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“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: (A)‘When a man [a]consecrates by a vow certain persons to the Lord, according to your [b]valuation,

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 27:2 Or makes a difficult or extraordinary vow
  2. Leviticus 27:2 appraisal

“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If anyone makes a special vow(A) to dedicate a person to the Lord by giving the equivalent value,

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21 (A)“When you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay to pay it; for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and it would be sin to you. 22 But if you abstain from vowing, it shall not be sin to you. 23 (B)That which has gone from your lips you shall keep and perform, for you voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God what you have promised with your mouth.

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21 If you make a vow to the Lord your God, do not be slow to pay it,(A) for the Lord your God will certainly demand it of you and you will be guilty of sin.(B) 22 But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty.(C) 23 Whatever your lips utter you must be sure to do, because you made your vow freely to the Lord your God with your own mouth.

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30 And Jephthah (A)made a vow to the Lord, and said, “If You will indeed deliver the people of Ammon into my hands,

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30 And Jephthah made a vow(A) to the Lord: “If you give the Ammonites into my hands,

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31 then it will be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the people of Ammon, (A)shall surely be the Lord’s, (B)and I will offer it up as a burnt offering.”

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31 whatever comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return in triumph(A) from the Ammonites will be the Lord’s, and I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.(B)

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35 And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he (A)tore his clothes, and said, “Alas, my daughter! You have brought me very low! You are among those who trouble me! For I (B)have [a]given my word to the Lord, and (C)I cannot [b]go back on it.”

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 11:35 Lit. opened my mouth
  2. Judges 11:35 Lit. take it back

35 When he saw her, he tore his clothes(A) and cried, “Oh no, my daughter! You have brought me down and I am devastated. I have made a vow to the Lord that I cannot break.(B)

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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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When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it.(A) He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.(B)

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