Matthew 23:20

Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who so therefore shall sweare by the Altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore, whoever swears by the altar, swears {both} by the altar and by everything on it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He therefore that sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He, then, who takes an oath by the altar, takes it by the altar and by all things on it.
- Basic English Bible

He therefore that swears by the altar swears by it and by all things that are upon it.
- Darby Bible

Whoever therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things upon it.
- Webster's Bible

He who swears by the altar swears both by it and by everything on it;
- Weymouth Bible

He therefore who swears by the altar, swears by it, and by everything on it.
- World English Bible

Therfor he that swerith in the auter, swerith in it, and in alle thingis that ben ther on.
- Wycliffe Bible

`He therefore who did swear by the altar, doth swear by it, and by all things on it;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 23:20


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.


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