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Matthew 5:34–36

34 But I say to you, pdo not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is qGod’s throne; 35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of rthe great King. 36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.

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Matthew 5:34–36 — The New International Version (NIV)

34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.

Matthew 5:34–36 — English Standard Version (ESV)

34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

Matthew 5:34–36 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Matthew 5:34–36 — New Living Translation (NLT)

34 But I say, do not make any vows! Do not say, ‘By heaven!’ because heaven is God’s throne. 35 And do not say, ‘By the earth!’ because the earth is his footstool. And do not say, ‘By Jerusalem!’ for Jerusalem is the city of the great King. 36 Do not even say, ‘By my head!’ for you can’t turn one hair white or black.

Matthew 5:34–36 — New Century Version (NCV)

34 But I tell you, never swear an oath. Don’t swear an oath using the name of heaven, because heaven is God’s throne. 35 Don’t swear an oath using the name of the earth, because the earth belongs to God. Don’t swear an oath using the name of Jerusalem, because that is the city of the great King. 36 Don’t even swear by your own head, because you cannot make one hair on your head become white or black.

Matthew 5:34–36 — American Standard Version (ASV)

34 but I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of God; 35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Matthew 5:34–36 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

34 But I say unto you, Do not swear at all; neither by the heaven, because it is the throne of God; 35 nor by the earth, because it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Matthew 5:34–36 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

34 But I tell you don’t swear an oath at all. Don’t swear an oath by heaven, which is God’s throne, 35 or by the earth, which is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, which is the city of the great King. 36 And don’t swear an oath by your head. After all, you cannot make one hair black or white.

Matthew 5:34–36 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

34 But I tell you, don’t take an oath at all: either by heaven, because it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, because it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither should you swear by your head, because you cannot make a single hair white or black.

Matthew 5:34–36 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

34 But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

Matthew 5:34–36 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

34 But I say to you, do not swear at all, either by heaven, because it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, because it is the footstool of his feet, or by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great king. 36 And do not swear by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.

Matthew 5:34–36 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

34 But here is what I tell you. Do not make any promises like that at all. Do not make them in the name of heaven. That is God’s throne. 35 Do not make them in the name of the earth. That is the stool for God’s feet. Do not make them in the name of Jerusalem. That is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not take an oath in the name of your head. You can’t make even one hair white or black.

Matthew 5:34–36 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

34 But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,

35 or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.

36 Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.


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