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Deuteronomy 23:21-23

"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, don't delay paying it, because the LORD your God will certainly demand payment from you, and then you will be guilty of sin. But if you refrain from making a vow, then you won't be guilty. Be sure you do whatever you promise, because you have given your word voluntarily to the LORD your God.

Numbers 30:2

"When a man makes a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath an obligation that is binding to himself he is not to break his word. Instead, he is to fulfill whatever promise came out of his mouth.'"

Proverbs 20:25

It is a trap for a person to declare quickly, "This is sacred," and only later to have second thoughts about the vows.

Malachi 1:14

"Cursed is the deceiver who has an acceptable male in his flock, and vows to give it, but sacrifices a mutilated one to the LORD. Indeed, I am a great king," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "and my name is feared among the Gentiles."

Numbers 30:3-8

"When a young woman makes a vow to the LORD or pledges herself to an obligation while she still lives in her father's house, and her father hears her vow and the obligations that she had pledged herself to fulfill, yet her father keeps silent about it, then all her vows and every obligation she pledged herself to are to stand. But if her father disallows her on the same day that he hears what she has said, then all her vows and every obligation she had pledged herself to fulfill are not to stand. The LORD will forgive her, because her father has forbidden her."read more.
"If she has a husband and she makes a vow that is binding on herself, or if she makes a hasty vow with her mouth that she pledges herself to fulfill, and her husband hears her vow, yet remains silent on the day that he hears it, then her vows are to stand and the obligation to which she had pledged herself is to stand. But if, on the same day her husband hears and disallows her, then he has revoked her vows that she made for herself, along with any hasty vows that she spoke and to which she pledged herself to fulfill. The LORD will forgive her."

Numbers 30:10-15

If, while she had been living in her late or former husband's house, she makes a vow or a promise that binds her with an oath, and her husband hears it but remains silent, not disallowing it, then all her vows are to stand, along with every obligation that she has pledged to fulfill. But if her husband disallowed them the very day that he heard her, everything that she spoke relating to her vows and her obligation to herself are not to stand, because her husband revoked them. The LORD will forgive her. read more.
Her husband may confirm or revoke every vow and binding obligation that afflicts her. But if her husband remains silent about her from day to day, then he has affirmed all her vows or obligations that she has obligated herself to fulfill. He has affirmed them because he remained silent from the day he heard her vows. But if he nullified them after he had heard, then he will be responsible for any resulting iniquity."

Leviticus 22:17-19

The LORD told Moses, "Tell Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelis that when a person from the house of Israel or from the resident aliens living in Israel brings his offering to the LORD as a whole burnt offering (whether in fulfillment of a promise or a free will offerings), so that he'll be sure to be accepted, he is to offer a male without defect from the bulls, the lambs, and the goats.

Leviticus 7:16

"If his sacrifice accompanies a fulfilled vow or is a voluntary offering, it is to be eaten on the day the offeror brings the sacrifice. Anything left over is to be eaten the next day,

Leviticus 22:21

"If a person brings a peace offering sacrifice to the LORD to fulfill a vow or a free will offering from the herd or the flock, it is to be sound in order to be accepted, without any defect in it.

Leviticus 27:9

"If it's an animal from which they make an offering to the LORD, everything that he gives to the LORD from it will be holy.

Numbers 15:2-4

"Tell the Israelis that when you enter the land where you'll be living that I'm about to give you, you are to make an offering by fire to the LORD, either a burnt offering, a sacrificial offering to fulfill a vow, or a voluntary offering at the appointed time, to make a pleasing aroma to the LORD either from your cattle or from your flocks. The offeror is to bring the oblation to the LORD, containing one tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with one fourth of a hin of olive oil.

Deuteronomy 12:6

Bring your burnt offerings there, along with your sacrifices, your tithes, your hand-carried gifts, your offerings in fulfillment of promises, your freely given offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks.

Psalm 66:13

I will come to your house with burnt offerings. I will fulfill my vows to you

Proverbs 7:14

"I have given my peace offerings, and today I fulfilled my vows.

