New Living Translation
But once you have voluntarily made a vow, be careful to fulfill your promise to the LORD your God.
King James Bible
That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth.
Darby Bible Translation
What is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and do, as thou hast vowed to Jehovah thy God, the voluntary-offering that thou hast promised with thy mouth.
World English Bible
That which is gone out of your lips you shall observe and do; according as you have vowed to Yahweh your God, a freewill offering, which you have promised with your mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
The produce of thy lips thou dost keep, and hast done it, as thou hast vowed to Jehovah thy God; a free-will-offering, which thou hast spoken with thy mouth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:23 A free - will - offering - Which though thou didst really make, yet being made, thou art no longer free, but obliged to perform it.
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"You have also heard that our ancestors were told, 'You must not break your vows; you must carry out the vows you make to the LORD.'
However, it is not a sin to refrain from making a vow.
"When you enter your neighbor's vineyard, you may eat your fill of grapes, but you must not carry any away in a basket.
We will do whatever we want. We will burn incense and pour out liquid offerings to the Queen of Heaven just as much as we like--just as we, and our ancestors, and our kings and officials have always done in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. For in those days we had plenty to eat, and we were well off and had no troubles!
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