(A)“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

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(A)“How can I pardon you?
    Your children have forsaken me
    (B)and have sworn by those who are no gods.
(C)When I fed them to the full,
    (D)they committed adultery
    (E)and trooped to the houses of whores.

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34 But I say to you, (A)Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for (B)it is the throne of God,

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37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; (A)anything more than this comes from evil.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:37 Or the evil one

12 But above all, my brothers, (A)do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

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