Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. i.) To affirm or utter a solemn declaration, with an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed; to make a promise, threat, or resolve on oath; also, to affirm solemnly by some sacred object, or one regarded as sacred, as the Bible, the Koran, etc.
2. (v. i.) To give evidence on oath; as, to swear to the truth of a statement; he swore against the prisoner.
3. (v. i.) To make an appeal to God in an irreverent manner; to use the name of God or sacred things profanely; to call upon God in imprecation; to curse.
4. (v. t.) To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath.
5. (v. t.) To put to an oath; to cause to take an oath; to administer an oath to; -- often followed by in or into; as, to swear witnesses; to swear a jury; to swear in an officer; he was sworn into office.
6. (v. t.) To declare or charge upon oath; as, he swore treason against his friend.
Greek3660. omnuo -- to swear, take an oath
... to swear, take an oath. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: omnuo Phonetic Spelling:
(om-noo'-o) Short Definition: I swear, take an oath Definition: I swear ...
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1964. epiorkeo -- to swear falsely
3726. horkizo -- to make (one) swear, to adjure
3728. horkomosia -- affirmation on oath
4945. sunomosia -- a swearing together, ie a conspiracy
Strong's Hebrew7650. shaba -- to swear
... 7649, 7650. shaba. 7651 . to swear. Transliteration: shaba Phonetic Spelling:
(shaw-bah') Short Definition: swore. Word Origin denominative ...
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422. alah -- to swear, curse
3027. yad -- hand
7621. shebuah -- an oath, curse
5375. nasa -- to lift, carry, take
Whether it is Lawful to Swear?
'Swear not at All'
Whether it is Lawful to Swear by Creatures?
Whether to Swear is to Call God to Witness?
The Christian Refusal to Swear by the Genius of Cæsar Flippancy ...
May we Also Swear by Saints or any Other Creatures?
May we Then Swear Religiously by the Name of God?
That we must not Swear.
Whether He Sins who Demands an Oath of a Perjurer?
Whether an Oath is Voided by a Condition of Person or Time?
ThesaurusSwear (99 Occurrences)
... Koran, etc. 2. (vi) To give evidence on oath; as, to swear to the truth
of a statement; he swore against the prisoner. 3. (vi) To ...
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Bible ConcordanceSwear (99 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:33 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:
Matthew 5:34 but I tell you, don't swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;
Matthew 5:36 Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can't make one hair white or black.
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 23:18 'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obligated?'
Matthew 23:20 He therefore who swears by the altar, swears by it, and by everything on it.
Matthew 23:21 He who swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him who was living in it.
Matthew 23:22 He who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him who sits on it.
Matthew 26:74 Then he began to curse and to swear, "I don't know the man!" Immediately the rooster crowed.
Mark 5:7 and crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, don't torment me."
Mark 14:71 But he began to curse, and to swear, "I don't know this man of whom you speak!"
Acts 2:30 a prophet, therefore, being, and knowing that with an oath God did swear to him, out of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, to raise up the Christ, to sit upon his throne,
Acts 7:17 And according as the time of the promise was drawing nigh, which God did swear to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,
Hebrews 3:18 To whom did he swear that they wouldn't enter into his rest, but to those who were disobedient?
Hebrews 6:13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he could swear by none greater, he swore by himself,
Hebrews 6:16 For men indeed swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.
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.
Revelation 10:6 and did swear in Him who doth live to the ages of the ages, who did create the heaven and the things in it, and the land and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it -- that time shall not be yet,
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."
Genesis 21:24 Abraham said, "I will swear."
Genesis 22:16 and said, By myself I swear, saith Jehovah, that, because thou hast done this, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,
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.
Genesis 24:37 My master made me swear, saying,'You shall not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live,
Genesis 25:33 Jacob said, "Swear to me first." He swore to him. He sold his birthright to Jacob.
