Parallel Verses

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But let your discourse be, Yea, yea; No, no: for all addition to these is from the wicked one.

New American Standard Bible

But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.

King James Version

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Holman Bible

But let your word ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one.

International Standard Version

Instead, let your message be "Yes' for "Yes' and "No' for "No.' Anything more than that comes from the evil one."

A Conservative Version

But let your word be, Yes, yes, No, no. And anything beyond these is from evil.

American Standard Version

But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil one .

Amplified

But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’ [a firm yes or no]; anything more than that comes from the evil one.

An Understandable Version

But you should just say 'yes' [when you mean] yes, and 'no' [when you mean] no. Whatever you say beyond these [i.e., enforcing them by oaths] is of the evil one [i.e., the devil].

Anderson New Testament

But let your word be, Yes, yes; No, no; for whatever is more than these is of the Evil One.

Bible in Basic English

But let your words be simply, Yes or No: and whatever is more than these is of the Evil One.

Common New Testament

Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything more than this comes from evil.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but let your communication be, yes, yes; no, no: for whatever goes beyond this, is evil.

Darby Translation

But let your word be Yea, yea; Nay, nay; but what is more than these is from evil.

Godbey New Testament

But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay; but that which aboundeth more than these is of the evil one.

Goodspeed New Testament

But your way of speaking must be 'Yes' or 'No.' Anything that goes beyond that comes from the evil one.

John Wesley New Testament

But let your conversation be yea, yea; nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these, cometh of the evil one.

Julia Smith Translation

But let your word be Yea, yea, and No, no: but that above this is of evil.

King James 2000

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these comes from evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But let your statement be 'Yes, yes; no, no,' and anything beyond these is from the evil one.

Modern King James verseion

But let your word be, Yes, yes; No, no. For whatever is more than these comes from evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But your communication shall be, 'Yea, Yea; Nay, nay': for whatsoever is more than that cometh of evil.

Moffatt New Testament

Let what you say be simply 'yes' or 'no'; whatever exceeds that springs from evil.

Montgomery New Testament

"But let your word be simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the Evil One.

NET Bible

Let your word be 'Yes, yes' or 'No, no.' More than this is from the evil one.

New Heart English Bible

But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No' be 'No.' Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.

Noyes New Testament

But let your language be, Yea, yea; Nay; nay; for whatever is more than these cometh of evil.

Sawyer New Testament

But let your speech be, yes, yes, and no, no; for any thing more than this is evil.

The Emphasized Bible

But let your word be, Yea, yea, - Nay, nay; and, what goeth beyond these, is, of evil.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let your words be simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything beyond this comes from what is wrong.

Webster

But let your communication be, Yea, yea, Nay, nay: for whatever is more than these cometh of evil.

Weymouth New Testament

But let your language be, 'Yes, yes,' or 'No, no.' Anything in excess of this comes from the Evil one.

Williams New Testament

But your way of speaking must be a simple 'Yes' or 'No.' Anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

World English Bible

But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No' be 'No.' Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.

Worrell New Testament

But let your speech be, 'Yes, yes;' 'No, no;' and what is more than these is of the evil one.

Worsley New Testament

but let your conversation be yea, yea; no, no; for whatever is more than these, cometh from the evil one.

Youngs Literal Translation

but let your word be, Yes, Yes, No, No, and that which is more than these is of the evil.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

let
ἔστω ἔστωσαν 
Esto 
let be, be, not tr
Usage: 10

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

be
ἔστω ἔστωσαν 
Esto 
let be, be, not tr
Usage: 10

Yea
ναί 
Nai 
Usage: 24

yea
ναί 
Nai 
Usage: 24

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

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

for
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

τούτων 
Touton 
Usage: 43

ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

Context Readings

The Sermon On The Mount: Taking Oaths

36 neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair white or black. 37 But let your discourse be, Yea, yea; No, no: for all addition to these is from the wicked one. 38 Ye have heard that it was said, "Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth:"


Cross References

James 5:12

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, nor by earth, nor by any other oath: but let your yea be yea, and your no, no; that ye fall not under condemnation.

Matthew 13:19

When any person heareth the word of the kingdom, and doth not understand it, the wicked one cometh, and snatcheth away what was sown on his heart: such is he who is the sown by the road-side.

Matthew 13:38

the field is the world: and the good seed are those who are the children of the kingdom; but the zizane are the children of the wicked one;

Matthew 15:19

for out of the heart proceed wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, whoredoms, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies:

John 8:44

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will practise. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stood not fast in the truth, because truth was not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh what is peculiarly his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

John 17:15

I entreat not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest preserve them from the wicked one.

2 Corinthians 1:17-20

Such then being my intention, did I indeed change it with levity? or the things which I purpose, do I purpose after the flesh, that with me there should be yea, yea, and nay, nay?

Ephesians 4:25

Wherefore putting away lying, speak truth, every one with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

Colossians 3:9

Lie not one to another, seeing ye have put off the old man with his practices;

Colossians 4:6

Let your discourse be always gracious, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to reply to every man.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, who will stablish you, and keep you from the wicked one.

1 John 2:13

I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

1 John 3:12

Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one, and slew his brother: and wherefore did he slay him? Because his own works were wicked, and those of his brother righteous.

1 John 5:18

We know that every one who is born of God sinneth not; but he that is born of God preserveth himself, and the wicked one toucheth him not.

Matthew 6:13

And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen!

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