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86 Bible Verses About Oaths

Here are 86 Bible verses about oaths from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

James 5:12 KJV

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 ye fall into condemnation.

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Numbers 30:2 KJV

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

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Hebrews 6:13 KJV

For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,

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Hebrews 6:16 KJV

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

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Leviticus 19:12 KJV

And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

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Hebrews 6:17 KJV

Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

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Psalms 15:4 KJV

In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

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Exodus 20:7 KJV

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

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Hebrews 7:28 KJV

For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

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Matthew 5:34 KJV

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

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Deuteronomy 6:13 KJV

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

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Hebrews 7:21 KJV

(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)

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Hebrews 3:18 KJV

And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?

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Ecclesiastes 5:4 KJV

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

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Matthew 5:37 KJV

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

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Deuteronomy 10:20 KJV

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

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Hebrews 4:3 KJV

For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

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Jeremiah 12:16 KJV

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

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Exodus 22:11 KJV

Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.

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Jeremiah 38:16 KJV

So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, As the LORD liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life.

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Luke 1:73 KJV

The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,

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Matthew 26:63 KJV

But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

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Judges 21:5 KJV

And the children of Israel said, Who is there among all the tribes of Israel that came not up with the congregation unto the LORD? For they had made a great oath concerning him that came not up to the LORD to Mizpeh, saying, He shall surely be put to death.

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1 Kings 2:23 KJV

Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life.

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Ruth 3:13 KJV

Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman’s part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth: lie down until the morning.

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Ruth 1:17 KJV

Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

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Galatians 1:20 KJV

Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.

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Nehemiah 5:12 KJV

Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do as thou sayest. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise.

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Romans 1:9 KJV

For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

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Jeremiah 11:5 KJV

That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.

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Genesis 24:2 KJV

And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:

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Hebrews 3:11 KJV

So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

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Ecclesiastes 8:2 KJV

I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.

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Matthew 5:33 KJV

Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

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1 Kings 8:31 KJV

If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house:

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Genesis 50:25 KJV

And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

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Genesis 47:29 KJV

And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

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James 4:14 KJV

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

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Philippians 1:8 KJV

For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

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2 Samuel 3:35 KJV

And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.

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1 Samuel 20:3 KJV

And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.

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1 Samuel 19:6 KJV

And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain.

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Genesis 24:9 KJV

And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

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2 Corinthians 1:23 KJV

Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

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Daniel 9:11 KJV

Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.

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Isaiah 45:23 KJV

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.

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Ezra 10:5 KJV

Then arose Ezra, and made the chief priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they should do according to this word. And they sware.

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Genesis 21:23 KJV

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 kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

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Numbers 5:21 KJV

Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell;

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Numbers 5:19 KJV

And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse:

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Genesis 14:22 KJV

And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

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Genesis 26:31 KJV

And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

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Hebrews 6:14 KJV

Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

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Matthew 5:36 KJV

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

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Genesis 22:16 KJV

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

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Jeremiah 42:5 KJV

Then they said to Jeremiah, The LORD be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which the LORD thy God shall send thee to us.

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2 Kings 6:31 KJV

Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.

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1 John 1:9 KJV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Matthew 6:33 KJV

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Psalms 110:4 KJV

The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Mark 14:71 KJV

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

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Matthew 23:22 KJV

And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

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Psalms 95:11 KJV

Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

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1 Thessalonians 5:27 KJV

I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

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Jeremiah 5:7 KJV

How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses.

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Psalms 132:11 KJV

The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

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Ezra 10:19 KJV

And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.

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Genesis 26:3 KJV

Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;

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Jeremiah 4:2 KJV

And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

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1 Kings 2:42 KJV

And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make thee to swear by the LORD, and protested unto thee, saying, Know for a certain, on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die? and thou saidst unto me, The word that I have heard is good.

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1 Samuel 28:10 KJV

And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.

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1 Samuel 24:22 KJV

And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home; but David and his men gat them up unto the hold.

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Joshua 6:22 KJV

But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot’s house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.

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Deuteronomy 23:21 KJV

When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

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John 14:6 KJV

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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Matthew 26:64 KJV

Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

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Jeremiah 5:2 KJV

And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.

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Isaiah 48:1 KJV

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

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1 Samuel 24:21 KJV

Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father’s house.

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Joshua 14:9 KJV

And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children’s for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.

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Revelation 10:6 KJV

And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

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Jeremiah 22:5 KJV

But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

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Isaiah 14:24 KJV

The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

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Romans 13:1 KJV

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

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1 Corinthians 1:10 KJV

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

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