Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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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1 Peter 4:8
Above all, keep your love for one another constant, because love covers a large number of sins.
3 John 1:2
Dear friend, I pray you may prosper concerning everything and be healthy, just as your soul prospers.

Swear not

Matthew 5:33
"Again you have heard that it was said to the {people of old}, 'Do not swear falsely, but fulfill your oaths to the Lord.'
Matthew 23:16
"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing! But whoever swears by the gold of the temple is bound [by his oath].'


2 Corinthians 1:17
Therefore, [when I] was wanting [to do] this, perhaps then was I making use of vacillation? Or was I deciding what I was deciding according to the flesh, in order that with me my "yes" may be "yes" and my "no" [may be] "no" [at the same time]?


James 3:1
Not many should become teachers, my brothers, [because you] know that we will receive a greater judgment.
1 Corinthians 11:34
If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment. And I will give directions about the remaining [matters] whenever I come.

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Deuteronomy 5:11
You shall not take up the name of Yahweh your God for worthless purpose, for Yahweh will not leave unpunished [anyone] who uses his name for worthless purpose.