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The Law Concerning Vows

30 Then Moses spoke to (A)the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which the Lord has commanded:

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(A)If a man makes a vow to the Lord, or (B)swears an oath to bind himself by some agreement, he shall not break his word; he shall (C)do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

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27 (A)You will make your prayer to Him,
He will hear you,
And you will pay your vows.

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So I will sing praise to Your name forever,
That I may daily perform my vows.

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(A)When you make a vow to God, do not delay to (B)pay it;
For He has no pleasure in fools.
Pay what you have vowed—

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(A)Better not to vow than to vow and not pay.

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Jesus Forbids Oaths

33 “Again you have heard that (A)it was said to those of [a]old, (B)‘You shall not swear falsely, but (C)shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:33 ancient times