Matthew 5:34

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I say vnto you, Sweare not at all, neither by heauen, for it is Gods throne:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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

  • Nicholas worrell NACM
    John 19:28 "i thirst"
  • Irene123
    It's interesting that in this whole chapter - Jesus was teaching only His disciples, and not the multitudes as He usually was in a monologue this long.
  • Irene123
    Pro. 18:24 - song, "Just to walk with Him" - "My steps had led me far away, Sometimes I wondered why, They had taken me down lonely roads, Beneath the darkened sky, But every time I lost my way, He sought me out, He took my hand and said He'd walk with me." Throughout the scriptures, God demonstrates His willingness to compensate for our lack; Ps. 23.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 16:33; Matt. 5:45; Acts 7:59; 16:23; These refer to tribulation (trials) in this life. There will be 'some' saints in Rev.13:7 who will go thru the GREAT tribulation; I haven't r'cvd. clarification on that yet. I KNOW tho' that I will not be one of them because they become saints DURING the GREAT tribulation; how? I don't know; I just take it by faith. A saint NOW will be raptured.
  • Bruce
    The darkness of this world is getting darker! You can feel the darkness, in the news and the towns and cities, in the neighborhood and the Churches are turning dark. We,who are cleansed by The Blood (Revelation1:5) are "THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD". (V:14) If they don't see The Light in us!??? WE: THE LIGHT OF THE World are the only LIGHT they will see. Stay trimmed, keep full of oil. Preach the gospel
  • MISSIONERY PASTOR TIMOTHY MUSAU
    THIS ARE THE GOOD WORKS OF CHARITY, DO YOU REMEMBER THE GOOD SAMARITAN?, THE SERMON ON THE MOUNTAIN SAYS BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFULL who delights in doing good to those in need , PEOPLE SHOULD SEE IT AND PRAISE GOD.

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