24:23  "But those who swear by Creation or its laws swear by something

             over which they have no power.  Therefore, an oath is of no conse-

             quence either.

24:24  "Therefore, those who swear by anything commit an offense with

             respect to the truth of their promises and make them doubtful.

24:25  "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites who tithe mint,

            meramie, dill and caraway seeds and neglect the most important things

            in the law, namely, justice, freedom of knowledge, and the truth of

            Creation, and you let go unnoticed the laws of love, logic and justice.

24:26a  "Woe to you, you blind leaders of a hoard of blind, who say:  'This

               should be done and that should not be left undone.'

24:26b  "You only represent a false teaching and ignore the laws of Creation.

24:27  "You blind leaders, you are flies and swallow camels that you cannot




24:18  "Woe to you, you blind proponents of false teachings who say, 'A per-

            son is not bound if he swears by the temple, but he is bound if he

            swears by the gold on the temple.'

24:19  "You fools and blind people, you are the offspring of evil; why do you

             let people swear, knowing that an oath is not binding and is a worth-

             less act?

24:20  "Or you say, 'if a person swears by the altar, that does not count; but

             if a person swears through sacrifice, that is binding.'

24:21a  "You blind and false teachers, who gave you the right to demand an

               oath or to swear, since the laws of Creation state that oaths should not

               be taken?

24:21b  "Your speech should always be only, 'yes, yes' or 'no, no.'

24:22a  "Those who swear by anything on earth or in the universe swear by

               something fleeting, which is without permanence.

24:22b  "Therefore, an oath is also without permanence.