Leviticus 27:1-25

The LORD told Moses, "Tell the Israelis that when a person makes a special vow based on the appropriate value of people who belong to the LORD, if your valuation of the vow is for a male from 20 to 60 years old, the valuation is to be 50 shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. read more.
If she is a female from 20 to 60 years old, then your valuation is to be 30 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. If a person is from five to 20 years, then your valuation for a male is to be 20 shekels and for a female ten shekels. If a person is from one month to five years old, then your valuation for a male is to be five shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation is to be three shekels of silver. If a person is 60 or more years old, then your valuation for a male is to be fifteen shekels and for a female ten shekels. But if he is too poor to be valuated, then cause him to stand before the priest and let the priest set a value on him according to the ability of the one making the vow. "If it's an animal from which they make an offering to the LORD, everything that he gives to the LORD from it will be holy. He is not to substitute it or exchange it the good with the bad or the bad with the good. If he ever makes an exchange of an animal for an animal, then it and what's being exchanged is holy. If any animal is unclean, which cannot be brought to the LORD as an offering, make the animal stand in the presence of the priest, then the priest will evaluate it as to whether it is good or bad. According to your that is, the priest's valuation, so it is to be. If a kinsman redeemer decides to redeem it, then he is to add a fifth to your valuation." "If a person consecrates his house to be holy to the LORD, then the priest is to set a value for it as to its worth, whether good or bad. As the priest sets value on it, so it will stand. And if he that consecrated it wishes to redeem his house, he is to add one fifth to your valuation, after which it is to belong to him. "If a person consecrates to the LORD a portion of the field from his inheritance, then your valuation is to be based on its capacity for yielding a harvest. Each omer of barley is to be valued at 50 shekels of silver. If he consecrates his field in the year of jubilee, it is to be based on your valuation. If he consecrates his field after the jubilee, then the priest is to account to him the silver according to the years that remain until the year of jubilee, with a deduction corresponding to your valuation. "If the one who consecrated the field intends to redeem it, then he is to add one fifth of your valuation to it in silver, then it is to be established as his. But if he won't redeem the field, but instead sells it to another person, then it is not to be redeemed anymore. When the field is released in the jubilee, it will be holy to the LORD. As a field that's devoted, it is to belong to the priest as his inheritance. If he consecrates a field that he had bought and that isn't part of his inheritance, then the priest is to account to him the evaluated worth until the year of jubilee. Then he is to give the amount of valuation on that day as a holy gift to the LORD. During the year of jubilee, the field is to be returned by the one who originally sold it that is, to the owner of the land. Every valuation is to be according to the shekel of the sanctuary, evaluated at 20 gerahs to the shekel.

2 Kings 12:4-5

Jehoash spoke to the priests about all of the proceeds of the consecrated gifts that were being brought into the LORD's Temple, cash from every man who was traveling through the area, cash obtained by personal assessment, and all the cash that came through voluntary gifts into the LORD's Temple: "Let the priests get support for themselves from their own donors, and let them repair the Temple wherever a leak in need of repair is discovered."

Deuteronomy 23:18

Don't bring the earnings of a female prostitute nor the income of a male prostitute into the house of the LORD your God as payment for any vow. Both of these are detestable to the LORD your God."

1 Samuel 1:11

Hannah made a vow: "LORD of the Heavenly Armies, if you just look at the misery of your maid servant, remember me, and don't forget your maid servant. If you give your maid servant a son, then I'll give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and a razor is never to touch his head."

Genesis 28:20-22

Then he made this solemn vow: "If God remains with me, watches over me throughout this journey that I'm taking, gives me food to eat and clothes to wear, and returns me safely to my father's house, then the LORD will be my God, this stone that I've erected in the form of a pillar will be God's house, and I'll give you a tenth of everything that you give to me."

Numbers 21:2

Then Israel made this vow in the LORD's presence: "If you give these people into our control, we intend to devote their cities to total destruction."

Judges 11:30-40

Jephthah made this solemn vow to the LORD: "If you truly give the Ammonites into my control, then if I return from the Ammonites without incident, whatever comes out the doors of my house to meet me will become the LORD's, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering." Then Jephthah crossed over to the Ammonites and attacked them. The LORD gave them into his control. read more.
He attacked them from Aroer to the entrance of Minnith twenty cities in all even as far as Abel-keramim. As a result, the Ammonites were subdued right in front of the Israelis. When Jephthah arrived at his home in Mizpah surprise! it was his daughter who came out to meet him, playing tambourines and dancing. She was his one and only child. Except for her, he had no other son or daughter. When he saw her, he ripped his clothes and cried out, "Oh no! My daughter! You have terribly burdened me! You've joined those who are causing me trouble, because I've given my word to the LORD, and I cannot go back on it. She told him, "My father, you have given your word to the LORD. Do to me according to what has come out of your own mouth, considering that the LORD has paid back your enemies, the Ammonites." Then she continued talking with her father, "Do this for me: leave me alone by myself for two months. I'll go up to the mountains and cry there because I'll never marry. My friends and I will go." So he said, "Go!" He sent her away for two months. She left with her friends and cried there on the mountains because she would never marry. Later, after the two months were concluded, she returned to her father, and he fulfilled what he had solemnly vowed and she never married. That's how the custom arose in Israel that for four days out of every year the Israeli women would go to mourn the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite in commemoration.

