Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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 From Jehovah are the steps of a man, And man -- how understandeth he his way? 25 A snare to a man is he hath swallowed a holy thing, And after vows to make inquiry. 26 A wise king is scattering the wicked, And turneth back on them the wheel.



Cross References

Leviticus 5:15

When a person committeth a trespass, and hath sinned through ignorance against the holy things of Jehovah, then he hath brought in his guilt-offering to Jehovah, a ram, a perfect one, out of the flock, at thy valuation in silver -- shekels by the shekel of the sanctuary -- for a guilt-offering.

Leviticus 22:10-15

'And no stranger doth eat of the holy thing; a settler of a priest and an hireling doth not eat of the holy thing;

Leviticus 27:9-10

And if it is a beast of which they bring near an offering to Jehovah, all that one giveth of it to Jehovah is holy;

Leviticus 27:30-31

And all tithe of the land, of the seed of the land, of the fruit of the tree, is Jehovah's -- holy to Jehovah.

Numbers 30:2-16

'When a man voweth a vow to Jehovah, or hath sworn an oath to bind a bond on his soul, he doth not pollute his word; according to all that is going out from his mouth he doth.

Proverbs 18:7

The mouth of a fool is ruin to him, And his lips are the snare of his soul.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-6

When thou vowest a vow to God, delay not to complete it, for there is no pleasure in fools; that which thou vowest -- complete.

Malachi 3:8-10

Doth man deceive God? but ye are deceiving Me, And ye have said: 'In what have we deceived Thee?' The tithe and the heave-offering!

Matthew 5:33

'Again, ye heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not swear falsely, but thou shalt pay to the Lord thine oaths;

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