James 5:12
Above all, my brothers, do not swear, not by heaven or earth or by any other oath. Simply let your "Yes" be yes, and your "No," no, so that you will not fall under judgment.
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Matthew 5:34
But I tell you not to swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne;

James 1:16
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

James 1:19
My beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger,

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1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love one another deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that in every way you may prosper and enjoy good health, as your soul also prospers.

swear not.

Matthew 5:33-37
Again, you have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'Do not break your oath, but fulfill your vows to the Lord.' . . .

Matthew 23:16-22
Woe to you, blind guides! You say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.' . . .


2 Corinthians 1:17-20
When I planned this, did I do it carelessly? Or do I make my plans by human standards, so as to say "Yes, yes" when I really mean "No, no"? . . .


James 3:1, 2
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. . . .

1 Corinthians 11:34
If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you come together it will not result in judgment. And when I come, I will give instructions about the remaining matters.

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