Matthew 23:21

And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And who so shall sweare by the Temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And whoever swears by the temple, swears {both} by the temple and by Him who dwells within it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he that sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he who takes an oath by the Temple, takes it by the Temple and by him whose house it is.
- Basic English Bible

And he that swears by the temple swears by it and by him that dwells in it.
- Darby Bible

And whoever shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth in it.
- Webster's Bible

he who swears by the Sanctuary swears both by it and by Him who dwells in it;
- Weymouth Bible

He who swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him who was living in it.
- World English Bible

And he that swerith in the temple, swerith in it, and in hym that dwellith in the temple.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he who did swear by the sanctuary, doth swear by it, and by Him who is dwelling in it;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:21


Mt 23:21,22 Swear by the temple. Oaths that did they not call binding, Jesus traces to God himself. Compare Mt 5:35. The meaning is that all oaths are by God. There are no distinctions.

Discussion for Matthew 23

  • Matt
    The scribes and Pharisees are Cain's descendants. They began to infiltrate the Levitical priesthood in Ezra and Neh. These Kenites sit in the seat of Moses; even to this very day. They call themselves Jews. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, exposes them in John ch. 8 v. 44. They are the seed of the serpent, Satan, and Christ is The Seed of the Woman. They bruised His heel, but He (Christ) bruises his head.
  • Bruce
    Jambita: Yes! Most churches today are in a sea of darkness. They don't know their lost headed for the lake of fire. They have a lot of social activities and functions. They think they are looking great for Christ,but have spiritual anorexia. They don't know the father is calling John 6:44, washed 1John 1:9, will be Baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire Matthew 3:11, Will know! 2 Corinthians 5:17.
  • Jambita tiny
    The truth is slowly but steadily becoming isolated from the brethren. I witnessed a night vigil yesternight whereby I 'accidentally' carried a bible to a church function, only to be welcomed by a diversity of culinary products on the table.
    We ate to our fill then the preacher gave a sermon that dwelt much on the contemporary life with scarce reference from the bible. Come Lord Jesus come.
  • Irene123
    To Brad Vigansky - I think I like your 'politics' - LOL.
  • Brad Vigansky
    Over the years, and there have been many. I have had 85 revs around the sun and hope to have quite a few more. During that time I studied myself out of 2 'Christian Churches'. I just couldn't abide by what they were teaching. If anybody asks me, "What am I" I would answer, I am a Son of the Living Creator God. If someone were ask me, "Prove there is a God", I would reply, prove there isn't.
  • Ben
    The Word of the Lord is the truth and the only truth. If we look around we can plainly see the actual Pharesees, the modern ones, doing the same things their ancestors did. I believe with all my heart and soul, there is one and only one father. Our Father and Lord, our creator...!

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