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57 Bible Verses about Swearing

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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.

Matthew 5:36

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

Leviticus 5:1

And when a person commits sin, because they were called to testify under oath, and he was a witness that has seen or known of it, if he does not declare it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Genesis 24:3

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;

Numbers 5:21

(the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing) and the priest shall say unto the woman, Let the LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people when the LORD makes thy thigh to fail and thy belly to swell,

Matthew 23:18

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

Hebrews 6:13

For when God promised unto Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,

James 3:10

Out of the same mouth proceeds blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.

Jeremiah 23:10

For the land is full of adulterers; for because of the oath the land is deserted; the booths of the wilderness are dried up, and their course was evil, and their force was not right.

Genesis 22:16

and said, By myself I have sworn, said the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son;

Matthew 23:16

Woe unto you, ye 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, for it is his footstool, neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.

Leviticus 5:4

Also the person who swears, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatever it is that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it is hid from him, when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.

Hebrews 6:16

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

Psalm 109:17

As he loved the curse, so let it come unto him; as he delighted not in the blessing, so let it be far from him.

Isaiah 48:1

Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, who call yourselves by the name of Israel, those that are come forth out of the waters of Judah, those who swear by the name of the LORD and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.

Deuteronomy 32:40

When I shall lift up my hand to the heavens and shall say, I live for ever,

Matthew 23:21

And whosoever shall swear by the temple, swears by it and by Him that dwells therein.

Leviticus 6:3

or has found that which was lost and then denies it and swears falsely, in any of all these in which a man can sin,

Matthew 23:20

Whosoever therefore shall swear by the altar, swears by it and by all things thereon.

Nehemiah 13:25

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

Zechariah 5:3

Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth; for every one that steals (as it is written on one side of the roll) shall be destroyed; and every one that swears (as it is written on the other side of the roll) shall be destroyed.

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.

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; they shall be subject to weakness and to a curse.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Also do not take to heart all the words that are spoken lest thou hear thy slave speak evil of thee:

Zechariah 5:4

I brought it forth, said the LORD of the hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief and into the house of him that swears falsely by my name; and it shall remain 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 in my name, saying, The LORD lives; as they taught my people to swear by Baal then they shall be prospered in the midst of my people.

Numbers 30:2

When a man vows a vow unto the LORD or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not defile his word: he shall do according to all that proceeded out of his mouth.

Psalm 109:18

As he clothed himself with the curse like as with his garment, and it entered 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

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

Isaiah 65:16

He who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth because the former troubles shall be forgotten and shall be covered from my eyes.

Matthew 23:22

And he that shall swear by the heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him that sits thereon.

Joshua 2:12

Now, therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD since I have showed you mercy that ye will also do the same unto my father's house, of which thou shalt give me a true sign,

Amos 8:14

Those that swear by the guiltiness of Samaria and say, As thy God of Dan lives; and, As the way of Beersheba lives, even they shall fall, and never rise up again.

Jeremiah 4:2

And thou shalt swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteous ness; and the Gentiles shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

Psalm 102:8

My enemies reproach me all the day, and those that are mad against me are sworn against me.

Ezekiel 36:7

therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said: I have lifted up my hand, Surely the Gentiles that are about you: they shall bear their shame.

Deuteronomy 10:20

Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave and swear by his name.

Hosea 4:2

By swearing and lying and murdering and stealing and committing adultery, they prevailed, and blood touches blood.

Acts 23:12

And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together and they vowed under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.

Genesis 21:23

Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son; but according to the mercy that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me and to the land in which thou hast sojourned.

Jeremiah 16:14

Therefore, behold, the days come, said the LORD, that it shall no longer be said, The LORD lives, that caused the sons of Israel to come up out of the land of Egypt;

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Swearing » FALSE » Profane, forbidden

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.

Topics on Swearing

God Swearing Blessings

Exodus 32:13

Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy slaves, to whom thou didst sware by thine own self and hast said unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall take it for inheritance for ever.

God Swearing Harm

Exodus 17:16

for he said, Because Amalek lifted his hand against the throne of the LORD, the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

Swearing By

Hebrews 6:16

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

Swearing Oaths Falsely

Hosea 10:4

They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment shall spring up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.