Parallel Verses

Amplified

Or if anyone unthinkingly swears he will do something, whether to do evil or good, whatever it may be that a man shall pronounce rashly taking an oath, then, when he becomes aware of it, he shall be guilty in either of these.

New American Standard Bible

'Or if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil or to do good, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly with an oath, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty in one of these.

King James Version

Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.

Holman Bible

Or if someone swears rashly to do what is good or evil—concerning anything a person may speak rashly in an oath—without being aware of it, but later recognizes it, he incurs guilt in such an instance.

International Standard Version

When a person has sworn inadvertently by what he has said, whether for evil or good, whatever it was that the person spoke, when he comes to understand what he said, he will incur guilt by one of these things.

A Conservative Version

Or if a soul swears rashly with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatever it be that a man shall utter rashly with an oath, and it be hid from him, when he realizes it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.

American Standard Version

Or if any one swear rashly with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall utter rashly with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these things .

Bible in Basic English

Or if anyone, without thought, takes an oath to do evil or to do good, whatever he says without thought, with an oath, having no knowledge of what he is doing; when it becomes clear to him, he will be responsible for any of these things.

Darby Translation

Or if any one swear, talking rashly with the lips, to do evil or to do good, in everything that a man shall say rashly with an oath, and it be hid from him, when he knoweth it, then is he guilty in one of these.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Also the person who swears, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatever it is that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it is hid from him, when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.

Julia Smith Translation

Or when a soul shall swear to talk idly with his lips for evil, or for good, for all which the man shall talk idly with an oath, and it was hid from him; and he shall know, and be guilty for one from these.

King James 2000

Or if a soul vows, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Or when a person swears, speaking thoughtlessly with [his] lips, to do evil or to do good {with regard to} anything that {the person} in a sworn oath speaks thoughtlessly, but {he is unaware of it}, he will be guilty {in any of} these.

Modern King James verseion

Or if a soul swears, pronouncing with his lips to do evil or to do good, whatever it is that a man speaks rashly with an oath, and it is hidden from him, and he knows, then he shall be guilty of one of these.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Either when a soul sweareth: so that he pronounceth with his lips to do evil or to do good - whatsoever it be that a man pronounceth with an oath - and the thing be out of his mind and afterward cometh to the knowledge of it, then he hath offended in one of these.

NET Bible

or when a person swears an oath, speaking thoughtlessly with his lips, whether to do evil or to do good, with regard to anything which the individual might speak thoughtlessly in an oath, even if he did not realize it, but he himself has later come to know it and is guilty with regard to one of these oaths --

New Heart English Bible

"'Or if anyone swears rashly with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatever it is that a man might utter rashly with an oath, and it is hidden from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty of one of these.

The Emphasized Bible

Or, any person, whensoever he shall swear, speaking unadvisedly with the lips, to harm or to help, as regardeth anything wherein the son of earth may speak unadvisedly by way of oath, and it be hidden from him, - and then, he himself, getting to know it, becometh aware of his guilt as regardeth any one of these things.

Webster

Or if a soul shall swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatever it may be, that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.

World English Bible

"'Or if anyone swears rashly with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatever it is that a man might utter rashly with an oath, and it is hidden from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty of one of these.

Youngs Literal Translation

Or when a person sweareth, speaking wrongfully with the lips to do evil, or to do good, even anything which man speaketh wrongfully with an oath, and it hath been hid from him; -- when he hath known then he hath been guilty of one of these;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Or if a soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

שׁבע 
 
Usage: 186

בּטה בּטא 
Bata' 
Usage: 4

with his lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

to do evil
רעע 
Ra`a` 
Usage: 98

or to do good
יטב 
Yatab 
Usage: 115

whatsoever it be that a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

בּטה בּטא 
Bata' 
Usage: 4

with an oath
שׁבוּעה 
Sh@buw`ah 
Usage: 30

and it be hid
עלם 
`alam 
Usage: 28

of it, then he shall be guilty
אשׁם אשׁם 
'asham 
Usage: 35

in one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

References

Hastings

Context Readings

More Laws Regarding Sin Offerings

3 Or if he touches human uncleanness, of whatever kind the uncleanness may be with which he becomes defiled, and he is unaware of it, when he does know it, then he shall be guilty. 4 Or if anyone unthinkingly swears he will do something, whether to do evil or good, whatever it may be that a man shall pronounce rashly taking an oath, then, when he becomes aware of it, he shall be guilty in either of these. 5 When a man is guilty in one of these, he shall confess the sin he has committed.


Cross References

Judges 11:31

Then whatever or whoever comes forth from the doors of my house to meet me when I return in peace from the Ammonites, it shall be the Lord's, and I will offer it or him up as a burnt offering.

1 Samuel 25:22

May God do so, and more also, to David if I leave of all who belong to him one male alive by morning.

Mark 6:23

And he put himself under oath to her, Whatever you ask me, I will give it to you, even to the half of my kingdom.

Acts 23:12

Now when daylight came, the Jews formed a plot and bound themselves by an oath and under a curse neither to eat nor drink till they had done away with Paul.

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 30:6

And if she is married to a husband while her vows are upon her or she has bound herself by a rash utterance

Numbers 30:8

But if her husband refuses to allow her [to keep her vow or pledge] on the day that he hears of it, then he shall make void and annul her vow which is upon her and the rash utterance of her lips by which she bound herself, and the Lord will forgive her.

Joshua 2:14

And the men said to her, Our lives for yours! If you do not tell this business of ours, then when the Lord gives us the land we will deal kindly and faithfully with you.

Joshua 9:15

Joshua made peace with them, covenanting with them to let them live, and the assembly's leaders swore to them.

Judges 9:19

If you then have acted sincerely and honorably with Jerubbaal and his house this day, then rejoice in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you;

Judges 21:7

What shall we do for wives for those who are left, seeing we have sworn by the Lord that we will not give them our daughters as wives?

Judges 21:18

But we cannot give them wives of our daughters, for the Israelites have sworn, Cursed be he who gives a wife to Benjamin.

1 Samuel 1:11

She vowed, saying, O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your handmaid and [earnestly] remember, and not forget Your handmaid but will give me a son, I will give him to the Lord all his life; no razor shall touch his head.

1 Samuel 14:24-28

But the men of Israel were distressed that day, for Saul had caused them to take an oath, saying, Cursed be the man who eats any food before evening and until I have taken vengeance on my enemies. So none of the men tasted any food.

1 Samuel 24:21-22

Swear now therefore to me by the Lord that you will not cut off my descendants after me and that you will not destroy my name out of my father's house.

2 Samuel 21:7

But the king spared Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of the Lord's oath that was between David and Jonathan son of Saul.

2 Kings 6:31

Then he said, May God do so to me, and more also, if the head of Elisha son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day!

Psalm 132:2-5

How he swore to the Lord and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob:

Ecclesiastes 5:2-6

Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven, and you are on earth; therefore let your words be few.

Ezekiel 17:18-19

For [Zedekiah] despised the oath and broke the covenant and behold, he had given his hand, and yet has done all these things; he shall not escape.

Matthew 14:7

And so he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.

Matthew 14:9

And the king was distressed and sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests, he ordered it to be given her;

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