Proverbs 20:25

25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows.

Proverbs 20:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.
ESV
25 It is a snare to say rashly, "It is holy," and to reflect only after making vows.
NLT
25 Don’t trap yourself by making a rash promise to God and only later counting the cost.
MSG
25 An impulsive vow is a trap; later you'll wish you could get out of it.
CSB
25 It is a trap for anyone to dedicate something rashly and later to reconsider his vows.

Proverbs 20:25 In-Context

23 The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.
24 A person’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way?
25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows.
26 A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them.
27 The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one’s inmost being.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Proverbs 10:19; Proverbs 18:13; Ecc 5:2,4-5; Jeremiah 44:25
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