What does it Mean ..... " Let your yes be yes and your no be no " In James 5 : 12 it says : Above all, my brothers, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your "Yes" be yes, and your "No," no, or you will be condemned. Does it mean , that we should scrutinize everything that we say to make sure before we say it that it is the truth ? Because if we say one thing and mean another that is where we will be judged. Because if we say something we should not need to prove something that we say. Thoughts please.