Deuteronomy 23:21
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New International Version
If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to pay it, for the LORD your God will certainly demand it of you and you will be guilty of sin.


New American Standard Bible
"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for it would be sin in you, and the LORD your God will surely require it of you.


King James Bible
When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to keep it, because He will require it of you, and it will be counted against you as sin.


International Standard Version
"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, don't delay paying it, because the LORD your God will certainly demand payment from you, and then you will be guilty of sin.


American Standard Version
When thou shalt vow a vow unto Jehovah thy God, thou shalt not be slack to pay it: for Jehovah thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.


Douay-Rheims Bible
When thou hast made a vow to the Lord thy God, thou shalt not delay to pay it: because the Lord thy God will require it. And if thou delay, it shall be imputed to thee for a sin.


Darby Bible Translation
When thou vowest a vow to Jehovah thy God, thou shalt not delay to perform it; for Jehovah thy God will certainly require it of thee, and it shall be sin in thee.


Young's Literal Translation
'When thou vowest a vow to Jehovah thy God, thou dost not delay to complete it; for Jehovah thy God doth certainly require it from thee, and it hath been in thee -- sin.
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Context
Miscellaneous Laws

15You shall not deliver to his master the servant which is escaped from his master to you: 16He shall dwell with you, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of your gates, where it likes him best: you shall not oppress him. 17There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 18You shall not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD your God for any vow: for even both these are abomination to the LORD your God. 19You shall not lend on usury to your brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent on usury: 20To a stranger you may lend on usury; but to your brother you shall not lend on usury: that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you set your hand to in the land where you go to possess it. 21When you shall vow a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not slack to pay it: for the LORD your God will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you. 22But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you. 23That which is gone out of your lips you shall keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as you have vowed to the LORD your God, which you have promised with your mouth. 24When you come into your neighbor's vineyard, then you may eat grapes your fill at your own pleasure; but you shall not put any in your vessel. 25When you come into the standing corn of your neighbor, then you may pluck the ears with your hand; but you shall not move a sickle to your neighbor's standing corn.
Cross References
Matthew 5:33
Again, you have heard that it has been said by them of old time, You shall not forswear yourself, but shall perform to the Lord your oaths:


Leviticus 27:2
Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When a man shall make a singular vow, the persons shall be for the LORD by your estimation.


Numbers 30:1
And Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD has commanded.


Numbers 30:2
If a man 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 proceeds out of his mouth.


Deuteronomy 23:22
But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you.


1 Samuel 20:16
So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies.


Job 22:27
You shall make your prayer to him, and he shall hear you, and you shall pay your vows.


Psalm 50:14
Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the most High:


Psalm 61:8
So will I sing praise to your name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.


Ecclesiastes 5:4
When you vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools: pay that which you have vowed.


Treasury of Scripture

When you shall vow a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not slack to pay it: for the LORD your God will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you.

Deuteronomy 23:18 You shall not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD your God for any vow...

Genesis 28:20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat...

Genesis 35:1-3 And God said to Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar to God...

Leviticus 27:2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When a man shall make a singular vow...

Numbers 30:2 If a man vow a vow to the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word...

Psalm 56:12 Your vows are on me, O God: I will render praises to you.

Psalm 66:13,14 I will go into your house with burnt offerings: I will pay you my vows...

Psalm 76:11 Vow, and pay to the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents to him that ought to be feared.

Psalm 116:18 I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

Ecclesiastes 5:4,5 When you vow a vow to God, defer not to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools: pay that which you have vowed...

Jonah 1:16 Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the LORD, and made vows.

Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice to you with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

Nahum 1:15 Behold on the mountains the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace! O Judah, keep your solemn feasts...

Strong's Concordance
When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.
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Deuteronomy Chapter 23 Verse 21

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