“OATH” – a few interesting references


I’m desperately trying to figure out what the “oath and covenant” is referring to in D&C 84. It could be a new phrase for this section, but it sounds so clearly like it is referring to something else we should know about. So, I’m looking through other places in scripture, having to do with covenants and priesthood, and seeing where the word “oath” comes up. Here are some references for future study:

  • JST, Genesis 14:30

    For God having sworn unto Enoch and unto his seed with an oathby himself; that every one being ordained after this order and calling should have power, by faith, to break mountains, to divide the seas, to dry up waters, to turn them out of their course;

  • JST, Genesis 14:35 And hath said, and sworn with an oath, that the heavens and the earth should come together; and the sons of God should be tried so as by fire.
  • I don’t know Hebrews well enough to know how these fit in, but I’m adding that to my list of things to study:
  • JST, Hebrews 7:19 For the law was administered without an oath and made nothing perfect, but was only the bringing in of a better hope; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
  • JST, Hebrews 7:20 Inasmuch as this high priest was not without an oath, by so much was Jesus made the surety of a better testament.
  • JST, Hebrews 7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek;)
  • Genesis 26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
  • Deuteronomy 7:8 But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
  • Deuteronomy 29:12 That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the Lord thy God, and into his oath, which the Lord thy God maketh with thee this day:
  • Deuteronomy 29:14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
  • 1 Chronicles 16:16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac
  • Psalms 105:9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;
  • Jeremiah 11:5 That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O Lord.
  • Ezekiel 16:59 For thus saith the Lord God; I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the covenant.
  • Ezekiel 17:19 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; As I live, surely mine oath that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken, even it will I recompense upon his own head
  • Daniel 9:11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
  • Luke 1:73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
  • Acts 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne
  • Hebrews 6:16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
  • Hebrews again, the same ones above in the JST that I need to study out: Hebrews 7:20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest Hebrews 7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oathby him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) 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.
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One response to ““OATH” – a few interesting references

  • Karen

    So it seems so far that an oath comes with blessings and with cursings. I think that’s one thing I’ve learned. Next, look at Deuteronomy 29 and 30!! I’m almost convinced already that that’s the obvious reference from D&C 84! God wants us to be His people, and if we turn from God then we receive punishments. If we obey, we receive blessings. I think that this is it, and the rest of D&C 84 seems to confirm this too, as it talks about those in the world not coming to God (serving Him as God) and also that the whole church is under condemnation, etc. This sounds a lot like how the whole group in Deut is making the covenant together….

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