2 Samuel 15:7-8

And so it was that forty years after Israel had demanded a king, Absalom asked the king, "Please let me go to Hebron so I can pay my vow that I made to the LORD, because when I was living at Geshur in Aram, your servant made this solemn promise: "If the LORD ever brings me back to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.'"

Psalm 66:13-14

I will come to your house with burnt offerings. I will fulfill my vows to you that my lips uttered and that my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.

Psalm 116:12-14

What will I return to the LORD for all his benefits to me? I will raise my cup of deliverance and invoke the LORD's name. I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.

Psalm 56:12

God, I have taken vows before you; therefore I will offer thanksgiving sacrifices to you.

Psalm 116:17-18

I will bring you a thanksgiving offering and call on the name of the LORD! I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,

Psalm 22:25

My praise in the great congregation is because of you; I will pay my vows before those who fear you.

Psalm 61:8

So I will sing songs to your name forever; I will fulfill my promises day by day. To the Director: According to Jeduthun's style. A Davidic Psalm.

Psalm 65:1

In Zion, God, praise silently awaits you, and vows will be paid to you.

Numbers 6:1-21

Then the LORD told Moses, "Tell the Israelis that a man or woman who commits to the vow of the Nazirite, is to be separated to the LORD, then is to remain separate from wine and strong drink. He is not to drink vinegar or strong drink made from wine. He is not to drink grape juice or eat grapes, whether fresh or dried. read more.
During the entire time of his dedication, he is not to eat any product from the grapevine, from the seed to the skin. During the entire time of his dedication, he is not to allow a razor to pass over his head until the days of his holy consecration to the LORD have been fulfilled. He is to let the locks on his head grow long. "During the entire time of his dedication, he is not to come near a dead body. He is not to defile himself on account of his father, mother, brother, and sister when they die, because the crown of his consecration to God is on his head. During the entire time of his dedication, he is set apart to God. When someone suddenly dies beside him, so that his consecrated head is defiled, then he is to shave his head on the day of his purification. Seven days later he is to shave it again. On the eighth day, he is to bring two turtledoves or two pigeons to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Then the priest is to offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering to make atonement for him because of the guilt he incurred on account of his contact with the dead body. Then he is to consecrate his head on that day. He is to dedicate to the LORD the days of his consecration by bringing a year old male lamb as his offering. The previous time will have failed because his consecration became defiled. "This is the law of the Nazirite: When the days of his consecration are completed, he is to come to the entrance at the Tent of Meeting. He is to bring an offering to the LORD, a year old male lamb, and a year old ewe female lamb, both without blemish, for a sin offering and a ram without blemish for a peace offering, a basket of unleavened bread made from choice flour, cakes mixed with oil, a wafer of unleavened bread smeared with oil, along with grain and drink offerings. The priest is to come into the LORD's presence and present his sin and burnt offerings. He is to offer the ram, a sacrifice of peace offering to the LORD, along with the basket of unleavened bread. Then the priest is to present his grain and drink offerings. The Nazirite is then to shave his head of consecration at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. He is to take the lock of his head of consecration and set it over the fire where the peace offering for sacrifice is. Then the priest is to take the boiled shoulder of the ram, one cake of unleavened bread from the basket, and one wafer of unleavened bread. He is to place them in the hands of the Nazirite, after he himself has shaved his symbol of consecration. The priest is to wave the offerings, that is, the breast and the thigh offering in the LORD's presence. Then the Nazirite may drink wine afterward. This is to be the law of the Nazirite when he commits his offering to the LORD on account of his consecration, over and beyond what he owns alone plus whatever he can provide, based on the vow from his own mouth that he vows to fulfill on account of the law of his consecration."

Judges 13:2-5

There was one man from Zorah, from the family of the descendants of Dan, whose name was Manoah. Since his wife was infertile, she hadn't borne children. One day the angel of the LORD presented himself to the woman. "Hello!" he greeted her. "Though you are infertile at this time and haven't borne a child, you're about to conceive and give birth to a son. So be sure that you don't drink wine or anything intoxicating, and don't eat anything unclean read more.
because surprise! you're going to conceive and give birth to a son! Don't put a razor to his head, because the young man will be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from inside the womb. He will begin to deliver Israel from domination by the Philistines."

