Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

General references

Bible References

Vow a vow

Numbers 21:2
And Israel vowed a vow to LORD, and said, If thou will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.
Genesis 28:20
And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
Leviticus 27:2
Speak to the sons of Israel, and say to them, When a man shall accomplish a vow, the persons shall be for LORD by thy estimation.
Deuteronomy 23:21
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.
Judges 11:11
Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and chief over them. And Jephthah spoke all his words before LORD in Mizpah.
Psalm 15:3
he who does no slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor,
Psalm 56:12
Thy vows are upon me, O God. I will render thank-offerings to thee.
Psalm 76:11
Vow, and pay to LORD your God. Let all who are round about him bring presents to him who ought to be feared.
Psalm 119:106
I have sworn, and have confirmed it, that I will observe thy righteous ordinances.
Proverbs 20:25
It is a snare to a man to say rashly, [It is] holy. And to make inquiry after vows.


Exodus 20:7
Thou shall not take the name of LORD thy God in vain, for LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
Leviticus 5:4
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.
Matthew 5:33
Again, ye have heard that it was said to them in old times, Thou shall not swear falsely, but shall render to the Lord thine oaths.
Matthew 14:7
Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask.
Acts 23:12
And when it became day, some of the Jews, having made a conspiracy, put themselves under a curse, saying neither to eat nor to drink until they would kill Paul.
2 Corinthians 1:23
But I call God for a witness upon my soul, that I did not yet come to Corinth, sparing you.
2 Corinthians 9:9
as it is written, He has scattered abroad. He has given to the poor. His righteousness endures into the age.

To bind

Numbers 30:3
Also when a woman vows a vow to LORD, and binds herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth,
Matthew 23:16
Woe to you, ye blind guides, who say, Whoever may swear by the temple, it is nothing, but whoever may swear by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.

He shall do

Job 22:27
Thou shall make thy prayer to him, and he will hear thee, and thou shall pay thy vows.
Psalm 22:25
From thee comes my praise in the great assembly. I will pay my vows before those who fear him.
Psalm 50:14
Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay thy vows to the Most High.
Psalm 66:13
I will come into thy house with burnt-offerings. I will pay thee my vows,
Psalm 116:14
I will pay my vows to LORD, yea, in the presence of all his people.
Ecclesiastes 5:4
When thou vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which thou vow.
Nahum 1:15
Behold, upon the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! Keep thy feasts, O Judah. Perform thy vows, for the wicked one shall no more pass through thee. He is utterly cut off.

General references

Numbers 30:4
and her father hears her vow, and her bond with which she has bound her soul, and her father remains silent at her, then all her vows shall stand, and every bond with which she has bound her soul shall stand.
Joshua 2:17
And the men said to her, We will be guiltless of this thine oath which thou have made us to swear.