New Living Translation
Don't trap yourself by making a rash promise to God and only later counting the cost.
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.
Proverbs 20:25 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:25 A snare - It brings guilt upon him. After - After a man has made vows to enquire for ways to break them.
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Don't make rash promises, and don't be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few.
When you make a promise to God, don't delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him.
It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it.
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