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57 Bible Verses about Swearing

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James 5:12

But above all things, my brothers, don't swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your "yes" be "yes," and your "no," "no;" so that you don't fall into hypocrisy.

Matthew 5:36

Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can't make one hair white or black.

Leviticus 5:1

"'If anyone sins, in that he hears the voice of adjuration, he being a witness, whether he has seen or known, if he doesn't report it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Genesis 24:3

I will make you swear by Yahweh, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I live.

Numbers 5:21

then the priest shall cause the woman to swear with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall tell the woman, "Yahweh make you a curse and an oath among your people, when Yahweh allows your thigh to fall away, and your body to swell;

Matthew 23:18

'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obligated?'

Hebrews 6:13

For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he swore by himself,

James 3:10

Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

Jeremiah 23:10

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

Genesis 22:16

and said, "I have sworn by myself, says Yahweh, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Job 3:1

After this Job opened his mouth, and cursed the day of his birth.

Matthew 23:16

"Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.'

Matthew 5:35

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

Leviticus 5:4

"'Or if anyone swears rashly with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatever it is that a man might utter rashly with an oath, and it is hidden from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty of one of these.

Hebrews 6:16

For men indeed swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.

Psalm 109:17

Yes, he loved cursing, and it came to him. He didn't delight in blessing, and it was far from him.

Isaiah 48:1

"Hear this, house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel, and have come forth out of the waters of Judah; who swear by the name of Yahweh, 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

He who swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him who was living in it.

Leviticus 6:3

or has found that which was lost, and dealt falsely therein, and swearing to a lie; in any of all these things that a man does, sinning therein;

Matthew 23:20

He therefore who swears by the altar, swears by it, and by everything on it.

Nehemiah 13:25

I contended with them, and cursed them, and struck certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, [saying], "You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons, or for yourselves.

Zechariah 5:3

Then he said to me, "This is the curse that goes out over the surface of the whole land; for everyone who steals shall be cut off according to it on the one side; and everyone who swears falsely shall be cut off according to it on the other side.

Psalm 15:4

In whose eyes a vile man is despised, but who honors those who fear Yahweh; he who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and doesn't change;

Psalm 59:12

For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride, for the curses and lies which they utter.

Ecclesiastes 7:21

Also don't take heed to all words that are spoken, lest you hear your servant curse you;

Zechariah 5:4

I will cause it to go out," says Yahweh of Armies, "and it will enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him who swears falsely by my name; and it will remain in the midst of his house, and will destroy it with its timber and its stones."

Jeremiah 12:16

It shall happen, if they will 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 shall they be built up in the midst of my people.

Numbers 30:2

When a man vows a vow to Yahweh, 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

He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment. It came into his inward parts like water, like oil into his bones.

Isaiah 45:23

I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and will not return, that to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath.

Mark 14:71

But he began to curse, and to swear, "I don't know this man of whom you speak!"

Isaiah 65:16

so that he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he who swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hidden from my eyes.

Matthew 23:22

He who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him who sits on it.

Joshua 2:12

Now therefore, please swear to me by Yahweh, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a true token;

Amos 8:14

Those who swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, 'As your god, Dan, lives;' and, 'As the way of Beersheba lives;' they will fall, and never rise up again."

Jeremiah 4:2

and you shall swear, 'As Yahweh lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness. The nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory."

Psalm 102:8

My enemies reproach me all day. Those who are mad at me use my name as a curse.

Ezekiel 36:7

therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: I have sworn, [saying], Surely the nations that are around you, they shall bear their shame.

Deuteronomy 10:20

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

Hosea 4:2

There is cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break boundaries, and bloodshed causes bloodshed.

Acts 23:12

When it was day, some of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.

Genesis 21:23

Now, therefore, swear to 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 to you, you shall do to me, and to the land in which you have lived as a foreigner."

Jeremiah 16:14

Therefore, behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that it shall no more be said, As Yahweh lives, 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 above all things, my brothers, don't swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your "yes" be "yes," and your "no," "no;" so that you don't fall into hypocrisy.

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 to them, 'I will multiply your seed as the stars of the sky, and all this land that I have spoken of I will give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever.'"

God Swearing Harm

2;17;16

He said, "Yah has sworn: 'Yahweh will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.'"

Not Swearing Oaths

40;5;34

but I tell you, don't swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;

Swearing Being Forbidden

2;20;7

"You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain, for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

Swearing By

58;6;16

For men indeed swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.

Swearing Oaths

59;5;12

But above all things, my brothers, don't swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your "yes" be "yes," and your "no," "no;" so that you don't fall into hypocrisy.

Swearing Oaths Falsely

28;10;4

They make promises, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.