Numbers 30:9
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New International Version
"Any vow or obligation taken by a widow or divorced woman will be binding on her.

New Living Translation
If, however, a woman is a widow or is divorced, she must fulfill all her vows and pledges.

English Standard Version
(But any vow of a widow or of a divorced woman, anything by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her.)

New American Standard Bible
"But the vow of a widow or of a divorced woman, everything by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her.

King James Bible
But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Every vow a widow or divorced woman puts herself under is binding on her."

International Standard Version
"Everything that a widow or a divorced woman pledges herself to fulfill are to be binding on her.

NET Bible
"But every vow of a widow or of a divorced woman which she has pledged for herself will remain intact.

New Heart English Bible
"But the vow of a widow, or of her who is divorced, everything with which she has bound her soul, shall stand against her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But a widow or a divorced woman must keep her vow or her promise.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the vow of a widow, or of her that is divorced, even every thing wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand against her.

New American Standard 1977
“But the vow of a widow or of a divorced woman, everything by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But every vow of a widow and of her that is divorced, with which they have bound their souls, shall stand.

King James 2000 Bible
But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, with which they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.

American King James Version
But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, with which they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.

American Standard Version
But the vow of a widow, or of her that is divorced, even everything wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand against her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The widow, and she that is divorced, shall fulfil whatsoever they vow.

Darby Bible Translation
But the vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, -- everything wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand against her.

English Revised Version
But the vow of a widow, or of her that is divorced, even every thing wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand against her.

Webster's Bible Translation
But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, with which they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.

World English Bible
"But the vow of a widow, or of her who is divorced, [even] everything with which she has bound her soul, shall stand against her.

Young's Literal Translation
'As to the vow of a widow or cast-out woman, all that she hath bound on her soul is established on her.
Study Bible
Laws Concerning Vows
8"But if on the day her husband hears of it, he forbids her, then he shall annul her vow which she is under and the rash statement of her lips by which she has bound herself; and the LORD will forgive her. 9"But the vow of a widow or of a divorced woman, everything by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her. 10"However, if she vowed in her husband's house, or bound herself by an obligation with an oath,…
Cross References
Numbers 30:8
"But if on the day her husband hears of it, he forbids her, then he shall annul her vow which she is under and the rash statement of her lips by which she has bound herself; and the LORD will forgive her.

Numbers 30:10
"However, if she vowed in her husband's house, or bound herself by an obligation with an oath,
Treasury of Scripture

But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, with which they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.

Leviticus 21:7 They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall …

Luke 2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed …

Romans 7:2 For the woman which has an husband is bound by the law to her husband …

Verse 9. - Every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced. This is not one of the cases treated of in this section (see verse 16), but is only mentioned in order to point out that it falls under the general principle laid down in verse 2. But every vow of a widow,.... The Scripture speaks, as Jarchi says, of a widow from marriage, or that has been married, but a widow from espousals (or that has been only espoused), the husband dead, the power is transmitted, and returns to the father; and with respect to such a case, it is said in the Misnah (y)"if the father (of such a betrothed person) dies, the power is not transmitted to the husband; but if the husband dies, the power is transmitted to the father; in this case, greater is the power of a father than of an husband; in others, greater is the power of an husband than of a father, because an husband makes void (the vow of) one at age, but a father does not make void (the vow of) such an one:"

and of her that is divorced: from her husband on some account or another; now in each of these cases, the one being loosed from the law of her husband by death, and the other by a bill of divorce, if they vowed:

the vows wherewith they have bound their souls shall stand against her; against either of them, they having none over them to disapprove of, contradict, and make void their vows.

(y) Nedarim, c. 10. sect. 2.9. every vow of a widow—In the case of a married woman, who, in the event of a separation from her husband, or of his death, returned, as was not uncommon, to her father's house, a doubt might have been entertained whether she was not, as before, subject to paternal jurisdiction and obliged to act with the paternal consent. The law ordained that the vow was binding if it had been made in her husband's lifetime, and he, on being made aware of it, had not interposed his veto [Nu 30:10, 11]; as, for instance, she might have vowed, when not a widow, that she would assign a portion of her income to pious and charitable uses, of which she might repent when actually a widow; but by this statute she was required to fulfil the obligation, provided her circumstances enabled her to redeem the pledge. The rules laid down must have been exceedingly useful for the prevention or cancelling of rash vows, as well as for giving a proper sanction to such as were legitimate in their nature, and made in a devout, reflecting spirit. 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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