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11 Bible Verses About Swearing Oaths

Here are 11 Bible verses about swearing oaths from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Matthew 14:9 KJV

And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath’s sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

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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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Genesis 26:33 KJV

And he called it Shebah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.

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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 24:2-3 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: And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, 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:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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