Matthew 5

33 "Again h you have heard that it was said to those of old, q 'You shall not swear falsely, but r shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.' 34 But I say to you, s Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for t it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is u the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 Let what you say be simply 'Yes' or 'No'; v anything more than this comes from evil. 1

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 5:27
    "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'
  2. Cross References
    Leviticus 19:12
    You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.
    1 Timothy 1:10
    The sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine.
  3. Cross References
    Numbers 30:2
    If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
    Deuteronomy 23:21
    If you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay fulfilling it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin.
    Ecclesiastes 5:4
    When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow.
  4. Cross References
    James 5:12
    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.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 23:22
    And whoever swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it.
    Isaiah 66:1
    Thus says the Lord : "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?
    Acts 7:49
    'Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest?
    Revelation 4:2
    At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 48:2
    Beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King.
  7. Cross References
    Proverbs 10:19
    When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
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