Matthew 5:37
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English Standard Version
Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

King James Bible
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

American Standard Version
But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil one .

Douay-Rheims Bible
But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

English Revised Version
But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil one.

Webster's Bible Translation
But let your communication be, Yea, yea, Nay, nay: for whatever is more than these cometh of evil.

Weymouth New Testament
But let your language be, 'Yes, yes,' or 'No, no.' Anything in excess of this comes from the Evil one.

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2 Corinthians 1:17-20 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh...

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

James 5:12 But above all things, my brothers, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath...

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Matthew 13:19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one...

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his deeds;

James 5:12 But above all things, my brothers, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath...

Cross References
Matthew 5:36
And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

Matthew 6:13
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Matthew 13:19
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.

Matthew 13:38
The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,

John 17:15
I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.

Ephesians 6:16
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;

2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

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