Matthew 5:34

“But I say vnto you, Sweare not at all, neither by heauen, for it is Gods throne:”

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Other Translations

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

"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

  • BSP
    Verse 29 If there is anything or anyone in our life that makes us stumble from being obedient to Jehovah God it would be best to get that negative influence out of our lives.
  • Alex
    Steve that great promise was that christ wd be multiplied as the stars of heaven which means that god the father wd have gransons and there has to be an israel of god even the promise to abraham that his seed wd be as the sand of the seas meant that abraham wd have gransons and abraham means exaulted father in hebrew.thats y jesus refers to the h.g. as the promise he is the multiplcation o christ
  • Alex
    Steve let me tell you y the h.g. is the grandson simply b c the h.g. comes out of christ loins his seed etc, th seed of christ is his word his breath etc when christ breath on them the seed was sown in their hearts the granson which is the h.g. was born at pentacost that which is born of the spirit is spirit thats the h.g. which resulted from his seed his breath. thus th h.g. is truly granson
  • Bob
    What do you think Matthew 5:32 means when it says anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery? Isn't adultery the same sin as having an affair with someone married? So what if a lonely man in his 40s has never been married and falls in love with the only single woman in his church was divorced 20 years ago- if he marries her is that sinful and considered as evil as an affair?
  • Barry
    Faith is to belief what strength is to muscle.
  • Cherry Silvers
    It gets easier to pray and bless those that hurt you. I have prayed many times in my work place for ride unkind and spiteful people. "I prayed God to give them more of what they needed most to be happy, which is more of God in their lives."

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