Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

Let your Yes be simply Yes, and your No be simply 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But let your communication be, Yes, yes; No, no; for whatsoever is more than this comes of evil.

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.

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.

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 shall you swear by your head, for you can't make one hair white or black. 37 But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No' be 'No.' Whatever is more than these is of 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

But above all things, my brothers, don't swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your "yes" be "yes," and your "no," "no;" so that you don't fall into hypocrisy.

Matthew 13:19

When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn't understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown by the roadside.

Matthew 13:38

the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom; and the darnel weeds are the children of the evil one.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies.

John 8:44

You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father.

John 17:15

I pray not that you would take them from the world, but that you would keep them from the evil one.

2 Corinthians 1:17-20

When I therefore was thus determined, did I show fickleness? Or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be the "Yes, yes" and the "No, no?"

Ephesians 4:25

Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak truth each one with his neighbor. For we are members of one another.

Colossians 3:9

Don't lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old man with his doings,

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, and guard you from the evil one.

1 John 2:13

I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, little children, because you know the Father.

1 John 3:12

unlike Cain, who was of the evil one, and killed his brother. Why did he kill him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

1 John 5:18

We know that whoever is born of God doesn't sin, but he who was born of God keeps himself, and the evil one doesn't touch him.

Matthew 6:13

Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.'

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