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Torrey's New Topical Textbook

Oaths: The Lawful Purpose Of, Explained

Hbr 6:16

Oaths: Antiquity Of

Gen 14:22; 24:3,8

Oaths: Used For

Confirming covenants

Gen 26:28; 31:44,53; 1Sa 20:16,17

Deciding controversies in courts of law

Exd 22:11; Num 5:19; 1Ki 8:31

Pledging allegiance to sovereigns

2Ki 11:4; Ecc 8:2

Binding to performance of sacred duties

Num 30:2; 2Ch 15:14,15; Neh 10:29; Psa 132:2

Binding to performance of any particular act

Gen 24:3,4; 50:25; Jos 2:12

Oaths: Judicial from of Administering

1Ki 22:16; Mat 26:63

Oaths: Often Accompanied by Raising up the Hand

Gen 14:22; Dan 12:7; Rev 10:5,6

Oaths: Often accompanied by placing the hand under the thigh of the

Gen 24:2,9; 47:29

Oaths: To Be Taken in Fear and Reverence

Ecc 9:2

Oaths: The Jews

Forbidden to take, in name of idols

Jos 23:7

Forbidden to take in the name of any created thing

Mat 5:34-36; Jam 5:12

Forbidden to take false

Lev 6:3; Zec 8:17

Forbidden to take rash, or unholy

Lev 5:4

To use God's name alone in

Deu 6:13; 10:20; Isa 65:16

To take, in truth, judgment, &c

Jer 4:2

Generally respected the obligation of

Jos 9:19,20; 2Sa 21:7; Psa 15:4; Mat 14:9

Fell into many errors respecting

Mat 23:16-22

Often guilty of rashly taking

Jdg 21:7; Mat 14:7; 26:72

Often guilty of falsely taking

Lev 6:3; Jer 5:2; 7:9

Condemned for false

Zec 5:4; Mal 3:5

Condemned for profane

Jer 23:10; Hsa 4:2

Oaths: Instances of Rash, &c

Joshua, &c

Jos 9:15,16


Jdg 11:30-36


1Sa 14:27,44


Mat 14:7-9

The Jews who sought to kill Paul

Act 23:21

Oaths: Custom of Swearing by the Life of the King

Gen 42:15,16

Oaths: Expressions Used As

By the fear of Isaac

Gen 31:53

As the Lord liveth

Jdg 8:19; Rth 3:13

The Lord do so to me, and more also

Rth 1:17

God do so to thee, and more also

1Sa 3:17

By the Lord

2Sa 19:7; 1Ki 2:42

God do so to thee and more also

1Sa 3:17

Before God I lie not

Gal 1:20

I call God for a record

2Cr 1:23

God is witness

1Th 2:5

I charge you by the Lord

1Th 5:27

As thy soul liveth

1Sa 1:26; 25:26

Oaths: God Used, to Show the Immutability of His Counsel

Gen 22:16; Num 14:28; 6:17

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