Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

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

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 And do not swear by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black. 37 But let your statement be 'Yes, yes; no, no,' and anything beyond these is from the evil one. 38 "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'


Cross References

James 5:12

Now above all, my brothers, do not swear either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your yes be yes and your no, no, in order that you may not fall under judgment.

Matthew 13:19

[When] anyone hears the word about the kingdom and does not understand [it], the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is what was sown on the side of the path.

Matthew 13:38

and the field is the world. And the good seed--these are the sons of the kingdom, but the darnel are the sons of the evil one.

Matthew 15:19

For from the heart come evil plans, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, abusive speech.

John 8:44

You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father! That one was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand firm in the truth, because truth is not in him. Whenever he speaks the lie, he speaks from his own [nature], because he is a liar and the father {of lies}.

John 17:15

I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you protect them from the evil one.

2 Corinthians 1:17-20

Therefore, [when I] was wanting [to do] this, perhaps then was I making use of vacillation? Or was I deciding what I was deciding according to the flesh, in order that with me my "yes" may be "yes" and my "no" [may be] "no" [at the same time]?

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, putting aside the lie, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, because we are members of one another.

Colossians 3:9

Do not lie to one another, [because you] have taken off the old man together with his deeds,

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech always [be] with grace, seasoned with salt, so that [you] may know how it is necessary for you to answer each one.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, who will strengthen you and guard [you] from the evil one.

1 John 2:13

I am writing to you, fathers, because you have known the [One who is] from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have conquered the evil one.

1 John 3:12

not as Cain, who was of the evil one and violently murdered his brother. And {for what reason} did he violently murder him? Because his deeds were evil and the [deeds] of his brother [were] righteous.

1 John 5:18

We know that everyone who is fathered by God does not sin, but the one fathered by God, he protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

Matthew 6:13

And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

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