New Living Translation
Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool.
King James Bible
For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.
Darby Bible Translation
For a dream cometh through the multitude of business, and a fool's voice through a multitude of words.
World English Bible
For as a dream comes with a multitude of cares, so a fool's speech with a multitude of words.
Young's Literal Translation
For the dream hath come by abundance of business, and the voice of a fool by abundance of words.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:3 A dream - When men are oppressed with business in the day, they dream of it in the night. Is known - It discovers the man to be a foolish, and rash, and inconsiderate man. Of words - Either in prayer, or in vowing, by making many rash vows, of which he speaks ver.4, 5, 6, and then returns to the mention of multitude of dreams and many words, ver.7, which verse may be a comment upon this, and which makes it probable that both that and this verse are to be understood of vows rather than of prayers.
LibraryThoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
TIMOTHY after his Conversion to the Christian Faith, being found to be a Man of great Parts, Learning, and Piety, and so every way qualified for the work of the Ministry, St. Paul who had planted a Church at Ephesus the Metropolis or chief City of all Asia, left him to dress and propagate it, after his departure from it, giving him Power to ordain Elders or Priests, and to visit and exercise Jurisdiction over them, to see they did not teach false Doctrines, 1 Tim. i. 3. That they be unblameable in …
William Beveridge—Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life
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Results of Transgression
"Shouldn't someone answer this torrent of words? Is a person proved innocent just by a lot of talking?
Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.
they chatter on and on. No one really knows what is going to happen; no one can predict the future.
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