James 5:12
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English Standard Version
But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

King James Bible
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

American Standard Version
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by the heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay; that ye fall not under judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath. But let your speech be, yea, yea: no, no: that you fall not under judgment.

English Revised Version
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by the heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay; that ye fall not under judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea, be yea: and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

Weymouth New Testament
But above all things, my brethren, do not swear, either by Heaven or by the earth, or with any other oath. Let your 'yes' be simply 'yes,' and your 'no' be simply 'no;' that you may not come under condemnation.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Any other oath

See the common formulas of swearing, Matthew 5:35, Matthew 5:36.

James 5:12 Parallel Commentaries

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above.

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.

swear not. See on

Matthew 5:33-37 Again, you have heard that it has been said by them of old time, You shall not forswear yourself...

Matthew 23:16-22 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing...

but. See on

2 Corinthians 1:17-20 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh...

lest.

James 3:1,2 My brothers, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation...

1 Corinthians 11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that you come not together to condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

Cross References
Matthew 5:34
But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,

James 1:16
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

James 1:19
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

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