Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Holman Bible

Neither should you swear by your head, because you cannot make a single hair white or black.

International Standard Version

Nor should you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.

A Conservative Version

Neither shall thou swear by thy head, because thou cannot make one hair white or black.

American Standard Version

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Amplified

And do not swear by your head, for you are not able to make a single hair white or black.

An Understandable Version

You should not take an oath, [saying] 'by my head,' for you cannot make a single hair white or black.

Anderson New Testament

neither shall you swear by your head, for you can not make one hair white or black.

Bible in Basic English

You may not take an oath by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.

Common New Testament

And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.

Daniel Mace New Testament

neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Darby Translation

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Godbey New Testament

Neither swear by thy head, because thou art unable to make one hair white or black.

Goodspeed New Testament

You must not swear by your own head, for you cannot make one single hair white or black.

John Wesley New Testament

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head; for thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Julia Smith Translation

Neither shouldst thou swear by thy head, for thou cant not make one hair white or black.

King James 2000

Neither shall you swear by your head, because you can not make one hair white or black.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And do not swear by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.

Modern King James verseion

nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one white hair or black:

Moffatt New Testament

nor shall you swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black.

Montgomery New Testament

"Nor must you swear by your head, since you cannot make one hair white or black.

NET Bible

Do not take an oath by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.

New Heart English Bible

Neither shall you swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

Noyes New Testament

nor shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Sawyer New Testament

nor swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

The Emphasized Bible

Nor, by thine own head, mayest thou swear, because thou art not able to make, one hair, white or black.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Nor should you swear by your head, since you cannot make a single hair either white or black.

Webster

Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Weymouth New Testament

And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.

Williams New Testament

Never swear by your own head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black.

World English Bible

Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can't make one hair white or black.

Worrell New Testament

neither swear by your head, because you can not make one hair white or black.

Worsley New Testament

for thou canst not make one hair of it white or black:

Youngs Literal Translation

nor by thy head mayest thou swear, because thou art not able one hair to make white or black;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μήτε 
mete 
neither, nor, so much as, or
Usage: 24

shalt thou swear
ὀμνύω 
Omnuo 
Usage: 15

by
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

σοῦ 
Sou 
thy, thee, thine, thine own, thou, not tr
Usage: 241

κεφαλή 
Kephale 
Usage: 63

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

thou canst
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

εἷς 
heis 
one, a, other, some, not tr,
Usage: 188

θρίξ τριχός 
Thrix 
Usage: 10

λευκός 
Leukos 
Usage: 19

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Taking Oaths

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. 37 "But let your statement be, 'Yes, yes' or 'No, no'; anything beyond these is of evil.


Cross References

Matthew 6:27

"And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?

Matthew 23:16-21

"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.'

Luke 12:25

"And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span?



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