Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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 unto Jehovah, and said, If thou wilt 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 unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall accomplish a vow, the persons shall be for Jehovah by thy estimation.
Deuteronomy 23:21
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.
Judges 11:11
Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and chief over them: and Jephthah spake all his words before Jehovah in Mizpah.
Psalm 15:3
He that slandereth not with his tongue, Nor doeth evil to his friend, Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor;
Psalm 56:12
Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render thank-offerings unto thee.
Psalm 76:11
Vow, and pay unto Jehovah your God: Let all that are round about him bring presents unto him that 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 rashly to say, It is holy, And after vows to make inquiry.

Swear

Exodus 20:7
Thou shalt not take the name of Jehovah thy God in vain; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Leviticus 5:4
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 .
Matthew 5:33
Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
Matthew 14:7
Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she should ask.
Acts 23:12
And when it was day, the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.
2 Corinthians 1:23
But I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I forbare to come unto Corinth.
2 Corinthians 9:9
as it is written, He hath scattered abroad, he hath given to the poor; His righteousness abideth for ever.

To bind

Numbers 30:3
Also when a woman voweth a vow unto Jehovah, and bindeth herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth,
Matthew 23:16
Woe unto you, ye blind guides, that say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor.

He shall do

Job 22:27
Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he will hear thee; And thou shalt pay thy vows.
Psalm 22:25
Of thee cometh my praise in the great assembly: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
Psalm 50:14
Offer unto God the sacrifice of thanksgiving; And pay thy vows unto 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 unto Jehovah, Yea, in the presence of all his people.
Ecclesiastes 5:4
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou vowest.
Nahum 1:15
Behold, upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth 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 heareth her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father holdeth his peace at her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.
Joshua 2:17
And the men said unto her, We will be guiltless of this thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.