“For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.”
King James Version (KJV)
Jesus saves FOREVER.'s comment on 2014-10-31 15:03:55:
End of your STRIFE is what I see here. A confirmation by OATH! Stagger not and have Faith in the LORDS ability to save. The Law justifies or heals no one. 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.
kola Ibilaiye FL. USA's comment on 2014-08-05 16:00:28:
As a boy growing up in Warri, we used swearing in the name of God as a means of judging if someone was being honest, especially an accused person. We were brought up in a society that believes that the name of the Lord must not be called in vain, or else havoc or something tragic might happen. In general, the rule is we do not swear by a lower power or deity, or our comparable equal because there is no guarantee that such lower or equal power can compel us to keep or honor our promise oath. God made promises for his children, and he really wanted us to believe and trust him. He had to swear too so that we could take him serious. But the problem was there was no one or deity greater than God by whom he could swear by, so God had to swear by His own name. God had to swear by HIMSELF, staking His WORD and his personality, two immutable things by which God can not lie. His word is settled and Malachi 3 6 tells us that God does not change.
HARRY ALLISON's comment on 2012-03-23 02:15:29:
as a kid growing up,situations arose where a friend might be lying to me ,but not sure.we would say,"HONEST TO GOD" to each other and out of a fear of GOD,would have to fess up.sound familiar?this helps me in this verse.pray im not wrong.