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Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
Ye fools and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that hath sanctified the gold?
Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit.
His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.
And Jesus said, For judgment came I into this world, that they that see not may see; and that they that see may become blind.
Whosoever shall swear by the temple
Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by the heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath: but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay; that ye fall not under judgment.
But ye say, whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is given to God ;
For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death:
Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.