GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
You blind men! What is more important, the gift or the altar that makes the gift holy?
King James Bible
Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
Darby Bible Translation
Fools and blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?
World English Bible
You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
Young's Literal Translation
Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that is sanctifying the gift?
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Again you say, 'To swear an oath by the altar doesn't mean a thing. But to swear an oath by the gift on the altar means a person must keep his oath.'
To swear an oath by the altar is to swear by it and by everything on it.
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