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
Israel made a vow to Yahweh, and they said, "If you will surely give this people into our hand, then we {will destroy} their cities."
Genesis 28:20
And Jacob made a vow saying, "If God will be with me and protect me on this way that I am going, and gives me food to eat and clothing to wear,
Leviticus 27:2
"Speak to the {Israelites}, and say to them, 'When a man makes a vow according to your proper value [of] persons to Yahweh,
Deuteronomy 23:21
"{When you make a vow} to Yahweh your God, you shall not postpone {fulfillment of it}, [for] certainly Yahweh your God shall require it from you and [if postponed] {you will incur guilt}.
Judges 11:11
So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and commander over them. And Jephthah spoke all his words before Yahweh at Mizpah.
Psalm 15:3
He does not slander with his tongue. He does not harm his friend, nor {bring up} a disgrace against his neighbor.
Psalm 56:12
[My] vows [to you], O God, [are binding] upon me. I will pay thank offerings to you,
Psalm 76:11
Make vows and fulfill them to Yahweh, your God; let all surrounding him bring tribute to the [one to be] feared.
Psalm 119:106
I have sworn [an oath] and confirmed [it], to heed {your righteous ordinances}.
Proverbs 20:25
[It is] a snare to humankind to say rashly "[It is] holy," and after vows, to scrutinize.

Swear

Exodus 20:7
"You shall not {misuse the name of Yahweh your God}, because Yahweh will not leave unpunished [anyone] who {misuses his name}.
Leviticus 5:4
Or when a person swears, speaking thoughtlessly with [his] lips, to do evil or to do good {with regard to} anything that {the person} in a sworn oath speaks thoughtlessly, but {he is unaware of it}, he will be guilty {in any of} these.
Matthew 5:33
"Again you have heard that it was said to the {people of old}, 'Do not swear falsely, but fulfill your oaths to the Lord.'
Matthew 14:7
Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
Acts 23:12
And [when it] was day, the Jews made a conspiracy [and] bound themselves under a curse, saying [they would] neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.
2 Corinthians 1:23
But I call upon God [as] witness against my life, that [in order to] spare you, I did not come again to Corinth.
2 Corinthians 9:9
Just as it is written, "He scattered widely, he gave to the poor; his righteousness remains {forever}."

To bind

Numbers 30:3
"If a woman makes a vow to Yahweh, and she binds a pledge [on herself] in her father's house in your childhood,
Matthew 23:16
"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing! But whoever swears by the gold of the temple is bound [by his oath].'

He shall do

Job 22:27
You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will pay your vows.
Psalm 22:25
From you [is] my praise. In [the] great assembly, I will pay my vows before those who revere him.
Psalm 50:14
Offer to God a thank offering and pay your vows to [the] Most High.
Psalm 66:13
I will come into your house with burnt offerings. I will pay to you my vows
Psalm 116:14
I will pay my vows [made] to Yahweh in the presence of all his people.
Ecclesiastes 5:4
When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it, for {he takes no pleasure} in fools. Fulfill what you vow!
Nahum 1:15
Look! On the mountains! The feet of the one who brings good tidings, the one who proclaims peace! "Celebrate [a festival], O Judah, Fulfill your vows! For he will not invade you again; the wicked one is cut off completely!"

General references

Numbers 30:4
but if her father hears her vow or her pledge that she bound on herself and says nothing to her, then all her vows will stand, and every pledge that she binds on her life will stand.
Joshua 2:17
The men said to her, "We [will be] released from this oath of yours that you made us swear.