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57 Bible Verses about Swearing

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James 5:12

Now above all, my brothers, do not swear either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no, no, in order that you may not fall under judgment.

Matthew 5:36

And do not swear by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.

Leviticus 5:1

" 'When a person sins in that he hears [the] utterance of a curse and he [is] a witness or he sees or he knows, if he does not make [it] known, then he shall bear his guilt.

Genesis 24:3

that I may make you swear by Yahweh, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites in whose midst I am dwelling,

Numbers 5:21

the priest will make the woman swear an oath of the sworn oath of the curse, the priest will say to the woman, "May Yahweh give you a curse and a sworn oath in the midst of your people with Yahweh making your hip fall away and your stomach swollen;

Matthew 23:18

And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing! But whoever swears by the gift [that is] on it is bound [by his oath].'

Hebrews 6:13

For [when] God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater to swear by, he swore by himself,

James 3:10

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these [things] ought not to be so!

Jeremiah 23:10

For the land is full [of] adulterers; for the land mourns because of a curse. [The] pastures of [the] desert are dry, and their evil has been their way of running, and their power [is] not right.

Genesis 22:16

And he said, "I swear by myself, declares Yahweh, that because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only child,

Matthew 23:16

"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing! But whoever swears by the gold of the temple is bound [by his oath].'

Matthew 5:35

or by the earth, because it is the footstool of his feet, or by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great king.

Leviticus 5:4

Or when a person swears, speaking thoughtlessly with [his] lips, to do evil or to do good {with regard to} anything that {the person} in a sworn oath speaks thoughtlessly, but {he is unaware of it}, he will be guilty {in any of} these.

Hebrews 6:16

For people swear by what is greater [than themselves], and the oath for confirmation [is the] end of all dispute for them.

Psalm 109:17

Because he loved cursing, let it come [upon] him. Because he did not delight in blessing, let it be far from him.

Isaiah 48:1

Hear this, house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel and came out from the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of Yahweh, and {invoke} the God of Israel, [but] not in truth and not in righteousness.

Deuteronomy 32:40

For [indeed] I lift up my hand to heaven, And I promise {as I live forever},

Matthew 23:21

And the one who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells [in] it

Leviticus 6:3

or he finds lost property and lies about it and swears {falsely} {in regard to} any one of these things by which {a person} might commit sin,

Matthew 23:20

Therefore the one who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything [that is] on it.

Nehemiah 13:25

So I quarreled with them and cursed them and beat some of their men and pulled out their hair. I made them take an oath by God: "Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.

Zechariah 5:3

And he said to me, "This [is] the curse going out over the surface of the whole earth. For everyone who steals has gone unpunished according to it, and [likewise] everyone who swears [falsely] has gone unpunished according to it.

Psalm 15:4

In his eyes a rejected one [is] contemptible, but he honors those who respect Yahweh. He takes an oath to [his own] injury and does not retract it.

Psalm 59:12

[By] the sin of their mouth [and] the words of their lips, even in their pride, let them be trapped, and for [the] curses and lies they proclaim.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Do not pay attention to everything people say, lest you hear your own servant curse you.

Zechariah 5:4

'I have sent it out,' {declares} Yahweh of hosts, 'and it will go into the house of the thief and into the house of the one swearing {falsely by my name}, and it will spend the night in that house and will destroy it, with its timber and its stone.'"

Jeremiah 12:16

{And then}, if they diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, '{as Yahweh lives},' even as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then they will live in the midst of my people.

Numbers 30:2

if a man makes a vow for Yahweh or swears an oath with a binding pledge on himself, he must not render his word invalid; he must do all that went out from his mouth.

Psalm 109:18

Because he wore a curse as his robe, let it enter {his body} like water, and into his bones like oil.

Isaiah 45:23

I have sworn by myself; a word that shall not return has gone forth from my mouth [in] righteousness: 'Every knee shall kneel down to me; every tongue shall swear.'

Mark 14:71

And he began to curse and to swear with an oath, "I do not know this man whom you are talking about!"

Isaiah 65:16

Whoever blesses himself in the land shall bless himself by the God of trustworthiness, and the one who swears an oath in the land shall swear by the God of trustworthiness, because the former troubles are forgotten, and they are hidden from my eyes.

Matthew 23:22

And the one who swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by the one who sits on it.

Joshua 2:12

So then please swear to me by Yahweh, because {I have shown loyalty to you}, and {you will also show loyalty} {to my family}. You must give me a sign of good faith,

Amos 8:14

[These are] those who swear by the guilt of Samaria and say, 'By the life of your gods, O Dan,' and 'By the life of the way of Beersheba,' they will fall and they will not rise again."

Jeremiah 4:2

and you swear, '{As Yahweh lives},' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then nations will be blessed by him, and in him they will boast."

Psalm 102:8

All the day my enemies reproach me; those who mock me swear [oaths] against me.

Ezekiel 36:7

Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: "{I swear} {certainly} [that] the nations {that are all around you}, they indeed will endure their disgrace.

Deuteronomy 10:20

Yahweh your God, you shall revere him, you shall serve him, and to him you shall cling, and by his name you shall swear.

Hosea 4:2

Swearing and lying, murdering and stealing, and adultery break out, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.

Acts 23:12

And [when it] was day, the Jews made a conspiracy [and] bound themselves under a curse, saying [they would] neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.

Genesis 21:23

So now, swear to me here by God [that] you will not deal with me falsely, or with my descendants, or my posterity. According to the kindness that I have done to you, you shall [pledge] to do with me and with the land where you have dwelled as an alien."

Jeremiah 16:14

{Therefore} look, days [are] coming,' {declares} Yahweh, 'and it will no longer be said, "{As Yahweh lives}, who led up the {Israelites} from the land of Egypt,"

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Swearing » FALSE » Profane, forbidden

James 5:12

Now above all, my brothers, do not swear either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no, no, in order that you may not fall under judgment.

Topics on Swearing

God Swearing Blessings

2;32;13

Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by yourself, and you told them, 'I will multiply your offspring like the stars of the heavens, and all this land that I promised I will give to your offspring, and they will inherit [it] forever.'"

God Swearing Harm

2;17;16

And he said, "Because a hand [was] against the throne of Yah, a war [will be] for Yahweh with Amalek from generation [to] generation."

Not Swearing Oaths

40;5;34

But I say to you, do not swear at all, either by heaven, because it is the throne of God,

Swearing Being Forbidden

2;20;7

"You shall not {misuse the name of Yahweh your God}, because Yahweh will not leave unpunished [anyone] who {misuses his name}.

Swearing By

58;6;16

For people swear by what is greater [than themselves], and the oath for confirmation [is the] end of all dispute for them.

Swearing Oaths

59;5;12

Now above all, my brothers, do not swear either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no, no, in order that you may not fall under judgment.

Swearing Oaths Falsely

28;10;4

They utter words of vain oaths [when] {making covenants}, and judgment blossoms like a poisonous plant on the furrows of the field.