Ecclesiastes 5:7
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New International Version
Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God.

New Living Translation
Talk is cheap, like daydreams and other useless activities. Fear God instead.

English Standard Version
For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear.

New American Standard Bible
For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.

King James Bible
For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For many dreams bring futility, so do many words. Therefore, fear God.

International Standard Version
In spite of many daydreams, pointless actions, and empty words, it is more important to fear God.

NET Bible
Just as there is futility in many dreams, so also in many words. Therefore, fear God!

New Heart English Bible
For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, as well as in many words: but you must fear God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In spite of many daydreams, pointless actions, and empty words, you should still fear God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For through the multitude of dreams and vanities there are also many words; but fear thou God.

New American Standard 1977
For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because dreams abound, and vanities and the words are many, but fear thou God.

King James 2000 Bible
For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also many vanities: but you fear God.

American King James Version
For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear you God.

American Standard Version
For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, and in many words: but fear thou God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where there are many dreams, there are many vanities, and words without number: but do thou fear God.

Darby Bible Translation
For in the multitude of dreams are vanities; so with many words: but fear God.

English Revised Version
For thus it cometh to pass through the multitude of dreams and vanities and many words: but fear thou God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.

World English Bible
For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, as well as in many words: but you must fear God.

Young's Literal Translation
For, in the abundance of dreams both vanities and words abound; but fear thou God.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:4-8 When a person made engagements rashly, he suffered his mouth to cause his flesh to sin. The case supposes a man coming to the priest, and pretending that his vow was made rashly, and that it would be wrong to fulfil it. Such mockery of God would bring the Divine displeasure, which might blast what was thus unduly kept. We are to keep down the fear of man. Set God before thee; then, if thou seest the oppression of the poor, thou wilt not find fault with Divine Providence; nor think the worse of the institution of magistracy, when thou seest the ends of it thus perverted; nor of religion, when thou seest it will not secure men from suffering wrong. But though oppressors may be secure, God will reckon for all.
Study Bible
Approaching God with Awe
6Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands? 7For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God. 8If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 3:14
I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.

Ecclesiastes 7:18
It is good that you grasp one thing and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them.

Ecclesiastes 8:12
Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.

Ecclesiastes 8:13
But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
Treasury of Scripture

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Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep …

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Isaiah 50:10,11 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his …

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