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But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
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Other Translations of Matthew 5:34
But I say vnto you, Sweare not at all, neither by heauen, for it is Gods throne:- King James Version (1611)
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"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
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.
Comments for Matthew 5:34
Alexander Christian's comment on 2011-08-23 17:59:56:
What about saying an oath with your hand upon this book?
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