1 And Moses spoke unto the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, saving, This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded,
2 If a man make a vow unto the Lord, or he swear an oath to bind his soul with an obligation: he shall not profane his word; according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth shall he do.
3 And if a woman make a vow unto the Lord, and bind herself by an obligation, being in her fathers house in her youth;
4 And her father hear her vow, and her obligation wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father be silent to her: then shall all her vows stand, and every obligation wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.
5 But if her father disallow her on the day that he heareth it: all her vows or her obligations, wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall not stand; and the Lord will forgive her, because her father hath disallowed her.
6 And if she be given to a man, and have vows upon her, or what she may have uttered with her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul;
7 And her husband hear it, and be silent to her on the day that he heareth it: then shall her vows stand, and her obligations wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand.
8 But if on the day of her husbands hearing it, he disallow her: then doth he annul her vow which is upon her, and that which she hath uttered with her lips, wherewith she hath bound her soul; and the Lord will forgive her.
9 But regarding the vow of a widow, or of her that is divorced, all, wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand for her.
10 And if she had vowed in her husbands house, or had bound her soul by an obligation with an oath;
11 And her husband heard it, and was silent to her, and disallowed her not: then all her vows shall stand, and every obligation, wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand.
12 But if her husband hath annulled them on the day he heard them: then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips, concerning her vows, or concerning the obligation of her soul, shall not stand; her husband hath annulled them; and the Lord will forgive her.
13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the person, her husband may confirm it, or her husband may annul it.
14 But if her husband should be silent to her from day to day: then hath he confirmed all her vows, or all her obligations, which are upon her; he hath confirmed them, because he was silent to her on the day that he heard them.
15 But if he should annul them after the day that he hath heard them: then shall he bear her iniquity.
16 These are the statutes, which the Lord commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between the father and his daughter, being yet in her youth, in her fathers house.