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

  • Kenneth w Hegler
    God always requires more than belief...1 Peter 3:8-11. Even under the Mosaic law mankind was to do more than just believe...Mark 1:17-21! Even the bible says in James 2:17-20 that it is not enough to just believe! This is a myth propagated by the devil!
  • Fredrick adam
    that's very true amen
  • Mrs.T
    The other name you are using is not the Messiahs name!!! Jesus Christ is one with the Living God, and we do not use any other Name. His Holy precious Name is above all and is the only name worthy of All acceptation, Honor, Glory, Praise, Blessing forever, Amen!!! The sound if the letter J was used in Ancient Hebrew, not separated until Greek to English translation by writing. Because the Word was spoken before it was written. Only "certain" people were allowed to learn to write showing control over what was written.
  • Eric
    I think God loves you and wants you all to get along and put all and every difference aside. We are family and we are the hosts of heaven. The Kingdom of heaven is within us. That makes us the hosts of heaven. Praise the Lord. Let it be true.
    God bless, may these seeds fall on good ground to multiply 100 fold.
  • Neil, in Canada
    The unforgivable sin is simply “ unbelief”.....which basically is saying the Bible is not true....ie the Holy Spirit is a liar....What.must I do to be saved?...To which Jesus replies....... just believe...only one thing....not Ten.....” whatsoever is not of faith is sin...and the Law is not of faith. To believe in the NT Greek means
    1.Acknowlege Jesus
    2,,submit to Jesus
    3)..Trust Jesus
  • Bruce
    Saul: 8 Months After Salvation, I'm Decorating and Singing to a Tree. I Stopped, Something Not Right. After Reading The Word and a Year Later. At Church They're Decorating a Tree. I Mentioned to Them(Mostly Women)that It's not Right and what The Bible Says. They Said, They Know, But It's Fun,The Kids Like it/ That's Why, now You Know. And The Church is a Little? Lost. I Still Say Merry Christmas

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