Ecclesiastes 5:4
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
When you make a promise to God, don't delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

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.

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

Ecclesiastes 5:4 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:4 In fools - In perfidious persons, who, when they are in distress, make liberal vows, and when the danger is past, break them.

Ecclesiastes 5:4 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Thoughts 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

There is a Blessedness in Reversion
Blessed are the poor in spirit. Matthew 5:3 Having done with the occasion, I come now to the sermon itself. Blessed are the poor in spirit'. Christ does not begin his Sermon on the Mount as the Law was delivered on the mount, with commands and threatenings, the trumpet sounding, the fire flaming, the earth quaking, and the hearts of the Israelites too for fear; but our Saviour (whose lips dropped as the honeycomb') begins with promises and blessings. So sweet and ravishing was the doctrine of this
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

How to be Admonished are those who Give Away what is their Own, and those who Seize what Belongs to Others.
(Admonition 21.) Differently to be admonished are those who already give compassionately of their own, and those who still would fain seize even what belongs to others. For those who already give compassionately of their own are to be admonished not to lift themselves up in swelling thought above those to whom they impart earthly things; not to esteem themselves better than others because they see others to be supported by them. For the Lord of an earthly household, in distributing the ranks and
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Results of Transgression
Prominent among the primary causes that led Solomon into extravagance and oppression was his failure to maintain and foster the spirit of self-sacrifice. When, at the foot of Sinai, Moses told the people of the divine command, "Let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them," the response of the Israelites was accompanied by the appropriate gifts. "They came, everyone whose heart stirred him up, and everyone whom his spirit made willing," and brought offerings. Exodus 25:8; 35:21. For
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Numbers 30:2
A man who makes a vow to the LORD or makes a pledge under oath must never break it. He must do exactly what he said he would do.

Deuteronomy 23:21
"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, be prompt in fulfilling whatever you promised him. For the LORD your God demands that you promptly fulfill all your vows, or you will be guilty of sin.

Judges 11:35
When he saw her, he tore his clothes in anguish. "Oh, my daughter!" he cried out. "You have completely destroyed me! You've brought disaster on me! For I have made a vow to the LORD, and I cannot take it back."

Psalm 22:25
I will praise you in the great assembly. I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you.

Psalm 50:14
Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.

Psalm 66:13
Now I come to your Temple with burnt offerings to fulfill the vows I made to you--

Psalm 66:14
yes, the sacred vows that I made when I was in deep trouble.

Jump to Previous
Complete Defer Delay Delight Effect Foolish Fools Fulfill Fulfilling Late Oath Pay Paying Pleasure Quickly Vow Vowed Vowest
Jump to Next
Complete Defer Delay Delight Effect Foolish Fools Fulfill Fulfilling Late Oath Pay Paying Pleasure Quickly Vow Vowed Vowest
Links
Ecclesiastes 5:4 NIV
Ecclesiastes 5:4 NLT
Ecclesiastes 5:4 ESV
Ecclesiastes 5:4 NASB
Ecclesiastes 5:4 KJV

Ecclesiastes 5:4 Bible Apps
Ecclesiastes 5:4 Biblia Paralela
Ecclesiastes 5:4 Chinese Bible
Ecclesiastes 5:4 French Bible
Ecclesiastes 5:4 German Bible

Ecclesiastes 5:4 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Ecclesiastes 5:3
Top of Page
Top of Page