Matthew 23:21

And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And who so shall sweare by the Temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And whoever swears by the temple, swears {both} by the temple and by Him who dwells within it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he that sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he who takes an oath by the Temple, takes it by the Temple and by him whose house it is.
- Basic English Bible

And he that swears by the temple swears by it and by him that dwells in it.
- Darby Bible

And whoever shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth in it.
- Webster's Bible

he who swears by the Sanctuary swears both by it and by Him who dwells in it;
- Weymouth Bible

He who swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him who was living in it.
- World English Bible

And he that swerith in the temple, swerith in it, and in hym that dwellith in the temple.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he who did swear by the sanctuary, doth swear by it, and by Him who is dwelling in it;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 23:21


Mt 23:21,22 Swear by the temple. Oaths that did they not call binding, Jesus traces to God himself. Compare Mt 5:35. The meaning is that all oaths are by God. There are no distinctions.

Discussion for Matthew 23

  • Brianna
    Vs. 9 - Plainly states that we should not call people our Father in the spiritual since. I say spiritual since many n the Bible did refer to their actual fathers as father. However, religious leaders want their flock to cal them father, in a religious sense. By reading the Bible we can know the Truth and break free from false religion.
  • Seven Trumpets
    When the rulers could no more come against Jesus; He began to say to the crowds concerning the rulers, to be subject and obedient on account of their office; but not to follow their example of a bad character and hypocrisy. As He then turns to openly rebuke the rulers for their crimes against God and His people; the warnings are for all of us to fear, so that we don't do any of those evil things.
  • Bruce
    Jambita: Yes! Most churches today are in a sea of darkness. They don't know their lost headed for the lake of fire. They have a lot of social activities and functions. They think they are looking great for Christ,but have spiritual anorexia. They don't know the father is calling John 6:44, washed 1John 1:9, will be Baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire Matthew 3:11, Will know! 2 Corinthians 5:17.
  • Jambita tiny
    The truth is slowly but steadily becoming isolated from the brethren. I witnessed a night vigil yesternight whereby I 'accidentally' carried a bible to a church function, only to be welcomed by a diversity of culinary products on the table.
    We ate to our fill then the preacher gave a sermon that dwelt much on the contemporary life with scarce reference from the bible. Come Lord Jesus come.
  • Irene123
    To Brad Vigansky - I think I like your 'politics' - LOL.
  • Brad Vigansky
    Over the years, and there have been many. I have had 85 revs around the sun and hope to have quite a few more. During that time I studied myself out of 2 'Christian Churches'. I just couldn't abide by what they were teaching. If anybody asks me, "What am I" I would answer, I am a Son of the Living Creator God. If someone were ask me, "Prove there is a God", I would reply, prove there isn't.

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