Parallel Verses

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

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.

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

VOW

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Listen To God Rather Than Uttering Rash Vows

3 Too many worries lead to nightmares, and a fool is known from talking too much. 4 When you make a promise to God, don't fail to keep it, since he isn't pleased with fools. Keep what you promise 5 it's better that you don't promise than that you do promise and not follow through.


Cross References

Numbers 30:2

"When a man makes a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath an obligation that is binding to himself he is not to break his word. Instead, he is to fulfill whatever promise came out of his mouth.'"

Psalm 66:13-14

I will come to your house with burnt offerings. I will fulfill my vows to you

Psalm 76:11

Let everyone who surrounds the LORD your God make a vow and fulfill it to the Awesome One.

Psalm 50:14

Offer to God a thanksgiving praise; pay your vows to the Most High.

Genesis 28:20

Then he made this solemn vow: "If God remains with me, watches over me throughout this journey that I'm taking, gives me food to eat and clothes to wear,

Genesis 35:1

Later, God told Jacob, "Get up, move to Bethel, and live there. Build an altar to the God who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau."

Genesis 35:3

Then let's get up and go to Bethel, where I'll build an altar to the God who answered me when I was in distress and who was with me on the road, wherever I went."

Deuteronomy 23:21-23

"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, don't delay paying it, because the LORD your God will certainly demand payment from you, and then you will be guilty of sin.

Psalm 116:14

I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.

Psalm 116:16-18

LORD, I am indeed your servant. I am your servant. I am the son of your handmaid. You have released my bonds.

Psalm 119:106

I have given my word and affirmed it, to keep your righteous judgments.

Psalm 147:10-11

He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness.

Isaiah 19:21

So the LORD will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians will acknowledge the LORD.

Jonah 2:9

But as for me, with a voice of thanksgiving I will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Deliverance is the LORD's!"

Malachi 1:10

"Oh, that one of you would shut the Temple doors and not light useless fires on the altar! I'm not pleased with you," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "and I'll accept no offerings from you.

Matthew 5:33

"Again, you have heard that it was told those who lived long ago, "You must not swear an oath falsely,' but, "You must fulfill your oaths to the Lord.'

Hebrews 10:6

In burnt offerings and sin offerings you never took delight.

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