vowed
Genesis 31:13
'I am the God [of] Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you made a vow to Me; now arise, leave this land, and return to the land of your birth.'"
Leviticus 27:1-34
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Again, the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
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"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When a man makes a difficult vow, he [shall be valued] according to your valuation of persons belonging to the LORD.
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'If your valuation is of the male from twenty years even to sixty years old, then your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
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'Or if it is a female, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels.
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'If it be from five years even to twenty years old then your valuation for the male shall be twenty shekels and for the female ten shekels.
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'But if [they are] from a month even up to five years old, then your valuation shall be five shekels of silver for the male, and for the female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver.
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'If [they are] from sixty years old and upward, if it is a male, then your valuation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
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'But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be placed before the priest and the priest shall value him; according to the means of the one who vowed, the priest shall value him.
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'Now if it is an animal of the kind which men can present as an offering to the LORD, any such that one gives to the LORD shall be holy.
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'He shall not replace it or exchange it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good; or if he does exchange animal for animal, then both it and its substitute shall become holy.
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'If, however, it is any unclean animal of the kind which men do not present as an offering to the LORD, then he shall place the animal before the priest.
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'The priest shall value it as either good or bad; as you, the priest, value it, so it shall be.
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'But if he should ever [wish to] redeem it, then he shall add one-fifth of it to your valuation.
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'Now if a man consecrates his house as holy to the LORD, then the priest shall value it as either good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall stand.
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'Yet if the one who consecrates it should [wish to] redeem his house, then he shall add one-fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may be his.
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'Again, if a man consecrates to the LORD part of the fields of his own property, then your valuation shall be proportionate to the seed needed for it: a homer of barley seed at fifty shekels of silver.
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'If he consecrates his field as of the year of jubilee, according to your valuation it shall stand.
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'If he consecrates his field after the jubilee, however, then the priest shall calculate the price for him proportionate to the years that are left until the year of jubilee; and it shall be deducted from your valuation.
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'If the one who consecrates it should ever wish to redeem the field, then he shall add one-fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may pass to him.
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'Yet if he will not redeem the field, but has sold the field to another man, it may no longer be redeemed;
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and when it reverts in the jubilee, the field shall be holy to the LORD, like a field set apart; it shall be for the priest as his property.
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'Or if he consecrates to the LORD a field which he has bought, which is not a part of the field of his own property,
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then the priest shall calculate for him the amount of your valuation up to the year of jubilee; and he shall on that day give your valuation as holy to the LORD.
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'In the year of jubilee the field shall return to the one from whom he bought it, to whom the possession of the land belongs.
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'Every valuation of yours, moreover, shall be after the shekel of the sanctuary. The shekel shall be twenty gerahs.
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'However, a firstborn among animals, which as a firstborn belongs to the LORD, no man may consecrate it; whether ox or sheep, it is the LORD'S.
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'But if [it is] among the unclean animals, then he shall redeem it according to your valuation and add to it one-fifth of it; and if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your valuation.
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'Nevertheless, anything which a man sets apart to the LORD out of all that he has, of man or animal or of the fields of his own property, shall not be sold or redeemed. Anything devoted to destruction is most holy to the LORD.
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'No one who may have been set apart among men shall be ransomed; he shall surely be put to death.
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'Thus all the tithe of the land, of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD'S; it is holy to the LORD.
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'If, therefore, a man wishes to redeem part of his tithe, he shall add to it one-fifth of it.
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'For every tenth part of herd or flock, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the LORD.
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'He is not to be concerned whether [it is] good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; or if he does exchange it, then both it and its substitute shall become holy. It shall not be redeemed.'"
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These are the commandments which the LORD commanded Moses for the sons of Israel at Mount Sinai.
Numbers 6:1-20
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Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
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"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When a man or woman makes a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to dedicate himself to the LORD,
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he shall abstain from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar, whether made from wine or strong drink, nor shall he drink any grape juice nor eat fresh or dried grapes.
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'All the days of his separation he shall not eat anything that is produced by the grape vine, from [the] seeds even to [the] skin.
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'All the days of his vow of separation no razor shall pass over his head. He shall be holy until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to the LORD; he shall let the locks of hair on his head grow long.
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'All the days of his separation to the LORD he shall not go near to a dead person.
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'He shall not make himself unclean for his father or for his mother, for his brother or for his sister, when they die, because his separation to God is on his head.
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'All the days of his separation he is holy to the LORD.
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'But if a man dies very suddenly beside him and he defiles his dedicated head [of hair], then he shall shave his head on the day when he becomes clean; he shall shave it on the seventh day.
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'Then on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the doorway of the tent of meeting.
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'The priest shall offer one for a sin offering and [the] other for a burnt offering, and make atonement for him concerning his sin because of the [dead] person. And that same day he shall consecrate his head,
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and shall dedicate to the LORD his days as a Nazirite, and shall bring a male lamb a year old for a guilt offering; but the former days will be void because his separation was defiled.
