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v to take an oath; to become legally obligated by an oath properly administered.

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Q. Hello everyone !!! are you excited with the swearing of Obama To presidency??? i sure am !!! may we all get a little joy and peaceful time wit hour fresh president ... and let us all wish him a great start and a chance to change our lives ... Good Luck Mr.President Obama !!!

A. well said Mrfoot65! May all the people in America receive the healthcare treatment they need. God bless.

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Therefore, swear by God that you will not harm me, my posterity, and my descendants: but equally the mercy which I have done for you, you will do for me, and the lands in which you have dwelt as a foreigner.
At this point, that also pertains to what is [said] in Isaiah 19[:18] when the prophet wishes to prophesy that it would happen that five cities in Egypt would swear by the Lord of hosts, and would raise in the middle of Egypt an altar to the Lord, and the inscription of the Lord close to its boundaries, which is a sign and testimony to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt where we also see that the prophet conjoins an oath made under the name of the true God to the worship of God.
You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve him, and swear by his name.