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.

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Bible References

Vow a vow

Numbers 21:2
Then Israel vowed vow unto Yahweh, and said, - If thou wilt, surely deliver up, this people into my band, then will I 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 whereon, I, am going, and give me bread to eat and raiment to put on;
Leviticus 27:2
Speak unto the sons of Israel and thou shall say unto them - When any man would consecrate and pay a vow by thine estimate of lives unto Yahweh,
Deuteronomy 23:21
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.
Judges 11:11
Then went Jephthah with the elders of Gilead, and the people set him over them, as head and commander, - and Jephthah spake all his words before Yahweh, in Mizpah.
Psalm 15:3
Hath not carried slander on his tongue, hath not done his friend a wrong, nor, a reproach, taken up against his neighbour;
Psalm 56:12
Upon me, O God, are thy vows, I will pay back praises unto thee.
Psalm 76:11
Vow and pay, unto Yahweh your God, - Let, all who are round about him, bear along a gift unto him who is to be revered.
Psalm 119:106
I sware, and have fulfilled, To keep thy righteous regulations.
Proverbs 20:25
It is a snare to a man, that he should rashly cry Holy! and, after making vows, to reflect!


Exodus 20:7
Thou shalt not utter the name of Yahweh thy God for falsehood, for Yahweh will not let him go unpunished who uttereth his name for falsehood.
Leviticus 5:4
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.
Matthew 5:33
Again, ye have heard that it was said, to them of olden time, Thou shalt not swear falsely, - but shalt render unto the Lord, thine oaths.
Matthew 14:7
wherefore, with an oath, he promised to give her, whatsoever she should ask for herself;
Acts 23:12
And, when it became day, the Jews, forming a conspiracy, bound themselves under a curse, saying, that they would neither eat nor drink till they had slain Paul.
2 Corinthians 1:23
But, I, call upon God, as a witness, against my own soul, - that, to spare you, not yet, have I come unto Corinth:
2 Corinthians 9:9
Even as it is written - He hath scattered abroad, he hath given to the needy, - his righteousness, abideth to futurity.

To bind

Numbers 30:3
And, when, a woman, shall vow a vow unto Yahweh, and bind a bond, in the house of her father, in her youth;
Matthew 23:16
Alas for you, blind guides! that say - Whosoever shall swear by the Temple, it is, nothing, but, whosoever shall swear by the gold of the Temple, is bound:

He shall do

Job 22:27
Thou shalt make entreaty unto him, and he will hear thee, and, thy vows, shalt thou pay;
Psalm 22:25
Of thee, is my praise in the great convocation, My vows, will I pay, before them who revere him.
Psalm 50:14
Sacrifice to God a thankoffering, And pay to the Most High thy vows;
Psalm 66:13
I will enter thy house with ascending-sacrifices, I will pay unto thee my vows,
Psalm 116:14
My vows - to Yahweh, will I pay, Might it be in presence of all his people!
Ecclesiastes 5:4
When thou vowest a vow unto God, do not defer to pay it, for there is no pleasure in dullards, - what thou vowest, pay!
Nahum 1:15
Lo! upon the mountains, The feet of one, who bringeth Good Tidings! who publisheth Prosperity! Celebrate, O Judah, thy pilgrim festivals, fulfil thy vows, for, not again, any more, shall the Abandoned One, pass through thee, he hath been wholly cut off.

General references

Numbers 30:4
and her father shall hear her vow or her bond which she bindeth upon her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her, then shall all her vows stand, and every bond which she hath bound upon her soul shall stand.
Joshua 2:17
And the men said unto her, - Free, will we be from this thine oath which thou hast made us swear: