Parallel Verses

Amplified

When you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not be slack in paying it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and slackness would be sin in you.

New American Standard Bible

"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for it would be sin in you, and the LORD your God will surely require it of you.

King James Version

When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

Holman Bible

“If you make a vow to the Lord your God, do not be slow to keep it, because He will require it of you, and it will be counted against you as sin.

International Standard Version

"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, don't delay paying it, because the LORD your God will certainly demand payment from you, and then you will be guilty of sin.

A Conservative Version

When thou shall vow a vow to LORD thy God, thou shall not be slack to pay it. For LORD thy God will surely require it of thee, and it would be sin in thee.

American Standard Version

When thou shalt vow a vow unto Jehovah thy God, thou shalt not be slack to pay it: for Jehovah thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

Bible in Basic English

When you take an oath to the Lord, do not be slow to give effect to it: for without doubt the Lord your God will make you responsible, and will put it to your account as sin

Darby Translation

When thou vowest a vow to Jehovah thy God, thou shalt not delay to perform it; for Jehovah thy God will certainly require it of thee, and it shall be sin in thee.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not delay to pay it; for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

Julia Smith Translation

When thou shalt vow a vow to Jehovah thy God thou shalt not delay to complete it, for Jehovah thy God requiring, will require it from thee; and it was sin in thee.

King James 2000

When you shall vow a vow unto the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it: for the LORD your God will surely require it of you; and it would be sin to you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"{When you make a vow} to Yahweh your God, you shall not postpone {fulfillment of it}, [for] certainly Yahweh your God shall require it from you and [if postponed] {you will incur guilt}.

Modern King James verseion

When you shall vow a vow to Jehovah your God, you shall not wait to pay it, for Jehovah your God will surely require it of you, and it would be sin in you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When thou hast vowed a vow unto the LORD thy God, see thou be not slack to pay it. For he will surely require it of thee, and it shall be sin unto thee.

NET Bible

When you make a vow to the Lord your God you must not delay in fulfilling it, for otherwise he will surely hold you accountable as a sinner.

New Heart English Bible

When you shall vow a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not be slack to pay it: for the LORD your God will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you.

The Emphasized Bible

When thou shalt vow a vow unto Yahweh thy God, thou shalt not delay to make it good, - for Yahweh thy God would, require, it of thee, and it should be in thee sin.

Webster

When thou shalt vow a vow to the LORD thy God, thou shalt not defer to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

World English Bible

When you shall vow a vow to Yahweh your God, you shall not be slack to pay it: for Yahweh your God will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you.

Youngs Literal Translation

When thou vowest a vow to Jehovah thy God, thou dost not delay to complete it; for Jehovah thy God doth certainly require it from thee, and it hath been in thee -- sin.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
When thou shalt vow
נדר 
Nadar 
Usage: 31

a vow
נדר נדר 
Neder 
Usage: 60

unto the Lord

Usage: 0

אלהים 
'elohiym 
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600
Usage: 2600

thou shalt not slack
אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 16

it for the Lord

Usage: 0

will surely
דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

דּרשׁ 
Darash 
Usage: 164

it of thee and it would be sin
חטא 
Chet' 
Usage: 33

References

American

VOW

Fausets

VOW

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

20 You may lend on interest to a foreigner, but to your brother you shall not lend on interest, that the Lord your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land to which you go to possess it. 21 When you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not be slack in paying it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and slackness would be sin in you. 22 But if you refrain from vowing, it will not be sin in you.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 5:4-5

When you vow a vow or make a pledge to God, do not put off paying it; for God has no pleasure in fools (those who witlessly mock Him). Pay what you vow.

Deuteronomy 23:18

You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the price of a dog (a sodomite) into the house of the Lord your God as payment of a vow, for both of these [the gift and the giver] are an abomination to the Lord your God.

Psalm 66:13-14

I will come into Your house with burnt offerings [of entire consecration]; I will pay You my vows,

Psalm 76:11

Vow and pay to the Lord your God; let all who are round about Him bring presents to Him Who ought to be [reverently] feared.

Genesis 28:20

Then Jacob made a vow, saying, If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go and will give me food to eat and clothing to wear,

Genesis 35:1-3

And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there. And make there an altar to God Who appeared to you [in a distinct manifestation] when you fled from the presence of Esau your brother.

Leviticus 27:2-34

Say to the Israelites, When a man shall make a special vow of persons to the Lord at your valuation,

Numbers 30:1-16

And Moses said to the heads or leaders of the tribes of Israel, This is the thing which the Lord has commanded:

Psalm 56:12

Your vows are upon me, O God; I will render praise to You and give You thank offerings.

Psalm 116:18

I will pay my vows to the Lord, yes, in the presence of all His people,

Jonah 1:16

Then the men [reverently and worshipfully] feared the Lord exceedingly, and they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made vows.

Jonah 2:9

But as for me, I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation and deliverance belong to the Lord!

Nahum 1:15

Behold! upon the mountains the feet of him who brings good tidings [telling of the Assyrian's death], who publishes peace! Celebrate your feasts, O Judah; perform your vows. For the wicked counselor [the king of Assyria] shall no more come against you or pass through your land; he is utterly cut off. [Then the prophet Nahum sarcastically addresses his message to Nineveh:]

Matthew 5:33

Again, you have heard that it was said to the men of old, You shall not swear falsely, but you shall perform your oaths to the Lord [as a religious duty].

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