1 And Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, saying, This is the
thing which Jehovah has commanded:
2 If a man vows a vow unto Jehovah, or swears an oath to bind his soul to a bond, he shall
not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
3 If a woman vows a vow unto Jehovah, and has bound her soul to a bond while in her
father's house in her youth,
4 and her father has heard her vow and the bond by which she has bound her soul, and
her father has remained silent, then all her vows shall stand, and every bond to which she
has bound her soul shall stand.
5 But if her father has disallowed her on the day that he hears, then none of her vows nor
her bonds by which she has bound her soul shall stand; and Jehovah will forgive her,
because her father has disallowed her.
6 And if she belongs to a husband, when she has bound her soul with a vow or rash
utterance of her lips,
7 and her husband has heard, and has kept silent to her on the day that he hears, then her
vows have been confirmed, and her bonds by which she bound her soul shall stand.
8 But if her husband disallows her on the day that he hears it, he has made void her vow
which she uttered with her lips, with which she bound her soul; and Jehovah will forgive
9 But any vow of a widow or a divorced woman, by which she has bound her soul, shall
be confirmed against her.
10 If she has vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath,
11 and her husband has heard it, and kept silent to her and has not disallowed her, then all
her vows shall stand, and every bond by which she has bound her soul has been confirmed.
12 But if her husband disallows, to void them on the day he hears them, then whatever
proceeded from her lips concerning her vows or concerning the bond of her soul shall not
stand; her husband has made them void; and Jehovah will forgive her.
13 Every vow and every binding oath to humble her soul, her husband may confirm it, or
her husband may make it void.
14 But if her husband is silent and says nothing to her from day to day, then he has
confirmed all her vows or all the bonds that are upon her; he has confirmed them, because
he has remained silent to her on the day that he heard them.
15 And if he does disallow, to make them void after he has heard them, then he has taken
on her guilt.
16 These are the statutes which Jehovah has commanded Moses, between a man and his
wife, and between a father and his daughter in her youth in her father's house.