Numbers 30:6
New International Version
“If she marries after she makes a vow or after her lips utter a rash promise by which she obligates herself

New Living Translation
“Now suppose a young woman makes a vow or binds herself with an impulsive pledge and later marries.

English Standard Version
“If she marries a husband, while under her vows or any thoughtless utterance of her lips by which she has bound herself,

Berean Study Bible
If a woman marries while under a vow or rash promise by which she has bound herself,

King James Bible
And if she had at all an husband, when she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul;

New King James Version
“If indeed she takes a husband, while bound by her vows or by a rash utterance from her lips by which she bound herself,

New American Standard Bible
“However, if she happens to marry while under her vows or the impulsive statement of her lips by which she has obligated herself,

NASB 1995
“However, if she should marry while under her vows or the rash statement of her lips by which she has bound herself,

NASB 1977
“However, if she should marry while under her vows or the rash statement of her lips by which she has bound herself,

Amplified Bible
“But if she marries while under her vows or if she has bound herself by a rash statement,

Christian Standard Bible
“If a woman marries while her vows or the rash commitment she herself made are binding,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a woman marries while her vows or the rash commitment she herself made are binding,

American Standard Version
And if she be married to a husband, while her vows are upon her, or the rash utterance of her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if she will belong to a husband and her vows are upon her or a devoted offering of her lips that she bound on herself;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if she should be indeed married, and her vows be upon her according to the utterance of her lips, in respect of the obligations which she has contracted upon her soul;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If she have a husband, and shall vow any thing, and the word once going out of her mouth shall bind her soul by an oath:

English Revised Version
And if she be married to a husband, while her vows are upon her, or the rash utterance of her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul;

Good News Translation
If an unmarried woman makes a vow, whether deliberately or carelessly, or promises to abstain from something, and then marries,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"An unmarried woman might make a vow that she will do something or carelessly promise that she won't do something. When she marries,

International Standard Version
"If she has a husband and she makes a vow that is binding on herself, or if she makes a hasty vow with her mouth that she pledges herself to fulfill,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if she be married to a husband, while her vows are upon her, or the clear utterance of her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul;

Literal Standard Version
And if she is having a husband, and her vows [are] on her, or a wrongful utterance [on] her lips which she has bound on her soul,

NET Bible
"And if she marries a husband while under a vow, or she uttered anything impulsively by which she has pledged herself,

New Heart English Bible
"If she has a husband, while her vows are on her, or the rash utterance of her lips, with which she has bound her soul,

World English Bible
"If she is [married] to a husband, while her vows are on her, or the rash utterance of her lips, with which she has bound her soul,

Young's Literal Translation
And if she be at all to a husband, and her vows are on her, or a wrongful utterance on her lips, which she hath bound on her soul,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Laws Concerning Vows
5But if her father prohibits her on the day he hears about it, then none of the vows or pledges by which she has bound herself shall stand. The LORD will absolve her because her father has prohibited her. 6If a woman marries while under a vow or rash promise by which she has bound herself, 7and her husband hears of it but says nothing to her on that day, then the vows or pledges by which she has bound herself shall stand.…

Cross References
Leviticus 5:4
Or if someone swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do anything good or evil--in whatever matter a man may rashly pronounce an oath--even if he is unaware of it, when he realizes it, he is guilty in the matter.

Numbers 30:5
But if her father prohibits her on the day he hears about it, then none of the vows or pledges by which she has bound herself shall stand. The LORD will absolve her because her father has prohibited her.

Numbers 30:7
and her husband hears of it but says nothing to her on that day, then the vows or pledges by which she has bound herself shall stand.

1 Samuel 1:11
And she made a vow, pleading, "O LORD of Hosts, if only You will look upon the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, not forgetting Your maidservant but giving her a son, then I will dedicate him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall ever come over his head."

Jeremiah 44:19
"Moreover," said the women, "when we burned incense to the Queen of Heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, was it without our husbands' knowledge that we made sacrificial cakes in her image and poured out drink offerings to her?"


Treasury of Scripture

And if she had at all an husband, when she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips, with which she bound her soul;

she vowed.

Psalm 56:12
Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.









(6) And if she had at all an husband . . . . --Better, And if she should be married to a husband whilst her vows are upon her, or the rash utterance of her lips wherewith she hath bound her soul. The case here contemplated appears to be that of a woman who married whilst under a vow. On the other hand the case of a woman who takes a vow after marriage is treated of further on in Numbers 30:10-13. The cognate verb of the word mibta, rash utterance, occurs in Leviticus 5:4, and seems to denote something which is uttered without reflection.

Verse 6. - If she had at all a husband. Literally, "if being she be to an husband." Septuagint, ἐὰν γενομένη γένηται ἀνδρί. Case second, of a married or betrothed woman. As far as the legal status of the woman was concerned, there was little difference under Jewish law whether she were married or only betrothed. In either case she was accounted as belonging to her husband, with all that she had (cf. Deuteronomy 22:23, 24; Matthew 1:19, 20). When she vowed. Rather, "and her vows be upon her." Septuagint, καὶ αἱ εὐχαὶ αὐτῆς ἐπ αὐτῇ. The vows might have been made before her betrothal, and not disallowed by her father; yet upon her coming under the power of her husband he had an absolute right to dissolve the obligation of them; otherwise it is evident that he might suffer loss through an act of which he had no notice. Or uttered ought out of her lips. Rather, "or the rash utterance of her lips." The word מִבְטָא, which is not found elsewhere (cf. Psalm 106:33), seems to have this meaning. Such a vow made by a young girl as would be disallowed by her husband when he knew of it would presumably be a "rash utterance."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

a woman marries
הָי֤וֹ (hā·yōw)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

while under a vow
וּנְדָרֶ֖יהָ (ū·nə·ḏā·re·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5088: A promise, a thing promised

or
א֚וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's 176: Desire, if

rash promise
מִבְטָ֣א (miḇ·ṭā)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4008: A rash utterance

by which
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

she
נַפְשָֽׁהּ׃ (nap̄·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

has bound
אָסְרָ֖ה (’ā·sə·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle

herself,
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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