Ecclesiastes 5:7



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.

King James Version

For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.

International Standard Version

In spite of many daydreams, pointless actions, and empty words, it is more important to fear God.

A Conservative Version

For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, and in many words. But fear thou God.

American Standard Version

For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, and in many words: but fear thou God.

Amplified

For in a multitude of dreams there is futility and worthlessness, and ruin in a flood of words. But [reverently] fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is].

Bible in Basic English

Because much talk comes from dreams and things of no purpose. But let the fear of God be in you.

Darby Translation

For in the multitude of dreams are vanities; so with many words: but fear God.

Holman Bible

For many dreams bring futility, also many words. So, fear God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Because dreams abound, and vanities and the words are many, but fear thou God.

Julia Smith Translation

For in the multitude of dreams, and vanities, and many words: but fear thou God.

King James 2000

For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also many vanities: but you fear God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For with many dreams [come] vanities and numerous words. Therefore, fear God!

Modern King James verseion

For in the multitude of dreams, both words and vanities abound; but fear God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And why? Whereas are many dreams and many words, there are also divers vanities: but look that thou fear God.

NET Bible

Just as there is futility in many dreams, so also in many words. Therefore, fear God!

New Heart English Bible

For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, as well as in many words: but you must fear God.

New simplified Bible

There is futility and emptiness in many dreams and in many words. Reverence God.

The Emphasized Bible

For it was done amidst a multitude of dreams, and vanities, and many words, - but, towards God, be thou reverent.

Webster

For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.

World English Bible

For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, as well as in many words: but you must fear God.

Youngs Literal Translation

For, in the abundance of dreams both vanities and words abound; but fear thou God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For in the multitude
רב 
Rob 
Usage: 153

of dreams
חלם חלום 
Chalowm 
Usage: 65

and many
רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

but fear
ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 334

References

Morish

Context Readings

Listen To God Rather Than Uttering Rash Vows

6 Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands? 7 For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God. 8 If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 12:13

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.

Ecclesiastes 7:18

It is good that you grasp one thing and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.

Proverbs 23:17

Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.

Ecclesiastes 3:14

I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.

Ecclesiastes 5:3

For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.

Isaiah 50:10-11

Who is among you that fears the LORD, That obeys the voice of His servant, That walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.

Matthew 12:36

"But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.

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