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Why does Ecclesiastes 5:7 say talk is cheap?


Ecclesiastes 5:7

ESV - 7 For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that the idea being expressed here is that it is easier (and thus also more deceptive through a premature feeling of self-satisfaction) to say that you intend to do something (particularly with respect to a vow made to God, which should be undertaken only with the greatest seriousness and purpose, due to the fear -- that is, the mixture of profound respect and awe -- with which He should be approached) than it is to follow through and fulfill the vow that you have made by actually doing what you said you would do.

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