Vows to God
"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
"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.
"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,
"neh'-der, nay'-der From
H5087; a promise (to God); also (concretely) a thing promised: - vow
Can a Vow be Rescinded?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- Likewise an unmarried daughter's vow can be rescinded by her father.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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