Psalm 132:2-5

how he swore an oath to the LORD, vowing to the Mighty One of Jacob, "I will not enter my house, or lie down on my bed, or let myself go to sleep or even take a nap,read more.
until I locate a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."

Acts 18:18

After staying there for quite a while longer, Paul said goodbye to the brothers and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. He had his hair cut in Cenchrea, since he was under a vow.

Acts 21:24-26

Take these men, go through the purification ceremony with them, and pay their expenses to shave their heads. Then everyone will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you, but that you are carefully observing and keeping the Law. As for the gentiles who have become believers, we have sent a letter with our decision that they should keep away from food that has been sacrificed to idols, from blood, from anything strangled, and from sexual immorality." Then Paul took those men and the next day purified himself with them. Then he went into the Temple to announce the time when their days of purification would end and when the sacrifice would be offered for each of them.

Matthew 15:5-6

But you say, "Whoever tells his father or his mother, "Whatever support you might have received from me has been given to God," does not have to honor his father.' Because of your tradition, then, you have disregarded the authority of God's word.

Mark 7:11-13

But you say, "If anyone tells his father or mother, "Whatever support you might have received from me is Corban,"' (that is, an offering to God) "you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother.' You are destroying the word of God through your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many other things like that."

Jeremiah 44:25-28

This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "You and your wives have spoken with your mouths and acted with your hands: "We will certainly carry through on the vows that we vowed to offer sacrifices to the Queen of Heaven and pour out liquid offerings to her!" Go ahead, carry through on your vows, and diligently do what you vowed!' But listen to this message from the LORD, all you people of Judah who are living in the land of Egypt. "Look, I've sworn by my great name', says the LORD, "my name will no longer be invoked by the mouth of any person in the entire land of Egypt, as he says, "As surely as the Lord GOD lives"" ""Look, I'm watching over them to bring disaster rather than good. Every person of Judah in the land of Egypt will be brought to an end by the sword and by famine until they're completely gone. read more.
The ones who escape the sword will return from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah, few in number. Then all the remnant of Judah who have come into the land of Egypt to settle will know whose message will stand, mine or theirs.

From Thematic Bible


Vows » Sacred, to be kept

Ecclesiastes 5:4

When you make a promise to God, don't fail to keep it, since he isn't pleased with fools. Keep what you promise

Numbers 30:2

"When a man makes a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath an obligation that is binding to himself he is not to break his word. Instead, he is to fulfill whatever promise came out of his mouth.'"

Job 22:27

You'll entreat him and he'll listen to you as you fulfill your vows.

Deuteronomy 23:21

"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, don't delay paying it, because the LORD your God will certainly demand payment from you, and then you will be guilty of sin.

More verses: Matthew 5:33 Psalm 76:11

Vows » Examples of

1 Samuel 1:11

Hannah made a vow: "LORD of the Heavenly Armies, if you just look at the misery of your maid servant, remember me, and don't forget your maid servant. If you give your maid servant a son, then I'll give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and a razor is never to touch his head."

Acts 18:18

After staying there for quite a while longer, Paul said goodbye to the brothers and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. He had his hair cut in Cenchrea, since he was under a vow.

Genesis 28:20

Then he made this solemn vow: "If God remains with me, watches over me throughout this journey that I'm taking, gives me food to eat and clothes to wear,

Numbers 21:2

Then Israel made this vow in the LORD's presence: "If you give these people into our control, we intend to devote their cities to total destruction."

More verses: Judges 11:30 Acts 21:23

Vows » All things dedicated by, to be brought to the tabernacle

Deuteronomy 12:6

Bring your burnt offerings there, along with your sacrifices, your tithes, your hand-carried gifts, your offerings in fulfillment of promises, your freely given offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks.

Deuteronomy 12:11

then bring to the place that the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling place where he will establish his name everything that I'm commanding you: your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, your hand-carried gifts, and all your best offerings in fulfillment of promises that you pledged to the LORD.

Deuteronomy 12:17-18

"You won't be allowed to eat your tithe of grain, new wine, oil, the firstborn of your herd and flock, your voluntary offerings that you pledged, your free-will offerings, and the works of your hands in your own cities. You'll eat only in the presence of the LORD your God at the place that he will choose you, your sons and your daughters, your male and female servants, and the descendant of Levi who is in your cities. Rejoice in the presence of the LORD your God in everything you undertake.

Deuteronomy 12:26

"You may carry and bring only your consecrated gifts and offerings in fulfillment of promises to the place that the LORD will choose.

