New International Version
People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.
King James Bible
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
Darby Bible Translation
For men indeed swear by a greater, and with them the oath is a term to all dispute, as making matters sure.
World English Bible
For men indeed swear by a greater one, and in every dispute of theirs the oath is final for confirmation.
Young's Literal Translation
for men indeed do swear by the greater, and an end of all controversy to them for confirmation is the oath,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Men verily swear by the greater - One who has greater authority; who can take cognizance of the obligation, and punish the breach of it.
An oath for confirmation - "This observation teaches us," says Dr. Macknight, "that both promissory oaths concerning things lawful and in our power, and oaths for the confirmation of things doubtful, when required by proper authority, and taken religiously, are allowable under the Gospel."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Looking at the scope of the whole passage, it appears to us that the Apostle wished to push the disciples on. There is a tendency in the human mind to stop short of the heavenly mark. As soon as ever we have attained to the first principles of religion, have passed through baptism, and understand the resurrection of the dead, there is a tendency in us to sit still; to say, "I have passed from death unto life; here I may take my stand and rest;" whereas, the Christian life was intended not to be a …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
The Joint Heirs and their Divine Portion
Inconsideration Deplored. Rev. Joshua Priestley.
the issue between them will be settled by the taking of an oath before the LORD that the neighbor did not lay hands on the other person's property. The owner is to accept this, and no restitution is required.
Brothers and sisters, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case.
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