Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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.

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 of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way? 25 It is a snare unto man to devour that which is holy and afterward to reconsider his vows. 26 A wise king scatters the wicked and brings the wheel over them.



Cross References

Leviticus 5:15

When any person commits a trespass and sins through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD, then he shall bring for the expiation of his guilt unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, in thy estimation of two shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for his guilt;

Leviticus 22:10-15

No stranger shall eat of the holy thing; a guest of the priest or a hired servant shall not eat of the holy thing.

Leviticus 27:9-10

And if it is an animal which is offered unto the LORD, all that anyone gives of such unto the LORD shall be holy.

Leviticus 27:30-31

And all the tithes of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD's; it is holiness unto the LORD.

Numbers 30:2-16

When a man vows a vow unto the LORD or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not defile his word: he shall do according to all that proceeded out of his mouth.

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-6

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.

Malachi 3:8-10

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, In what have we robbed thee? In the tithes and the offerings.

Matthew 5:33

Again, ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not perjure thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths;

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