Numbers 30 Outline
– Vows a man make (Numbers 30:1-2)
– Vows a young woman still living at her father’s house make (Numbers 30:3-5)
– Vows a woman make and then later get married (Numbers 30:6-8)
– Vows a widow or divorced woman make (Numbers 30:9)
– Vows a married woman make (Numbers 30:10-16)
Numbers 30 Summary
A man that make a vow must do what he said.
If a young woman still living at her father’s house make a vow and her father did not forbid her after hearing about it, the vow will stand. But if her father forbid her after hearing about it, the vow will be nullified.
If a woman marry after making a vow and her husband did not say anything about it after hearing it, the vow will stand. If the husband forbids her, the vow will not stand.
If a widow or divorced woman make a vow, the vow will be binding on her.
If a married woman make a vow and her husband hear about it and did not say anything about it, the vow will stand. If her husband nullified them, she will be released from the vow. If her husband nullify it after some time, he will be responsible for bringing guilt upon her.
Numbers 30 Bible Study
1. Keep your promise
Numbers 30 is about making vows. If you make a promise, you must keep it. We often like to swear. Swearing is a sin because you don’t know what is going to happen in the future. If you swear, you are counted as lying (Matthew 5:37). But you can make promises. If you make promises, you must make sure you do what you say so that the other party won’t get disappointed. If you fail to keep the promise, you must ask for God’s forgiveness and ask the other party to forgive you. In addition, you must repent and make sure to do what you say the next time. This includes small and big promises you make to other people (Numbers 30:2; Ecclesiastes 5:4-5; Psalm 89:34).
2. Women must submit to their husbands
In Numbers 30, a woman who made a vow must reveal it to the father if she is young and still live with her father or to her husband if she is married. Wives must submit to their husbands and respect their decisions. If you plan to do something, you should discuss it with your husband first and ask for his permission (Ephesians 5:33).