Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

Fear God

1 a1Guard your steps when you go to 2the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to 3offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.
2 b Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore 4let your words be few.
3 For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with 5many words.
4 When 6you vow a vow to God, 7do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. 8Pay what you vow.
5 9It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.
6 Let not your mouth lead youc into sin, and do not say before 10the messengerd that it was 11a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands?
7 For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity;e but 12God is the one you must fear.