Ecclesiastes 5:2-12 NRS

2 a Never be rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be quick to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven, and you upon earth; therefore let your words be few.

References for Ecclesiastes 5:2

    • t 5:2 - Ch 5.1 in Heb
      3 For dreams come with many cares, and a fool's voice with many words.
      4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay fulfilling it; for he has no pleasure in fools. Fulfill what you vow.
      5 It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not fulfill it.
      6 Do not let your mouth lead you into sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was a mistake; why should God be angry at your words, and destroy the work of your hands?
      7 With many dreams come vanities and a multitude of words; b but fear God.

      References for Ecclesiastes 5:7

        • u 5:7 - Meaning of Heb uncertain
          8 If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and right, do not be amazed at the matter; for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them.
          9 But all things considered, this is an advantage for a land: a king for a plowed field. c

          References for Ecclesiastes 5:9

            • v 5:9 - Meaning of Heb uncertain
              10 The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of wealth, with gain. This also is vanity.
              11 When goods increase, those who eat them increase; and what gain has their owner but to see them with his eyes?
              12 Sweet is the sleep of laborers, whether they eat little or much; but the surfeit of the rich will not let them sleep.