New Living Translation
But I say, do not make any vows! Do not say, 'By heaven!' because heaven is God's throne.
King James Bible
But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
Darby Bible Translation
But I say unto you, Do not swear at all; neither by the heaven, because it is the throne of God;
World English Bible
but I tell you, don't swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God;
Young's Literal Translation
but I -- I say to you, not to swear at all; neither by the heaven, because it is the throne of God,
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'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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But the LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.
This is what the LORD says: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Could you build me a temple as good as that? Could you build me such a resting place?
And when you swear 'by heaven,' you are swearing by the throne of God and by God, who sits on the throne.
Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Could you build me a temple as good as that?' asks the LORD. 'Could you build me such a resting place?
But most of all, my brothers and sisters, never take an oath, by heaven or earth or anything else. Just say a simple yes or no, so that you will not sin and be condemned.
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