Matthew 23 :18

Matthew 23 :18 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

And, Whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is guilty.

American King James Version (AKJV)

And, Whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is guilty.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it, he is a debtor.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And, Whoever takes an oath by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever takes an oath by the offering which is on it, he is responsible.

Webster's Revision

And whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

World English Bible

'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obligated?'

English Revised Version (ERV)

And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it, he is a debtor.

Definitions for Matthew 23 :18

Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 23 :18

Barnes's Commentary on Matthew 23 :18

The altar - The altar of burnt-offerings, in the court of the priests. See the notes at Matthew 21:12. It was made of brass, about 30 feet in length and breadth, and 15 feet in height, 2 Chronicles 4:1. On this altar were offered all the beasts and bloody oblations of the temple.

The gift that is upon it - The gift or offering made to God, so called because it was devoted or "given" to him. The gift upon this altar was always beasts and birds.

Wesley's Commentary on Matthew 23 :18

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