Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not be rash with thy mouth and do not let thy heart be hasty to utter any thing before God, for God is in heaven and thou upon earth; therefore let thy words be few.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

Holman Bible

Do not be hasty to speak, and do not be impulsive to make a speech before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.

International Standard Version

Don't be impulsive with your mouth nor be in a hurry to talk in God's presence. Since God is in heaven and you're on earth, keep your speech short.

A Conservative Version

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter anything before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth. Therefore let thy words be few.

American Standard Version

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

Amplified

Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and you are on earth; therefore let your words be few.

Bible in Basic English

Be not unwise with your mouth, and let not your heart be quick to say anything before God, because God is in heaven and you are on the earth--so let not the number of your words be great.

Darby Translation

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in the heavens, and thou upon earth; therefore let thy words be few.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not hasten with thy mouth, and thy heart shall not be quick to bring forth a word to the face of God: for God is in the heavens, and thou upon the earth: for this thy words shall be few.

King James 2000

Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in heaven, and you upon earth: therefore let your words be few.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not let your heart be quick to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and you [are] on earth; therefore, let your words be few.

Modern King James verseion

Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not let your heart be hasty to say a word before God. For God is in Heaven, and you are on earth; therefore let your words be few.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and let not thine heart speak anything rashly before God. For God is in heaven, and thou upon earth, therefore let thy words be few.

NET Bible

Do not be rash with your mouth or hasty in your heart to bring up a matter before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth! Therefore, let your words be few.

New Heart English Bible

Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not let your heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and you on earth. Therefore let your words be few.

The Emphasized Bible

Be not rash with thy mouth, and, with thy heart, be not in haste to bring forth a word, before God, - for, God, is in the heavens, and, thou, upon the earth, for this cause, let thy words be few.

Webster

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

World English Bible

Don't be rash with your mouth, and don't let your heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and you on earth. Therefore let your words be few.

Youngs Literal Translation

Cause not thy mouth to hasten, and let not thy heart hasten to bring out a word before God, for God is in the heavens, and thou on the earth, therefore let thy words be few.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Be not rash
בּהל 
Bahal 
Usage: 38

with thy mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

to utter
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

is in heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

and thou upon earth
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

Context Readings

Listen To God Rather Than Uttering Rash Vows

1 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. 2 Do not be rash with thy mouth and do not let thy heart be hasty to utter any thing before God, for God is in heaven and thou upon earth; therefore let thy words be few. 3 For out of much preoccupation comes the dream, and the voice of the fool out of a multitude of words.


Cross References

Proverbs 10:19

In the multitude of words there is no lack of rebellion, but he that refrains his lips is wise.

Matthew 6:7

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions as the worldly do, for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Genesis 18:27

And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes;

Genesis 18:30

And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord now be angry if I shall speak; peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it if I find thirty there.

Genesis 18:32

And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once; peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

Genesis 28:20

And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go and will give me bread to eat and clothing to put on

Genesis 28:22

and this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house; and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth part unto thee.

Numbers 30:2-5

When a man vows a vow unto the LORD or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not defile his word: he shall do according to all that proceeded out of his mouth.

Judges 11:30

And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the LORD and said, If thou shalt without fail deliver the sons of Ammon into my hands,

1 Samuel 14:24-45

But the men of Israel were distressed that day, for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eats any food until evening that I may be avenged on my enemies. So none of the people tasted any food.

Psalm 115:3

But our God is in the heavens; he has made whatever he has desired.

Proverbs 20:25

It is a snare unto man to devour that which is holy and afterward to reconsider his vows.

Ecclesiastes 5:3

For out of much preoccupation comes the dream, and the voice of the fool out of a multitude of words.

Ecclesiastes 5:7

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

Isaiah 55:9

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts more than your thoughts.

Matthew 6:9

Ye, therefore, are to pray like this: Our Father who art in the heavens, Hallowed be thy name.

Mark 6:23

And he swore unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it unto thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

James 3:2

For we all offend in many things. If any man offends not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to govern the whole body with restraint.

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