Deuteronomy 23:22
New International Version
But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty.

New Living Translation
However, it is not a sin to refrain from making a vow.

English Standard Version
But if you refrain from vowing, you will not be guilty of sin.

Berean Study Bible
But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty of sin.

King James Bible
But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

New King James Version
But if you abstain from vowing, it shall not be sin to you.

New American Standard Bible
However, if you refrain from making vows, it will not be a sin for you.

NASB 1995
"However, if you refrain from vowing, it would not be sin in you.

NASB 1977
“However, if you refrain from vowing, it would not be sin in you.

Amplified Bible
But if you refrain from making a vow, that would not be [counted as] sin in you.

Christian Standard Bible
But if you refrain from making a vow, it will not be counted against you as sin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you refrain from making a vow, it will not be counted against you as sin.

American Standard Version
But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you do not want to make a vow, no sin would be upon you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if thou shouldest be unwilling to vow, it is not sin in thee.

Contemporary English Version
On the other hand, if you never make a sacred promise, you can't be guilty of breaking it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If thou wilt not promise, thou shalt be without sin.

English Revised Version
But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

Good News Translation
It is no sin not to make a vow to the LORD,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you didn't make a vow, you would not be guilty.

International Standard Version
But if you refrain from making a vow, then you won't be guilty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

Literal Standard Version
And when you refrain to vow, it is not sin in you.

NET Bible
If you refrain from making a vow, it will not be sinful.

New Heart English Bible
But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you.

World English Bible
But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you.

Young's Literal Translation
'And when thou forbearest to vow, it is not in thee a sin.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Miscellaneous Laws
21If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to keep it, because He will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin. 22But if you refrain from making a vow, you will not be guilty of sin. 23Be careful to follow through on what comes from your lips, because you have freely vowed to the LORD your God with your own mouth.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 23:21
If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to keep it, because He will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Deuteronomy 23:23
Be careful to follow through on what comes from your lips, because you have freely vowed to the LORD your God with your own mouth.


Treasury of Scripture

But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But if
וְכִ֥י (wə·ḵî)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you refrain
תֶחְדַּ֖ל (ṯeḥ·dal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2308: To be flabby, desist, be lacking, idle

from making a vow,
לִנְדֹּ֑ר (lin·dōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5087: To promise

you will not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

be
יִהְיֶ֥ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

guilty of sin.
חֵֽטְא׃ (ḥêṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2399: A crime, its penalty


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