But above all, my brethren, swear not; neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor any other oath: but let your yea be yea, and your nay nay; that ye may not fall under condemnation.
Again, ye have heard, that it was said to the ancients, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
Wo unto you, ye blind guides, who say, If any one swear by the temple, it is nothing;
and if any one be hungry, let him eat at home, that ye may not come together to your condemnation. And as to other things, I will set them in order when I come.
Now when I intended this, was I chargeable with levity? or what I purpose, do I purpose from carnal motives, that with me there should be yea, yea, and then no, no?
My brethren, be not many teachers, knowing that we who are such shall pass a stricter trial than others: for in many things we all offend;
having above all things fervent love to each other; for love will cover a multitude of sins.