Vows » Were made in reference to » Offering sacrifices

Leviticus 22:22

You are not to bring to the LORD an offering that is blind, fractured, mutilated, or infected with ulcers, scurvy, or scales. You are not to present any of them as an offering made by fire on the altar for the LORD.

Leviticus 7:16

"If his sacrifice accompanies a fulfilled vow or is a voluntary offering, it is to be eaten on the day the offeror brings the sacrifice. Anything left over is to be eaten the next day,

Leviticus 22:18

"Tell Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelis that when a person from the house of Israel or from the resident aliens living in Israel brings his offering to the LORD as a whole burnt offering (whether in fulfillment of a promise or a free will offerings),

Vows » To be performed without delay

Deuteronomy 23:23

Be sure you do whatever you promise, because you have given your word voluntarily to the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 23:21

"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, don't delay paying it, because the LORD your God will certainly demand payment from you, and then you will be guilty of sin.

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of jacob

Genesis 31:13

I am the God of Bethel, the place where you consecrated that stone and made a vow to me. Now get up, leave this territory, and return to your native land.'"

Genesis 28:20-22

Then he made this solemn vow: "If God remains with me, watches over me throughout this journey that I'm taking, gives me food to eat and clothes to wear, and returns me safely to my father's house, then the LORD will be my God, this stone that I've erected in the form of a pillar will be God's house, and I'll give you a tenth of everything that you give to me."

Vows » Of things corrupt or blemished an insult to God

Malachi 1:14

"Cursed is the deceiver who has an acceptable male in his flock, and vows to give it, but sacrifices a mutilated one to the LORD. Indeed, I am a great king," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "and my name is feared among the Gentiles."

Leviticus 22:23

"You may offer a bull or lamb that has one limb longer than the other or that is stunted as a free will offering, but it's not acceptable in fulfillment of a promise.

Vows » Instances of » Of hannah, to consecrate to the lord the child for which she prayed

1 Samuel 1:11

Hannah made a vow: "LORD of the Heavenly Armies, if you just look at the misery of your maid servant, remember me, and don't forget your maid servant. If you give your maid servant a son, then I'll give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and a razor is never to touch his head."

1 Samuel 1:27-28

I prayed for this boy, and the LORD granted me the request I asked of him. Now I'm dedicating him to the LORD, and as long as he lives, he will be dedicated to the LORD." Then they worshipped the LORD there.

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of certain jews with paul

Acts 21:26

Then Paul took those men and the next day purified himself with them. Then he went into the Temple to announce the time when their days of purification would end and when the sacrifice would be offered for each of them.

Acts 21:23-24

So do what we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow. Take these men, go through the purification ceremony with them, and pay their expenses to shave their heads. Then everyone will know that there is nothing in what they have been told about you, but that you are carefully observing and keeping the Law.

Vows » Rash » The israelites, to destroy the benjamites

Judges 21:5-6

The Israelis asked themselves, "Who didn't come up in our assembly in the LORD's presence from among all of the tribes of Israel?" They had taken a solemn oath concerning those who didn't come up to meet with the LORD at Mizpah that "They will certainly be executed." But the Israelis were mourning for their relatives in the tribe of Benjamin. They announced, "One tribe has been eliminated from Israel today!

Judges 20:21

The descendants of Benjamin came out of Gibeah, and 22,000 soldiers of Israel fell in battle that day.

Vows » Mosaic laws concerning

Numbers 29:39

"Present these to the LORD at your appointed festival, in addition to your offerings in fulfillment of vows, free will offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings, drink offerings, and peace offerings."

Leviticus 23:37-38

"These are the LORD's appointed festivals that you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies. Bring offerings made by fire to the LORD a whole burnt offering, a meal offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings. Do this every day on its assigned date in addition to the LORD's Sabbath regarding your gifts, your offerings in fulfillment of vows, and your freely given offerings that you will bring to the LORD.

Vows » To be voluntary

Deuteronomy 23:21-22

"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, don't delay paying it, because the LORD your God will certainly demand payment from you, and then you will be guilty of sin. But if you refrain from making a vow, then you won't be guilty.

Vows » Things offered in, to be brought to the tabernacle or temple

Deuteronomy 12:6

Bring your burnt offerings there, along with your sacrifices, your tithes, your hand-carried gifts, your offerings in fulfillment of promises, your freely given offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks.

Deuteronomy 12:11

then bring to the place that the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling place where he will establish his name everything that I'm commanding you: your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, your hand-carried gifts, and all your best offerings in fulfillment of promises that you pledged to the LORD.

