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
Then Israel vowed a vow to Jehovah, and said, If thou give this people wholly 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 keep me on this road that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and a garment to put on,
Leviticus 27:2
Speak unto the children of Israel and say unto them, When any one devoteth anything by a vow, the persons shall be for Jehovah according to thy valuation.
Deuteronomy 23:21
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.
Judges 11:11
So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and leader over them; and Jephthah spoke all his words before the LORD at Mizpah.
Psalm 15:3
He that slandereth not with his tongue, doeth not evil to his companion, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour;
Psalm 56:12
Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render thanks unto thee.
Psalm 76:11
Vow and pay unto Jehovah your God: let all that are round about him bring presents unto him that is to be feared.
Psalm 119:106
I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
Proverbs 20:25
It is a snare to a man rashly to say, It is hallowed, and after vows to make inquiry.

Swear

Exodus 20:7
Thou shalt not idly utter the name of Jehovah thy God; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that idly uttereth his name.
Leviticus 5:4
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.
Matthew 5:33
Again, ye have heard that it has been said to the ancients, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt render to the Lord what thou hast sworn.
Matthew 14:7
whereupon he promised with oath to give her whatsoever she should ask.
Acts 23:12
And when it was day, the Jews, having banded together, put themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they should kill Paul.
2 Corinthians 1:23
But I call God to witness upon my soul that to spare you I have not yet come to Corinth.
2 Corinthians 9:9
according as it is written, He has scattered abroad, he has given to the poor, his righteousness remains for ever.

To bind

Numbers 30:3
If a woman also vow a vow to Jehovah, and bind herself by a bond, in her father's house in her youth,
Matthew 23:16
Woe to you, blind guides, who 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
My praise is from thee, in the great congregation; I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
Psalm 50:14
Offer unto God thanksgiving, and perform thy vows unto the Most High;
Psalm 66:13
I will go into thy house with burnt-offerings; I will perform my vows to thee,
Psalm 116:14
I will perform my vows unto Jehovah, yea, before 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 hast vowed.
Nahum 1:15
Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth glad tidings, that publisheth peace! Celebrate thy feasts, 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 hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father shall be silent 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 to her, We will be quit of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.