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Bible Concordances

Torrey's Topical Textbook

Oaths

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  • The lawful purpose of, explained
    Hebrews 6:16

  • Antiquity of
    Genesis 14:22; 24:3,8

  • USED FOR
    • Confirming covenants
      Genesis 26:28; 31:44,53; 1 Samuel 20:16,17
    • Deciding controversies in courts of law
      Exodus 22:11; Numbers 5:19; 1 Kings 8:31
    • Pledging allegiance to sovereigns
      2 Kings 11:4; Ecclesiastes 8:2
    • Binding to performance of sacred duties
      Numbers 30:2; 2 Chronicles 15:14,15; Nehemiah 10:29; Psalm 132:2
    • Binding to performance of any particular act
      Genesis 24:3,4; 50:25; Joshua 2:12

  • Judicial from of administering
    1 Kings 22:16; Matthew 26:63

  • Often accompanied by raising up the hand
    Genesis 14:22; Daniel 12:7; Revelation 10:5,6

  • Often accompanied by placing the hand under the thigh of the Person sworn to
    Genesis 24:2,9; 47:29

  • To be taken in fear and reverence
    Ecclesiastes 9:2

  • THE JEWS
    • Forbidden to take, in name of idols
      Joshua 23:7
    • Forbidden to take in the name of any created thing
      Matthew 5:34-36; James 5:12
    • Forbidden to take false
      Leviticus 6:3; Zechariah 8:17
    • Forbidden to take rash, or unholy
      Leviticus 5:4
    • To use God's name alone in
      Deuteronomy 6:13; 10:20; Isaiah 65:16
    • To take, in truth, judgment, &c
      Jeremiah 4:2
    • Generally respected the obligation of
      Joshua 9:19,20; 2 Samuel 21:7; Psalm 15:4; Matthew 14:9
    • Fell into many errors respecting
      Matthew 23:16-22
    • Often guilty of rashly taking
      Judges 21:7; Matthew 14:7; 26:72
    • Often guilty of falsely taking
      Leviticus 6:3; Jeremiah 5:2; 7:9
    • Condemned for false
      Zechariah 5:4; Malachi 3:5
    • Condemned for profane
      Jeremiah 23:10; Hosea 4:2

  • INSTANCES OF RASH, &c
    • Joshua, &c
      Joshua 9:15,16
    • Jephthah
      Judges 11:30-36
    • Saul
      1 Samuel 14:27,44
    • Herod
      Matthew 14:7-9
    • The Jews who sought to kill Paul
      Acts 23:21

  • Custom of swearing by the life of the king
    Genesis 42:15,16

  • EXPRESSIONS USED AS
    • By the fear of Isaac
      Genesis 31:53
    • As the Lord liveth
      Judges 8:19; Ruth 3:13
    • The Lord do so to me, and more also
      Ruth 1:17
    • God do so to thee, and more also
      1 Samuel 3:17
    • By the Lord
      2 Samuel 19:7; 1 Kings 2:42
    • God do so to thee and more also
      1 Samuel 3:17
    • Before God I lie not
      Galatians 1:20
    • I call God for a record
      2 Corinthians 1:23
    • God is witness
      1 Thessalonians 2:5
    • I charge you by the Lord
      1 Thessalonians 5:27
    • As thy soul liveth
      1 Samuel 1:26; 25:26

  • God used, to show the immutability of his counsel
    Genesis 22:16; Numbers 14:28; 6:17

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Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Oaths'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/eng/ttt/o/oaths.html. 1897.

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