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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CommentaryWesley'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.
LibraryThoughts 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
How to be Admonished are those who Give Away what is their Own, and those who Seize what Belongs to Others.
Results of Transgression
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.
Pay attention to these instructions, for anyone who fears God will avoid both extremes.
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.
The wicked will not prosper, for they do not fear God. Their days will never grow long like the evening shadows.
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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