Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight in fools Pay what you vow!

King James Version

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

Holman Bible

When you make a vow to God, don't delay fulfilling it, because He does not delight in fools. Fulfill what you vow.

International Standard Version

When you make a promise to God, don't fail to keep it, since he isn't pleased with fools. Keep what you promise

A Conservative Version

When thou vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which thou vow.

American Standard Version

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou vowest.

Amplified

When you vow a vow or make a pledge to God, do not put off paying it; for God has no pleasure in fools (those who witlessly mock Him). Pay what you vow.

Bible in Basic English

When you take an oath before God, put it quickly into effect, because he has no pleasure in the foolish; keep the oath you have taken.

Darby Translation

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When thou dost vow a vow unto God, do not defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools; pay that which thou hast vowed.

Julia Smith Translation

When thou shalt vow a vow to God, thou shalt not delay to repay it; for there is no desire in the foolish: repay what thou shalt vow.

King James 2000

When you vow a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools: pay that which you have vowed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it, for {he takes no pleasure} in fools. Fulfill what you vow!

Modern King James verseion

When you vow a vow to God, do not wait to pay it. For He has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you have vowed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If thou make a vow unto God, be not slack to perform it. As for foolish vows, he hath no pleasure in them.

NET Bible

When you make a vow to God, do not delay in paying it. For God takes no pleasure in fools: Pay what you vow!

New Heart English Bible

When you vow a vow to God, do not defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you vow.

The Emphasized Bible

When thou vowest a vow unto God, do not defer to pay it, for there is no pleasure in dullards, - what thou vowest, pay!

Webster

When thou vowest a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

World English Bible

When you vow a vow to God, don't defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you vow.

Youngs Literal Translation

When thou vowest a vow to God, delay not to complete it, for there is no pleasure in fools; that which thou vowest -- complete.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
When thou vowest
נדר 
Nadar 
Usage: 31

a vow
נדר נדר 
Neder 
Usage: 60

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 16

not to pay
שׁלם 
Shalam 
Usage: 116

in fools
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Listen To God Rather Than Uttering Rash Vows

3 For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words. 4 When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight in fools Pay what you vow! 5 It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.


Cross References

Numbers 30:2

"If a man makes a vow to the LORD, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Psalm 66:13-14

I shall come into Your house with burnt offerings; I shall pay You my vows,

Psalm 76:11

Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.

Psalm 50:14

"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving And pay your vows to the Most High;

Genesis 28:20

Then Jacob made a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear,

Genesis 35:1

Then God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau."

Genesis 35:3

and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone."

Deuteronomy 23:21-23

"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for it would be sin in you, and the LORD your God will surely require it of you.

Psalm 116:14

I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh may it be in the presence of all His people.

Psalm 116:16-18

O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.

Psalm 119:106

I have sworn and I will confirm it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.

Psalm 147:10-11

He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.

Isaiah 19:21

Thus the LORD will make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day. They will even worship with sacrifice and offering, and will make a vow to the LORD and perform it.

Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the LORD."

Malachi 1:10

"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.

Matthew 5:33

"Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FALSE VOWS, BUT SHALL FULFILL YOUR VOWS TO THE LORD.'

Hebrews 10:6

IN WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE TAKEN NO PLEASURE.

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