Deuteronomy 23:22
New International Version
But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty.

New Living Translation
However, it is not a sin to refrain from making a vow.

English Standard Version
But if you refrain from vowing, you will not be guilty of sin.

Berean Study Bible
But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty of sin.

New American Standard Bible
"However, if you refrain from vowing, it would not be sin in you.

King James Bible
But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

Christian Standard Bible
But if you refrain from making a vow, it will not be counted against you as sin.

Contemporary English Version
On the other hand, if you never make a sacred promise, you can't be guilty of breaking it.

Good News Translation
It is no sin not to make a vow to the LORD,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you refrain from making a vow, it will not be counted against you as sin.

International Standard Version
But if you refrain from making a vow, then you won't be guilty.

NET Bible
If you refrain from making a vow, it will not be sinful.

New Heart English Bible
But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you didn't make a vow, you would not be guilty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

New American Standard 1977
“However, if you refrain from vowing, it would not be sin in you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall not be sin in thee.

King James 2000 Bible
But if you shall abstain to vow, it shall be no sin to you.

American King James Version
But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you.

American Standard Version
But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if thou shouldest be unwilling to vow, it is not sin in thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou wilt not promise, thou shalt be without sin.

Darby Bible Translation
But if thou forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

English Revised Version
But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

World English Bible
But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you.

Young's Literal Translation
'And when thou forbearest to vow, it is not in thee a sin.
Study Bible
Miscellaneous Laws
21If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to keep it, because He will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin. 22But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty of sin. 23Be careful to follow through on what comes from your lips, because you have freely vowed to the LORD your God with your own mouth.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 23:21
If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to keep it, because He will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Deuteronomy 23:23
Be careful to follow through on what comes from your lips, because you have freely vowed to the LORD your God with your own mouth.

Treasury of Scripture

But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you.







Lexicon
But if
וְכִ֥י (wə·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you refrain
תֶחְדַּ֖ל (ṯeḥ·dal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2308: To be flabby, desist, be lacking, idle

from making a vow,
לִנְדֹּ֑ר (lin·dōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5087: To promise

you will not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be
יִהְיֶ֥ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

guilty of sin.
חֵֽטְא׃ (ḥêṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2399: A crime, its penalty
23:15-25 It is honourable to shelter and protect the weak, provided they are not wicked. Proselytes and converts to the truth, should be treated with particular tenderness, that they may have no temptation to return to the world. We cannot honour God with our substance, unless it be honestly and honourably come by. It must not only be considered what we give, but how we got it. Where the borrower gets, or hopes to get, it is just that the lender should share the gain; but to him that borrows for necessary food, pity must be showed. That which is gone out of thy lips, as a solemn and deliberate vow, must not be recalled, but thou shalt keep and perform it punctually and fully. They were allowed to pluck and eat of the corn or grapes that grew by the road side; only they must not carry any away. This law intimated what great plenty of corn and wine they should have in Canaan. It provided for the support of poor travellers, and teaches us to be kind to such, teaches us to be ready to distribute, and not to think every thing lost that is given away. Yet it forbids us to abuse the kindness of friends, or to take advantage of what is allowed. Faithfulness to their engagements should mark the people of God; and they should never encroach upon others.
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