New International Version
Therefore, anyone who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.
King James Bible
Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
Darby Bible Translation
He therefore that swears by the altar swears by it and by all things that are upon it.
World English Bible
He therefore who swears by the altar, swears by it, and by everything on it.
Young's Literal Translation
'He therefore who did swear by the altar, doth swear by it, and by all things on it;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whoso - shall swear by the altar - As an oath always supposes a person who witnesses it, and will punish perjury; therefore, whether they swore by the temple or the gold, (Matthew 23:16), or by the altar or the gift laid on it, (Matthew 23:18), the oath necessarily supposes the God of the temple, of the altar, and of the gifts, who witnessed the whole, and would, even in their exempt cases, punish the perjury.
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LibraryThe Morality of the Gospel.
Is stating the morality of the Gospel as an argument of its truth, I am willing to admit two points; first, that the teaching of morality was not the primary design of the mission; secondly, that morality, neither in the Gospel, nor in any other book, can be a subject, properly speaking, of discovery. If I were to describe in a very few words the scope of Christianity as a revelation,  I should say that it was to influence the conduct of human life, by establishing the proof of a future state …
William Paley—Evidences of Christianity
First Attempts on Jerusalem.
On Attending the Church Service
Machinations of the Enemies of Jesus.
You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
And anyone who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.
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