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 unto the LORD, and said, If you 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 clothing to put on,
Leviticus 27:2
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall make a special vow of persons to the LORD at your valuation,
Deuteronomy 23:21
When you shall vow a vow unto the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it: for the LORD your God will surely require it of you; and it would be sin to you.
Judges 11:11
Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and captain over them: and Jephthah uttered all his words before the LORD in Mizpah.
Psalm 15:3
He that backbites not with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor.
Psalm 56:12
Your vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto you.
Psalm 76:11
Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
Psalm 119:106
I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous judgments.
Proverbs 20:25
It is a snare to the man to declare something is holy, and afterward to reconsider his vows.


Exodus 20:7
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
Leviticus 5:4
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.
Matthew 5:33
Again, you have heard that it has been said by them of old time, You shall not perjure yourself, but shall perform unto the Lord your oaths:
Matthew 14:7
So that he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
Acts 23:12
And when it was day, certain of 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
Moreover I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
2 Corinthians 9:9
(As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains forever.

To bind

Numbers 30:3
If a woman also vows a vow unto the LORD, and binds herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;
Matthew 23:16
Woe unto you, 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 bound!

He shall do

Job 22:27
You shall make your prayer unto him, and he shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.
Psalm 22:25
My praise shall be of you in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
Psalm 50:14
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay your vows unto the most High:
Psalm 66:13
I will go into your house with burnt offerings: I will pay you my vows,
Psalm 116:14
I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.
Ecclesiastes 5:4
When you vow a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools: pay that which you have vowed.
Nahum 1:15
Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace! O Judah, keep your solemn feasts, perform your vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through you; 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 shall hold his peace 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 unto her, We will be guiltless concerning this your oath which you have made us swear.