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'Now this is the law of the Nazirite when the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall bring the offering to the doorway of the tent of meeting.
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'He shall present his offering to the LORD: one male lamb a year old without defect for a burnt offering and one ewe-lamb a year old without defect for a sin offering and one ram without defect for a peace offering,
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and a basket of unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with oil and unleavened wafers spread with oil, along with their grain offering and their drink offering.
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'Then the priest shall present [them] before the LORD and shall offer his sin offering and his burnt offering.
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'He shall also offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, together with the basket of unleavened cakes; the priest shall likewise offer its grain offering and its drink offering.
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'The Nazirite shall then shave his dedicated head [of hair] at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and take the dedicated hair of his head and put [it] on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace offerings.
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'The priest shall take the ram's shoulder [when it has been] boiled, and one unleavened cake out of the basket and one unleavened wafer, and shall put [them] on the hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved his dedicated [hair].
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'Then the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD. It is holy for the priest, together with the breast offered by waving and the thigh offered by lifting up; and afterward the Nazirite may drink wine.'
Numbers 21:2
So Israel made a vow to the LORD and said, "If You will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities."
Numbers 21:3
The LORD heard the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites; then they utterly destroyed them and their cities. Thus the name of the place was called Hormah.
Judges 11:30
Jephthah made a vow to the LORD and said, "If You will indeed give the sons of Ammon into my hand,
Judges 11:31
then it shall be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me when I return in peace from the sons of Ammon, it shall be the LORD'S, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering."
1 Samuel 1:11
She made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and a razor shall never come on his head."
1 Samuel 1:28
"So I have also dedicated him to the LORD; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there.
1 Samuel 14:24
Now the men of Israel were hard-pressed on that day, for Saul had put the people under oath, saying, "Cursed be the man who eats food before evening, and until I have avenged myself on my enemies." So none of the people tasted food.
2 Samuel 15:8
"For your servant vowed a vow while I was living at Geshur in Aram, saying, 'If the LORD shall indeed bring me back to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD.'"
Nehemiah 9:1-10
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Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the sons of Israel assembled with fasting, in sackcloth and with dirt upon them.
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The descendants of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.
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While they stood in their place, they read from the book of the law of the LORD their God for a fourth of the day; and for [another] fourth they confessed and worshiped the LORD their God.
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Now on the Levites' platform stood Jeshua, Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani [and] Chenani, and they cried with a loud voice to the LORD their God.
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Then the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah [and] Pethahiah, said, "Arise, bless the LORD your God forever and ever! O may Your glorious name be blessed And exalted above all blessing and praise!
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"You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.
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"You are the LORD God, Who chose Abram And brought him out from Ur of the Chaldees, And gave him the name Abraham.
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"You found his heart faithful before You, And made a covenant with him To give [him] the land of the Canaanite, Of the Hittite and the Amorite, Of the Perizzite, the Jebusite and the Girgashite-- To give [it] to his descendants. And You have fulfilled Your promise, For You are righteous.
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"You saw the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, And heard their cry by the Red Sea.
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"Then You performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh, Against all his servants and all the people of his land; For You knew that they acted arrogantly toward them, And made a name for Yourself as [it is] this day.
Psalm 22:25
From You [comes] my praise in the great assembly; I shall pay my vows before those who fear Him.
Psalm 56:12
Your vows are [binding] upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You.
Psalm 61:5
For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given [me] the inheritance of those who fear Your name.
Psalm 61:8
So I will sing praise to Your name forever, That I may pay my vows day by day.
Psalm 66:13
I shall come into Your house with burnt offerings; I shall pay You my vows,
Psalm 76:11
Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill [them]; Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.
Psalm 116:14
I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh [may it be] in the presence of all His people.
Psalm 116:18
I shall pay my vows to the LORD, Oh [may it be] in the presence of all His people,
Psalm 119:106
I have sworn and I will confirm it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.
Psalm 132:2
How he swore to the LORD And vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,
Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
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Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.
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Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.
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For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.
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When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for [He takes] no delight in fools. Pay what you vow!
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It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.
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Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger [of God] that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?
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For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God.
Isaiah 19:21
Thus the LORD will make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day. They will even worship with sacrifice and offering, and will make a vow to the LORD and perform it.
John 1:16
For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
Acts 18:18
Paul, having remained many days longer, took leave of the brethren and put out to sea for Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. In Cenchrea he had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow.
Acts 23:12-15
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When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under an oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.
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There were more than forty who formed this plot.
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They came to the chief priests and the elders and said, "We have bound ourselves under a solemn oath to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.
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"Now therefore, you and the Council notify the commander to bring him down to you, as though you were going to determine his case by a more thorough investigation; and we for our part are ready to slay him before he comes near [the place]."
will give
1 Timothy 6:8
If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.