Matthew 5:33-37 The Message (MSG)
“And don’t say anything you don’t mean. This counsel is embedded deep in our traditions. You only make things worse when you lay down a smoke screen of pious talk, saying, ‘I’ll pray for you,’ and never doing it, or saying, ‘God be with you,’ and not meaning it. You don’t make your words true by embellishing them with religious lace. In making your speech sound more religious, it becomes less true. Just say ‘yes’ and ‘no.’ When you manipulate words to get your own way, you go wrong.
Matthew 5:37 New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 (NASB1995)
But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.
Matthew 5:37 New Living Translation (NLT)
Just say a simple, ‘Yes, I will,’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Anything beyond this is from the evil one.
Matthew 5:37 King James Version (KJV)
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Matthew 5:37 New Century Version (NCV)
Say only yes if you mean yes, and no if you mean no. If you say more than yes or no, it is from the Evil One.
Matthew 5:37 American Standard Version (ASV)
But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil one.
Matthew 5:37 New International Version (NIV)
All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
Matthew 5:37 New King James Version (NKJV)
But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
Matthew 5:37 Amplified Bible (AMP)
But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’ [a firm yes or no]; anything more than that comes from the evil one.
Matthew 5:37 The Passion Translation (TPT)
A simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ will suffice. Anything beyond this springs from a deceiver.