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15 Unique Bible Facts about Swearing

15 Unique Bible Facts about Swearing

15 Unique Bible Facts about Swearing

15 Unique Bible Facts about Swearing

  1. Jesus teaches us not to swear: In Matthew 5:33-37, Jesus teaches us not to swear at all, saying, “But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.”
  2. All forms of swearing are wrong: James 5:12 says, “But above all, my brothers, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be condemned.”
  3. God warns us of the consequences of swearing: In Proverbs 6:16-19, God warns us of the consequences of swearing, saying, “There are six things the Lord hates—no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.”
  4. Swearing can lead to a hardened heart: In Ezekiel 3:8-9, God says, “But if I say to the wicked man, ‘You will surely die,’ and you fail to warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil course so that he does not die, he will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his death. But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself.”
  5. Swearing can cause us to lose our salvation: In Matthew 12:36-37, Jesus warns us, “And I tell you this, that you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”
  6. Swearing can lead to a loss of respect: In Ephesians 4:29, Paul tells us, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
  7. Swearing can lead to a lack of trust: In Proverbs 10:18, we are warned, “Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.”
  8. Swearing can lead to a lack of peace: In James 3:18, we are told, “Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”
  9. Swearing can lead to a lack of joy: In Proverbs 15:13, we are instructed, “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.”
  10. Swearing can lead to a lack of faith: In 1 Timothy 6:11, Paul tells us, “But as for you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.”
  11. Swearing can lead to a lack of wisdom: In Proverbs 17:27, we are warned, “The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.”
  12. Swearing can lead to a lack of humility: In James 4:10, we are instructed, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
  13. Swearing can lead to a lack of contentment: In Philippians 4:11-13, we are told, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
  14. Swearing can lead to a lack of self-control: In Proverbs 16:32, we are warned, “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”
  15. Swearing can lead to a lack of love: In 1 John 4:7-8, we are instructed, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

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