Matthew 5:37

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But let your communication bee Yea, yea: Nay, nay: For whatsoeuer is more then these, commeth of euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But let your statement be, 'Yes, yes' {or} 'No, no'; anything beyond these is of evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil `one'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let your words be simply, Yes or No: and whatever is more than these is of the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

But let your word be Yea, yea; Nay, nay; but what is more than these is from evil.
- Darby Bible

But let your communication be, Yea, yea, Nay, nay: for whatever is more than these cometh of evil.
- Webster's Bible

But let your language be, `Yes, yes,' or `No, no.' Anything in excess of this comes from the Evil one.
- Weymouth Bible

But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No' be 'No.' Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.
- World English Bible

but be youre word, Yhe, yhe; Nay, nay; and that that is more than these, is of yuel.
- Wycliffe Bible

but let your word be, Yes, Yes, No, No, and that which is more than these is of the evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:37

5:37 Let your conversation be yea, yea; nay, nay - That is, in your common discourse, barely affirm or deny.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:37

Mt 5:37 Let your communication be, Yea, yea. All foolish appeals are forbidden. A simple statement is all Christ permits. Whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. Indeed, it makes one doubt the truth of him who was to confirm every assertion by oath.

Discussion for Matthew 5

  • Geraldine cole
    Praise the Lord Jesus .As I read this I thought of how good Jesus is to us if we read his word and follow it we would grow to love him more and more he wants us to see him one day but its really up to who we choose Jesus or the devil because we have free will.u no some people hate Jesus even now and a lot of them make rules and regulations for the people in this world . JESUS TAKES OF HIS OWN
  • Ella
    I love God So Much
  • Richard
    Clearly Jesus is telling us to never swear by Gods word,the Bible, ch5:33-37 but to swear by our own word --one wonders why "Christian countries" still insist that people swear by the Bible!?
  • 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
  • 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.

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