Ecclesiastes 5:3

“For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For a dreame commeth through the multitude of businesse, and a fooles voyce is knowen by multitude of words.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For a dream cometh with a multitude of business, and a fool's voice with a multitude of words.
- American Standard Version (1901)

As a dream comes from much business, so the voice of a foolish man comes with words in great number.
- Basic English Bible

For a dream cometh through the multitude of business, and a fool's voice through a multitude of words.
- Darby Bible

For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by a multitude of words.
- Webster's Bible

For as a dream comes with a multitude of cares, so a fool's speech with a multitude of words.
- World English Bible

For the dream hath come by abundance of business, and the voice of a fool by abundance of words.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:2) For a dream cometh through a multitude of business; and a fool's voice through a multitude of words.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 5:3


5:3 A dream - When men are oppressed with business in the day, they dream of it in the night. Is known - It discovers the man to be a foolish, and rash, and inconsiderate man. Of words - Either in prayer, or in vowing, by making many rash vows, of which he speaks ver.#4|, 5, 6, and then returns to the mention of multitude of dreams and many words, ver.#7|, which verse may be a comment upon this, and which makes it probable that both that and this verse are to be understood of vows rather than of prayers.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 5

  • Grace
    I really enjoyed this scripture so much, chapter 1, keep thy feet when thou goes to the house of God, be more ready to hear than to give the sacrifice of fool, may God grant us his grace to fufil this part, because most time we become so busy that we don't even pay attention and most time we missed what we are supposed to hear, just paying attention most times answers most of our questions.
  • Zenaida
    Our life is God's gift,and He wants us to enjoy it,but let us not forget that we can take nothing with us when we die, so let us be content with what we have for everything is from Him.
  • Dean COOPER
    Be careful of.what you say or.promise be VERY CAREFUL OF STONES YOU THROW GOD SEES ALL AND KNOWS ALL
  • Brenda Giles
    God is so good, loving, and merciful. Yes he is forgiving But...... I am soooo glad God is not like MAN when it comes to forgiveness. Love Brenda G.
  • Derek Knotek for verse 10
    It so very.very true. Amen.
  • Sajitha jayan
    it helped me to clarify the doubts in my life.

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