Genesis 26:31 and rise early in the morning, and swear one to another, and Isaac sendeth them away, and they go from him in peace.
Genesis 47:31 He said, "Swear to me," and he swore to him. Israel bowed himself on the bed's head.
Genesis 50:5 'My father made me swear, saying, "Behold, I am dying. Bury me in my grave which I have dug for myself in the land of Canaan." Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my father, and I will come again.'"
Genesis 50:6 Pharaoh said, "Go up, and bury your father, just like he made you swear."
Genesis 50:25 And Joseph causeth the sons of Israel to swear, saying, 'God doth certainly inspect you, and ye have brought up my bones from this 'place'.'
Exodus 6:8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.
Exodus 13:19 Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had made the children of Israel swear, saying, "God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones away from here with you."
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.
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;
Leviticus 19:12 "'You shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of your God. I am Yahweh.
Numbers 5:19 The priest shall cause her to swear, and shall tell the woman, "If no man has lain with you, and if you haven't gone aside to uncleanness, being under your husband, be free from this water of bitterness that brings a curse.
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;
Numbers 11:12 Have I conceived all this people? have I brought them forth, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing-father carrieth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?
Numbers 14:23 shall in no wise see the land which I did swear unto their fathers: none of them that despised me shall see it.
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.
Deuteronomy 6:13 You shall fear Yahweh your God; and you shall serve him, and shall swear by his name.
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.
Deuteronomy 26:15 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the ground which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Deuteronomy 32:40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, And say, As I live forever,
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;
Joshua 2:17 The men said to her, "We will be guiltless of this your oath which you have made us to swear.
Joshua 2:20 But if you talk about this business of ours, then we shall be guiltless of your oath which you have made us to swear."
Joshua 9:15 and Joshua maketh with them peace, and maketh with them a covenant, to keep them alive; and swear to them do the princes of the company.
Joshua 23:7 that you not come among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow down yourselves to them;
Judges 15:7 And Samson said to them, "If this is what you do, I swear I will be avenged upon you, and after that I will quit."
Judges 15:12 They said to him, "We have come down to bind you, that we may deliver you into the hand of the Philistines." Samson said to them, "Swear to me that you will not fall on me yourselves."
1 Samuel 3:14 Therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be removed with sacrifice nor offering forever."
1 Samuel 20:17 Jonathan caused David to swear again, for the love that he had to him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
1 Samuel 24:21 Swear now therefore to me by Yahweh, that you will not cut off my seed after me, and that you will not destroy my name out of my father's house."
1 Samuel 30:15 David said to him, "Will you bring me down to this troop?" He said, "Swear to me by God that you will neither kill me, nor deliver me up into the hands of my master, and I will bring you down to this troop."
2 Samuel 19:7 Now therefore arise, go out, and speak to comfort your servants; for I swear by Yahweh, if you don't go out, not a man will stay with you this night. That would be worse to you than all the evil that has happened to you from your youth until now."
2 Samuel 21:17 and Abishai son of Zeruiah giveth help to him, and smiteth the Philistine, and putteth him to death; then swear the men of David to him, saying, 'Thou dost not go out again with us to battle, nor quench the lamp of Israel.'
1 Kings 1:13 Go in to king David, and tell him,'Didn't you, my lord, king, swear to your handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne? Why then does Adonijah reign?'
1 Kings 1:17 And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by Jehovah thy God unto thy handmaid,'saying , Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne.
1 Kings 1:51 It was told Solomon, saying, "Behold, Adonijah fears king Solomon; for, behold, he has laid hold on the horns of the altar, saying,'Let king Solomon swear to me first that he will not kill his servant with the sword.'"
