Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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!
You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?
Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind."
Whosoever shall swear by the temple
"Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.'
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no be no, that you may not fall under condemnation.
But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, 'Whatever help you might have received from me is a gift to God'
For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.'
I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.