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Matthew 23:22

    Matthew 23:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he that shall swear by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him that sits thereon.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he that sweareth by the heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he who takes an oath by heaven, takes it by the seat of God, and by him who is seated on it.

    Webster's Revision

    And he that sweareth by the heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

    World English Bible

    He who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him who sits on it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he that sweareth by the heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 23:22

    The throne of God - Heaven is his throne, Matthew 5:34. It is so called as being the place where he sits in glory. Jesus says, here, that all who swear at all do, in fact, swear by God, or the oath is good for nothing. To swear by an altar, a gift, or a temple is of no force unless it be meant to appeal to God himself. The essential thing in an oath is calling God to witness our sincerity. If a real oath is taken, therefore, God is appealed to. If not it is foolish and wicked to swear by anything else.