And Joseph said, Not so, my father, for this is the firstborn; put your right hand upon his head.
If one carries in the skirt of his garment flesh that is holy [because it has been offered in sacrifice to God], and with his skirt or the flaps of his garment he touches bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any kind of food, does what he touches become holy [dedicated to God's service exclusively]? And the priests answered, No! [Holiness is not infectious.]
Then the angel who talked with me answered me, Do you not know what these are? And I said, No, my lord.
And he answered me, Do you not know what these are? And I said, No, my lord.
But he denied it falsely and disowned Him, saying, I neither know nor understand what you say. Then he went outside [the courtyard and was] into the vestibule. And a cock crowed.
But again he denied it falsely and disowned Him. And after a short while, again the bystanders said to Peter, Really, you are one of them, for you are a Galilean and your dialect shows it.
But his mother answered, Not so! But he shall be called John.
Let your Yes be simply Yes, and your No be simply No; anything more than that comes from the evil one.
2 Corinthians 1:17
Now because I changed my original plan, was I being unstable and capricious? Or what I plan, do I plan according to the flesh [like a worldly man], ready to say Yes, yes, [when it may mean] No, no?
2 Corinthians 1:18
As surely as God is trustworthy and faithful and means what He says, our speech and message to you have not been Yes [that might mean] No.
2 Corinthians 1:19
For the Son of God, Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who has been preached among you by us, by myself, Silvanus, and Timothy, was not Yes and No; but in Him it is [always the divine] Yes.
But above all [things], my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath; but let your yes be [a simple] yes, and your no be [a simple] no, so that you may not sin and fall under condemnation.