34 (A)You [a]offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, express any good things? (B)For the mouth speaks from that which fills the heart.

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  1. Matthew 12:34 Or brood

33 “Again, (A)you have heard that [a]the ancients were told, ‘[b](B)You shall not [c]make false vows, but shall fulfill your [d]vows to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, (C)take no oath at all, neither by heaven, for it is (D)the throne of God, 35 nor by the earth, for it is the (E)footstool of His feet, nor [e]by Jerusalem, for it is (F)the city of the great King. 36 Nor shall you take an oath by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. 37 But make sure your statement is, ‘[f]Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is [g]of (G)evil origin.

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  1. Matthew 5:33 Lit it was said to the ancients
  2. Matthew 5:33 you and your are singular here
  3. Matthew 5:33 Or break your vows
  4. Matthew 5:33 Lit oaths
  5. Matthew 5:35 Or toward
  6. Matthew 5:37 I.e., a clear “yes” or “no”
  7. Matthew 5:37 Or from the evil one

Discipline and Prayer

15 “Now (A)if your brother sins[a], go and [b]show him his fault [c]in private; if he listens to you, you have gained your brother.

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  1. Matthew 18:15 Late mss add against you
  2. Matthew 18:15 Or correct
  3. Matthew 18:15 Lit between you and him alone