Ecclesiastes 5:6
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New International Version
Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, "My vow was a mistake." Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands?


New American Standard Bible
Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?


King James Bible
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?


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not let your mouth bring guilt on you, and do not say in the presence of the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry with your words and destroy the work of your hands?


International Standard Version
Never let your mouth cause you to sin and don't proclaim in the presence of the angel, "My promise was a mistake," for why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy what you've undertaken?


American Standard Version
Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that is was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thy hands?


Douay-Rheims Bible
Give not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin: and say not before the angel: There is no providence: lest God be angry at thy words, and destroy all the works of thy hands.


Darby Bible Translation
Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an inadvertence. Wherefore should God be wroth at thy voice, and destroy the work of thy hands?


Young's Literal Translation
Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger, that 'it is an error,' why is God wroth because of thy voice, and hath destroyed the work of thy hands?
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Context
Approaching God with Awe

1Keep your foot when you go to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. 2Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and you on earth: therefore let your words be few. 3For a dream comes through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words. 4When you vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools: pay that which you have vowed. 5Better is it that you should not vow, than that you should vow and not pay. 6Suffer not your mouth to cause your flesh to sin; neither say you before the angel, that it was an error: why should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands? 7For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear you God.
Cross References
Leviticus 4:2
Speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which ought not to be done, and shall do against any of them:


Leviticus 4:22
When a ruler has sinned, and done somewhat through ignorance against any of the commandments of the LORD his God concerning things which should not be done, and is guilty;


Numbers 15:25
And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their ignorance:


Treasury of Scripture

Suffer not your mouth to cause your flesh to sin; neither say you before the angel, that it was an error: why should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands?

thy mouth

Ecclesiastes 5:1,2 Keep your foot when you go to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools...

James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

before

Leviticus 5:4,5 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath...

Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them...

Hosea 12:4,5 Yes, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication to him: he found him in Bethel...

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom you seek...

Acts 7:30-35 And when forty years were expired...

1 Corinthians 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

1 Timothy 5:21 I charge you before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels...

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

it was

Leviticus 4:5-6 And the priest that is anointed shall take of the bullock's blood, and bring it to the tabernacle of the congregation...

Leviticus 27:9,10 And if it be a beast, whereof men bring an offering to the LORD, all that any man gives of such to the LORD shall be holy...

destroy

Haggai 1:9-11 You looked for much, and, see it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow on it. Why? said the LORD of hosts...

Haggai 2:14-17 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, said the LORD; and so is every work of their hands...

1 Corinthians 3:13-15 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire...

Isaiah 50:10,11 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light...

Strong's Concordance
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?
Topical Bible
Account Allow Angel Angry Bring Cause Destroy Destroyed Error Evil Flesh Guilt Hands Inadvertence Lead Messenger Mistake Mouth Presence Protest Sin Speech Suffer Temple Voice Vow Wherefore Wroth
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Ecclesiastes Chapter 5 Verse 6

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