Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD hath
2If a man vow a vow unto the LORD,
or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out
of his mouth.
3If a woman also vow a vow unto
the LORD, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;
4And her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father shall
hold his peace at her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.
5But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows,
or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father disallowed
6And if she had at all an husband, when
she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul;
7And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her in the day that he heard it: then her vows shall
stand, and her bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.
if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make her vow which she vowed, and that which she
uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of none effect: and the LORD shall forgive her.
9But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound
their souls, shall stand against her.
if she vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath;
11And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not: then all her vows shall
stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.
if her husband hath utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning
her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and the LORD shall forgive
13Every vow, and every binding oath to
afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.
14But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day; then he establisheth all her
vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he confirmeth them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard
15But if he shall any ways make them
void after that he hath heard them; then he shall bear her iniquity.
16These are the statutes, which the LORD commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between the father
and his daughter, being yet in her youth in her father's house.