Bible verses about "oaths" | RKJNT

Hebrews 6:16

16 For truly, men swear by one who is greater than themselves: and an oath given for confirmation puts an end to all disputes.

Hebrews 3:18

18 And to whom did he swear that they should not enter his rest, but to those who disobeyed?

Hebrews 7:28

28 For the law appoints men, who are frail, to be high priests; but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son, who has been made perfect forever.

Hebrews 7:21

21 For others were indeed made priests without an oath; but he with an oath from the one who said to him, The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, You are a priest forever.

Hebrews 6:17

17 Therefore God, wanting to show more clearly to the heirs of the promise the immutable nature of his purpose, confirmed it by an oath:

Hebrews 6:13

13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no one greater, he swore by himself,

James 5:12

12 But above all things, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven, or by the earth, or with any other oath: but let your yes be yes; and your no, no; lest you fall into condemnation.

Matthew 5:33-37

33 Again, you have heard that it has been said to them of old, You shall not swear falsely, but shall fulfill your oaths to the Lord: 34 But I say to you, Do not swear at all; either by heaven; for it is God's throne: 35 Or by the earth; for it is his footstool: or by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. 36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you can not make one hair white or black. 37 But let your statements be, Yes for yes; No for no: for whatever is more than these comes from the evil one.

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