Verse of The Day
Amplified Bible (AMP) – Ecclesiastes 5:1 KEEP YOUR foot [give your mind to what you are doing] when you go [as Jacob to sacred Bethel] to the house of God. For to draw near to hear and obey is better than to give the sacrifice of fools [carelessly, irreverently] too ignorant to know that they are doing evil. [Gen. 35:1-4; Exod. 3:5.]
Common English Bible (CEB) – Ecclesiastes 5:1 Listen and speak carefully watch your steps when you go to God’s house. It’s more acceptable to listen than to offer the fools’ sacrifice—they have no idea that they’re acting wrongly.
English Standard Version (ESV) – Ecclesiastes 5:1 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.
Good News Translation (GNT) – Ecclesiastes 5:1 Don’t Make Rash promises be careful about going to the Temple. It is better to go there to learn than to offer sacrifices like foolish people who don’t know right from wrong.
King James Version (KJV) – Ecclesiastes 5:1 Keep thy foot when thou goest 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.
New International Version (NIV) – Ecclesiastes 5:1 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.
New King James Version (NKJV) – Ecclesiastes 5:1 Fear God, Keep Your vows 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.
New Living Translation (NLT) – Ecclesiastes 5:1 As you enter the house of God, keep your ears open and your mouth shut! Don’t be a fool who doesn’t realize that mindless offerings to God are evil.
Revised Standard Version (RSV) – Ecclesiastes 5:1 Reverence, Humility, and contentment 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.
The Message Bible (MSG) – Ecclesiastes 5:1 Watch your step when you enter God’s house. Enter to learn. That’s far better than mindlessly offering a sacrifice, Doing more harm than good.
God regards our heartfelt service than our offerings.
The essence of going to the house of God is for fellowship, worship, and service.
Therefore, listening and learning is of more importance than your offerings and sacrifices.
You go to the house of God casual without expecting to receive, you will come back casual without receiving anything.
Go in with your mind prepared for fellowship and expectant, and you will surely receive and be refreshed.
My mind is receptive, I receive fresh words each time I go into your presence.
Let every moment I spend in your presence give me a fresh word that draws me closer and closer to you.