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13 Bible Verses about Swearing Oaths

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James 5:12

But above all things, my brethren, do not swear by heaven or by the earth or by any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no, no; lest ye fall into condemnation.

1 Kings 8:31

When anyone shall have sinned against his neighbour, and an oath is laid upon him to cause him to swear and the oath comes before thy altar in this house,

Hebrews 6:16

For men verily swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all controversy.

Genesis 26:33

And he called it Shebah, therefore the name of the city is Beersheba unto this day.

Genesis 24:2-3

And Abraham said unto his eldest slave of his house, who ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of the heavens and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell;

Genesis 24:9

Then the slave put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master and swore to him concerning that matter.

Psalm 15:4

In whose eyes the vile person is not esteemed; but he honours those that fear the LORD. He that swears to his own hurt and does not change.

Exodus 22:11

then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he has not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods, and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.

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.

Ecclesiastes 8:2

I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment and the word of the covenant that thou hast made with God.

Matthew 14:9

And the king was sorry; nevertheless because of the oath and of those who sat with him at the table, he commanded it to be given her.

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