Ecclesiastes 5:4
Text Analysis
834 [e]כַּאֲשֶׁר֩
WhenPrep-k | Pro-r
5087 [e]תִּדֹּ֨ר
you makeV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
5088 [e]נֶ֜דֶר
a vowN-ms
430 [e]לֵֽאלֹהִ֗ים
to GodPrep-l | N-mp
408 [e]אַל־
309 [e]תְּאַחֵר֙
do delayV-Piel-Imperf-2ms
7999 [e]לְשַׁלְּמ֔וֹ
to pay itPrep-l | V-Piel-Inf | 3ms
3588 [e]כִּ֛י
369 [e]אֵ֥ין
[He has] noAdv
2656 [e]חֵ֖פֶץ
3684 [e]בַּכְּסִילִ֑ים
in foolsPrep-b, Art | N-mp
853 [e]אֵ֥ת
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
5087 [e]תִּדֹּ֖ר
you have vowedV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
7999 [e]שַׁלֵּֽם׃

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 5:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כַּאֲשֶׁר֩ תִּדֹּ֨ר נֶ֜דֶר לֵֽאלֹהִ֗ים אַל־תְּאַחֵר֙ לְשַׁלְּמֹ֔ו כִּ֛י אֵ֥ין חֵ֖פֶץ בַּכְּסִילִ֑ים אֵ֥ת אֲשֶׁר־תִּדֹּ֖ר שַׁלֵּֽם׃

קהלת 5:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כאשר תדר נדר לאלהים אל־תאחר לשלמו כי אין חפץ בכסילים את אשר־תדר שלם׃

קהלת 5:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כאשר תדר נדר לאלהים אל־תאחר לשלמו כי אין חפץ בכסילים את אשר־תדר שלם׃

קהלת 5:4 Hebrew Bible
כאשר תדר נדר לאלהים אל תאחר לשלמו כי אין חפץ בכסילים את אשר תדר שלם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight in fools. Pay what you vow!

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you make a vow to God, don't delay fulfilling it, because He does not delight in fools. Fulfill what you vow.
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