We see again in this chapter the importance of keeping a vow that we make. It is interesting to note that a woman was free to make any vow she wished but the one who was her head (father or husband) had the right to cancel her vow and it would be like she never made it. If her head didn’t agree with the vow, he had a responsibility to speak up and cancel it; he did not have the luxury of remaining silent. By speaking up to cancel the vow he could protect his daughter or wife from binding herself to a vow that could be a weight she was not meant to carry. If he remained silent when he found out about the vow, his silence voiced his approval to it. By approving to his daughter's or wife's vow, he was also partly making himself responsible to see that the vow was performed since he was her covering.
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Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan