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 fools and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they who see not might see; and that they who see might be made blind.
Whosoever shall swear by the temple
Again, you have heard that it has been said by them of old time, You shall not perjure yourself, but shall perform unto the Lord your oaths:
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest you fall under judgment.
But you say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift devoted to God, whatsoever you might have received from me;
For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever curses father or mother, let him die the death:
For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.