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16 And if they truly learn my people’s custom of swearing by my name, “As the Lord lives,” just as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then they shall be built up in the midst of my people.(A)

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20 The Lord, your God, shall you fear, and him shall you serve; to him hold fast and by his name shall you swear.(A)

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16 Whoever invokes a blessing in the land
    shall bless by the God of truth;[a]
Whoever takes an oath in the land
    shall swear by the God of truth;
For the hardships of the past shall be forgotten
    and hidden from my eyes.

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Footnotes

  1. 65:16 God of truth: lit., “God of Amen,” i.e., the one who keeps his word.

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