Numbers 30:2
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
A man who makes a vow to the LORD or makes a pledge under oath must never break it. He must do exactly what he said he would do.

English Standard Version
If a man vows a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

New American Standard Bible
"If a man makes a vow to the LORD, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

King James Bible
If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a man makes a vow to the LORD or swears an oath to put himself under an obligation, he must not break his word; he must do whatever he has promised."

International Standard Version
When a man makes a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath—an obligation that is binding to himself—he is not to break his word. Instead, he is to fulfill whatever promise came out of his mouth.'"

NET Bible
If a man makes a vow to the LORD or takes an oath of binding obligation on himself, he must not break his word, but must do whatever he has promised.

New Heart English Bible
When a man vows a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If a man makes a vow to the LORD that he will do something or swears an oath that he won't do something, he must not break his word. He must do everything he said he would do.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When a man voweth a vow unto the LORD, or sweareth an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

New American Standard 1977
“If a man makes a vow to the LORD, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When a man vows a vow unto the LORD or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not defile his word: he shall do according to all that proceeded out of his mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
If a man vows a vow unto the LORD, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

American King James Version
If a man vow a vow to the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

American Standard Version
When a man voweth a vow unto Jehovah, or sweareth an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If any man make a vow to the Lord, or bind himself by an oath: he shall not make his word void but shall fulfil all that he promised.

Darby Bible Translation
If a man vow a vow to Jehovah, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; according to all that hath gone out of his mouth shall he do.

English Revised Version
When a man voweth a vow unto the LORD, or sweareth an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

Webster's Bible Translation
If a man shall vow a vow to the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

World English Bible
When a man vows a vow to Yahweh, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
'When a man voweth a vow to Jehovah, or hath sworn an oath to bind a bond on his soul, he doth not pollute his word; according to all that is going out from his mouth he doth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
30:1,2 No man can be bound by his own promise to do what he is already, by the Divine precept, forbidden to do. In other matters the command is, that he shall not break his words, through he may change his mind.
Study Bible
Laws Concerning Vows
1Then Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the sons of Israel, saying, "This is the word which the LORD has commanded. 2"If a man makes a vow to the LORD, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth. 3"Also if a woman makes a vow to the LORD, and binds herself by an obligation in her father's house in her youth,…
Cross References
Matthew 5:33
Again, you have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'Do not break your oath, but fulfill your vows to the Lord.'

Numbers 30:3
"Also if a woman makes a vow to the LORD, and binds herself by an obligation in her father's house in her youth,

Numbers 32:24
"Build yourselves cities for your little ones, and sheepfolds for your sheep, and do what you have promised."

Deuteronomy 23:21
"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for it would be sin in you, and the LORD your God will surely require it of you.

Judges 11:35
When he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, "Alas, my daughter! You have brought me very low, and you are among those who trouble me; for I have given my word to the LORD, and I cannot take it back."

Judges 11:36
So she said to him, "My father, you have given your word to the LORD; do to me as you have said, since the LORD has avenged you of your enemies, the sons of Ammon."

Psalm 50:14
"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving And pay your vows to the Most High;

Psalm 55:20
He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him; He has violated his covenant.

Ecclesiastes 5:4
When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight in fools. Pay what you vow!
Treasury of Scripture

If a man vow a vow to the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

if a man. The preceding chapters had treated of sacrifices required by law; and in the laws here delivered in respect to vows must have been very useful, as they both prevented and annulled rash vows, and provided a proper sanction for the support and performance of those which were rationally made, and which were made to the Lord. vow a vow

Numbers 21:2 And Israel vowed a vow to the LORD, and said, If you will indeed …

Genesis 28:20-22 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep …

Leviticus 27:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When a man shall …

Deuteronomy 23:21,22 When you shall vow a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not slack …

Judges 11:11,30,31,35,36 Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made …

Psalm 15:3 He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, …

Psalm 56:12 Your vows are on me, O God: I will render praises to you.

Psalm 76:11 Vow, and pay to the LORD your God: let all that be round about him …

Psalm 119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous judgments.

Proverbs 20:25 It is a snare to the man who devours that which is holy, and after …

swear

Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the …

Leviticus 5:4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do …

Matthew 5:33,34 Again, you have heard that it has been said by them of old time, …

Matthew 14:7-9 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask…

Acts 23:12 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound …

2 Corinthians 1:23 Moreover I call God for a record on my soul, that to spare you I …

2 Corinthians 9:9-11 (As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: …

to bind

Numbers 30:3,4,10 If a woman also vow a vow to the LORD, and bind herself by a bond, …

Matthew 23:16,18 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the …

Acts 23:12,14,21 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound …

break. Heb. profane

Psalm 55:20 He has put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: …

he shall do

Job 22:27 You shall make your prayer to him, and he shall hear you, and you …

Psalm 22:25 My praise shall be of you in the great congregation: I will pay my …

Psalm 50:14 Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High:

Psalm 66:13,14 I will go into your house with burnt offerings: I will pay you my vows…

Psalm 116:14,18 I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all his people…

Ecclesiastes 5:4,5 When you vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure …

Nahum 1:15 Behold on the mountains the feet of him that brings good tidings, …

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