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57 Bible Verses about Swearing

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James 5:12

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.

Matthew 5:36

"Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

Leviticus 5:1

'Now if a person sins after he hears a public adjuration to testify when he is a witness, whether he has seen or otherwise known, if he does not tell it, then he will bear his guilt.

Genesis 24:3

and I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live,

Numbers 5:21

(then the priest shall have the woman swear with the oath of the curse, and the priest shall say to the woman), "the LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people by the LORD'S making your thigh waste away and your abdomen swell;

Matthew 23:18

"And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering on it, he is obligated.'

Hebrews 6:13

For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,

James 3:10

from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.

Jeremiah 23:10

For the land is full of adulterers; For the land mourns because of the curse The pastures of the wilderness have dried up. Their course also is evil And their might is not right.

Genesis 22:16

and said, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Job 3:1

Afterward Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.

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.'

Matthew 5:35

or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING.

Leviticus 5:4

'Or if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil or to do good, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly with an oath, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty in one of these.

Hebrews 6:16

For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute.

Psalm 109:17

He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.

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.

Deuteronomy 32:40

'Indeed, I lift up My hand to heaven, And say, as I live forever,

Matthew 23:21

"And whoever swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells within it.

Leviticus 6:3

or has found what was lost and lied about it and sworn falsely, so that he sins in regard to any one of the things a man may do;

Matthew 23:20

"Therefore, whoever swears by the altar, swears both by the altar and by everything on it.

Nehemiah 13:25

So I contended with them and cursed them and struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them swear by God, "You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take of their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.

Zechariah 5:3

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.

Psalm 15:4

In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, But who honors those who fear the LORD; He swears to his own hurt and does not change;

Psalm 59:12

On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be caught in their pride, And on account of curses and lies which they utter.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Also, do not take seriously all words which are spoken, so that you will not hear your servant cursing you.

Zechariah 5:4

"I will make it go forth," declares the LORD of hosts, "and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name; and it will spend the night within that house and consume it with its timber and stones."

Jeremiah 12:16

"Then if they will really learn the ways of My people, to swear by My name, 'As the LORD lives,' even as they taught My people to swear by Baal, they will be built up in the midst of My people.

Numbers 30:2

"If a man makes a vow to the LORD, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Psalm 109:18

But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, And it entered into his body like water And like oil into his bones.

Isaiah 45:23

"I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.

Mark 14:71

But he began to curse and swear, "I do not know this man you are talking about!"

Isaiah 65:16

"Because he who is blessed in the earth Will be blessed by the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Will swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are hidden from My sight!

Matthew 23:22

"And whoever swears by heaven, swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.

Joshua 2:12

"Now therefore, please swear to me by the LORD, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's household, and give me a pledge of truth,

Amos 8:14

"As for those who swear by the guilt of Samaria, Who say, 'As your god lives, O Dan,' And, 'As the way of Beersheba lives,' They will fall and not rise again."

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."

Psalm 102:8

My enemies have reproached me all day long; Those who deride me have used my name as a curse.

Ezekiel 36:7

"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'I have sworn that surely the nations which are around you will themselves endure their insults.

Deuteronomy 10:20

"You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name.

Hosea 4:2

There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.

Acts 23:12

When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under an oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.

Genesis 21:23

now therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned."

Jeremiah 16:14

"Therefore behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when it will no longer be said, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,'

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Swearing » FALSE » Profane, forbidden

James 5:12

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.

Topics on Swearing

God Swearing Blessings

2;32;13

"Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You swore by Yourself, and said to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.'"

God Swearing Harm

2;17;16

and he said, "The LORD has sworn; the LORD will have war against Amalek from generation to generation."

Not Swearing Oaths

40;5;34

"But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,

Swearing Being Forbidden

2;20;7

"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.

Swearing By

58;6;16

For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute.

Swearing Oaths

59;5;12

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.

Swearing Oaths Falsely

28;10;4

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

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