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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Numbers 30

Chapter 30

And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded.

1:4-16 7:2 34:17-28 Exodus 18:25 Deuteronomy 1:13-17

If 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.

If a man

The preceding chapters had treated of sacrifices required by law; and in the laws here delivered in respect to vows must have been very useful, as they both prevented and annulled rash vows, and provided a proper sanction for the support and performance of those which were rationally made, and which were made to the Lord.

vow a vow

21:2 Genesis 28:20-22 Leviticus 27:2-34 Deuteronomy 23:21,22 Judges 11:11,30,31,35,36 Judges 11:39 Psalms 15:3 56:12 76:11 119:106 Proverbs 20:25


Exodus 20:7 Leviticus 5:4 Matthew 5:33,34 14:7-9 Acts 23:12 2 Corinthians 1:23 9:9-11

to bind

3,4,10 Matthew 23:16,18 *Gr:; Acts 23:12,14,21


Heb. profane.

Psalms 55:20 *marg:

he shall do

Job 22:27 Psalms 22:25 50:14 66:13,14 116:14,18 Ecclesiastes 5:4,5 Nahum 1:15

But 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 her.

Hosea 6:6 Matthew 15:4-6 Mark 7:10-13 Ephesians 6:1

And if she had at all an husband, when she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul;

she vowed

Heb. her vows were upon her.

Psalms 56:12

But 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.

Genesis 3:16 1 Corinthians 7:4 14:34 Ephesians 5:22-24

But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.

Leviticus 21:7 Luke 2:37 Romans 7:2

But 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 her.

her husband hath made

1 Corinthians 11:3

and the Lord

5,8 15:25,28

Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

and every

1 Corinthians 11:3,9 1 Peter 3:1-6

to afflict

29:7 Leviticus 16:29 23:27,32 Ezra 8:21 Psalms 35:13 Isaiah 58:5 1 Corinthians 7:5

But if he shall any ways make them void after that he hath heard them; then he shall bear her iniquity.

he shall bear

5,8,12 Leviticus 5:1 Galatians 3:28

These 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.

5:29,30 Leviticus 11:46,47 13:59 14:54-57 15:32,33