Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 "Wander through the streets of Jerusalem. Look and investigate; search through her squares and see whether you find anyone even one person there doing justice and seeking truth. Then I'll forgive them. 2 Although they say, "As surely as the LORD lives,' still they are swearing falsely." 3 LORD, don't your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they didn't flinch. You brought them to an end, but they refused to receive discipline. They made their faces harder than stone, and they refused to repent.



Cross References

Titus 1:16

They claim to know God, but they deny him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified to do anything good.

Isaiah 48:1

"Listen to this, house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel, and who have come forth from Judah's loins; you who swear oaths in the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel but not in truth, nor in good faith.

Jeremiah 4:2

If you swear, "as surely as the LORD lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then nations will be blessed by him, and in him they will boast."

Jeremiah 7:9

Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear by false gods, burn incense to Baal, follow other gods that you don't know,

Leviticus 19:12

"You are not to use my name to deceive, thereby defiling the name of your God. I am the LORD.

Hosea 4:1-2

"Hear this message from the LORD, people of Israel. Indeed, the LORD brings a charge against the people who live in the land for there is no truth and no gracious love or knowledge of God in the land.

Hosea 4:15

"Even though you prostitute yourself, Israel let not Judah incur guilt don't go to Gilgal, or visit Beth-aven, or swear an oath using the LORD's name.

Hosea 10:4

Their word is falsely given as they make their agreements; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

Zechariah 5:3-4

He responded to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the surface of the whole earth, because, according to this side of the scroll, all thieves will be ejected, and according to the other side of the scroll, all liars will be ejected."

Malachi 3:5

"I'll come near to you for judgment. I'll be a witness, quick to speak against sorcerers, against adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who defraud the laborer of his wage, against those who defraud the widow and the orphan, against those who deprive the alien of justice, and against those who don't fear me," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

1 Timothy 1:10

for those involved in sexual immorality, for homosexuals, for kidnappers, for liars, for false witnesses, and for whatever else goes against the healthy teaching

2 Timothy 3:5

They will hold to an outward form of godliness but deny its power. Stay away from such people.

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