and said, By myself I have sworn, said the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son;
of the oath which he made to our father Abraham,
which covenant he made with Abraham and his oath unto Isaac
For when God promised unto Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,
and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.
I have sworn by myself; the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow; every tongue shall swear.
For I have sworn by myself, said the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all its cities shall be perpetual wastes.
The LORD of the hosts has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men as with locusts; and they shall sing the song of the winepress against thee.
The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, the LORD God of the hosts said, I abhor the grandeur of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore I will give the city with all that is therein over to the enemy.
For the promise that he should be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
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