Bible verses about "vows" | EJ2000

Genesis 28:20-22

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go and will give me bread to eat and clothing to put on 21 so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then shall the LORD be my God; 22 and this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house; and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth part unto thee.

Leviticus 5:4-13

4 Also the person who swears, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatever it is that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it is hid from him, when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these. 5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he has sinned; 6 and he shall bring for his guilt unto the LORD for his sin, which he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb, or a kid of the goats, for his sin; and the priest shall reconcile him from his sin. 7 ¶ And if he is not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for the guilt of his sin two turtledoves or two young pigeons unto the LORD, one for his sin and the other for a burnt offering. 8 And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin first and wring off its head from its neck but shall not divide it asunder; 9 and he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar; it is sin. 10 And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the ordinance; and thus shall the priest reconcile him for his sin in which he has sinned, and he shall have forgiveness. 11 But if he is not able to bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for his sin; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon, for it is sin. 12 Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and incense it on the altar upon the other offerings on fire unto the LORD; it is sin. 13 Thus shall the priest reconcile him from his sin in which he has sinned in one of these things, and he shall have forgiveness; and that which remains shall be the priest’s, as with a present.

1 Samuel 1:11

11 and she vowed a vow and said, O LORD of the hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thy handmaid and remember me and not forget thy handmaid but wilt give unto thy handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head.

Psalms 56:12

12 Thy promises are upon me, O God; I will render praises unto thee.

Proverbs 20:25

25It is a snare unto man to devour that which is holy and afterward to reconsider his vows.

Psalms 66:13

13 ¶ I will go into thy house with burnt offerings; I will pay thee my vows,

Psalms 116:14-19

14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people. 15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his merciful ones. 16 This is so, O LORD, because I am thy slave; I am thy slave, the son of thine handmaid; thou hast loosed my bonds. 17 I will offer unto thee the sacrifice of praise and will invoke the name of the LORD. 18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people, 19 in the courts of the LORD’s house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Halelu-JAH.

Matthew 5:33-37

33 ¶ Again, ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not perjure thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths; 34 but I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is God’s throne, 35 nor by the earth, for it is his footstool, neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head because thou canst not make one hair white or black. 37 But let your communication be, Yes, yes; No, no; for whatsoever is more than this comes of evil.

Psalms 61:8

8 So I will sing thy name for ever, performing my vows each day.

Job 22:27

27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.

Psalms 61:5

5 ¶ For thou, O God, hast heard my vows; thou hast given an inheritance to those that fear thy name.

Acts 5:1-11

1 ¶ But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession 2 and defrauded of the price, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to defraud of the price of the land? 4 Retaining it, was it not thy own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thy heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and gave up the spirit; and great fear came on all those that heard these things. 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out and buried him. 7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 8 Then Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yes, for so much. 9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried thy husband are at the door and shall carry thee out. 10 Then she fell down straightway at his feet and yielded up the spirit; and the young men came in and found her dead and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. 11 And great fear came upon all the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} and upon as many as heard these things.

Psalms 76:11

11 Vow and pay unto the LORD your God; let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

Numbers 30:1-16

1 ¶ And Moses spoke unto the princes of the tribes concerning the sons of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD has commanded. 2 When a man vows a vow unto the LORD or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not defile his word: he shall do according to all that proceeded out of his mouth. 3 ¶ But the woman, when she shall vow a vow unto the LORD and bind herself by a bond, being in her father’s house in her youth, 4 and her father hears her vow and her bond with which she has bound her soul, and her father shall remain silent regarding it, then all her promises shall stand, and every bond with which she has bound her soul shall stand. 5 But if her father disallows her in the day that he hears all of her vows and of her bonds with which she has bound her soul, they shall not stand, and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her. 6 But if she had at all a husband when she vowed or pronounced anything out of her lips, with which she bound her soul, 7 if her husband heard it and remained silent regarding it in the day that he heard it, then her vows shall stand, and her bonds with which she bound her soul shall stand. 8 But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it, then her vow which she vowed and that which she pronounced with her lips, with which she bound her soul, shall be of no effect, and the LORD shall forgive her. 9 But every vow of a widow and of her that is divorced, with which they have bound their souls, shall stand. 10 And if she vowed in her husband’s house or bound her soul by a bond with an oath; 11 if her husband heard it and remained silent regarding it and did not disallow her, then all her vows shall stand, and every bond with which she bound her soul shall stand. 12 But if her husband has utterly made them void on the day he heard them, then whatever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand; her husband has made them void, and the LORD shall forgive her. 13 Every vow and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void. 14 But if her husband remained silent regarding this from day to day; then he establishes all her vows or all her bonds, which are upon her; he confirms them because he remained silent regarding this in the day that he heard them. 15 But if he shall in any way make them void after that he has heard them, then he shall bear her iniquity. 16 These are the statutes which the LORD commanded Moses between a man and his wife and between the father and his daughter, being yet in her youth in her father’s house.

Numbers 30:2

2 When a man vows a vow unto the LORD or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not defile his word: he shall do according to all that proceeded out of his mouth.

Deuteronomy 23:21-23

21 When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not delay to pay it; for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. 22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall not be sin in thee. 23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform, that which thou hast promised unto the LORD thy God, that which thou hast spoken of thy free will with thy mouth.

James 5:12

12 ¶ But above all things, my brethren, do not swear by heaven or by the earth or by any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no, no; lest ye fall into condemnation.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-6

4 ¶ When thou dost vow a vow unto God, do not defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools; pay that which thou hast vowed. 5 It is better that thou should not vow than that thou should vow and not pay. 6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was ignorance. Why should thou cause God to be angry because of thy voice and destroy the work of thine hands?

Topical data is from OpenBible.info, retrieved November 11, 2013, and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.