Matthew 5:34

But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I say vnto you, Sweare not at all, neither by heauen, for it is Gods throne:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I say to you, Take no oaths at all: not by the heaven, because it is the seat of God;
- Basic English Bible

But *I* say unto you, Do not swear at all; neither by the heaven, because it is [the] throne of God;
- Darby Bible

But I say to you, Swear not at all: neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
- Webster's Bible

But I tell you not to swear at all; neither by Heaven, for it is God's throne;
- Weymouth Bible

but I tell you, don't swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;
- World English Bible

But Y seie to you, that ye swere not `for ony thing; nethir bi heuene, for it is the trone of God;
- Wycliffe Bible

but I -- I say to you, not to swear at all; neither by the heaven, because it is the throne of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:34


Mt 5:34,35 Swear not at all. Christ does not forbid judicial oaths. Note, (1) God sometimes swears by himself (Ge 22:16,17); (2) Jesus made oath before the Sanhedrin (Mt 26:63); (3) Paul made oath to the Corinthians (2Co 1:23). He does forbid all profanity and idle oaths, such as were common among the Jews, and still so defile the mouths of men. Neither by heaven. The Jews held that it was impious to swear by the name of God, but that one could swear "by heaven", "by the earth", "by Jerusalem". One was God's throne, the second his footstool, Jerusalem the city of the Messiah King, all too holy for profanation.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Nature
    Others have a chance to offer compassion to those in pain. What if our suffering is Their test. Is a chance for them to choose to show kindness. Then a opportunity for us to say and show to them that our strength and comfort in those troubling times comes from the Lord. He does not think as we mere humans do but as the mighty Alpha and Omega. The Great I AM. Lean not on our own understanding.
  • Cybrat
    To Devlin if your still reading this, yes it does state in the bible that Jesus is God. Please read, John 1:1 in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. I don't know you, your age, earthly age or Christian age. You made baby Christian for a season one. I won't make an assumption. I was a Christian for many years before I realized "Word" is capitalized! Word is Christ!!! Just replace "Word" with"Christ". I think bc not only was Christ sent here to die for our sins but, also to be the earthly voice of God. If we were to hear the voice of God I believe it would be to much for a human to handle.
  • Wayne
    Devlin, read John chapters 5,8,10. Your answers are there.
  • Tony balogna
    Love this scripture. Our Lord Jesus really lets us know how to please the Father while living in harmony one with another. Among my favorite chapters of Matthew. God bless
  • MockingBird
    Jesus was persecuted , He was reviled ,and all manner was spoken against Him falsely : The religious leaders did it in thinking they were upholding God in their accusations toward Jesus : Jesus was walking in God's will : and so for us who walk in God's will : religious people will do the same toward us . We are a Blessed people : even though we get knocked down for it.
  • Jermontez Jackson
    It doesn't because jesus already knew what was coming.

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