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57 Bible Verses about Swearing

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James 5:12

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest you fall under judgment.

Matthew 5:36

Neither shall you swear by your head, because you can not make one hair white or black.

Leviticus 5:1

And if a soul sins, and hears the voice of an oath, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of it; if he does not tell of it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Genesis 24:3

And I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:

Numbers 5:21

Then the priest shall charge the woman to take an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people, when the LORD does make your thigh to rot, and your 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 bound.

Hebrews 6:13

For when God made a promise to 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 so to be.

Jeremiah 23:10

For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their might is not right.

Genesis 22:16

And said, By myself have I sworn, says the LORD, for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son:

Matthew 23:16

Woe unto you, 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 bound!

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

Or if a soul vows, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be 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 strife.

Psalm 109:17

As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.

Isaiah 48:1

Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and have come forth out of the waters of Judah, 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

For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, As I live forever.

Matthew 23:21

And whoever shall swear by the temple, swears by it, and by him who dwells therein.

Leviticus 6:3

Or has found that which was lost, and lies concerning it, and swears falsely; in any of all these that a man does, sinning therein:

Matthew 23:20

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

Nehemiah 13:25

And I contended with them, and pronounced them cursed, and struck certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, You 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 shall be cut off according to the writing on this side; and every one that swears falsely shall be cut off according to the writing on that side.

Psalm 15:4

In whose eyes a vile person is despised; but he honors them that fear the LORD. He that swears to his own hurt, and changes not.

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for the cursing and lying which they speak.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Also take not to heart all words that are spoken; lest you hear your servant curse you:

Zechariah 5:4

I will bring it forth, says the LORD of 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 its timber and its stones.

Jeremiah 12:16

And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD lives; as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the midst of my people.

Numbers 30:2

If a man vows a vow unto the LORD, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

Psalm 109:18

As he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, so let it come into his body like water, and like oil into his bones.

Isaiah 45:23

I have sworn by myself, the word has 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, saying, I know not this man of whom you speak.

Isaiah 65:16

That 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 are forgotten, and because they are hid from my eyes.

Matthew 23:22

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

Joshua 2:12

Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have showed you kindness, that you will also show kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true sign:

Amos 8:14

They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Your god, O Dan, lives; and, The way of Beersheba lives; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.

Jeremiah 4:2

And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in justice, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

Psalm 102:8

My enemies reproach me all the day; and they that rail against me are sworn against me.

Ezekiel 36:7

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; I have lifted up my hand, Surely the nations that are about you, they shall bear their shame.

Deuteronomy 10:20

You shall fear the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him shall you cleave, and swear by his name.

Hosea 4:2

By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break all restraint, and bloodshed touches bloodshed.

Acts 23:12

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

Genesis 21:23

Now therefore swear unto me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto you, you shall do unto me, and to the land in which you have sojourned.

Jeremiah 16:14

Therefore, behold, the days come, says the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD lives, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;

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Swearing » FALSE » Profane, forbidden

James 5:12

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest you fall under judgment.

Topics on Swearing

God Swearing Blessings

2;32;13

Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said unto them, I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.

God Swearing Harm

2;17;16

For he said, Because the LORD has sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

Not Swearing Oaths

40;5;34

But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

Swearing Being Forbidden

2;20;7

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

Swearing By

58;6;16

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

Swearing Oaths

59;5;12

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest you fall under judgment.

Swearing Oaths Falsely

28;10;4

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