Of vows and oaths: and their obligation.
1 And Moses told the children of Israel all that the Lord had commanded him:
Narravitque Moyses filiis Israel omnia quae ei Dominus imperarat.
2 And he said to the princes of the tribes of the children of Israel: This is the word that the Lord hath commanded:
Et locutus est ad principes tribuum filiorum Israel : Iste est sermo quem praecepit Dominus :
3 If any man make a vow to the Lord, or bind himself by an oath: he shall not make his word void but shall fulfill all that he promised.
Si quis virorum votum Domino voverit, aut se constrinxerit juramento : non faciet irritum verbum suum, sed omne quod promisit, implebit.
4 If a woman vow any thing, and bind herself by an oath, being in her father's house, and but yet a girl in age: if her father knew the vow that she hath promised, and the oath wherewith she hath bound her soul, and held his peace, she shall be bound by the vow:
Mulier si quippiam voverit, et se constrinxerit juramento, quae est in domo patris sui, et in aetate adhuc puellari : si cognoverit pater votum quod pollicita est, et juramentum quo obligavit animam suam, et tacuerit, voti rea erit :
5 Whatsoever she promised and swore, she shall fulfill in deed.
quidquid pollicita est, et juravit, opere complebit.
6 But if her father, immediately as soon as he heard it, gainsaid it, both her vows and her oaths shall be void, neither shall she be bound to what she promised, because her father hath gainsaid it.
Sin autem statim ut audierit, contradixerit pater : et vota et juramenta ejus irrita erunt, nec obnoxia tenebitur sponsioni, eo quod contradixerit pater.
7 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:
Si maritum habuerit, et voverit aliquid, et semel de ore ejus verbum egrediens animam ejus obligaverit juramento :
8 The day that her husband shall hear it, and not gainsay it, she shall be bound to the vow, and shall give whatsoever she promised.
quo die audierit vir, et non contradixerit, voti rea erit, reddetque quodcumque promiserat.
9 But if as soon as he heareth he gainsay it, and make her promises and the words wherewith she had bound her soul of no effect: the Lord will forgive her.
Sin autem audiens statim contradixerit, et irritas fecerit pollicitationes ejus, verbaque quibus obstrinxerat animam suam, propitius erit ei Dominus.
10 The widow, and she that is divorced, shall fulfill whatsoever they vow.
Vidua et repudiata quidquid voverint, reddent.
11 If the wife in the house of her husband, hath bound herself by vow and by oath,
Uxor in domo viri cum se voto constrinxerit et juramento,
12 If her husband hear, and hold his peace, and doth not disallow the promise, she shall accomplish whatsoever she had promised.
si audierit vir, et tacuerit, nec contradixerit sponsioni, reddet quodcumque promiserat.
13 But if forthwith he gainsay it, she shall not be bound by the promise: because her husband gainsaid it, and the Lord will be merciful to her.
Sin autem extemplo contradixerit, non tenebitur promissionis rea : quia maritus contradixit, et Dominus ei propitius erit.
14 If she vow and bind herself by oath, to afflict her soul by fasting, or abstinence from other things, it shall depend on the will of her husband, whether she shall do it, or not do it.
Si voverit, et juramento se constrinxerit, ut per jejunium, vel ceterarum rerum abstinentiam affligat animam suam, in arbitrio viri erit ut faciat, sive non faciat.
15 But if the husband hearing it hold his peace, and defer the declaring his mind till another day: whatsoever she had vowed and promised, she shall fulfill: because immediately as he heard it, he held his peace.
Quod si audiens vir tacuerit, et in alteram diem distulerit sententiam, quidquid voverat atque promiserat, reddet : quia statim ut audivit, tacuit.
16 But if he gainsay it after that he knew it, he shall bear her iniquity.
Sin autem contradixerit postquam rescivit, portabit ipse iniquitatem ejus.
17 These are the laws which the Lord appointed to Moses between the husband and the wife, between the father and the daughter that is as yet but a girl in age, or that abideth in her father's house.
Istae sunt leges, quas constituit Dominus Moysi inter virum et uxorem, inter patrem et filiam, quae in puellari adhuc aetate est, vel quae manet in parentis domo.