Matthew 5:36

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 5:36

Neither shalt thou sweare by thy head, because thou canst not make one haire white or blacke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You may not take an oath by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.
- Basic English Bible

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
- Darby Bible

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
- Webster's Bible

And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.
- Weymouth Bible

Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can't make one hair white or black.
- World English Bible

for thou maist not make oon heere white, ne blacke;
- Wycliffe Bible

nor by thy head mayest thou swear, because thou art not able one hair to make white or black;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 5:36

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 5:36


5:36 For thou canst not make one hair white or black - Whereby it appears, that this also is not thine but God's.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 5:36


Mt 5:36 By thy head. Senseless, since the oath could have no meaning. Dr. Thompson ("The Land and the Book") says the Orientals are still terribly profane, swearing continually by the head, the beard, the heart, the temple, the church.

Discussion for Matthew 5:36

  • Dale on Matthew 5:36
    To me this verse is saying first of all we are not suppose to swear by anything at all. Second i think it is saying it is not within our power to change our hair color. God gave us what he wanted us to have.
  • Bane on Matthew 5:36
    Mt 5:36
    "...,because you can not make one hair white or black"

    This is my testimony.
    Without reason God put me on terrible suffer for about seven days. I was completely devastate. Even I spent all my money on some stupid medications that did no help. Then without a visible reason the pain disappeared and some money I even forgot came. All this is happening in seven or eight days.
    For all that time the only thing I could do is to pray from the deepest point of my heart and soul and mind.
    The point of all this is that when I see a comment that GOD is good I feel a little resistance.
    The GOD OUR LORD is almighty, that is my attitude. GOD can be good, GOD is certainly righteous, but from an angle of a single person GOD can be terrible.
    Concerning GOD all we can do is to pray and Jesus Christ our savior and leader told us how.
    I SEEK FOR YOUR KINGDOM AND YOUR JUSTICE, AND ELSE SHALL BE ADDED


 

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