Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make inquiry.

Holman Bible

It is a trap for anyone to dedicate something rashly and later to reconsider his vows.

International Standard Version

It is a trap for a person to declare quickly, "This is sacred," and only later to have second thoughts about the vows.

A Conservative Version

It is a snare to a man to say rashly, [It is] holy. And to make inquiry after vows.

American Standard Version

It is a snare to a man rashly to say, It is holy, And after vows to make inquiry.

Amplified

It is a snare to a man to utter a vow [of consecration] rashly and [not until] afterward inquire [whether he can fulfill it].

Bible in Basic English

It is a danger to a man to say without thought, It is holy, and, after taking his oaths, to be questioning if it is necessary to keep them.

Darby Translation

It is a snare to a man rashly to say, It is hallowed, and after vows to make inquiry.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

The snare of man swallowing down the holy thing, after the vows for seeking.

King James 2000

It is a snare to the man to declare something is holy, and afterward to reconsider his vows.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[It is] a snare to humankind to say rashly "[It is] holy," and after vows, to scrutinize.

Modern King James verseion

It is a snare to a man to say rashly, A holy thing, and afterward vows to ask about it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is a snare for a man to blaspheme that which is holy, and then to go about with vows.

NET Bible

It is a snare for a person to rashly cry, "Holy!" and only afterward to consider what he has vowed.

New Heart English Bible

It is a snare to a man to make a rash dedication, then later to consider his vows.

The Emphasized Bible

It is a snare to a man, that he should rashly cry Holy! and, after making vows, to reflect!

Webster

It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make inquiry.

World English Bible

It is a snare to a man to make a rash dedication, then later to consider his vows.

Youngs Literal Translation

A snare to a man is he hath swallowed a holy thing, And after vows to make inquiry.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is a snare
מקשׁ מוקשׁ 
Mowqesh 
Usage: 27

to the man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

ילע 
Yala` 
Usage: 1

קדשׁ 
Qodesh 
Usage: 470

and after
אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

נדר נדר 
Neder 
Usage: 60

References

Fausets

VOW

Hastings

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

24 Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way? 25 It is a trap for a man to say rashly, "It is holy!" And after the vows to make inquiry. 26 A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.



Cross References

Leviticus 5:15

"If a person acts unfaithfully and sins unintentionally against the LORD'S holy things, then he shall bring his guilt offering to the LORD: a ram without defect from the flock, according to your valuation in silver by shekels, in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary, for a guilt offering.

Leviticus 22:10-15

'No layman, however, is to eat the holy gift; a sojourner with the priest or a hired man shall not eat of the holy gift.

Leviticus 27:9-10

'Now if it is an animal of the kind which men can present as an offering to the LORD, any such that one gives to the LORD shall be holy.

Leviticus 27:30-31

'Thus all the tithe of the land, of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S; it is holy to the LORD.

Numbers 30:2-16

"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.

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his ruin, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-6

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!

Malachi 3:8-10

"Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, 'How have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings.

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.'

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