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Proverbs 20:25 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

25 It is a trap for anyone to dedicate something rashly
and later to reconsider his vows.

Matthew 5:33-37 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Tell the Truth

33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to our ancestors,[a] You must not break your oath, but you must keep your oaths to the Lord.[b] 34 But I tell you, don’t take an oath at all: either by heaven, because it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, because it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, because it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither should you swear by your head, because you cannot make a single hair white or black. 37 But let your word ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’[c] Anything more than this is from the evil one.


  1. Matthew 5:33 Lit to the ancients
  2. Matthew 5:33 Lv 19:12; Nm 30:2; Dt 23:21
  3. Matthew 5:37 Say what you mean and mean what you say

Acts 5:4 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Wasn’t it yours while you possessed it? And after it was sold, wasn’t it at your disposal? Why is it that you planned this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God!”

James 5:12 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Truthful Speech

12 Now above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. Your “yes” must be “yes,” and your “no” must be “no,” so that you won’t fall under judgment.[a]


  1. James 5:12 Other mss read fall into hypocrisy

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