Matthew 5:33

Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Againe, yee haue heard that it hath beene said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forsweare thy selfe, but shalt performe vnto the Lord thine othes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FALSE VOWS, BUT SHALL FULFILL YOUR VOWS TO THE LORD.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Again, you have knowledge that it was said in old times, Do not take false oaths, but give effect to your oaths to the Lord:
- Basic English Bible

Again, ye have heard that it has been said to the ancients, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt render to the Lord what thou hast sworn.
- Darby Bible

Again, ye have heard that it hath been said to them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform to the Lord thy oaths:
- Webster's Bible

Again, you have heard that it was said to the ancients, `Thou shalt not swear falsely, but shalt perform thy vows to the Lord.'
- Weymouth Bible

Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, 'You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to the Lord your vows,'
- World English Bible

Eftsoone ye han herd, that it was seid to elde men, Thou schalt not forswere, but thou schalt yelde thin othis to the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Again, ye heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not swear falsely, but thou shalt pay to the Lord thine oaths;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:33


5:33 Our Lord here refers to the promise made to the pure in heart of seeing God in all things, and points out a false doctrine of the scribes, which arose from their not thus seeing God. What he forbids is, the swearing at all, by any creature, in our ordinary conversation: both of which the scribes and Pharisees taught to be perfectly innocent. #Exod 20:7|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:33


Mt 5:33 Thou shalt not forswear thyself. See Le 19:12 Nu 25:2. The Jews held that this only prohibited swearing falsely and by the name of God.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • BSP
    God sees those who are persecuted for doing what is right in His eyes and He is going to bless such ones.
  • Katawanna legget
    god is good all the times he woke us up
  • Otis Dorsey
    If we work for the lord we will be reward
  • Eric
    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition that the scripture might be fulfilled. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
  • MockingBird
    When you have a word from God and you are doing that word and your getting persecuted for what you are doing : You are being persecuted for righteousness sake !! You are Blessed !!! You are Blessed from God : For the kingdom of heaven is yours.
  • Blessings mlowoka
    It not simple to accept being persecuted for the sake of righteousness but it need sacrifices

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