1 And Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded.
2 If a man shall vow a vow to the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
3 If a woman also shall vow a vow to the LORD, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father’s house in her youth;
4 And her father shall hear her vow, and her bond by which she hath bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond by which she hath bound her soul shall stand.
5 But if her father shall overrule her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows, or of her bonds by which she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father overruled her.
6 And if she had an husband, when she vowed, or uttered any thing from her lips, by which she bound her soul;
7 And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her in the day that he heard it: then her vows shall stand, and her bonds by which she bound her soul shall stand.
8 But if her husband overruled her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make of no effect her vow which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, by which she bound her soul: and the LORD shall forgive her.
9 But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, by which they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.
10 And if she vowed in her husband’s house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath;
11 And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and overruled her not: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond by which she bound her soul shall stand.
12 But if her husband hath utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then whatever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and the LORD shall forgive her.
13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.
14 But if her husband altogether holds his peace at her from day to day; then he establisheth all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he confirmeth them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them.
15 But if he shall in any way make them void after that he hath heard them; then he shall 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 father’s house.