Numbers 30 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Moses spoke with the leaders of the Israelite tribes. He told them these commands from the Lord. 1 Moses said to the heads of the tribes of Israel: "This is what the LORD commands:
2 "If a man makes a promise to the Lord or says he will do something special, he must keep his promise. He must do what he said. 2 When a man makes a vow to the LORD or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said.
3 If a young woman still living at home makes a promise to the Lord or pledges to do something special, 3 "When a young woman still living in her father's house makes a vow to the LORD or obligates herself by a pledge
4 and if her father hears about the promise or pledge and says nothing, she must do what she promised. She must keep her pledge. 4 and her father hears about her vow or pledge but says nothing to her, then all her vows and every pledge by which she obligated herself will stand.
5 But if her father hears about the promise or pledge and does not allow it, then the promise or pledge does not have to be kept. Her father would not allow it, so the Lord will free her from her promise. 5 But if her father forbids her when he hears about it, none of her vows or the pledges by which she obligated herself will stand; the LORD will release her because her father has forbidden her.
6 "If a woman makes a pledge or a careless promise and then gets married, 6 "If she marries after she makes a vow or after her lips utter a rash promise by which she obligates herself
7 and if her husband hears about it and says nothing, she must keep her promise or the pledge she made. 7 and her husband hears about it but says nothing to her, then her vows or the pledges by which she obligated herself will stand.
8 But if her husband hears about it and does not allow it, he cancels her pledge or the careless promise she made. The Lord will free her from keeping it. 8 But if her husband forbids her when he hears about it, he nullifies the vow that obligates her or the rash promise by which she obligates herself, and the LORD will release her.
9 "If a widow or divorced woman makes a promise, she must do whatever she promised. 9 "Any vow or obligation taken by a widow or divorced woman will be binding on her.
10 "If a woman makes a promise or pledge while she is married, 10 "If a woman living with her husband makes a vow or obligates herself by a pledge under oath
11 and if her husband hears about it but says nothing and does not stop her, she must keep her promise or pledge. 11 and her husband hears about it but says nothing to her and does not forbid her, then all her vows or the pledges by which she obligated herself will stand.
12 But if her husband hears about it and cancels it, she does not have to do what she said. Her husband has canceled it, so the Lord will free her from it. 12 But if her husband nullifies them when he hears about them, then none of the vows or pledges that came from her lips will stand. Her husband has nullified them, and the LORD will release her.
13 A woman's husband may make her keep or cancel any promise or pledge she has made. 13 Her husband may confirm or nullify any vow she makes or any sworn pledge to deny herself.
14 If he says nothing to her about it for several days, she must keep her promises. If he hears about them and says nothing, she must keep her promises. 14 But if her husband says nothing to her about it from day to day, then he confirms all her vows or the pledges binding on her. He confirms them by saying nothing to her when he hears about them.
15 But if he cancels them long after he heard about them, he is responsible if she breaks her promise." 15 If, however, he nullifies them some time after he hears about them, then he is responsible for her guilt."
16 These are commands that the Lord gave to Moses for husbands and wives, and for fathers with daughters living at home. 16 These are the regulations the LORD gave Moses concerning relationships between a man and his wife, and between a father and his young daughter still living in his house.