Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.

King James Version

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

Holman Bible

Guard your step when you go to the house of God. Better to draw near in obedience than to offer the sacrifice as fools do, for they are ignorant and do wrong.

International Standard Version

Watch your step whenever you visit God's house, and come more ready to listen than to offer a fool's sacrifice, since fools never think they're doing evil.

A Conservative Version

Keep thy foot when thou go to the house of God, for to draw near to hear is better than to give the sacrifice of fools. For they know not that they do evil.

American Standard Version

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God; for to draw nigh to hear is better than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.

Amplified

Keep your foot [give your mind to what you are doing] when you go [as Jacob to sacred Bethel] to the house of God. For to draw near to hear and obey is better than to give the sacrifice of fools [carelessly, irreverently] too ignorant to know that they are doing evil.

Bible in Basic English

Put your feet down with care when you go to the house of God, for it is better to give ear than to make the burned offerings of the foolish, whose knowledge is only of doing evil.

Darby Translation

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and draw near to hear, rather than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Watch thy feet when thou goest to the house of God and draw near with more willingness to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know how to do what God wants.

Julia Smith Translation

Watch thy feet when thou shalt go to the house of God, and draw near to hear, rather than give the sacrifice of the foolish, for they not knowing the doing of evil.

King James 2000

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; draw near to listen [rather] than to offer a sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.

Modern King James verseion

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God, and be more ready to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools. For they do not know that they are doing evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be not hasty with thy mouth,

NET Bible

Be careful what you do when you go to the temple of God; draw near to listen rather than to offer a sacrifice like fools, for they do not realize that they are doing wrong.

New Heart English Bible

Guard your step when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.

New simplified Bible

Guard your step when you go to the house of God. It is better to go there and listen than to bring the sacrifices fools bring. Fools are not aware that they do evil.

The Emphasized Bible

Keep thy foot, when thou goest unto the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than dullards to offer sacrifice, - for they make no acknowledgment of doing wrong.

Webster

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

World English Bible

Guard your steps when you go to God's house; for to draw near to listen is better than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they don't know that they do evil.

Youngs Literal Translation

Keep thy feet when thou goest unto a house of God, and draw near to hear rather than to give of fools the sacrifice, for they do not know they do evil.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

רגל 
Regel 
Usage: 247

when thou goest
ילך 
Yalak 
go , walk , come , depart , ...away , follow , get , lead , brought , carry , bring ,
Usage: 0

to the house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

and be more ready
קרב קרוב 
Qarowb 
Usage: 77

to hear
שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

than to give
נתן 
Nathan 
give , put , deliver , made , set , up , lay , grant , suffer , yield , bring , cause , utter , laid , send , recompense , appoint , shew ,
Usage: 2011

the sacrifice
זבח 
Zebach 
Usage: 162

of fools
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

not that they do

do , make , wrought , deal , commit , offer , execute , keep , shew , prepare , work , do so , perform , get , dress , maker , maintain ,
Usage: 0

References

Prayers for Ecclesiastes 5:1

Context Readings

Listen To God Rather Than Uttering Rash Vows

1 Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil. 2 Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.


Cross References

Exodus 3:5

Then He said, "Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground."

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Psalm 89:7

A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?

Proverbs 21:27

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!

Isaiah 1:12-20

"When you come to appear before Me, Who requires of you this trampling of My courts?

Isaiah 66:3

"But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man; He who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog's neck; He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers swine's blood; He who burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol As they have chosen their own ways, And their soul delights in their abominations,

Jeremiah 7:21-23

Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat flesh.

Hosea 6:6-7

For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Acts 10:33

"So I sent for you immediately, and you have been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord."

1 Corinthians 11:22

What! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise you.

Hebrews 10:26

For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;

James 1:19

This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;

1 Peter 2:1-2

Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander,

Genesis 4:3-5

So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the LORD of the fruit of the ground.

Genesis 28:16-17

Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it."

Leviticus 10:3

Then Moses said to Aaron, "It is what the LORD spoke, saying, 'By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy, And before all the people I will be honored.'" So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.

Joshua 5:15

The captain of the LORD'S host said to Joshua, "Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.

1 Samuel 13:12-13

therefore I said, 'Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor of the LORD.' So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering."

1 Samuel 15:21-22

"But the people took some of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the LORD your God at Gilgal."

2 Chronicles 26:16

But when he became strong, his heart was so proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the LORD his God, for he entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.

Psalm 50:8-18

"I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.

Malachi 1:10-11

"Oh that there were one among you who would shut the gates, that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you," says the LORD of hosts, "nor will I accept an offering from you.

Acts 17:11

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.



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