Matthew 5:34
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New International Version
But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne;

New Living Translation
But I say, do not make any vows! Do not say, 'By heaven!' because heaven is God's throne.

English Standard Version
But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,

Berean Study Bible
But I tell you not to swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne;

Berean Literal Bible
But I say to you not to swear at all: neither by heaven, because it is the throne of God;

New American Standard Bible
"But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I tell you, don't take an oath at all: either by heaven, because it is God's throne;

International Standard Version
But I tell you not to swear at all, neither by heaven, because it is God's throne,

NET Bible
But I say to you, do not take oaths at all--not by heaven, because it is the throne of God,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I say to you, Do not swear at all, not by Heaven, for it is the throne of God

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I tell you don't swear an oath at all. Don't swear an oath by heaven, which is God's throne,

New American Standard 1977
“But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,

Jubilee Bible 2000
but I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is God's throne,

King James 2000 Bible
But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

American King James Version
But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

American Standard Version
but I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of God;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I say to you not to swear at all, neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God:

Darby Bible Translation
But I say unto you, Do not swear at all; neither by the heaven, because it is [the] throne of God;

English Revised Version
but I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of God;

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

Weymouth New Testament
But I tell you not to swear at all; neither by Heaven, for it is God's throne;

World English Bible
but I tell you, don't swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;

Young's Literal Translation
but I -- I say to you, not to swear at all; neither by the heaven, because it is the throne of God,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:33-37 There is no reason to consider that solemn oaths in a court of justice, or on other proper occasions, are wrong, provided they are taken with due reverence. But all oaths taken without necessity, or in common conversation, must be sinful, as well as all those expressions which are appeals to God, though persons think thereby to evade the guilt of swearing. The worse men are, the less they are bound by oaths; the better they are, the less there is need for them. Our Lord does not enjoin the precise terms wherein we are to affirm or deny, but such a constant regard to truth as would render oaths unnecessary.
Study Bible
Oaths and Vows
33Again, you have heard that it was said to the ancients, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill your vows to the Lord.’ 34But I tell you not to swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35or by the earth, for it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.…
Cross References
Psalm 11:4
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.

Isaiah 66:1
Thus says the LORD, "Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest?

Matthew 23:22
And he who swears by heaven swears by God's throne and by the One who sits on it.

Acts 7:49
Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house will you build for Me, says the Lord, or what will be My place of repose?

James 5:12
Above all, my brothers, do not swear, not by heaven or earth or by any other oath. Simply let your "Yes" be yes, and your "No," no, so that you will not fall under judgment.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Swear.

Deuteronomy 23:21-23 When you shall vow a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not slack …

Ecclesiastes 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, …

James 5:12 But above all things, my brothers, swear not, neither by heaven, …

heaven.

Matthew 23:16-22 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the …

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Isaiah 66:1 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my …

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