New International Version
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.
Darby Bible Translation
For a dream cometh through the multitude of business, and a fool's voice through 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.
Ecclesiastes 5:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryNaked or Clothed?
'As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.'--ECCLES. v. 15. '... Their works do follow them.'--REV. xiv. 13. It is to be observed that these two sharply contrasted texts do not refer to the same persons. The former is spoken of a rich worldling, the latter of 'the dead who die in the Lord.' The unrelieved gloom of the one is as a dark background against which the triumphant assurance of …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"Are all these words to go unanswered? Is this talker to be vindicated?
Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
and fools multiply words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell someone else what will happen after them?
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