New American Standard Bible
"And whoever swears by heaven, swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.
King James Bible
And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
Darby Bible Translation
And he that swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him that sits upon it.
World English Bible
He who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him who sits on it.
Young's Literal Translation
and he who did swear by the heaven, doth swear by the throne of God, and by Him who is sitting upon it.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The throne of God - Heaven is his throne, Matthew 5:34. It is so called as being the place where he sits in glory. Jesus says, here, that all who swear at all do, in fact, swear by God, or the oath is good for nothing. To swear by an altar, a gift, or a temple is of no force unless it be meant to appeal to God himself. The essential thing in an oath is calling God to witness our sincerity. If a real oath is taken, therefore, God is appealed to. If not it is foolish and wicked to swear by anything else.
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