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- Ecclesiastes 5:7
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“For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.”
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Ecclesiastes 5:7 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“For” ||כִּ֣י ||(by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed ||For |
|“in the multitude” ||בְרֹ֤ב ||Abundance (in any respect) || multitude |
|“of dreams” ||חֲלֹמוֹת֙ ||A dream || dreams |
|“and many” ||הַרְבֵּ֑ה ||To increase (in whatever respect) || many |
|“words” ||וּדְבָרִ֖ים ||A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause ||words |
|“there are divers” || ||(No Hebrew definition. English implied.) || |
|“also vanities:” ||וַהֲבָלִ֔ים ||Emptiness or vanity; figuratively, something transitory and unsatisfactory; often used as an adverb ||also vanities |
|“but” ||כִּ֥י ||(by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed ||but |
|“fear” ||יְרָֽא׃ ||To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten ||fear |
|“thou” ||אֶת ||Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) ||thou |
|“God.” ||הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים ||Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative ||God |
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5 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?
7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.
8 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.
9 Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.
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