Numbers 30:3
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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

New Living Translation
"If a young woman makes a vow to the LORD or a pledge under oath while she is still living at her father's home,

English Standard Version
“If a woman vows a vow to the LORD and binds herself by a pledge, while within her father’s house in her youth,

New American Standard Bible
"Also if a woman makes a vow to the LORD, and binds herself by an obligation in her father's house in her youth,

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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a woman in her father's house during her youth makes a vow to the LORD or puts herself under an obligation,

International Standard Version
"When a young woman makes a vow to the LORD or pledges herself to an obligation while she still lives in her father's house,

NET Bible
"If a young woman who is still living in her father's house makes a vow to the LORD or places herself under an obligation,

New Heart English Bible
"Also when a woman vows a vow to the LORD, and binds herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"A young girl, who still lives in her father's house, might make a vow to the LORD that she will do something or swear an oath that she won't do something.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Also when a woman voweth a vow unto the LORD, and bindeth herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth,

New American Standard 1977
“Also if a woman makes a vow to the LORD, and binds herself by an obligation in her father’s house in her youth,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the woman, when she shall vow a vow unto the LORD and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth,

King James 2000 Bible
If a woman also vows a vow unto the LORD, and binds herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;

American King James Version
If a woman also vow a vow to the LORD, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;

American Standard Version
Also when a woman voweth a vow unto Jehovah, and bindeth herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If a woman vow any thing, and bind herself by an oath, being in her father's house, and but yet a girl in age: if her father knew the vow that she hath promised, and the oath wherewith she hath bound her soul, and held his peace, she shall be bound by the vow:

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,

English Revised Version
Also when a woman voweth a vow unto the LORD, and bindeth herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth;

Webster's Bible Translation
If a woman also shall vow a vow to the LORD, and bind herself by a bond, being 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,
Study Bible
Laws Concerning Vows
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, 4and 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.…
Cross References
Numbers 30:2
"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.

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.
Treasury of Scripture

If a woman also vow a vow to the LORD, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;

(3) If a woman also . . . --Four distinct cases are contemplated in the following verses in regard to vows taken by women:--(1) that of an unmarried woman, living, in her youth, in the house of her father; (2) that of a woman who is unmarried at the time of making a vow, but enters into the state of marriage before the vow is fulfilled; (3) that of a widow, or of a divorced woman; and (4) that of a married woman. The sanctity and obligations of the fifth commandment are distinctly recognised and enforced in these verses. (See Matthew 15:4-5.) Whenever the vow which the young daughter had made should come to the ears of her father, he had the power either to ratify or to disannul it. If he remained silent the vow was ratified; if he disallowed the vow, the obligation to fulfil it no longer remained in force.

Verse 3. - If a woman vow a vow. The fragmentary nature of this section appears from the fact that, after laying down the general principle of the sacredness of vows, it proceeds to qualify it in three special cases only of vows made by women under authority. That vows made by boys were irreversible is exceedingly unlikely; and indeed it is obvious that many cases must have occurred, neither mentioned here nor in Leviticus 27, in which the obligation could not stand absolute. In her father's house in her youth. Case first, of a girl in her father's house, who had no property of her own, and whose personal services were due to her father. If a woman also vow a vow unto the Lord,.... Who has not passed thirteen years, as the Targum of Jonathan:

and bind herself by a bond; lay herself under obligation to perform her vow by an oath: being in her father's house; unto the twelfth year, as the same Targum; that is, that is under his care, tuition, and jurisdiction, whether she literally, or properly speaking, is in the house or no at the time she vows; so Jarchi interprets it of her being in the power of her father, though not in his house, she being not at age to be at her own disposal, but at his: wherefore it is added:

in her youth; which, as the same writer explains it, signifies that she is"neither a little one, nor at age; for a little one's vow is no vow, and one at age is not in the power of her father to make void her vow: who is a little one? our Rabbins say, one of eleven years of age and one day, her vows are examined, whether she knows on whose account she vows and consecrates, or devotes anything; one vows a vow that is twelve years and one day old, there is no need to examine them.''He seems to refer to a passage in the Misnah (t),"a daughter of eleven years and one day, her vows are examined; a daughter of twelve years and one day, her vows are firm, but they are to be examined through the whole twelfth year.''

(t) Niddah, c. 5. sect. 6. 3. 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—Girls only are specified; but minors of the other sex, who resided under the parental roof, were included, according to Jewish writers, who also consider the name "father" as comprehending all guardians of youth. We are also told that the age at which young people were deemed capable of vowing was thirteen for boys and twelve for girls. The judgment of a father or guardian on the vow of any under his charge might be given either by an expressed approval or by silence, which was to be construed as approval. But in the case of a husband who, after silence from day to day, should ultimately disapprove or hinder his wife's vow, the sin of non-performance was to be imputed to him and not to her [Nu 30:15].30:3-16 Two cases of vows are determined. The case of a daughter in her father's house. When her vow comes to his knowledge, it is in his power either to confirm it or do it away. The law is plain in the case of a wife. If her husband allows her vow, though only by silence, it stands. If he disallows it, her obligation to her husband takes place of it; for to him she ought to be in subjection, as unto the Lord. The Divine law consults the good order of families. It is fit that every man should bear rule in his own house, and have his wife and children in subjection; rather than that this great rule should be broken, or any encouragement be given to inferior relations to break those bonds asunder, God releases the obligation even of a solemn vow. So much does religion secure the welfare of all societies; and in it the families of the earth have a blessing.
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