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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW - Chapter 23 - Verse 16

Verse 16. Whosoever shall swear, etc. See Barnes "Mt 5:33-37".

 

The temple. See Barnes "Mt 21:12".

 

It is nothing. It amounts to nothing. It is not binding.

The gold of the temple. Either the golden vessels in the temple, the candlestick, etc., or the gold with which the doors and other parts of the temple were covered; or the gold in the treasury. This, it seems, they considered far more sacred than any other part of the temple, but it is not known why.

He is a debtor. He is bound to keep his oath. He is guilty if he violates it.

{d} "ye blind guides" Mt 15:14

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