Matthew 23:22

22 And anyone who swears by heaven swears by God’s throne and by the one who sits on it.

Read Matthew 23:22 Using Other Translations

And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
And whoever swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it.
And when you swear ‘by heaven,’ you are swearing by the throne of God and by God, who sits on the throne.

What does Matthew 23:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 23:22

And he that shall swear by heaven
As the Jews were wont to do in common, but did not look upon such an oath as obligatory on them; (See Gill on Matthew 5:34), though such an one

sweareth by the throne of God;
for heaven is God's throne, where he sits, and, in an eminent manner, displays the glory of his majesty:

and by him that sitteth thereon,
by God himself. Thus swearing by anything that has any relation to God, is implicitly swearing by him; and therefore ought to be considered as binding, as if he was expressed in it; since an appeal cannot be made to things inanimate, nor indeed to any creature, but to God, the searcher of hearts.

California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice