Bible verses about "vows" | MSTC

Genesis 28:20-22

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, "If God will be with me and will keep me in this journey which I go and will give me bread to eat, and clothes to put on, 21 so that I come again unto my father's house in safety: then shall the LORD be my God, 22 and this stone which I have set up on end, shall be God's house. And of all that thou shalt give me, will I give the tenth unto thee."

Leviticus 5:4-13

4 Either when a soul sweareth: so that he pronounceth with his lips to do evil or to do good — whatsoever it be that a man pronounceth with an oath — and the thing be out of his mind and afterward cometh to the knowledge of it, then he hath offended in one of these. 5 Then when he hath sinned in one of these things, he shall confess that wherein that he hath sinned, 6 and shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned. A female from the flock, whether it be an ewe or a she goat, for a sin offering. And the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin. 7 But if he be not able to bring a sheep, then let him bring for his trespass which he hath sinned, two turtle doves or two young pigeons unto the LORD; one for a sin offering and another for a burnt offering. 8 And he shall bring them unto the priest, which shall offer the sin offering first and wring the neck asunder of it, but pluck it not clean off. 9 And let him sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar, and let the rest of the blood bleed upon the bottom of the altar, and then it is a sin offering. 10 And let him offer the second for a burnt offering as the manner is: and so shall the priest make an atonement for him for the sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him. 11 "'And yet if he be not able to bring two turtle doves or two young pigeons, then let him bring his offering for his sin: the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering, but put none oil thereto neither put any frankincense thereon, for it is a sin offering. 12 And let him bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it and burn it upon the altar for a remembrance to be a sacrifice for the LORD: that is a sin offering. 13 And let the priest make an atonement for him for his sin — whatsoever of these he hath sinned — and it shall be forgiven. And the remnant shall be the priest's, as it is in the meat offering.'"

1 Samuel 1:11

11 and vowed a vow and said, "LORD of Hosts, if thou wilt look on the wretchedness of thine handmaid and shalt remember me and not forget thine handmaid, and shalt give unto thine handmaid a man child I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life and there shall neither razor or shears come upon his head."

Psalms 66:13

13 I will go into thine house with burnt-offerings, to pay thee my vows,

Psalms 56:12

12 Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows; unto thee will I give thanks.

Proverbs 20:25

25 It is a snare for a man to blaspheme that which is holy, and then to go about with vows.

Psalms 116:14-19

14 I will pay my vows, now, in the presence of all his people; 15 right dear in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. 16 Behold, O LORD, how that I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thy handmaid. Thou hast broken my bonds in sunder. 17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD. 18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD in the sight of all his people, 19 in the courts of the LORD's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the everlasting! Hallelujah!

Matthew 5:33-37

33 "Again, ye have heard how it was said to them of old time, 'Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform thine oath to God': 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's seat: 35 nor yet by the earth; for it is His footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of that great King: 36 neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one white hair or black: 37 But your communication shall be, 'Yea, Yea; Nay, nay': for whatsoever is more than that cometh of evil.

Psalms 61:8

8 So will I always sing praise unto thy name, that I may daily perform my vows.

Job 22:27

27 Then shalt thou make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt keep thy promises.

Psalms 61:5

5 For thou, O LORD, hast heard my desires, and hast given a heritage unto those that fear thy name.

Acts 5:1-11

1 A certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 and kept away part of the price, his wife also being of counsel: and brought a certain part, and laid it down at the apostles' feet. 3 Then said Peter, "Ananias how is it that Satan hath filled thine heart, that thou shouldest lie unto the holy ghost, and keep away part of the price of the livelihood: 4 Pertained it not unto thee only? And after it was sold, was not the price in thine own power? How is it that thou hast conceived this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God." 5 When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and gave up the ghost. And great fear came on all them that these things heard. 6 And the young men rose up, and put him apart, and carried him out, and buried him. 7 And it fortuned as it were about the space of three hours after, that his wife came in, ignorant of that which was done. 8 And Peter said unto her, "Tell me, gave ye the land for so much?" And she said, "Yea, for so much." 9 Then Peter said unto her, "Why have ye agreed together, to tempt the spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of them which 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 ghost. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carried her out and buried her by her husband. 11 And great fear came on all the congregation; and on as many as heard it.

Psalms 76:11

11 Look what ye promise unto the LORD your God: see that ye keep it, all ye that be round about him; bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

Numbers 30:1-16

1 And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, saying, "This is the thing which the LORD commandeth. 2 If a man vow a vow unto the LORD or swear an oath and bind his soul, he shall not go back with his word: but shall fulfill all that proceedeth out of his mouth. 3 If a damsel vow a vow unto the LORD and bind herself, being in her father's house and unmarried: 4 If her father hear her vow and bond which she hath made upon her soul, and hold his peace thereto: then all her vows and bonds which she hath made upon her soul shall stand in effect. 5 But and if her father forbid her the same day that he heareth it, none of her vows nor bonds which she hath made upon her soul shall be of value, and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father forbade her. 6 If she had a husband when she vowed or pronounced ought out of her lips wherewith she bound her soul, 7 and her husband heard it and held his peace thereat the same day he heard it: Then her vows and her bonds wherewith she bound her soul, shall stand in effect. 8 But and if her husband forbade her the same day that he heard it, then hath he made her vow which she had upon her of none effect, and that also which she pronounced with her lips wherewith she bound her soul, and the LORD shall forgive her. 9 The vow of a widow and of her that is divorced, and all that they have bound their souls withal, shall stand in effect with them. 10 If she vowed in her husband's house or bound her soul with an oath, 11 and her husband heard it and held his peace and forbade her not: then all her vows and bonds wherewith she bound her soul, shall stand. 12 But if her husband disannulled them the same day that he heard them, then nothing that proceeded out of her lips in vows and bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand in effect: for her husband hath loosed them, and the LORD shall forgive her. 13 "All vows and oaths that bind to humble the soul, may her husband establish or break. 14 But if her husband hold his peace from one day unto another, then he establisheth all her vows and bonds which she had upon her, because he held his peace the same day that he heard them. 15 And if he afterward break them, he shall bear her sin himself." 16 These are the ordinances which the LORD commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, and between the father and his daughter, being a damsel in her father's house.

Numbers 30:2

2 If a man vow a vow unto the LORD or swear an oath and bind his soul, he shall not go back with his word: but shall fulfill all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

Deuteronomy 23:21-23

21 When thou hast vowed a vow unto the LORD thy God, see thou be not slack to pay it. For he will surely require it of thee, and it shall be sin unto thee. 22 If thou shalt leave vowing, it shall be no sin unto thee: 23 but that which is once gone out of thy lips, thou must keep and do, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God a freewill offering which thou hast spoken with thy mouth.

James 5:12

12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not: neither by heaven, neither by earth, neither by any other oath. Let your yea be "yea," and your nay, "nay," lest ye fall into hypocrisy.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-6

4 If thou make a vow unto God, be not slack to perform it. As for foolish vows, he hath no pleasure in them. 5 If thou promise anything, pay it; for better it is that thou make no vow than that thou shouldest promise, and not pay. 6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh for to sin, neither say thou before the angel that it is thy ignorance. For then God will be angry at thy voice, and destroy all the works of thine hands.

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