New International Version
Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God.
King James Bible
For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.
Darby Bible Translation
For in the multitude of dreams are vanities; so with many words: but fear 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.
Ecclesiastes 5:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In - dreams - are - divers vanities; but fear thou God - If, by the disturbed state of thy mind during the day, or by Satanic influence, thou dream of evil, do not give way to any unreasonable fears, or gloomy forebodings, of any coming mischief: - Fear God. Fear neither the dream nor its interpretation; God, will take care of and protect thee. Most certainly, he that fears God need fear nothing else. Well may an upright soul say to Satan himself, I fear God; and because I fear him, I do not fear thee.
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'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
I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. Whoever fears God will avoid all extremes.
Although a wicked person who commits a hundred crimes may live a long time, I know that it will go better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.
Yet because the wicked do not fear God, it will not go well with them, and their days will not lengthen like a shadow.
Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.
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