Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 A man's steps are from Yahweh; how then can man understand his way? 25 It is a snare to a man to make a rash dedication, then later to consider his vows. 26 A wise king winnows out the wicked, and drives the threshing wheel over them.



Cross References

Leviticus 5:15

"If anyone commits a trespass, and sins unwittingly, in the holy things of Yahweh; then he shall bring his trespass offering to Yahweh, a ram without blemish from the flock, according to your estimation in silver by shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering.

Leviticus 22:10-15

"'No stranger shall eat of the holy thing: a foreigner living with the priests, or a hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing.

Leviticus 27:9-10

"'If it is an animal, of which men offer an offering to Yahweh, all that any man gives of such to Yahweh becomes holy.

Leviticus 27:30-31

"'All the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is Yahweh's. It is holy to Yahweh.

Numbers 30:2-16

When a man vows a vow to Yahweh, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Proverbs 18:7

A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-6

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.

Malachi 3:8-10

Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me! But you say, 'How have we robbed you?' In tithes and offerings.

Matthew 5:33

"Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, 'You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to the Lord your vows,'

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