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Num. 30 deals with how vows taken by a woman can be annulled by her husband or father provided he does so immediately; verse 15 reads, "But if her husband stays altogether silent at her from that day henceforth; then he establishes all her vows or bonds on her: he confirms them, because he stayed silent at her on the day he heard them." The text then goes on to say:

But if he shall at all make them void after he has heard them; then he must bear her iniquity. וְאִם־הָפֵר יָפֵר אֹתָם אַחֲרֵי שָׁמְעוֹ וְנָשָׂא אֶת־עֲוֹנָהּ׃
The Samaritan text, however, switches the blame, as seems just:
But if he shall at all make them void after he has heard them; then he must bear his iniquity. וְאִם־הָפֵר יפיר אֹתָם אַחֲרֵי שָׁמְעוֹ וְנָשָׂא אֶת־עֲוֹנוֹ׃

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