The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
MAT 23:16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall
swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the
gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
MAT 23:17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the
temple that sanctifieth the gold?
MAT 23:18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but
whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
MAT 23:19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the
altar that sanctifieth the gift?
MAT 23:20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and
by all things thereon.
King James Bible