Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.

King James Version

Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

Holman Bible

Better that you do not vow than that you vow and not fulfill it.

International Standard Version

it's better that you don't promise than that you do promise and not follow through.

A Conservative Version

Better is it that thou should not vow, than that thou should vow and not pay.

American Standard Version

Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

Amplified

It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.

Bible in Basic English

It is better not to take an oath than to take an oath and not keep it.

Darby Translation

Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

Julia Smith Translation

Good that thou shalt not vow rather than thou shalt vow and not requite.

King James 2000

Better is it that you should not vow, than that you should vow and not pay.

Lexham Expanded Bible

It is better that you not vow than that you vow and not fulfill it.

Modern King James verseion

it is better that you should not vow, than that you should vow and not pay.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If thou promise anything, pay it; for better it is that thou make no vow than that thou shouldest promise, and not pay.

NET Bible

It is better for you not to vow than to vow and not pay it.

New Heart English Bible

It is better that you should not vow, than that you should vow and not pay.

The Emphasized Bible

Better that thou shouldest not vow, - than vow, and not pay.

Webster

Better is it that thou shouldst not vow, than that thou shouldst vow and not pay.

World English Bible

It is better that you should not vow, than that you should vow and not pay.

Youngs Literal Translation

Better that thou do not vow, than that thou dost vow and dost not complete.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
is it that thou shouldest not vow
נדר 
Nadar 
Usage: 31

נדר 
Nadar 
Usage: 31

References

American

VOW

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Listen To God Rather Than Uttering Rash Vows

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. 6 Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?


Cross References

Proverbs 20:25

It is a trap for a man to say rashly, “It is holy!”
And after the vows to make inquiry.

Acts 5:4

While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not under your control? Why is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

Deuteronomy 23:22

However, if you refrain from vowing, it would not be sin in you.

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