.

Context
Approaching God with Awe
1Keep thy foot, when thou goest into the house of God, and draw nigh to hear. For much better is obedience, than the victims of fools, who know not what evil they do. 2Speak not any thing rashly, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.3Dreams follow many cares: and in many words shall be found folly.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:7
And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard.

Proverbs 10:19
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.

Proverbs 20:25
It is ruin to a man to devour holy ones, and after vows to retract.

Additional Translations
Do not be hasty to speak, and do not let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God. After all, God is in heaven and you are on earth. So let your words be few.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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Cause not thy mouth to hasten, and let not thy heart hasten to bring out a word before God, for God is in the heavens, and thou on the earth, therefore let thy words be few.
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