|do not plot evil against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely. I hate all this," declares the LORD.|
|And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.|
|Also let none of you devise evil in your heart against another, and do not love perjury; for all these are what I hate, declares the LORD.|
As always, the promised blessings are connected with obedience to His righteous standards. Such obedience can only be brought about by the power of the Spirit in the life of one who has been transformed by God's grace through faith. These standards are reminisient of Pss. 15:1-5; 24:4; Prov. 6:20-22.
MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The (electronic ed.) (Zec 8:16). : Word Pub.