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Regulations Concerning Vows

30 [a]Later, Moses told the elders of the Israeli tribes, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘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[b] came out of his mouth.’”

Vows by Unmarried Women

“When a young woman makes a vow to the Lord or pledges[c] herself[d] to an obligation while she still lives in her father’s house,

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  1. Numbers 30:1 This v. is 30:2 in MT
  2. Numbers 30:2 Lit. words
  3. Numbers 30:3 Lit. binds; and so throughout the chapter
  4. Numbers 30:3 Lit. soul