Matthew 5:35

Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nor by the earth, for it is his footstoole: neither by Hierusalem, for it is the citie of the great king.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or by the earth, because it is the resting-place for his foot; or by Jerusalem, because it is the town of the great King.
- Basic English Bible

nor by the earth, because it is [the] footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, because it is [the] city of the great King.
- Darby Bible

Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King,
- Webster's Bible

nor by the earth, for it is the footstool under His feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the City of the Great King.
- Weymouth Bible

nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
- World English Bible

nether bi the erthe, for it is the stole of his feet; nether bi Jerusalem, for it is the citee of a greet kyng; nether thou shalt not swere bi thin heed,
- Wycliffe Bible

nor by the earth, because it is His footstool, nor by Jerusalem, because it is a city of a great king,
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Debbie
    Hi Sabra, I see 5v36 and 37 as let your yes be yes and no be no, not undesided, swayed, like a Reed blowing in the wind. And to be honest, not lie to one another.
  • Gregoire Adams
    Matthew 4: Did King Herod Have all of his Families children killed ?

    How old was Jesus ?
  • Steve morrow
    wayne - joyce - all MATTHEW 5:11 BLESSED ARE YOU WHEN MEN SHALL REVILE YOU AND PERSECUTE YOU AND SHALL SAY ALL MANNER OF EVIL AGAINST YOU FALSELY FOR MY SAKE 1 COR 6:7 NOW THEREFORE THERE IS UTTERLY A FAULT AMONG YOU BECAUSE YOU GO TO LAW ONE WITH ANOTHER WHY DO YOU NOT RATHER TAKE WRONG WHY DO YOU NOT RATHER SUFFER YOURSELVES TO BE DEFRAUDED 2TIM2-12IF WE SUFFER WE SHALL ALSO REIGN WITH HIM .....
  • Bruce
    Sabra: when we were kids we would tell a story and swear by our mothers grave or that Lightning would strike us down, if it's a lie. I'll curse you with the fleas of a thousand camels if you don't believe me! Adults do the same. I swear I would never---! They say these things to make it more believable. That's what Peter was doing, not using foul language.
    We can just say yes or no.
  • Dewey J
    Hello, Sabra Matt.5:36 is by scripture that it is above mankind pay grade to sware by anything. V37 explains that fact. Which said, But let your words be Yea, yea; Nay, nay what is more than these is from evil DBT. The biblical experts say let the Bible interpret the Bible. Glory to GOD in the highest. Amen!
  • Sabra
    Explain Mathew 5:36 please

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