Matthew 23:21
New International Version
And anyone who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.

New Living Translation
And when you swear ‘by the Temple,’ you are swearing by it and by God, who lives in it.

English Standard Version
And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and by him who dwells in it.

Berean Study Bible
And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the One who dwells in it.

Berean Literal Bible
And the one having sworn by the temple swears by it and by the One dwelling in it.

King James Bible
And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.

New King James Version
He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it.

New American Standard Bible
And the one who swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells in it.

NASB 1995
“And whoever swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells within it.

NASB 1977
“And he who swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells within it.

Amplified Bible
And whoever swears [an oath] by the sanctuary of the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells within it.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who takes an oath by the temple takes an oath by it and by him who dwells in it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who takes an oath by the sanctuary takes an oath by it and by Him who dwells in it.

American Standard Version
And he that sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And whoever swears by The Temple swears by it and by The One dwelling in it.

Contemporary English Version
And anyone who swears by the temple also swears by God, who lives there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And whosoever shall swear by temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth in it:

English Revised Version
And he that sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.

Good News Translation
and when he swears by the Temple, he is swearing by it and by God, who lives there;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To swear an oath by the temple is to swear by it and by the one who lives there.

International Standard Version
The one who swears an oath by the sanctuary swears by it and by the one who lives there.

Literal Standard Version
and he who swore by the temple, swears by it, and by Him who is dwelling in it;

NET Bible
And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and the one who dwells in it.

New Heart English Bible
He who swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him who dwells in it.

Weymouth New Testament
he who swears by the Sanctuary swears both by it and by Him who dwells in it;

World English Bible
He who swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him who was living in it.

Young's Literal Translation
and he who did swear by the sanctuary, doth swear by it, and by Him who is dwelling in it;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
20So then, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the One who dwells in it. 22And he who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the One who sits on it.…

Cross References
1 Kings 8:13
I have indeed built You an exalted house, a place for You to dwell forever."

Psalm 26:8
O LORD, I love the house where You dwell, the place where Your glory resides.

Psalm 132:14
"This is My resting place forever and ever; here I will dwell, for I have desired this home.

Matthew 23:20
So then, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.


Treasury of Scripture

And whoever shall swear by the temple, swears by it, and by him that dwells therein.

and by.

1 Kings 8:13,27
I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever…

2 Chronicles 6:2
But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.

2 Chronicles 7:2
And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house.









Verse 21. - By him that dwelleth therein. In fact, it comes to this: to swear by temple or altar is to swear by God - an oath most solemn, which may not be evaded. "That dwelleth" is in some manuscripts the aorist participle, κατοικήσαντι, implying that God once for all took up his abode in the temple, and filled it with his ineffable presence (see 1 Kings 8:13; Psalm 132:14). From such passages we learn that God sanctifies things and places to be devoted to his service, and to be accounted by men holy and separated from all common uses. The Authorized Version translates the received text, κατοικοῦντι, which has good authority, the past participle being, perhaps, a correction by some scribe who thought that the day of Judaism was past when Christ spoke.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

he who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

swears
ὀμόσας (omosas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3660: A prolonged form of a primary, but obsolete omo, for which another prolonged form omoo is used in certain tenses; to swear, i.e. Take oath.

by
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

temple
ναῷ (naō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3485: A temple, a shrine, that part of the temple where God himself resides. From a primary naio; a fane, shrine, temple.

swears
ὀμνύει (omnyei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3660: A prolonged form of a primary, but obsolete omo, for which another prolonged form omoo is used in certain tenses; to swear, i.e. Take oath.

by
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

it
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

by
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the [One]
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

who dwells
κατοικοῦντι (katoikounti)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2730: To dwell in, settle in, be established in (permanently), inhabit. From kata and oikeo; to house permanently, i.e. Reside.

in it.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.


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