Matthew 23:18

And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 23:18

And whosoeuer shall sweare by the Altar, it is nothing: but whosoeuer sweareth by the gift that is vpon it, he is guiltie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, {that} is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering on it, he is obligated.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it, he is a debtor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And, Whoever takes an oath by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever takes an oath by the offering which is on it, he is responsible.
- Basic English Bible

And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it is a debtor.
- Darby Bible

And whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
- Webster's Bible

And you say, "`Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the offering lying on it is bound by the oath.'
- Weymouth Bible

'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obligated?'
- World English Bible

And who euer swerith in the auter, it is no thing; but he that swerith in the yifte that is on the auter, owith.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And, whoever may swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever may swear by the gift that is upon it -- is debtor!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 23:18

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:18


23:16 Wo to you, ye blind guides - Before he had styled them hypocrites, from their personal character: now he gives them another title, respecting their influence upon others. Both these appellations are severely put together in the 23d and #Mt 23:23|,25. 25th verses; and this severity rises to the height in the 33d verse. The gold of the temple - The treasure kept there. He is bound - To keep his oath.

23:20 He that sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon - Not only by the gift, but by the holy fire, and the sacrifice; and above all, by that God to whom they belong; inasmuch as every oath by a creature is an implicit appeal to God.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:18


Mt 23:18-20 Swear by the altar. That of the temple, the only altar known in Israel. Sweareth by the gift. The offering placed on the altar.

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