11 “After the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites(A) and gives it to you, as he promised on oath(B) to you and your ancestors,(C)

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13 Remember(A) your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self:(B) ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars(C) in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land(D) I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.’”

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33 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath(A) to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’(B)

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23 By myself I have sworn,(A)
    my mouth has uttered in all integrity(B)
    a word that will not be revoked:(C)
Before me every knee will bow;(D)
    by me every tongue will swear.(E)

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The Lord has sworn(A) by his right hand
    and by his mighty arm:
“Never again will I give your grain(B)
    as food for your enemies,
and never again will foreigners drink the new wine
    for which you have toiled;

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But if you do not obey(A) these commands, declares the Lord, I swear(B) by myself that this palace will become a ruin.’”

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26 But hear the word of the Lord, all you Jews living in Egypt:(A) ‘I swear(B) by my great name,’ says the Lord, ‘that no one from Judah living anywhere in Egypt will ever again invoke my name or swear, “As surely as the Sovereign(C) Lord lives.”(D)

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13 I swear(A) by myself,” declares the Lord, “that Bozrah(B) will become a ruin and a curse,[a] an object of horror(C) and reproach;(D) and all its towns will be in ruins forever.”(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 49:13 That is, its name will be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, others will see that it is cursed.
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14 The Lord Almighty has sworn by himself:(A)
    I will surely fill you with troops, as with a swarm of locusts,(B)
    and they will shout(C) in triumph over you.

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The Lord Abhors the Pride of Israel

The Sovereign Lord has sworn by himself(A)—the Lord God Almighty declares:

“I abhor(B) the pride of Jacob(C)
    and detest his fortresses;(D)
I will deliver up(E) the city
    and everything in it.(F)

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73     the oath he swore to our father Abraham:(A)

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The Certainty of God’s Promise

13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,(A)

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