The New International Version

Ecclesiastes 5:1–3

Embed This Verse

Add this verse to your website by copying the code below. Customize

Fulfill Your Vow to God

5 a Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

Do not be quick with your mouth,

do not be hasty in your heart

to utter anything before God.n

God is in heaven

and you are on earth,

so let your words be few.o

A dreamp comes when there are many cares,

and many words mark the speech of a fool.q

Read More


In Hebrew texts 5:1 is numbered 4:17, and 5:2–20 is numbered 5:1–19.


Build Beautiful Worship Presentations

30 day free trial

When you've registered, your reading position, reading plans, and more all synchronize with Logos’ mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.

Invest in a collection of Bible reference works (including commentaries and dictionaries) and you’ll be able to use your library wherever you are—on your Windows or Mac computer, here at Biblia.com, or with our Bible! mobile app.

Use the same username and password for Biblia.com, the mobile apps, and desktop software. You can choose whatever combination of tools works best for you, and everything synchronizes automatically!