Vows are not to be broken.
Numbers 30:1 And Moses spake vnto the heades of the trybes of the chyldren of Israell sayinge: thys is the thyng which the Lord commandeth. Numbers 30:2 If a man vowe vnto the Lorde or swere an othe and bynde hys soule, he shall not go backe with hys worde: but shal fulfyll all that proceadeth out of his mouth.
The exception of a maid's vow,
Numbers 30:3 If a damsell vowe a vowe vnto the Lord and bynde her selfe beyinge in her fathers house and vnmaried. Numbers 30:4 If her father heare her vowe & bond which she hath made vpon her soule, & holde hys peace therto: then all her vowes & bondes which she hath made vpon her soule shall stande in effecte. Numbers 30:5 But & yf her father forbyd her the same daye þt he heareth it, none of her vowes nor bondes whych she hath made vpon her soule shalbe of value, & the Lorde shall forgeue her, because her father forbade her.
of a wife's,
Numbers 30:6 If she had an husband when she vowed or pronounced oughte out of her lyppes wherwith she bonde her soule, Numbers 30:7 and her husbande hearde it and helde hys peace there at the same daye he hearde it: Then her vowes and her bondes wherwyth she bounde her soule, shall stande in effecte. Numbers 30:8 But and yf her husbande forbade her the same day that þe heard it, then hath he made her vowe whyche she had vpon her of none effecte, and that also which she pronounced wt her lyppes wherwyth she bounde her soule, and the lord shal forgeue her.
of a widow's, or her that is divorced.
Numbers 30:9 The vowe of a wyddowe and of her that is deuorced, and all that they haue bounde their soules wyth all, shall stande in effecte wyth them. Numbers 30:10 If she vowed in her husbandes house or bounde her soule with an oth, Numbers 30:11 & her husband heard it and helde hys peace and forbade her not: then al her vowes & boundes wherwith she bound her soule, shall stande. Numbers 30:12 But yf her husband disanulled them the same daye that he heard them, then nothyng þt proceded out of her lippes in vowes & boundes wherwith she bounde her soule shall stande in effecte: for her husbande hath loused them. And the Lord shal forgeue her. Numbers 30:13 All vowes and othes that bynde to humble the soule, maye her husbande stablyshe or breake. Numbers 30:14 But yf her husbande holde hys peace from one day vnto another, then he stablysheth al her vowes and bondes whyche she had vpon her, because he helde his peace the same day that he heard them. Numbers 30:15 And yf he afterward breake them, he shal beare her sinne hym selfe. Numbers 30:16 These are the ordynaunces whyche the Lord commaunded Moses, betwene a man and hys wyfe, and betwene the father & hys daughter, beyinge a damsell in her fathers house.