Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

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Bible References

Above

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.

Swear not

Matthew 5:33
“Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall fulfill your vows to the Lord.’
Matthew 23:16
“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.’

But

2 Corinthians 1:17
Therefore, I was not vacillating when I intended to do this, was I? Or what I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, so that with me there will be yes, yes and no, no at the same time?

Lest

James 3:1
Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.
1 Corinthians 11:34
If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment. The remaining matters I will arrange when I come.

General references

Deuteronomy 5:11
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.