Matthew 5:37

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers


King James Version

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

But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
New American Standard Bible

“But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; and anything beyond these is of evil (from the evil one).
New International Version

Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
The Amplified Bible

Let your Yes be simply Yes, and your No be simply No; anything more than that comes from the evil one.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

but let your word be, Yes, Yes, No, No; and that which is more than these things is of the evil which is in active opposition to the good.
Phillips’ Modern English

Whatever you have to say let your ‘yes’ be a plain ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ be a plain ‘no’ – anything more than this has a taint of evil.
Williams’ Language of the People

But your way of speaking must be a simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ Anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
 
Mt. 5:36 π Mt. 5:38
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See Also:


Writings on the Paidion Books Site
That Reference This Scripture

  1. 3. More Than Words; Poverty in the Body of Christ - Neil Girrard Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

  2. One Hundred and Seven Theses - Steve Camp Christianity today is increasingly dominated by the spirit of this age rather than the Spirit of Christ. We call ourselves to repent of this sin and to recover the historic Christian faith in the arts again.
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