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57 Bible Verses about Swearing

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James 5:12

But before all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay, that ye do not fall under judgment.

Matthew 5:36

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Leviticus 5:1

And if any one sin, and hear the voice of adjuration, and he is a witness whether he hath seen or known it, if he do not give information, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Genesis 24:3

and I will make thee swear by Jehovah, the God of the heavens and the God of the earth, that thou take not a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am dwelling;

Numbers 5:21

then the priest shall adjure the woman with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman: Jehovah make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when Jehovah doth make thy thigh to shrink, and thy belly to swell;

Matthew 23:18

And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it is a debtor.

Hebrews 6:13

For God, having promised to Abraham, since he had no greater to swear by, swore by himself,

James 3:10

Out of the same mouth goes forth blessing and cursing. It is not right, my brethren, that these things should be thus.

Jeremiah 23:10

For the land is full of adulterers; for because of execration the land mourneth. The pastures of the wilderness are dried up; for their course is evil, and their force is not right.

Genesis 22:16

and said, By myself I swear, saith Jehovah, that, because thou hast done this, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,

Matthew 23:16

Woe to you, blind guides, who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor.

Matthew 5:35

nor by the earth, because it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King.

Leviticus 5:4

Or if any one swear, talking rashly with the lips, to do evil or to do good, in everything that a man shall say rashly with an oath, and it be hid from him, when he knoweth it, then is he guilty in one of these.

Hebrews 6:16

For men indeed swear by a greater, and with them the oath is a term to all dispute, as making matters sure.

Psalm 109:17

And he loved cursing; so let it come unto him. And he delighted not in blessing; and let it be far from him.

Isaiah 48:1

Hear ye this, house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of Jehovah, and make mention of the God of Israel, not in truth, nor in righteousness.

Deuteronomy 32:40

For I lift up my hand to the heavens, and say, I live for ever!

Matthew 23:21

And he that swears by the temple swears by it and by him that dwells in it.

Leviticus 6:3

or have found what was lost, and denieth it, and sweareth falsely in anything of all that man doeth, sinning therein;

Matthew 23:20

He therefore that swears by the altar swears by it and by all things that are upon it.

Nehemiah 13:25

And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them and plucked off their hair, and adjured them by God saying, Ye shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.

Zechariah 5:3

And he said unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole land: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off according to it on this side; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off according to it on that side.

Psalm 15:4

In whose eyes the depraved person is contemned, and who honoureth them that fear Jehovah; who, if he have sworn to his own hurt, changeth it not;

Psalm 59:12

Because of the sin of their mouth, the word of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; and because of cursing and lying which they speak.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Also give not heed unto all words that are spoken, lest thou hear thy servant curse thee.

Zechariah 5:4

I will cause it to go forth, saith Jehovah of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name; and it shall lodge in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

Jeremiah 12:16

And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, As Jehovah liveth even as they taught my people to swear by Baal they shall be built up in the midst of my people.

Numbers 30:2

If a man vow a vow to Jehovah, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; according to all that hath gone out of his mouth shall he do.

Psalm 109:18

And he clothed himself with cursing like his vestment; so let it come into his bowels 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.

Mark 14:71

But he began to curse and to swear, I know not this man of whom ye speak.

Isaiah 65:16

so that he who blesseth himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the land shall swear by the God of truth: because the former troubles shall be forgotten, and because they shall be hidden from mine eyes.

Matthew 23:22

And he that swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him that sits upon it.

Joshua 2:12

And now, I pray you, swear to me by Jehovah, since I have dealt kindly with you, that ye will also deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a certain sign,

Amos 8:14

they that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, As thy god, O Dan, liveth! and, As the way of Beer-sheba liveth! even they shall fall, and never rise up again.

Jeremiah 4:2

and thou shalt in truth, in justice, and in righteousness swear, As Jehovah liveth! and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

Psalm 102:8

Mine enemies reproach me all the day; they that are mad against me swear by me.

Ezekiel 36:7

therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I have lifted up my hand, saying, Verily the nations that are about you, they shall bear their shame.

Deuteronomy 10:20

Thou shalt fear Jehovah thy God; him thou shalt serve, and unto him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

Hosea 4:2

Swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out; and blood toucheth blood.

Acts 23:12

And when it was day, the Jews, having banded together, put themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they should kill Paul.

Genesis 21:23

And now swear to me here by God that thou wilt not deal deceitfully with me, nor with my son, nor with my grandson. According to the kindness that I have done to thee, thou shalt do to me, and to the land in which thou sojournest.

Jeremiah 16:14

Therefore, behold, days are coming, saith Jehovah, that it shall no more be said, As Jehovah liveth, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;

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Swearing » FALSE » Profane, forbidden

James 5:12

But before all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay, that ye do not fall under judgment.

Topics on Swearing

God Swearing Blessings

2;32;13

Remember Abraham, Isaac and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou sworest by thyself, and saidst to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they shall possess it for ever!

God Swearing Harm

2;17;16

And he said, For the hand is on the throne of Jah; Jehovah will have war with Amalek from generation to generation!

Not Swearing Oaths

40;5;34

But I say unto you, Do not swear at all; neither by the heaven, because it is the throne of God;

Swearing Being Forbidden

2;20;7

Thou shalt not idly utter the name of Jehovah thy God; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that idly uttereth his name.

Swearing By

58;6;16

For men indeed swear by a greater, and with them the oath is a term to all dispute, as making matters sure.

Swearing Oaths

59;5;12

But before all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay, that ye do not fall under judgment.

Swearing Oaths Falsely

28;10;4

They speak mere words, swearing falsely in making a covenant; therefore shall judgment spring up as hemlock in the furrows of the fields.