Jesus Forbids Oaths

33 “Again you have heard that (A)it was said to those of [a]old, (B)‘You shall not swear falsely, but (C)shall perform your oaths to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, (D)do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is (E)God’s throne; 35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of (F)the great King. 36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 (G)But let [b]your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

Go the Second Mile(H)

38 “You have heard that it was said, (I)‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 (J)But I tell you not to resist an evil person. (K)But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever (L)compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and (M)from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.

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  1. Matthew 5:33 ancient times
  2. Matthew 5:37 Lit. your word be yes yes

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