Ecclesiastes 5:3
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New International Version
A dream comes when there are many cares, and many words mark the speech of a fool.

New Living Translation
Too much activity gives you restless dreams; too many words make you a fool.

English Standard Version
For a dream comes with much business, and a fool’s voice with many words.

New American Standard Bible
For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.

King James Bible
For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For dreams result from much work and a fool's voice from many words.

International Standard Version
Too many worries lead to nightmares, and a fool is known from talking too much.

NET Bible
Just as dreams come when there are many cares, so the rash vow of a fool occurs when there are many words.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Daydreaming comes when there are too many worries. Careless speaking comes when there are too many words.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For a dream cometh through a multitude of business; And a fool's voice through a multitude of words.

New American Standard 1977
For the dream comes through much effort, and the voice of a fool through many words.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For out of much preoccupation comes the dream, and the voice of the fool out of a multitude of words.

King James 2000 Bible
For a dream comes through much business; and a fool's voice is known by a multitude of words.

American King James Version
For a dream comes through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.

American Standard Version
For a dream cometh with a multitude of business, and a fool's voice with a multitude of words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Dreams follow many cares: and in many words shall be found folly.

Darby Bible Translation
For a dream cometh through the multitude of business, and a fool's voice through a multitude of words.

English Revised Version
For a dream cometh with a multitude of business; and a fool's voice with a multitude of words.

Webster's Bible Translation
For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-3 Address thyself to the worship of God, and take time to compose thyself for it. Keep thy thoughts from roving and wandering: keep thy affections from running out toward wrong objects. We should avoid vain repetitions; copious prayers are not here condemned, but those that are unmeaning. How often our wandering thoughts render attendance on Divine ordinances little better than the sacrifice of fools! Many words and hasty ones, used in prayer, show folly in the heart, low thoughts of God, and careless thoughts of our own souls.
Study Bible
Approaching God with Awe
2Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few. 3For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words. 4When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight in fools. Pay what you vow!…
Cross References
Job 11:2
"Shall a multitude of words go unanswered, And a talkative man be acquitted?

Proverbs 10:19
When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.

Proverbs 15:2
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.

Ecclesiastes 10:14
Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?
Treasury of Scripture

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