Matthew 5:34
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
But I say, do not make any vows! Do not say, 'By heaven!' because heaven is God's throne.

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

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

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,

Matthew 5:34 Parallel
Commentary
Matthew 5:34 Parallel Commentaries
Library
The Fourth Beatitude
'Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.'--MATT. v. 6. Two preliminary remarks will give us the point of view from which I desire to consider these words now. First, we have seen, in previous sermons, that these paradoxes of the Christian life which we call the Beatitudes are a linked chain, or, rather, an outgrowth from a common root. Each presupposes all the preceding. Now, of course, it is a mistake to expect uniformity in the process of building
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Fifth Beatitude
'Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.'--MATT. v. 7. THE divine simplicity of the Beatitudes covers a divine depth, both in regard to the single precepts and to the sequence of the whole. I have already pointed out that the first of the series Is to be regarded as the root and germ of all the subsequent ones. If for a moment we set it aside and consider only the fruits which are successively developed from it, we shall see that the remaining members of the sequence are arranged in
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Sixth Beatitude
'Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.'--MATT. v. 8. AT first hearing one scarcely knows whether the character described in this great saying, or the promise held out, is the more inaccessible to men. 'The pure in heart': who may they be? Is there one of us that can imagine himself possessed of a character fitting him for the vision of God, or such as to make him bear with delight that dazzling blaze? 'They shall see God,' whom 'no man hath seen at any time, nor can see.' Surely
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Seventh Beatitude
'Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.' MATT. v. 9. This is the last Beatitude descriptive of the character of the Christian. There follows one more, which describes his reception by the world. But this one sets the top stone, the shining apex, upon the whole temple-structure which the previous Beatitudes had been gradually building up. You may remember that I have pointed out in previous sermons how all these various traits of the Christian life are deduced from
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Psalm 11:4
But the LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.

Isaiah 66:1
This is what the LORD says: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Could you build me a temple as good as that? Could you build me such a resting place?

Matthew 23:22
And when you swear 'by heaven,' you are swearing by the throne of God and by God, who sits on the throne.

Acts 7:49
Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Could you build me a temple as good as that?' asks the LORD. 'Could you build me such a resting place?

James 5:12
But most of all, my brothers and sisters, never take an oath, by heaven or earth or anything else. Just say a simple yes or no, so that you will not sin and be condemned.

Jump to Previous
Either God's Heaven Oath Oaths Seat Swear Throne
Jump to Next
Either God's Heaven Oath Oaths Seat Swear Throne
Links
Matthew 5:34 NIV
Matthew 5:34 NLT
Matthew 5:34 ESV
Matthew 5:34 NASB
Matthew 5:34 KJV

Matthew 5:34 Bible Apps
Matthew 5:34 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 5:34 Chinese Bible
Matthew 5:34 French Bible
Matthew 5:34 German Bible

Matthew 5:34 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Matthew 5:33
Top of Page
Top of Page