Matthew 5:33-37 CSB

Tell the Truth

33 "Again, you have heard that it was said to our ancestors, a You must not break your oath, but you must keep your oaths to the Lord. b

References for Matthew 5:33

    • o 5:33 - Lit to the ancients
    • p 5:33 - Lv 19:12; Nm 30:2; Dt 23:21
      34 But I tell you, don't take an oath at all: either by heaven, because it is God's throne;
      35 or by the earth, because it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King.
      36 Neither should you swear by your head, because you cannot make a single hair white or black.
      37 But let your word 'yes' be 'yes,' and your 'no' be 'no.' c Anything more than this is from the evil one.

      References for Matthew 5:37

        • q 5:37 - Say what you mean and mean what you say