New American Standard Bible
"And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering on it, he is obligated.'
King James Bible
And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
Darby Bible Translation
And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it is a debtor.
World English Bible
'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obligated?'
Young's Literal Translation
'And, whoever may swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever may swear by the gift that is upon it -- is debtor!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The altar - The altar of burnt-offerings, in the court of the priests. See the notes at Matthew 21:12. It was made of brass, about 30 feet in length and breadth, and 15 feet in height, 2 Chronicles 4:1. On this altar were offered all the beasts and bloody oblations of the temple.
The gift that is upon it - The gift or offering made to God, so called because it was devoted or "given" to him. The gift upon this altar was always beasts and birds.
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"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.'
"You fools and blind men! Which is more important, the gold or the temple that sanctified the gold?
"You blind men, which is more important, the offering, or the altar that sanctifies the offering?
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