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Proverbs 20:25

25  It is a snare to the man who bdevoureth that which is holy,

And cafter vows to make inquiry.

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Proverbs 20:25 — The New International Version (NIV)

25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly

and only later to consider one’s vows.

Proverbs 20:25 — English Standard Version (ESV)

25 It is a snare to say rashly, “It is holy,”

and to reflect only after making vows.

Proverbs 20:25 — New Living Translation (NLT)

25 Don’t trap yourself by making a rash promise to God

and only later counting the cost.

Proverbs 20:25 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

25 It is a snare for a man to devote rashly something as holy,

And afterward to reconsider his vows.

Proverbs 20:25 — New Century Version (NCV)

25 It’s dangerous to promise something to God too quickly.

After you’ve thought about it, it may be too late.

Proverbs 20:25 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

25 It is a snare to a man rashly to say, It is holy,

And after vows to make inquiry.

Proverbs 20:25 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

25 It is a snare to a man rashly to say, It is hallowed, and after vows to make inquiry.

Proverbs 20:25 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

25 It is a trap for a person to say impulsively, “This is a holy offering!”

and later to have second thoughts about those vows.

Proverbs 20:25 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

25 It is a trap for anyone to dedicate something rashly

and later to reconsider his vows.

Proverbs 20:25 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

25 It is a snare for one to say rashly, “It is holy,”

and begin to reflect only after making a vow.

Proverbs 20:25 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

25 It is a snare to humankind to say rashly “It is holy,”

and after vows, to scrutinize.

Proverbs 20:25 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

25 A man is trapped if he makes a hasty promise to God

and only later thinks about what he said.

Proverbs 20:25 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

25 It is a trap for a man to say rashly, “It is holy!”

And after the vows to make inquiry.