I say, “Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.
Why then have you not kept the oath of the Lord, and the command which I have laid on you?”
an oath before the Lord shall be made by the two of them that he has not laid hands on his neighbor’s property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.
But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the oath of the Lord which was between them, between David and Saul’s son Jonathan.
All the officials, the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David pledged allegiance to King Solomon.
My son, fear the Lord and the king;
Do not associate with those who are given to change,
He took one of the royal family and made a covenant with him, putting him under oath. He also took away the mighty of the land,
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed,
Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,