New Living Translation
As you enter the house of God, keep your ears open and your mouth shut. It is evil to make mindless offerings to God.
King James Bible
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
Darby Bible Translation
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and draw near to hear, rather than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.
World English Bible
Guard your steps when you go to God's house; for to draw near to listen is better than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they don't know that they do evil.
Young's Literal Translation
Keep thy feet when thou goest unto a house of God, and draw near to hear rather than to give of fools the sacrifice, for they do not know they do evil.
Ecclesiastes 5:1 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:1 Thy foot - Thy thoughts and affections, by which men go to God and walk with him. To hear - To hearken to and obey God's word. Of fools - Such as wicked men use to offer, who vainly think to please God with their sacrifices without obedience. For - They are not sensible of the great sinfulness of such thoughts.
LibraryThoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
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Results of Transgression
"Do not come any closer," the LORD warned. "Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground.
"Make a bronze washbasin with a bronze stand. Place it between the Tabernacle and the altar, and fill it with water.
1 Samuel 15:22
But Samuel replied, "What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.
The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but he delights in the prayers of the upright.
The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable, especially when it is offered with wrong motives.
When you come to worship me, who asked you to parade through my courts with all your ceremony?
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