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Vows to God

Deuteronomy 23:23 "That which has gone from your lips you shall keep and perform, for you voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God what you promised with your mouth."

Ecclesiastes 5:4 "When you make a vow5088 to God, do not delay to pay it; for He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed.

Proverbs 20:25 "It is a snare for a man to devote rashly something as Holy, and afterward to reconsider his vow."

A vow is a serious matter. It is best not to make a vow should one fall short.

The word translated vow in the Strong's Concordance,

5088 "neh'-der, nay'-der From H5087; a promise (to God); also (concretely) a thing promised: - vow ([-ed])."

Can a Vow be Rescinded?

God has given guidelines for being released from a vow.

  • If a married woman makes a vow, her husband can rescind it, and she would be released from it.
  • Likewise an unmarried daughter's vow can be rescinded by her father.
  • If someone has made a vow to consecrate himself to God and he has a change of mind, then there is a redeeming price, money to be paid to the priests, in order to be released from it.

Vows are something that God holds very serious. One must be very careful when making vows, to God or whomever. If a vow is made to God, only God can release them from that vow.

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