God, whom I serve(A) in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness(B) how constantly I remember you

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34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all:(A) either by heaven, for it is God’s throne;(B) 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.(C) 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’;(D) anything beyond this comes from the evil one.[a](E)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:37 Or from evil

12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.(A)

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16 Whoever invokes a blessing(A) in the land
    will do so by the one true God;(B)
whoever takes an oath in the land
    will swear(C) by the one true God.
For the past troubles(D) will be forgotten
    and hidden from my eyes.

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23 I call God as my witness(A)—and I stake my life on it—that it was in order to spare you(B) that I did not return to Corinth.

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16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.(A)

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