Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is a snare for a man to blaspheme that which is holy, and then to go about with 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 trap for a man to [speak a vow of consecration and] say rashly, “It is holy!”
And [not until] afterward consider [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.

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 The LORD ordereth every man's goings; for what is he, that understandeth his own way? 25 It is a snare for a man to blaspheme that which is holy, and then to go about with vows. 26 A wise king destroyeth the ungodly, and bringeth the wheel over them.



Cross References

Leviticus 5:15

"When a soul trespasseth and sinneth through ignorance in any of the holy things of the LORD, he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock valued at two sicles after the holy sicle, for a trespass offering.

Leviticus 22:10-15

"'There shall no stranger eat of the hallowed things, neither a guest of the priests, or a hired servant.

Leviticus 27:9-10

"'If it be of the beasts of which men bring an offering unto the LORD: all that any man giveth of such unto the LORD, shall be holy.

Leviticus 27:30-31

"'All these tithes of the land, whether it be of the corn of the field or fruit of the trees, shall be holy unto the LORD.

Numbers 30:2-16

If a man vow a vow unto the LORD or swear an oath and bind his soul, he shall not go back with his word: but shall fulfill all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

Proverbs 18:7

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

Ecclesiastes 5:4-6

If thou make a vow unto God, be not slack to perform it. As for foolish vows, he hath no pleasure in them.

Malachi 3:8-10

Should a man use falsity and deceit with God, as ye use falsity and deceit with me? Yet ye say, 'Wherein use we deceit with thee?' In tithes and heave offerings.

Matthew 5:33

"Again, ye have heard how it was said to them of old time, 'Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform thine oath to God':

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