|New International Version (© 2011)|
A dream comes when there are many cares, and many words mark the speech of 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.
American Standard Version
For a dream cometh with a multitude of business, and a fool's voice 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.
Ecclesiastes 5:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For a dream cometh - That is, as dreams are generally the effect of the business in which we have been engaged during the day; so a multitude of words evidence the feeble workings of the foolish heart.
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Ecclesiastes 10:12-14 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself...
Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wants not sin: but he that refrains his lips is wise.
Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.
Ecclesiastes 5:3 Parallel CommentariesAbundance Business Cares Dream Effort Fool Foolish Fool's Great Multitude Speech Voice WordsAbundance Business Cares Dream Effort Fool Foolish Fool's Great Multitude Speech Voice WordsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Job 11:2 "Are all these words to go unanswered? Is this talker to be vindicated?
Proverbs 10:19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
Ecclesiastes 10:14 and fools multiply words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell someone else what will happen after them?