Ecclesiastes 5:7
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New Living Translation
Talk is cheap, like daydreams and other useless activities. Fear God instead.

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.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:7 For - There is a great deal of folly, as in multitude of dreams, which for the most part are vain and insignificant, so also in many words, in making many vows whereby a man is exposed to many snares and temptations. But - Fear the wrath of God, and therefore be sparing in making vows, and just in performing them.

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Library
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
TIMOTHY after his Conversion to the Christian Faith, being found to be a Man of great Parts, Learning, and Piety, and so every way qualified for the work of the Ministry, St. Paul who had planted a Church at Ephesus the Metropolis or chief City of all Asia, left him to dress and propagate it, after his departure from it, giving him Power to ordain Elders or Priests, and to visit and exercise Jurisdiction over them, to see they did not teach false Doctrines, 1 Tim. i. 3. That they be unblameable in
William Beveridge—Private Thoughts Upon a Christian Life

There is a Blessedness in Reversion
Blessed are the poor in spirit. Matthew 5:3 Having done with the occasion, I come now to the sermon itself. Blessed are the poor in spirit'. Christ does not begin his Sermon on the Mount as the Law was delivered on the mount, with commands and threatenings, the trumpet sounding, the fire flaming, the earth quaking, and the hearts of the Israelites too for fear; but our Saviour (whose lips dropped as the honeycomb') begins with promises and blessings. So sweet and ravishing was the doctrine of this
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

How to be Admonished are those who Give Away what is their Own, and those who Seize what Belongs to Others.
(Admonition 21.) Differently to be admonished are those who already give compassionately of their own, and those who still would fain seize even what belongs to others. For those who already give compassionately of their own are to be admonished not to lift themselves up in swelling thought above those to whom they impart earthly things; not to esteem themselves better than others because they see others to be supported by them. For the Lord of an earthly household, in distributing the ranks and
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Results of Transgression
Prominent among the primary causes that led Solomon into extravagance and oppression was his failure to maintain and foster the spirit of self-sacrifice. When, at the foot of Sinai, Moses told the people of the divine command, "Let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them," the response of the Israelites was accompanied by the appropriate gifts. "They came, everyone whose heart stirred him up, and everyone whom his spirit made willing," and brought offerings. Exodus 25:8; 35:21. For
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Ecclesiastes 3:14
And I know that whatever God does is final. Nothing can be added to it or taken from it. God's purpose is that people should fear him.

Ecclesiastes 7:18
Pay attention to these instructions, for anyone who fears God will avoid both extremes.

Ecclesiastes 8:12
But even though a person sins a hundred times and still lives a long time, I know that those who fear God will be better off.

Ecclesiastes 8:13
The wicked will not prosper, for they do not fear God. Their days will never grow long like the evening shadows.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
That's the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone's duty.

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