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Matthew 5:33-34, 37
Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
Something that may be new to someone starting out in a number of polytheistic religions is the idea of oaths.
In the broader culture, oaths are significant in part for their rarity–if you marry, the ceremony will likely include an oath, and if you are called on to appear in court you will swear one, as you will if you take on a public (or, sometimes, a private) office. 716 more words