Swearing Oaths

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James 5:12

But above all [things], my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath; but let your yes be [a simple] yes, and your no be [a simple] no, so that you may not sin and fall under condemnation.

1 Kings 8:31

Whenever a man sins against his neighbor and is made to take an oath and comes and swears the oath before Your altar in this house,

Hebrews 6:16

Men indeed swear by a greater [than themselves], and with them in all disputes the oath taken for confirmation is final [ending strife].

Genesis 26:33

And he named [the well] Shibah; therefore the name of the city is Beersheba [well of the oath] to this day.

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Swearing Oaths Falsely

Hosea 10:4

They have spoken mere words of the lips, swearing falsely in making covenants; therefore judgment springs up like hemlock [or other poisonous plants] in the furrows of the field.

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Genesis 24:2-3

And Abraham said to the eldest servant of his house [Eliezer of Damascus], who ruled over all that he had, I beg of you, put your hand under my thigh; And you shall swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I have settled,

Genesis 24:9

So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master and swore to him concerning this matter.

Psalm 15:4

In whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he who honors those who fear the Lord (who revere and worship Him); who swears to his own hurt and does not change;

Exodus 22:11

Then an oath before the Lord shall be required between the two that the man has not taken his neighbor's property; and the owner of it shall accept his word and not require him to make good the loss.

Isaiah 45:23

I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness and shall not return, that unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear [allegiance].

Ecclesiastes 8:2

I counsel you to keep the king's command, and that in regard to the oath of God [by which you swore to him loyalty].

Matthew 14:9

And the king was distressed and sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests, he ordered it to be given her;

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