Numbers 30:13
New International Version
Her husband may confirm or nullify any vow she makes or any sworn pledge to deny herself.

New Living Translation
So her husband may either confirm or nullify any vows or pledges she makes to deny herself.

English Standard Version
Any vow and any binding oath to afflict herself, her husband may establish, or her husband may make void.

Berean Study Bible
Her husband may confirm or nullify any vow or any sworn pledge to deny herself.

King James Bible
Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

New King James Version
Every vow and every binding oath to afflict her soul, her husband may confirm it, or her husband may make it void.

New American Standard Bible
“Every vow and every binding oath to humble herself, her husband may confirm it or her husband may annul it.

NASB 1995
"Every vow and every binding oath to humble herself, her husband may confirm it or her husband may annul it.

NASB 1977
“Every vow and every binding oath to humble herself, her husband may confirm it or her husband may annul it.

Amplified Bible
“Every vow and every binding oath to humble herself, her husband may confirm it or her husband may annul it.

Christian Standard Bible
Her husband may confirm or cancel any vow or any sworn obligation to deny herself.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her husband may confirm or cancel any vow or any sworn obligation to deny herself.

American Standard Version
Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Her husband may confirm all of the vows and all the oaths of bonds that detract from the soul, or her husband may nullify them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict her soul, her husband shall confirm it to her, or her husband shall cancel it.

Contemporary English Version
Her husband has the final say about any promises she makes to the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If she vow and bind herself by oath, to afflict her soul by fasting, or abstinence from other things, it shall depend on the will of her husband, whether she shall do it, or not do it.

English Revised Version
Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

Good News Translation
Her husband has the right to affirm or to annul any vow or promise that she has made.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"A husband decides whether or not his wife has to keep any vow to do something or any oath to do without something.

International Standard Version
Her husband may confirm or revoke every vow and binding obligation that afflicts her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may let it stand, or her husband may make it void.

Literal Standard Version
Every vow and every oath—a bond to humble a soul—her husband establishes it, or her husband breaks it;

NET Bible
"Any vow or sworn obligation that would bring affliction to her, her husband can confirm or nullify.

New Heart English Bible
Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

World English Bible
Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

Young's Literal Translation
'Every vow and every oath -- a bond to humble a soul -- her husband doth establish it, or her husband doth break it;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laws Concerning Vows
12But if her husband nullifies them on the day he hears of them, then nothing that came from her lips, whether her vows or pledges, shall stand. Her husband has nullified them, and the LORD will absolve her. 13Her husband may confirm or nullify any vow or any sworn pledge to deny herself. 14But if her husband says nothing to her from day to day, then he confirms all the vows and pledges that bind her. He has confirmed them, because he said nothing to her on the day he heard about them.…

Cross References
Numbers 30:12
But if her husband nullifies them on the day he hears of them, then nothing that came from her lips, whether her vows or pledges, shall stand. Her husband has nullified them, and the LORD will absolve her.

Numbers 30:14
But if her husband says nothing to her from day to day, then he confirms all the vows and pledges that bind her. He has confirmed them, because he said nothing to her on the day he heard about them.


Treasury of Scripture

Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

and every

1 Corinthians 11:3,9
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God…

1 Peter 3:1-6
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; …

to afflict

Numbers 29:7
And ye shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month an holy convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls: ye shall not do any work therein:

Leviticus 16:29
And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:

Leviticus 23:27,32
Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD…









(13) Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul.--Reference is again made to the two kinds of vows which are treated of in this chapter--viz., a vow to do anything, and a vow to abstain from anything.

Verse 13. - Oath to afflict the soul. No doubt by fasting or by other kinds of abstinence. The expression is especially used in connection with the rigorous fast of the day of atonement (Leviticus 16:29; Numbers 29:7; and cf. Isaiah 58:5; 1 Corinthians 7:5).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Her husband
אִישָׁ֥הּ (’î·šāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

may confirm
יְקִימֶ֖נּוּ (yə·qî·men·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

or nullify
יְפֵרֶֽנּוּ׃ (yə·p̄ê·ren·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6565: To break up, to violate, frustrate

any
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

vow
נֵ֛דֶר (nê·ḏer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5088: A promise, a thing promised

or any
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

sworn
שְׁבֻעַ֥ת (šə·ḇu·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 7621: Something sworn, an oath

pledge
אִסָּ֖ר (’is·sār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 632: A bond, binding obligation

to deny
לְעַנֹּ֣ת (lə·‘an·nōṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

herself.
נָ֑פֶשׁ (nā·p̄eš)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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