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

  • 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.
  • Alija
    Try not to make a promise that you won 't do it again! Rather ask GOD to help you to overcome your sin and when you are weak and tempted by the flesh go to our LORD and pray for strength and guidance! Remember GOD knows your heart and he will give you strength when you feel week! And encourage you to listen to the Holy Spirit within! If you sin unintentionally and ask GOD for forgiveness he will not hold back his mercy! He is after all your loving FATHER and wants to give you a free conscience!! The flesh is weak but the Holy Spirit it strong! Listen to the small voice in your gut before you do something that may lead you to sin, if it doesn 't feel right then it 's the Holy Spirit talking to you! You just have to learn to hear that voice, most of us forget to listen to that voice and follow our head, that 's what can sometimes lead to sin, the Holy Spirit will never lie or mislead you, if it doesn 't feel right, "it " isn 't right GOD bless you
  • Rev. Tim George for verse 19
    GOD gives riches, and wealth, and this is a gift from GOD. We must thank Him, and give GOD all the Glory for what He is doing in our Iives.
  • Geraldine cole
    I want to speak on this making a vow to God if we made a vow in all honest in mind to do it and found that u could not do it u repented of that and u no longer make vows and don 't do them God has forgiven U see when u do something and u did not know it was wrong God cannot punish us for what we did not know but the word of God tells us to no to do right and we do wrong is sin.God is a Just God he knows our hart he is willing to forgive us but we must stop the wrong doing once we find out it is wrong be bless sister and brother and remember Judge not that U be judge the same judgement u give to others will come back to U praise God.

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