Ecclesiastes 5:4 {3}
Good News Translation
So when you make a promise to God, keep it as quickly as possible. He has no use for a fool. Do what you promise to do.

Contemporary English Version
God doesn't like fools. So don't be slow to keep your promises to God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou hast vowed any thing to God, defer not to pay it: for an unfaithful and foolish promise displeaseth him: but whatsoever thou hast vowed, pay it.

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If thou hast vowed any thing to God, defer not to pay it: for an unfaithful and foolish promise displeaseth him: but whatsoever thou hast vowed, pay it.

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Genesis 28:20 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,

Genesis 35:1,3 In the mean time God said to Jacob: Arise and go up to Bethel, and dwell there, and make there an altar to God, who appeared to thee when thou didst flee from Esau, thy brother. . . .

Numbers 30:2 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.

Deuteronomy 23:21-23 When thou hast made a vow to the Lord thy God, thou shalt not delay to pay it: because the Lord thy God will require it. And if thou delay, it shall be imputed to thee for a sin. . . .

Psalm 50:14 Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: and pay thy vows to the most High.

Psalm 76:11 Vow ye, and pay to the Lord your God: all you that are round about him bring presents. To him that is terrible,

Psalm 119:106 I have sworn and am determined to keep the judgments of thy justice.

Isaiah 19:21 And the Lord shall be known by Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day, and shall worship him with sacrifices and offerings: and they shall make vows to the Lord, and perform them.

Matthew 5:33 Again you have heard that it was said to them of old, thou shalt not forswear thyself: but thou shalt perform thy oaths to the Lord.

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Psalm 147:10,11 He shall not delight in the strength of the horse: nor take pleasure in the legs of a man. . . .

Malachi 1:10 Who is there among you, that will shut the doors, and will kindle the fire on my altar gratis? I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will not receive a gift of your hand.

Hebrews 10:6 Holocausts for sin did not please thee.

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Psalm 66:13,14 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows, . . .

Psalm 116:14,16-18 I will pay my vows to the Lord before all his people: . . .

Jonah 2:9 They that in vain observe vanities, forsake their own mercy.

Context
Approaching God with Awe
3Dreams follow many cares: and in many words shall be found folly. 4If thou hast vowed any thing to God, defer not to pay it: for an unfaithful and foolish promise displeaseth him: but whatsoever thou hast vowed, pay it.5And it is much better not to vow, than after a vow not to perform the things promised.…
Cross References
Numbers 30:2
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.

Deuteronomy 23:21
When thou hast made a vow to the Lord thy God, thou shalt not delay to pay it: because the Lord thy God will require it. And if thou delay, it shall be imputed to thee for a sin.

Judges 11:35
And when he saw her, he rent his garments, and said: Alas! my daughter, thou hast deceived me, and thou thyself art deceived: for I have opened my mouth to the Lord, and I can do no other thing.

Psalm 22:25
With thee is my praise in a great church: I will pay my vows in the sight of them that fear him.

Psalm 50:14
Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: and pay thy vows to the most High.

Psalm 66:13
I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,

Psalm 66:14
Which my lips have uttered, And my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.

Psalm 76:11
Vow ye, and pay to the Lord your God: all you that are round about him bring presents. To him that is terrible,

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

Jonah 2:9
They that in vain observe vanities, forsake their own mercy.

Additional Translations
When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it, because He takes no pleasure in fools. Fulfill your vow.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.

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

Whenever thou shalt vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools: pay thou therefore whatsoever thou shalt have vowed.

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.

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

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.

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.

When thou vowest a vow to God, delay not to complete it, for there is no pleasure in fools; that which thou vowest -- complete.
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