It is better for you not to vow than to vow and not pay it. 1
It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfil it.
It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.
It is better to say nothing than to promise something that you don’t follow through on.
Far better not to vow in the first place than to vow and not pay up.
It is better not to take an oath than to take an oath and not keep it.
It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not fulfill it.
Better not to vow than to vow and not pay.
[is it] that thou shouldest not vow
than that thou shouldest vow
and not pay
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It is better
for you not
than to vow
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1 tn The word “it” does not appear in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation for clarity.