Not Swearing Oaths

Most Relevant Verses

James 5:12

Now above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. Your “yes” must be “yes,” and your “no” must be “no,” so that you won’t fall under judgment.

Joshua 23:7

and so that you do not associate with these nations remaining among you. Do not call on the names of their gods or make an oath to them; do not worship them or bow down to them.

Hosea 4:2

Cursing, lying, murder, stealing,
and adultery are rampant;
one act of bloodshed follows another.

Ecclesiastes 9:2

Everything is the same for everyone: there is one fate for the righteous and the wicked, for the good and the bad, for the clean and the unclean, for the one who sacrifices and the one who does not sacrifice. As it is for the good, so it is for the sinner; as for the one who takes an oath, so for the one who fears an oath.

Hosea 4:15

Israel, if you act promiscuously,
don’t let Judah become guilty!
Do not go to Gilgal
or make a pilgrimage to Beth-aven,
and do not swear an oath: As the Lord lives!

Hebrews 7:21

but He became a priest with an oath made by the One who said to Him:The Lord has sworn,
and He will not change His mind,
You are a priest forever.

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