Deuteronomy 12:17-18

"You won't be allowed to eat your tithe of grain, new wine, oil, the firstborn of your herd and flock, your voluntary offerings that you pledged, your free-will offerings, and the works of your hands in your own cities. You'll eat only in the presence of the LORD your God at the place that he will choose you, your sons and your daughters, your male and female servants, and the descendant of Levi who is in your cities. Rejoice in the presence of the LORD your God in everything you undertake.

Deuteronomy 12:26

"You may carry and bring only your consecrated gifts and offerings in fulfillment of promises to the place that the LORD will choose.

Vows » The hire of a prostitute or price of a dog could not be the subject of

Deuteronomy 23:18

Don't bring the earnings of a female prostitute nor the income of a male prostitute into the house of the LORD your God as payment for any vow. Both of these are detestable to the LORD your God."

Vows » Clean beasts the subjects of, not to be redeemed

Leviticus 27:9-10

"If it's an animal from which they make an offering to the LORD, everything that he gives to the LORD from it will be holy. He is not to substitute it or exchange it the good with the bad or the bad with the good. If he ever makes an exchange of an animal for an animal, then it and what's being exchanged is holy.

Vows » Might be redeemed by paying a suitable compensation

Leviticus 27:1-8

The LORD told Moses, "Tell the Israelis that when a person makes a special vow based on the appropriate value of people who belong to the LORD, if your valuation of the vow is for a male from 20 to 60 years old, the valuation is to be 50 shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. read more.
If she is a female from 20 to 60 years old, then your valuation is to be 30 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. If a person is from five to 20 years, then your valuation for a male is to be 20 shekels and for a female ten shekels. If a person is from one month to five years old, then your valuation for a male is to be five shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation is to be three shekels of silver. If a person is 60 or more years old, then your valuation for a male is to be fifteen shekels and for a female ten shekels. But if he is too poor to be valuated, then cause him to stand before the priest and let the priest set a value on him according to the ability of the one making the vow.

Vows » Of wives, could only be objected to at the time of making

Numbers 30:14-15

But if her husband remains silent about her from day to day, then he has affirmed all her vows or obligations that she has obligated herself to fulfill. He has affirmed them because he remained silent from the day he heard her vows. But if he nullified them after he had heard, then he will be responsible for any resulting iniquity."

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of lemuel's mother

Proverbs 31:1-2

The words of King Lemuel a pronouncement with which his mother encouraged him. No, my son! No, my son whom I conceived! No, my son to whom I gave birth!

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of jephthah

Judges 11:30-31

Jephthah made this solemn vow to the LORD: "If you truly give the Ammonites into my control, then if I return from the Ammonites without incident, whatever comes out the doors of my house to meet me will become the LORD's, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering."

Vows » Of married women void without consent of husbands

Numbers 30:6-8

"If she has a husband and she makes a vow that is binding on herself, or if she makes a hasty vow with her mouth that she pledges herself to fulfill, and her husband hears her vow, yet remains silent on the day that he hears it, then her vows are to stand and the obligation to which she had pledged herself is to stand. But if, on the same day her husband hears and disallows her, then he has revoked her vows that she made for herself, along with any hasty vows that she spoke and to which she pledged herself to fulfill. The LORD will forgive her."

Vows » Of children void without the consent of parents

Numbers 30:3-5

"When a young woman makes a vow to the LORD or pledges herself to an obligation while she still lives in her father's house, and her father hears her vow and the obligations that she had pledged herself to fulfill, yet her father keeps silent about it, then all her vows and every obligation she pledged herself to are to stand. But if her father disallows her on the same day that he hears what she has said, then all her vows and every obligation she had pledged herself to fulfill are not to stand. The LORD will forgive her, because her father has forbidden her."

Vows » Danger of inconsiderately making

Proverbs 20:25

It is a trap for a person to declare quickly, "This is sacred," and only later to have second thoughts about the vows.

Vows » Were made in reference to » Dedicating children to God

1 Samuel 1:11

Hannah made a vow: "LORD of the Heavenly Armies, if you just look at the misery of your maid servant, remember me, and don't forget your maid servant. If you give your maid servant a son, then I'll give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and a razor is never to touch his head."

Vows » Were made in reference to » Devoting property to God

Genesis 28:22

this stone that I've erected in the form of a pillar will be God's house, and I'll give you a tenth of everything that you give to me."

Vows » Were made in reference to » Afflicting the soul

Numbers 30:13

Her husband may confirm or revoke every vow and binding obligation that afflicts her.

