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 5:3

  • Beth Wicker for verse 3
    The more businesses one has the easier it is to support a ministry, rather then to depend on people to provide the funds through giving.

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