On oaths.

Matthew 5.33-37.


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Matthew 5.33-37.
33 Πάλιν ἠκούσατε ὅτι ἐρρέθη τοῖς ἀρχαίοις· Οὐκ ἐπιορκήσεις, ἀποδώσεις δὲ τῷ κυρίῳ τοὺς ὅρκους σου. 34 ἐγὼ δὲ λέγω ὑμῖν μὴ ὀμόσαι ὅλως, μήτε ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ, ὅτι θρόνος ἐστὶν τοῦ θεοῦ, 35 μήτε ἐν τῇ γῇ, ὅτι ὑποπόδιόν ἐστιν τῶν ποδῶν αὐτοῦ, μήτε εἰς Ἱεροσόλυμα, ὅτι πόλις ἐστὶν τοῦ μεγάλου βασιλέως· 36 μήτε ἐν τῇ κεφαλῇ σου ὀμόσῃς, ὅτι οὐ δύνασαι μίαν τρίχα λευκὴν ποιῆσαι ἢ μέλαιναν. 37 ἔστω δὲ ὁ λόγος ὑμῶν ναὶ ναί, οὒ οὔ· τὸ δὲ περισσὸν τούτων ἐκ τοῦ πονηροῦ ἐστιν.
Extant: א B D L W Δ Θ 1 13 Byzantine.
Eusebius 37d.
Word count: 82.
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Next: Matthew 5.38-48.
33 Again you heard that it was said to the ancients: You shall not break an oath, but you shall give back your oaths to the Lord. 34 But I say to you not to make an oath at all, neither on heaven, since it is the throne of God, 35 nor on earth, since it is the footstool for his feet, nor toward Jerusalem, since it is the city of the great king. 36 Nor shall you make an oath on your own head, since you are not able to make one hair white or black. 37 But let your word be yes, yes, or no, no; and what goes beyond these things is from the evil one.

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