Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

VOW

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Listen To God Rather Than Uttering Rash Vows

3 For a dream comes with much business and painful effort, and a fool's voice with many words. 4 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. 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 vows a vow to the Lord or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break and profane his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Psalm 66:13-14

I will come into Your house with burnt offerings [of entire consecration]; I will pay You my vows,

Psalm 76:11

Vow and pay to the Lord your God; let all who are round about Him bring presents to Him Who ought to be [reverently] feared.

Psalm 50:14

Offer to God the 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 in this way that I go and will give me food to eat and clothing to wear,

Genesis 35:1

And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there. And make there an altar to God Who appeared to you [in a distinct manifestation] when you fled from the presence of Esau your brother.

Genesis 35:3

Then let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make there an altar to God Who answered me in the day of my distress and was with me wherever I went.

Deuteronomy 23:21-23

When you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not be slack in paying it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and slackness would be sin in you.

Psalm 116:14

I will pay my vows to the Lord, yes, in the presence of all His people.

Psalm 116:16-18

O Lord, truly I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid; You have loosed my bonds.

Psalm 119:106

I have sworn [an oath] and have confirmed it, that I will keep Your righteous ordinances [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].

Psalm 147:10-11

He delights not in the strength of the horse, nor does He take pleasure in the legs of a man.

Isaiah 19:21

And the Lord will make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know (have knowledge of, be acquainted with, give heed to, and cherish) the Lord in that day and will worship with sacrifices of animal and vegetable offerings; they will vow a vow to the Lord and perform it.

Jonah 2:9

But as for me, I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation and deliverance belong to the Lord!

Malachi 1:10

Oh, that there were even one among you [whose duty it is to minister to Me] who would shut the doors, that you might not kindle fire on My altar to no purpose [an empty, futile, fruitless pretense]! I have no pleasure in you, says the Lord of hosts, nor will I accept an offering from your hand.

Matthew 5:33

Again, you have heard that it was said to the men of old, You shall not swear falsely, but you shall perform your oaths to the Lord [as a religious duty].

Hebrews 10:6

In burnt offerings and sin offerings You have taken no delight.

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