'Pledge' in the Bible
Within your gates you may not eat: the tenth of your grain, new wine, or oil; the firstborn of your herd or flock; any of your vow offerings that you pledge; your freewill offerings; or your personal contributions.
He despised the oath by breaking the covenant. He did all these things even though he gave his hand in pledge. He will not escape!”
Won’t all of these take up a taunt against him,with mockery and riddles about him?They will say:Woe to him who amasses what is not his—how much longer?—and loads himself with goods taken in pledge.
those who bow in worship on the rooftopsto the heavenly host;those who bow and pledge loyalty to the Lordbut also pledge loyalty to Milcom;
and will therefore receive condemnation because they have renounced their original pledge.
Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the pledge of a good conscience toward God) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.