Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"And although they say, 'As the LORD lives,' Surely they swear falsely."

King James Version

And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.

Holman Bible

When they say, "As the Lord lives," they are swearing falsely.

International Standard Version

Although they say, "As surely as the LORD lives,' still they are swearing falsely."

A Conservative Version

And though they say, As LORD lives, surely they swear falsely.

American Standard Version

And though they say, As Jehovah liveth; surely they swear falsely.

Amplified

And though they say, As the Lord lives, surely they swear falsely.

Bible in Basic English

And though they say, By the living Lord; truly their oaths are false.

Darby Translation

And if they say, As Jehovah liveth! surely they swear falsely.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And if they should say, The LORD lives; surely they swear falsely.

Julia Smith Translation

And if Jehovah lives, they will say, for this they will swear to a falsehood.

King James 2000

And though they say, The LORD lives; surely they swear falsely.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And though they say, '{As Yahweh lives},' {therefore} they swear falsely."

Modern King James verseion

And though they say, As Jehovah lives; surely they swear falsely.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For though they can say, "The LORD liveth," yet do they swear to deceive.

NET Bible

These people make promises in the name of the Lord. But the fact is, what they swear to is really a lie."

New Heart English Bible

Though they say, 'As the LORD lives;' surely they swear falsely."

The Emphasized Bible

Even though they say By the life of Yahweh, Yet in fact falsely, do they swear.

Webster

And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.

World English Bible

Though they say, 'As Yahweh lives;' surely they swear falsely."

Youngs Literal Translation

And if they say, 'Jehovah liveth,' Surely to a falsehood they swear.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

שׁבע 
 
Usage: 186

References

Context Readings

An Invasion From The North

1 "Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And look now and take note And seek in her open squares, If you can find a man, If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth, Then I will pardon her. 2 "And although they say, 'As the LORD lives,' Surely they swear falsely." 3 O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them, But they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent.



Cross References

Titus 1:16

They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.

Isaiah 48:1

"Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named Israel And who came forth from the loins of Judah, Who swear by the name of the LORD And invoke the God of Israel, But not in truth nor in righteousness.

Jeremiah 4:2

And you will swear, 'As the LORD lives,' In truth, in justice and in righteousness; Then the nations will bless themselves in Him, And in Him they will glory."

Jeremiah 7:9

"Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after other gods that you have not known,

Leviticus 19:12

'You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

Hosea 4:1-2

Listen to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel, For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land.

Hosea 4:15

Though you, Israel, play the harlot, Do not let Judah become guilty; Also do not go to Gilgal, Or go up to Beth-aven And take the oath: "As the LORD lives!"

Hosea 10:4

They speak mere words, With worthless oaths they make covenants; And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

Zechariah 5:3-4

Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land; surely everyone who steals will be purged away according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side.

Malachi 3:5

"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.

1 Timothy 1:10

and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,

2 Timothy 3:5

holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.

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