New Living Translation
Just say a simple, 'Yes, I will,' or 'No, I won't.' Anything beyond this is from the evil one.
King James Bible
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Darby Bible Translation
But let your word be Yea, yea; Nay, nay; but what is more than these is from evil.
World English Bible
But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No' be 'No.' Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.
Young's Literal Translation
but let your word be, Yes, Yes, No, No, and that which is more than these is of the evil.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:37 Let your conversation be yea, yea; nay, nay - That is, in your common discourse, barely affirm or deny.
LibraryThe 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
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Do not even say, 'By my head!' for you can't turn one hair white or black.
And don't let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.
The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don't understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts.
The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one.
I'm not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one.
In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
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