New American Standard Bible
It is a trap for a man to say rashly, "It is holy!" And after the vows to make inquiry.
King James Bible
It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make inquiry.
Darby Bible Translation
It is a snare to a man rashly to say, It is hallowed, and after vows to make inquiry.
World English Bible
It is a snare to a man to make a rash dedication, then later to consider his vows.
Young's Literal Translation
A snare to a man is he hath swallowed a holy thing, And after vows to make inquiry.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Better, It is a snare to a man to utter a vow (of consecration) rashly, and after vows to inquire whether he can fulfill them. Both clauses are a protest against the besetting sin of rash and hasty vows. Compare the marginal reference.
LibraryA String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Regeneration the Work of God.
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Manner of Covenanting.
He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.
Do 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.
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!
It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.
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