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Matthew 5:37


Let your word be ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no.’ More than this is from the evil one. 1 


Mt 13:19; Mt 15:19; Joh 8:44; 2Co 1:17-20; Eph 4:25; Col 3:9; Col 4:6; Jas 5:12

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tn The term πονηροῦ (ponhrou) may be understood as specific and personified, referring to the devil, or possibly as a general reference to evil. It is most likely personified, however, since it is articular (τοῦ πονηροῦ, tou ponhrou). Cf. also “the evildoer” in v. 39, which is the same construction.

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