New Living Translation
"You have also heard that our ancestors were told, 'You must not break your vows; you must carry out the vows you make to the LORD.'
King James Bible
Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
Darby Bible Translation
Again, ye have heard that it has been said to the ancients, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt render to the Lord what thou hast sworn.
World English Bible
"Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, 'You shall not make false vows, but shall perform to the Lord your vows,'
Young's Literal Translation
'Again, ye heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not swear falsely, but thou shalt pay to the Lord thine oaths;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:33 Our Lord here refers to the promise made to the pure in heart of seeing God in all things, and points out a false doctrine of the scribes, which arose from their not thus seeing God. What he forbids is, the swearing at all, by any creature, in our ordinary conversation: both of which the scribes and Pharisees taught to be perfectly innocent. Exod 20:7.
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 …
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"Do not bring shame on the name of your God by using it to swear falsely. I am the LORD.
A man who makes a vow to the LORD or makes a pledge under oath must never break it. He must do exactly what he said he would do.
"You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. The LORD will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.
You must fear the LORD your God and serve him. When you take an oath, you must use only his name.
"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, be prompt in fulfilling whatever you promised him. For the LORD your God demands that you promptly fulfill all your vows, or you will be guilty of sin.
But once you have voluntarily made a vow, be careful to fulfill your promise to the LORD your God.
"You have heard that our ancestors were told, 'You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.'
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