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Matthew 23:20

    Matthew 23:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whoever therefore shall swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things thereon.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He therefore that sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He, then, who takes an oath by the altar, takes it by the altar and by all things on it.

    Webster's Revision

    He therefore that sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

    World English Bible

    He therefore who swears by the altar, swears by it, and by everything on it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He therefore that sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 23:20

    Whoso - shall swear by the altar - As an oath always supposes a person who witnesses it, and will punish perjury; therefore, whether they swore by the temple or the gold, (Matthew 23:16), or by the altar or the gift laid on it, (Matthew 23:18), the oath necessarily supposes the God of the temple, of the altar, and of the gifts, who witnessed the whole, and would, even in their exempt cases, punish the perjury.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 23:20

    23:20 He that sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon - Not only by the gift, but by the holy fire, and the sacrifice; and above all, by that God to whom they belong; inasmuch as every oath by a creature is an implicit appeal to God.