By the life
Genesis 42:7
Joseph saw his brothers, and knew them, but he treated them like strangers and spoke roughly to them. "Where do you come from?" he said. They said, "From the land of Canaan, to buy food."
Genesis 42:12
He said to them, "No, it is the weakness of the land that you have come to see."
Genesis 42:16
Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, while you remain in prison, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you; or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies."
Genesis 42:30
"The man, the lord of the land, spoke roughly to us, and took us to be spies of the land.
Deuteronomy 6:13
You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve him, and swear by his name.
1 Samuel 1:26
And she said, "Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the LORD.
1 Samuel 17:55
When Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, "Abner, whose son is this youth?" And Abner said, "As your soul lives, O king, I cannot tell."
1 Samuel 20:3
But David replied, "Your father knows well that I have found favor in your eyes; and he thinks, `Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved.' But truly, as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, there is but a step between me and death."
Jeremiah 5:2
Though they say, "As the LORD lives," yet they swear falsely.
Jeremiah 5:7
"How can I pardon you? Your children have forsaken me, and have sworn by those who are no gods. When I fed them to the full, they committed adultery and trooped to the houses of harlots.
Matthew 5:33-37
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"Again you have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.'
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But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,
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or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
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And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.
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Let what you say be simply `Yes' or `No'; anything more than this comes from evil.
Matthew 23:16-22
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You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?
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And you say, `If any one swears by the altar, it is nothing; but if any one swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.'
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You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
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So he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by everything on it;
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and he who swears by the temple, swears by it and by him who dwells in it;
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and he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it.
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"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, justice and mercy and faith; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
James 5:12
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no be no, that you may not fall under condemnation.
except
Genesis 42:20
and bring your youngest brother to me; so your words will be verified, and you shall not die." And they did so.
Genesis 42:34
Bring your youngest brother to me; then I shall know that you are not spies but honest men, and I will deliver to you your brother, and you shall trade in the land.'"
Genesis 43:3
But Judah said to him, "The man solemnly warned us, saying, `You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.'
Genesis 44:20-34
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And we said to my lord, `We have a father, an old man, and a young brother, the child of his old age; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother's children; and his father loves him.'
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Then you said to your servants, `Bring him down to me, that I may set my eyes upon him.'
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We said to my lord, `The lad cannot leave his father, for if he should leave his father, his father would die.'
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Then you said to your servants, `Unless your youngest brother comes down with you, you shall see my face no more.'
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When we went back to your servant my father we told him the words of my lord.
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And when our father said, `Go again, buy us a little food,'
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we said, `We cannot go down. If our youngest brother goes with us, then we will go down; for we cannot see the man's face unless our youngest brother is with us.'
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Then your servant my father said to us, `You know that my wife bore me two sons;
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one left me, and I said, Surely he has been torn to pieces; and I have never seen him since.
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If you take this one also from me, and harm befalls him, you will bring down my gray hairs in sorrow to Sheol.'
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Now therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, then, as his life is bound up in the lad's life,
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when he sees that the lad is not with us, he will die; and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to Sheol.
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For your servant became surety for the lad to my father, saying, `If I do not bring him back to you, then I shall bear the blame in the sight of my father all my life.'
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Now therefore, let your servant, I pray you, remain instead of the lad as a slave to my lord; and let the lad go back with his brothers.
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For how can I go back to my father if the lad is not with me? I fear to see the evil that would come upon my father."