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Theasaurus: Swearing

57 Bible Verses about Swearing

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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.

Matthew 5:36

And do not swear by your head, for you are not able to make a single hair white or black.

Matthew 26:74

Then Peter began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, I do not even know the Man! And at that moment a rooster crowed.

Leviticus 5:1

If anyone sins in that he is sworn to testify and has knowledge of the matter, either by seeing or hearing of it, but fails to report it, then he shall bear his iniquity and willfulness.

Genesis 24:3

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,

Numbers 5:21

Then the priest shall make the woman take the oath of the curse, and say to the woman, The Lord make you a curse and an oath among your people when the Lord makes your thigh fall away and your body swell.

Matthew 23:18

You say too, Whoever swears by the altar is not duty bound; but whoever swears by the offering on the altar, his oath is binding.

Hebrews 6:13

For when God made [His] promise to Abraham, He swore by Himself, since He had no one greater by whom to swear,

James 3:10

Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not to be so.

Jeremiah 23:10

For the land is full of adulterers (forsakers of God, Israel's true Husband). Because of the curse [of God upon it] the land mourns, the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. They [both false prophets and people] rush into wickedness; and their course is evil, their might is not right.

Genesis 22:16

And said, I have sworn by Myself, says the Lord, that since you have done this and have not withheld [from Me] or begrudged [giving Me] your son, your only son,

Job 3:1

After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed his day (birthday).

Matthew 23:16

Woe to you, blind guides, who say, If anyone swears by the sanctuary of the temple, it is nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the sanctuary, he is a debtor [bound by his oath].

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 anyone unthinkingly swears he will do something, whether to do evil or good, whatever it may be that a man shall pronounce rashly taking an oath, then, when he becomes aware of it, he shall be guilty in either of these.

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].

Psalm 109:17

Yes, he loved cursing, and it came [back] upon him; he delighted not in blessing, and it was far from him.

Isaiah 48:1

Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel and who come forth from the seed of Judah, you who swear allegiance by the name of the Lord and make mention of the God of Israel -- "but not in truth and sincerity, nor in righteousness (rightness and moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) -- "

Deuteronomy 32:40

For I lift up My hand to heaven and swear, As I live forever,

Matthew 23:21

And he who swears by the sanctuary of the temple swears by it and by Him Who dwells in it.

Leviticus 6:3

Or has found what was lost and lied about it, or swears falsely, in any of all the things which men do and sin in so doing,

Matthew 23:20

So whoever swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.

Nehemiah 13:25

And I contended with them and reviled them and beat some of them and pulled out their hair and made them swear by God, saying, You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.

Zechariah 5:3

Then he said to me, This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land; for everyone who steals shall be cut off from henceforth according to it [the curse written on this subject on the scroll], and everyone who swears falsely shall be cut off from henceforth according to it.

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;

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips, let them even be trapped and taken in their pride, and for the cursing and lying which they utter.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Do not give heed to everything that is said, lest you hear your servant cursing you -- "

Zechariah 5:4

I will bring [the curse] forth, says the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief and into the house of him who swears falsely by My name; and it shall abide in the midst of his house and shall consume it, both its timber and its stones.

Jeremiah 12:16

And if these [neighbor nations] will diligently learn the ways of My people, to swear by My name, saying, As the Lord lives -- "even as they taught My people to swear by Baal -- "then will they be built up in the midst of My people.

Numbers 30:2

If a man vows a vow to the Lord or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break and profane his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Psalm 109:18

He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment, and it seeped into his inward [life] like water, and like oil into his bones.

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].

Mark 14:71

Then he commenced invoking a curse on himself [should he not be telling the truth] and swearing, I do not know the Man about Whom you are talking!

Isaiah 65:16

So [it shall be] that he who invokes a blessing on himself in the land shall do so by saying, May the God of truth and fidelity [the Amen] bless me; and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth and faithfulness to His promises [the Amen], because the former troubles are forgotten and because they are hidden from My eyes.

Matthew 23:22

And whoever swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by Him Who sits upon it.

Joshua 2:12

Now then, I pray you, swear to me by the Lord, since I have shown you kindness, that you also will show kindness to my father's house, and give me a sure sign,

Amos 8:14

Those who swear by Ashimah or the sin of Samaria and say, By the life of your god [the golden calf], O Dan! and [swear], By the life of the way of [idolatrous] Beersheba, they shall fall and rise no more.

Jeremiah 4:2

And if you swear, As the Lord lives, in truth, in judgment and justice, and in righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation), then the nations will bless themselves in Him and in Him will they glory.

Psalm 102:8

My adversaries taunt and reproach me all the day; and they who are angry with me use my name as a curse.

Ezekiel 36:7

Therefore thus says the Lord God: I have lifted up My hand and sworn, Surely the nations that are round about you shall themselves suffer shame and reproach.

Deuteronomy 10:20

You shall [reverently] fear the Lord your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and by His name and presence you shall swear.

Hosea 4:2

There is nothing but [false] swearing and breaking faith and killing and stealing and committing adultery; they break out [into violence], one [deed of] bloodshed following close on another.

Acts 23:12

Now when daylight came, the Jews formed a plot and bound themselves by an oath and under a curse neither to eat nor drink till they had done away with Paul.

Genesis 21:23

So now, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my son or with my posterity; but as I have dealt with you kindly, you will do the same with me and with the land in which you have sojourned.

Jeremiah 16:14

Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when it shall no more be said, As the Lord lives, Who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt,

From Thematic Bible


Swearing » FALSE » Profane, forbidden

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.

Topics on Swearing

God Swearing Blessings

2;32;13

[Earnestly] remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self and said to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever.

God Swearing Harm

2;17;16

And he said, Because [theirs] is a hand against the throne of the Lord, the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

Not Swearing Oaths

40;5;34

But I tell you, Do not bind yourselves by an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is the throne of God;

Swearing Being Forbidden

2;20;7

You shall not use or repeat the name of the Lord your God in vain [that is, lightly or frivolously, in false affirmations or profanely]; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

Swearing By

58;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].

Swearing Oaths

59;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.

Swearing Oaths Falsely

28;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.