Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Because you favor Zion, do what is good for her! Fortify the walls of Jerusalem!
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give him thanks! Praise his name!
Open for me the gates of the just king's temple! I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.
Then you must come to the place the Lord your God chooses for his name to reside, bringing everything I am commanding you -- your burnt offerings, sacrifices, tithes, the personal offerings you have prepared, and all your choice votive offerings which you devote to him.
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, acknowledging his name.
You are the reason I offer praise in the great assembly; I will fulfill my promises before the Lord's loyal followers.
I am obligated to fulfill the vows I made to you, O God; I will give you the thank-offerings you deserve,
I will fulfill my vows to the Lord before all his people.
When you make a vow to God, do not delay in paying it. For God takes no pleasure in fools: Pay what you vow!
But as for me, I promise to offer a sacrifice to you with a public declaration of praise; I will surely do what I have promised. Salvation belongs to the Lord!"
Look! A herald is running on the mountains! A messenger is proclaiming deliverance: "Celebrate your sacred festivals, O Judah! Fulfill your sacred vows to praise God! For never again will the wicked Assyrians invade you, they have been completely destroyed."
When you make a vow to the Lord your God you must not delay in fulfilling it, for otherwise he will surely hold you accountable as a sinner.