Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO NUMBERS 30\\

Mention being made, in the latter part of the preceding chapter, of
vows to be performed to the Lord, besides the sacrifices directed to;
here some account is given of them, and men are charged to fulfil,
and not break them, \\#Nu 30:1,2\\ but as to women, if a maid, being
in her father's house, made a vow in his hearing, and he silent at
it, her vow stood; but if he disapproved of it, it was null and void,
\\#Nu 30:3-5\\ and so a wife, when she vowed a vow in the hearing
of her husband, and he said not ought against it, it was valid; but
if he objected to it, it stood for nothing, \\#Nu 30:6-8\\,
likewise a widow, or one divorced, that made a vow in her husband's
house, before he died, or she was put away from him, and he did not
contradict it, it remained in force and to be fulfilled; but if he
made it void, it stood not, and she was forgiven, \\#Nu 30:9-12\\ it
being in an husband's power to confirm or make null a vow or oath,
made by his wife to afflict her soul; but if he made any void after
he heard them, and had been silent, he himself was to bear her
iniquity, \\#Nu 30:13-16\\.