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

  • Pam
    I noticed the are those who look at the beatitudes like commandments. Jesus compacted the commandments into 2; love the Lord with all your heart mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself. The beatitudes are love in action as a result of being born again, following Him and bearing fruit.
  • Maria
    The law still stands. Christ said it in v.17. He came to fulfill what was written of him, that he should suffer and be crucified, not to do away with the law. Whosoever breaks one of the least commandments he mentioned in verses 1-16 and teaches others to do the same will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
  • Walter lee Dillard
    God is a good God and he always knows what we doing and about to do. The words say that what ever he have in store for us we shall receive it in the name of Jesus. We can always depends on God to do what he say he going to do for us all we have to do is believe in him and let him do his work Amen.
  • 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

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