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!
16 Verse 16. Whosoever shall swear by the gold] The covetous man,
says one, still gives preference to the object of his lust; gold
has still the first place in his heart. A man is to be suspected
when he recommends those good works most from which he receives
Is bound thereby, i.e. to fulfil his oath.