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57 Bible Verses about Swearing

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James 5:12

Above all, brothers, do not swear oaths by heaven, by earth, or by any other object. Instead, let your "Yes" mean yes and your "No" mean no! Otherwise, you may fall under condemnation.

Matthew 5:36

Nor should you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.

Leviticus 5:1

"If someone sins because he has failed to testify after receiving notice to testify as a witness regarding what he has observed or learned, he is to be held responsible."

Genesis 24:3

as a promise to the LORD, the God of heaven and earth, that you won't acquire a wife for my son from the Canaanite women among whom I'm living.

Numbers 5:21

then the priest is to have the woman commit to an oath by saying to the woman, "May the LORD make you a curse and a curse among your people. When the LORD makes your thigh waste away and your abdomen swell

Matthew 23:18

Again you say, "Whoever swears an oath by the altar is excused, but whoever swears by the gift that is on it must keep his oath.'

Hebrews 6:13

For when God made his promise to Abraham, he swore an oath by himself, since he had no one greater to swear by.

James 3:10

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. It should not be like this, my brothers!

Jeremiah 23:10

Indeed, the land is full of adulterers. Indeed, the land mourns because of the curse; the pastures of the wilderness have dried up. The adulterers' lifestyles are evil, and they use their strength for what is not right.

Genesis 22:16

and said, "I have taken an oath to swear by myself," declares the LORD, "that since you have carried this out and have not withheld your only unique son,

Job 3:1

After this, Job spoke up solemnly, cursing the day he was born.

Matthew 23:16

"How terrible it will be for you, blind guides! You say, "Whoever swears an oath by the sanctuary is excused, but whoever swears an oath by the gold of the sanctuary must keep his oath.'

Matthew 5:35

nor by the earth, because it is his footstool, nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the Great King.

Leviticus 5:4

When a person has sworn inadvertently by what he has said, whether for evil or good, whatever it was that the person spoke, when he comes to understand what he said, he will incur guilt by one of these things.

Hebrews 6:16

For people swear by someone greater than themselves, and an oath given as confirmation puts an end to all argument.

Psalm 109:17

He loved to curse may his curses return upon him! He took no delight in blessing others so may blessings be far from him.

Isaiah 48:1

"Listen to this, house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel, and who have come forth from Judah's loins; you who swear oaths in the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel but not in truth, nor in good faith.

Deuteronomy 32:40

"I solemnly swear to heaven I say "As certainly as I'm alive and living forever,

Matthew 23:21

The one who swears an oath by the sanctuary swears by it and by the one who lives there.

Leviticus 6:3

if he has found something that had been lost and then lied about it, or if he makes a false oath about any of these things, thus committing a sin with respect to these things.

Matthew 23:20

Therefore, the one who swears an oath by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.

Nehemiah 13:25

So I rebuked them, cursed them, struck some of their men, tore out their hair, and made them take this oath in the name of God: "You are not to give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.

Zechariah 5:3

He responded to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the surface of the whole earth, because, according to this side of the scroll, all thieves will be ejected, and according to the other side of the scroll, all liars will be ejected."

Psalm 15:4

The one who despises those who are utterly wicked, but who honors the one who fears the LORD, who keeps his word even when it hurts and does not change,

Psalm 59:12

The sin of their mouth is the word on their lips. They will be caught in their own conceit; for they speak curses and lies.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Don't listen to everything that is spoken you may hear your servant cursing you,

Zechariah 5:4

"I am bringing this about," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "The curse will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who lies in my name. The curse will remain in his house until that house has been completely destroyed, right down to its timber and stones."

Jeremiah 12:16

If they have learned the ways of my people well, to swear by my name: "As surely as the LORD lives,' just as they once taught my people to swear by Baal, then they'll be built up among my people.

Numbers 30:2

"When a man makes a vow to the LORD, or swears an oath an obligation that is binding to himself he is not to break his word. Instead, he is to fulfill whatever promise came out of his mouth.'"

Psalm 109:18

He wore curses like a garment may they enter his inner being like water and his bones like oil.

Isaiah 45:23

By myself I have sworn from my mouth has gone out integrity, a promise that won't be revoked: "To me every knee will bow, and every tongue will swear.'

Mark 14:71

Then he began to invoke a divine curse and to swear with an oath, "I don't know this man you're talking about!"

Isaiah 65:16

Then whoever takes an oath by the God of faithfulness, and whoever takes an oath in the land, will swear by the God of faithfulness, because the former troubles are forgotten and are hidden from my eyes.

Matthew 23:22

And the one who swears an oath by heaven swears by God's throne and by the one who sits on it.

Joshua 2:12

Now therefore, since I've treated you so kindly, please swear in the name of the LORD that you'll also be kind to my father's household by giving me this sure sign:

Amos 8:14

Those who have been swearing oaths by the sin of Samaria, or who say, "As your god lives, Dan"' or who say, "As the way of Beer-sheba lives"' will fall, and will never rise again."

Jeremiah 4:2

If you swear, "as surely as the LORD lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then nations will be blessed by him, and in him they will boast."

Psalm 102:8

My enemies revile me all day long; those who ridicule me use my name to curse.

Ezekiel 36:7

"Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: "I hereby raise my hand to swear this oath: the nations that surround you will have their own mockery to endure!

Deuteronomy 10:20

You are to fear the LORD your God and serve him. Cling to him and swear by his name.

Hosea 4:2

Swearing, lying, murder, theft, and adultery are rampant, and blood mingles with blood.

Acts 23:12

In the morning, the Jewish leaders formed a conspiracy and took an oath not to eat or drink anything before they had killed Paul.

Genesis 21:23

Therefore swear an oath here by God that you won't deal falsely with me, my sons, or my descendants. Just as I've dealt graciously with you, won't you do so with me and with the land in which you live as a foreigner?"

Jeremiah 16:14

"Therefore, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when it will no longer be said, "As surely as the LORD lives, who brought up the Israelis from the land of Egypt.'

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Swearing » FALSE » Profane, forbidden

James 5:12

Above all, brothers, do not swear oaths by heaven, by earth, or by any other object. Instead, let your "Yes" mean yes and your "No" mean no! Otherwise, you may fall under condemnation.

Topics on Swearing

God Swearing Blessings

2;32;13

Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants to whom you swore by yourself as you told them, "I'll increase the number of your descendants like the stars of the heavens, I'll give your descendants all of this land about which I have spoken, and they are to possess it forever.'"

God Swearing Harm

2;17;16

"Because," he said, "a fist has been raised in defiance against the throne of the LORD, the LORD will wage war against Amalek from generation to generation."

Not Swearing Oaths

40;5;34

But I tell you not to swear at all, neither by heaven, because it is God's throne,

Swearing Being Forbidden

2;20;7

"You are not to misuse the name of the LORD your God, because the LORD will not leave unpunished the one who misuses his name.

Swearing By

58;6;16

For people swear by someone greater than themselves, and an oath given as confirmation puts an end to all argument.

Swearing Oaths

59;5;12

Above all, brothers, do not swear oaths by heaven, by earth, or by any other object. Instead, let your "Yes" mean yes and your "No" mean no! Otherwise, you may fall under condemnation.

Swearing Oaths Falsely

28;10;4

Their word is falsely given as they make their agreements; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

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