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Is it wrong to “swear to God”?

Jesus made it clear that God does not expect or want us to swear by anything, but rather, to be truthful in all our dealings, developing a reputation of trustworthiness. To that end, Christians shouldn’t emphasize the truth of their statements by saying “I swear to God,” but rather by letting their “‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’” and their “‘No,’ ‘No’” (Matthew 5:37).

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Ninth Commandment: You Shall Not Bear False Witness

The Ninth Commandment is found in Exodus 20:16: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” This principle includes all forms of lying.