Walk a prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather b than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.
Do not be c rash with your mouth,
And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God.
For God is in heaven, and you on earth;
Therefore let your words d be few. 3 For a dream comes through much activity,
And e a fool's voice is known by his many words.
f When you make a vow to God, do not delay to g pay it;
For He has no pleasure in fools.
Pay what you have vowed - 5 h Better not to vow than to vow and not pay. 6 Do not let your i mouth cause your flesh to sin, j nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your 1 excuse and destroy the work of your hands? 7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there is also vanity. But k fear God.