Ecclesiastes 5:1
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English Standard Version
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.

King James Bible
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

American Standard Version
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God; for to draw nigh to hear is better than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Keep thy foot, when thou goest into the house of God, and draw nigh to hear. For much better is obedience, than the victims of fools, who know not what evil they do.

English Revised Version
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God; for to draw nigh to hear is better than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"Moreover, if two lie together, then there is heat to them: but how can it be warm with one who is alone?" The marriage relation is not excluded, but it remains in the background; the author has two friends in his eye, who, lying in a cold night under one covering (Exodus 22:26; Isaiah 28:20), cherish one another, and impart mutual warmth. Also in Aboth de-Rabbi Nathan, c. 8, the sleeping of two together is spoken of as an evidence of friendship. The vav in vehham is that of the consequent; it is wanting 10a, according to rule, in haehhad, because it commonly comes into use with the verb, seldom (e.g., Genesis 22:1) with the preceding subj.

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thy foot

Genesis 28:16,17 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not...

Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not near here: put off your shoes from off your feet, for the place where on you stand is holy ground.

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that the LORD spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come near me...

Joshua 5:15 And the captain of the LORD's host said to Joshua, Loose your shoe from off your foot; for the place where on you stand is holy...

2 Chronicles 26:16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God...

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Isaiah 1:12 When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts?

1 Corinthians 11:22 What? have you not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise you the church of God, and shame them that have not?...

Hebrews 12:28,29 Why we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear...

ready

Acts 10:33 Immediately therefore I sent to you; and you have well done that you are come. Now therefore are we all here present before God...

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind...

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

1 Peter 2:1,2 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings...

give

Genesis 4:3-5 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering to the LORD...

1 Samuel 13:12,13 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now on me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the LORD...

1 Samuel 15:21,22 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed...

Psalm 50:8-18 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me...

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind?

Isaiah 1:12-15 When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts...

Isaiah 66:3 He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation...

Jeremiah 7:21-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings to your sacrifices, and eat flesh...

Hosea 6:6,7 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings...

Malachi 1:10,11 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing...

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins,

Cross References
Exodus 3:5
Then he said, "Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground."

Exodus 30:18
"You shall also make a basin of bronze, with its stand of bronze, for washing. You shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it,

1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.

Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.

Proverbs 21:27
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent.

Isaiah 1:12
"When you come to appear before me, who has required of you this trampling of my courts?

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