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of elkanah

1 Samuel 1:24

Then, when she had weaned him, she brought him up with her to Shiloh, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine. She brought him to the house of the LORD at Shiloh, and the boy was young.

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of hannah

1 Samuel 1:11

Hannah made a vow: "LORD of the Heavenly Armies, if you just look at the misery of your maid servant, remember me, and don't forget your maid servant. If you give your maid servant a son, then I'll give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and a razor is never to touch his head."

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of david

Psalm 132:2-5

how he swore an oath to the LORD, vowing to the Mighty One of Jacob, "I will not enter my house, or lie down on my bed, or let myself go to sleep or even take a nap, read more.
until I locate a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of israelites

Numbers 21:2

Then Israel made this vow in the LORD's presence: "If you give these people into our control, we intend to devote their cities to total destruction."

Vows » Of widows and women divorced from their husbands binding

Numbers 30:9

"Everything that a widow or a divorced woman pledges herself to fulfill are to be binding on her.

Vows » To be performed faithfully

Numbers 30:2

"When a man makes a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath an obligation that is binding to himself he is not to break his word. Instead, he is to fulfill whatever promise came out of his mouth.'"

Vows » Were made in reference to » Devoting the person to God

Numbers 6:2

"Tell the Israelis that a man or woman who commits to the vow of the Nazirite, is to be separated to the LORD,

Vows » Instances of » Of the jews, to kill paul

Acts 23:12-15

In the morning, the Jewish leaders formed a conspiracy and took an oath not to eat or drink anything before they had killed Paul. More than 40 men formed this conspiracy. They went to the high priests and elders and said, "We have taken a solemn oath not to taste any food before we have killed Paul. read more.
Now then, you and the Council must notify the tribune to bring him down to you on the pretext that you want to look into his case more carefully, but before he arrives we'll be ready to kill him."

Vows » Instances of » Of jacob, see above

Genesis 28:20-22

Then he made this solemn vow: "If God remains with me, watches over me throughout this journey that I'm taking, gives me food to eat and clothes to wear, and returns me safely to my father's house, then the LORD will be my God, this stone that I've erected in the form of a pillar will be God's house, and I'll give you a tenth of everything that you give to me."

Vows » Rash » By jephthah, in consecration of his daughter as a sacrafice, if his campaign against the ammonites were successful

Judges 11:29-40

The Spirit of the LORD came on Jephthah, so he swept through Gilead and the territory of Manasseh, then swept through Mizpah in Gilead, and from Mizpah in Gilead he proceeded toward where the Ammonites were encamped. Jephthah made this solemn vow to the LORD: "If you truly give the Ammonites into my control, then if I return from the Ammonites without incident, whatever comes out the doors of my house to meet me will become the LORD's, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering." read more.
Then Jephthah crossed over to the Ammonites and attacked them. The LORD gave them into his control. He attacked them from Aroer to the entrance of Minnith twenty cities in all even as far as Abel-keramim. As a result, the Ammonites were subdued right in front of the Israelis. When Jephthah arrived at his home in Mizpah surprise! it was his daughter who came out to meet him, playing tambourines and dancing. She was his one and only child. Except for her, he had no other son or daughter. When he saw her, he ripped his clothes and cried out, "Oh no! My daughter! You have terribly burdened me! You've joined those who are causing me trouble, because I've given my word to the LORD, and I cannot go back on it. She told him, "My father, you have given your word to the LORD. Do to me according to what has come out of your own mouth, considering that the LORD has paid back your enemies, the Ammonites." Then she continued talking with her father, "Do this for me: leave me alone by myself for two months. I'll go up to the mountains and cry there because I'll never marry. My friends and I will go." So he said, "Go!" He sent her away for two months. She left with her friends and cried there on the mountains because she would never marry. Later, after the two months were concluded, she returned to her father, and he fulfilled what he had solemnly vowed and she never married. That's how the custom arose in Israel that for four days out of every year the Israeli women would go to mourn the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite in commemoration.

Vows » The redemption price of the offering of real estate, to be valued by the priest

Leviticus 27:14-15

"If a person consecrates his house to be holy to the LORD, then the priest is to set a value for it as to its worth, whether good or bad. As the priest sets value on it, so it will stand. And if he that consecrated it wishes to redeem his house, he is to add one fifth to your valuation, after which it is to belong to him.

