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OATH – CURSE – SWEAR

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OATH, CURSE, SWEAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Matthew 26:52-75

Matt 26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
Matt 26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

 OATH

There are two definitions for the word OATH:
-a solemn promise, often invoking a divine witness, regarding one’s future action or behavior.
-a profane or offensive expression used to express anger or other strong emotions.

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 14:7  Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.

Matthew 14:9  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.

Matthew 26:72  And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

Mark 6:26  And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath‘s sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

Luke 1:73  The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,

Acts 2:30  Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

Acts 23:21  But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee.

Hebrews 6:16  For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

Hebrews 6:17  Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

Hebrews 7:20  And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:

Hebrews 7:21  (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever …

Hebrews 7:28  For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

James 5:12  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.

In the text above it would appear to take an oath was to promise something.

CURSE

There are two definitions for the word CURSE:

Noun –  a solemn utterance intended to invoke a supernatural power to inflict harm or punishment on someone or something.  And  – an offensive word or phrase used to express anger or annoyance.
Verb –  invoke or use a curse against.  And  – utter offensive words in anger or annoyance.

 

Matthew 5:44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Matthew 15:4  For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

Matthew 25:41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Matthew 26:74  Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

Mark 7:10  For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:

Mark 11:21  And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

Mark 14:71  But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.

Luke 6:28  Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

John 7:49  But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.

Acts 23:12  And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.

Acts 23:14  And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.

Romans 12:14  Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

Galatians 3:10  For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

James 3:9  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

2 Peter 2:14  Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

Revelation 22:3  And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

In the text above it would appear to CURSE something was to mean harm to it.

SWEAR

-an offensive word, used especially as an expression of anger.

Matthew 5:34  But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

Matthew 5:36  Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Matthew 23:16  Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

Matthew 23:18  And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

Matthew 23:20  Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

Matthew 23:21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.

Matthew 23:22  And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

Matthew 26:74  Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

Mark 14:71  But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.

Hebrews 6:13  For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,

Hebrews 6:16  For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

James 5:12  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.

By the use of SWEAR in the above texts, it would appear that to swear by something, was a stronger commitment than just to take an oath.

Colossians 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

(Greek) aiscchrologia – denotes any kind of base utterance, of an uncontrolled tongue.

As a believer, we should be very carful when we make an OATH, or CURSE something (someone), or Swear about something. And according to the Apostle Paul a believer should defiantly avoid filthy communication, bad language.

 

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