1 Kings 2:8 And lo, with thee 'is' Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite of Bahurim, and he reviled me -- a grievous reviling -- in the day of my going to Mahanaim; and he hath come down to meet me at the Jordan, and I swear to him by Jehovah, saying, I do not put thee to death by the sword;
1 Kings 2:42 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.
1 Kings 8:31 "If a man sins against his neighbor, and an oath is laid on him to cause him to swear, and he comes and swear before your altar in this house;
1 Kings 18:10 Jehovah thy God liveth, if there is a nation and kingdom whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee; and they said, He is not, then he caused the kingdom and the nation to swear, that it doth not find thee;
2 Kings 11:4 And in the seventh year hath Jehoiada sent and taketh the heads of the hundreds, of the executioners and of the runners, and bringeth them in unto him, to the house of Jehovah, and maketh with them a covenant, and causeth them to swear in the house of Jehovah, and sheweth them the son of the king,
2 Chronicles 6:22 If a man sin against his neighbor, and an oath is laid on him to cause him to swear, and he comes and swears before your altar in this house;
2 Chronicles 15:14 And they swear to Jehovah with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets,
2 Chronicles 36:13 He also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart against turning to Yahweh, the God of Israel.
Ezra 10:5 Then arose Ezra, and made the chiefs of the priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they would do according to this word. So they swore.
Nehemiah 5:12 And they say, 'We give back, and of them we seek nothing; so we do as thou art saying.' And I call the priests, and cause them to swear to do according to this thing;
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.
Psalms 24:4 He that hath blameless hands and a pure heart; who lifteth not up his soul unto vanity, nor sweareth deceitfully:
Psalms 63:11 But the king shall rejoice in God. Everyone who swears by him will praise him, for the mouth of those who speak lies shall be silenced.
Psalms 89:49 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, Which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?
Psalms 102:8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; they that are mad against me swear by me.
Ecclesiastes 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.
Song of Songs 8:4 I say to you, O daughters of Jerusalem, do not let love be moved till it is ready.
Isaiah 3:7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
Isaiah 19:18 In that day, there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Yahweh of Armies. One will be called "The city of destruction."
Isaiah 45:23 By myself have I sworn, the word has gone forth from my mouth in righteousness, and will not return, that to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
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
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 hid from my eyes.
Jeremiah 4:2 and you shall swear, As Yahweh lives, in truth, in justice, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.
Jeremiah 5:2 Though they say, As Yahweh lives; surely they swear falsely.
Jeremiah 5:7 Wherefore should I pardon thee? Thy children have forsaken me, and swear by them that are not God. I have satiated them, and they have committed adultery, and they troop to the harlots' house.
Jeremiah 7:9 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods that you have not known,
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.
Jeremiah 22:5 But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, says Yahweh, that this house shall become a desolation.
Jeremiah 32:22 And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
Jeremiah 40:9 And swear to them doth Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, and to their men, saying, 'Be not afraid of serving the Chaldeans, abide in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it is well for you;
Jeremiah 44:26 Therefore hear the word of Yahweh, all Judah who dwell in the land of Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by my great name, says Yahweh, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, As the Lord Yahweh lives.
Ezekiel 16:8 And I pass over by thee, and I see thee, And lo, thy time 'is' a time of loves, And I spread My skirt over thee, And I cover thy nakedness, And I swear to thee, and come in to a covenant with thee, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, And thou dost become Mine.
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.
Daniel 12:7 And I hear the one clothed in linen, who 'is' upon the waters of the flood, and he doth lift up his right hand and his left unto the heavens, and sweareth by Him who is living to the age, that, 'After a time, times, and a half, and at the completion of the scattering of the power of the holy people, finished are all these.'
Hosea 4:15 "Though you, Israel, play the prostitute, yet don't let Judah offend; and don't come to Gilgal, neither go up to Beth Aven, nor swear,'As Yahweh lives.'
Hosea 10:4 They make promises, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.
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."
Zephaniah 1:5 those who worship the army of the sky on the housetops, those who worship and swear by Yahweh and also swear by Malcam,
Zechariah 8:17 and let none of you devise evil in your hearts against his neighbor, and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate," says Yahweh.
Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
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