Ecclesiastes 5:5

“Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Better is it that thou shouldest not vowe, then that thou shouldest vowe and not pay.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is better not to take an oath than to take an oath and not keep it.
- Basic English Bible

Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
- Darby Bible

Better is it that thou shouldst not vow, than that thou shouldst vow and not pay.
- Webster's Bible

It is better that you should not vow, than that you should vow and not pay.
- World English Bible

Better that thou do not vow, than that thou dost vow and dost not complete.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:4) Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Ecclesiastes 5:5

Bible Options