Vows » Of a field

Leviticus 27:16-25

"If a person consecrates to the LORD a portion of the field from his inheritance, then your valuation is to be based on its capacity for yielding a harvest. Each omer of barley is to be valued at 50 shekels of silver. If he consecrates his field in the year of jubilee, it is to be based on your valuation. If he consecrates his field after the jubilee, then the priest is to account to him the silver according to the years that remain until the year of jubilee, with a deduction corresponding to your valuation. read more.
"If the one who consecrated the field intends to redeem it, then he is to add one fifth of your valuation to it in silver, then it is to be established as his. But if he won't redeem the field, but instead sells it to another person, then it is not to be redeemed anymore. When the field is released in the jubilee, it will be holy to the LORD. As a field that's devoted, it is to belong to the priest as his inheritance. If he consecrates a field that he had bought and that isn't part of his inheritance, then the priest is to account to him the evaluated worth until the year of jubilee. Then he is to give the amount of valuation on that day as a holy gift to the LORD. During the year of jubilee, the field is to be returned by the one who originally sold it that is, to the owner of the land. Every valuation is to be according to the shekel of the sanctuary, evaluated at 20 gerahs to the shekel.

Vows » Solemn promises made to God

Psalm 76:11

Let everyone who surrounds the LORD your God make a vow and fulfill it to the Awesome One.

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of mariners who cast out jonah

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of paul

Acts 18:18

After staying there for quite a while longer, Paul said goodbye to the brothers and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. He had his hair cut in Cenchrea, since he was under a vow.

Vows » Instances of » Of absalom

2 Samuel 15:7-8

And so it was that forty years after Israel had demanded a king, Absalom asked the king, "Please let me go to Hebron so I can pay my vow that I made to the LORD, because when I was living at Geshur in Aram, your servant made this solemn promise: "If the LORD ever brings me back to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.'"

Vows » Edible things offered in, to be eaten the same day they were offered

Leviticus 7:16-18

"If his sacrifice accompanies a fulfilled vow or is a voluntary offering, it is to be eaten on the day the offeror brings the sacrifice. Anything left over is to be eaten the next day, but whatever remains uneaten from the meat of the sacrifice by the third day is to be incinerated. If any of the meat of his sacrifice of peace offerings is eaten on the third day, it won't be accepted for the one who brought it. It is to be considered as refuse, and whoever eats it will bear the punishment of his iniquity."

Vows » A minor, of himself

Mark 7:11-13

But you say, "If anyone tells his father or mother, "Whatever support you might have received from me is Corban,"' (that is, an offering to God) "you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother.' You are destroying the word of God through your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many other things like that."

Vows » Recorded in scripture » Of jonah

Vows » Instances of » Of ananias and sapphira, in the dedication of the proceeds of the sale of their land

Acts 5:1-11

But then a man named Ananias, with the consent of his wife Sapphira, sold some property. With his wife's full knowledge, he kept back some of the money for himself and brought the remainder and laid it at the apostles' feet. Peter asked, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart so that you should lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back some of the money you got for the land? read more.
As long as it remained unsold, wasn't it your own? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? So how could you have thought of doing what you did? You didn't lie only to men, but also to God!" When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. And great fear seized everyone who heard about it. The young men got up, wrapped him up, carried him outside, and buried him. After an interval of about three hours, Ananias' wife came in, not knowing what had happened. So Peter asked her, "Tell me, did you sell the land for that price?" She answered, "Yes, that was the price." "How could you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord?" Peter asked her. "Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and these men will carry you outside as well." She instantly fell down at Peter's feet and died. When the young men came in, they found her dead. So they carried her out and buried her next to her husband. And great fear seized the whole church and everyone else who heard about this.

Vows » Instances of » Of the mother of micah, in the dedication of silver for the making of an idol

Judges 17:2-3

He told his mother, "Do you remember those 1,100 silver coins that were stolen from you and about which you uttered a curse when I could hear it? Well, I have the silver. I took it." So she replied, "May my son be blessed by the LORD." Her son gave back the 1,100 silver coins to his mother, and she said, "I'm totally giving this silver from my hand to the LORD so my son can make a carved image and a cast image. So I'm returning it to you."

Vows » Instances of » Of job, not to entertain thoughts of fornication

Vows » Instances of » Of elkanah

1 Samuel 1:21

Then Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the yearly sacrifice to the LORD and pay his vow.

Vows » Instances of » Of david

Psalm 132:2

how he swore an oath to the LORD, vowing to the Mighty One of Jacob,

Vows » Belonged to the priests

Numbers 18:14

Every devoted thing in Israel is yours, too.

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It is a trap for a person to declare quickly, "This is sacred," and only later to have second thoughts about the vows.

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