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Ecclesiastes 5:1

aKeep thy foot when thou goest to aathe house of God, and be more ready to hear, bthan to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

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Ecclesiastes 5:1 — The New International Version (NIV)

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.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — New Living Translation (NLT)

As you enter the house of God, keep your ears open and your mouth shut. It is evil to make mindless offerings to God.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — New Century Version (NCV)

Be careful when you go to worship at the Temple. It is better to listen than to offer foolish sacrifices without even knowing you are doing wrong.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God; for to draw nigh to hear is better than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and draw near to hear, rather than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Watch your step when you go to the house of God. It is better to go there and listen than to bring the sacrifices fools bring. Fools are unaware that they are doing ⸤something⸥ evil. 

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Better to draw near in obedience than to offer the sacrifice as fools do, for they ignorantly do wrong.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; to draw near to listen is better than the sacrifice offered by fools; for they do not know how to keep from doing evil.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God;

draw near to listen rather than to offer a sacrifice of fools,

for they do not know that they are doing evil.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Be careful what you say when you go to God’s house. Go there to listen. Don’t be like foolish people when you offer your sacrifice. They do what is wrong and don’t even know it.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.


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