Ninth Commandment
Keep your word

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Jesus His Commandment

  • Keep your word
  • Matthew 5:33-37 ¶ Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

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Negative commandments:
  • Swear not at all
Commandment category: Ninth Commandment

All Jesus His Commandments can be grouped into the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament (Exodus 20).

Direct Bible References

Extra direct Bible references which expands or explain the same commandment.

  • Deuteronomy 18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. (Author: 'Moses')
  • Psalms 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. (Author: 'David')
  • Matthew 10:16-17 ¶ Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; (Author: 'Jesus')
  • James 5:12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. (Author: 'James')

Indirect Bible References

Extra, more indirect Bible references, relating to the same commandment.

  • Leviticus 19:12 ¶ And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. (Author: 'HEERE')
  • Psalms 11:7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright. (Author: 'David')
  • Psalms 76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth. (Author: 'Asaph')
  • Mark 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. (Author: 'Jesus')
  • 1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. (Author: 'John')

OT Law Bible References

Old Testament Law Bible references which will relate to OT Commandments (Jewish tradition teached that there are 613 commandments or mitzvot in the Torah).

  • Leviticus 5:23 Not found (OT Law nr: '130', Rambam Title: 'To restore that which one took by robbery', Rambam Coding: 'CCA68' )
  • Numbers 5:6 Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the LORD, and that person be guilty; (OT Law nr: '364', Rambam Title: 'To make confession before the L-rd of any sin that one has committed, when bringing a sacrifice and at other times', Rambam Coding: 'CCA33' )
  • Deuteronomy 22:1 Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother. (OT Law nr: '538', Rambam Title: 'To return lost property', Rambam Coding: 'CCA69' )
  • Deuteronomy 22:6-7 ¶ If a bird’s nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days. (OT Law nr: '545', Rambam Title: 'To set the mother-bird free when taking the nest', Rambam Coding: 'CCA74' )
  • Deuteronomy 23:21 ¶ When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. (OT Law nr: '573')
  • Deuteronomy 23:24 ¶ When thou comest into thy neighbour’s vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel. (OT Law nr: '575', Rambam Title: 'That a man should fulfill whatever he has uttered', Rambam Coding: 'CCA39' )
  • Deuteronomy 24:15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee. (OT Law nr: '588', Rambam Title: 'To pay wages to the hired man at the due time', Rambam Coding: 'CCA66' )

Example Bible References

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Wisdom Bible References

Wisdom Bible references will relate to one of the Wisdom Literare Books from the Old Testament.


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Duplicate Bible References

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Study Bible References

Extra Bible references (most often larger parts of Bible books) which are good for extra study on this commandment:


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Legend

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  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is negative, something you should not do
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is both positive and negative
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is positive, something you should do or learn from
  • A related Bible reference to the commandment which is not yet determined positive or negative
  • Author: Indicates the known author from this Bible reference
  • OT Law nr: Jewish tradition teached that there are 613 commandments or mitzvot in the Torah. We list the Number, based on a chronological order (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuteronomium).
  • Rambam Title: This is the commandment, as an interpretation of Rambam (commonly known as Maimonides)
  • Rambam Coding: The coding refers to the commandments layout of Rambam. Rabbi Chafetz Chayim wrote a book with all the commandments which can still be observed today. The book is called 'The Concise Book of Mitzvoth'
    • CCA means a positive mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
    • CCN is the negative mitzwe (which can now also be carried out outside of Israel).
    • CCI means that this mitzvah can only be performed in the State of Israel.

Who came up with this "613 Mitzvot"?

Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, His full name was Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon. His name formed the acronym as "The Rambam" was born on the 14th of Nisan 4895 (30th March 1135) and he died on the 20th of Tevet of 4965 (Dec. 13 1204). The Rambam was one of the most saught after individuals of his time. Not only as a Halachic authority, but also within the secular world of kings and sultans, for his vast knowledge of secular medecines was outstanding. When writting the Mishna Torah, Ramban reviewed the Torah's Mitzvot, and he itemized them. He seperated the positive and negative mitzvot, listed them, all 613, and discussed them.

Questions

Share your hearts together by discussing the following questions:
  • Is there anything you don't understand within this commandment?
  • Wat appeals to you about all Bible references and resources?
  • How do you apply this commandment in your life or do you experience any boundaries?
Extra questions:
  • Does your speaking suit your behavior?
  • Is there a difference between your confession and your doing?

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