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Gospel for the Saturday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 1

Matthew 5:33-37

Summary: Jesus teaches his disciples to avoid oaths. Instead, they should speak truthfully and plainly. Their "Yes" should mean "Yes," and their "No" should mean "No."

True Integrity

Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow. But I say to you, do not swear at all; not by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Do not swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the Evil One.”

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