New International Version
"When a young woman still living in her father's household makes a vow to the LORD or obligates herself by a pledge
King James Bible
If a woman also vow a vow unto the LORD, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;
Darby Bible Translation
If a woman also vow a vow to Jehovah, and bind herself by a bond, in her father's house in her youth,
World English Bible
"Also when a woman vows a vow to Yahweh, and binds herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth,
Young's Literal Translation
'And when a woman voweth a vow to Jehovah, and hath bound a bond in the house of her father in her youth,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In her youth - That is, say the rabbins, under twelve years of age; and under thirteen in case of a young man. Young persons of this age were considered to be under the authority of their parents, and had consequently no power to vow away the property of another. A married woman was in the same circumstances, because she was under the authority of her husband. If however the parents or the husband heard of the vow, and objected to it in the same day in which they heard of it, (Numbers 30:5), then the vow was annulled; or, if having heard of it, they held their peace, this was considered a ratification of the vow.
A rash vow was never to be kept; "for," says Philo, and common sense and justice say the same, "he who commits an unjust action because of his vow adds one crime to another,
1. By making an unlawful vow;
2. By doing an unlawful action."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Numbers 30:4 and her father hears her vow and her obligation by which she has bound herself, and her father says nothing to her, then all her vows shall stand and every obligation by which she has bound herself shall stand.
LibraryCovenanting Confers Obligation.
As it has been shown that all duty, and that alone, ought to be vowed to God in covenant, it is manifest that what is lawfully engaged to in swearing by the name of God is enjoined in the moral law, and, because of the authority of that law, ought to be performed as a duty. But it is now to be proved that what is promised to God by vow or oath, ought to be performed also because of the act of Covenanting. The performance of that exercise is commanded, and the same law which enjoins that the duties …
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting
When a man makes a vow to the LORD or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said.
and her father hears about her vow or pledge but says nothing to her, then all her vows and every pledge by which she obligated herself will stand.
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