Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

King James Version

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Holman Bible

Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God, because the Lord will punish anyone who misuses His name.

International Standard Version

""You are not to misuse the name of the LORD your God, because the LORD will not leave unpunished the one who misuses his name.

A Conservative Version

Thou shall not take the name of LORD thy God in vain, for LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

American Standard Version

Thou shalt not take the name of Jehovah thy God in vain: for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Amplified

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in falsehood or without purpose.

Bible in Basic English

You are not to make use of the name of the Lord your God for an evil purpose; whoever takes the Lord's name on his lips for an evil purpose will be judged as a sinner by the Lord.

Darby Translation

Thou shalt not idly utter the name of Jehovah thy God; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that idly uttereth his name.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him innocent that takes his name in vain.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not lift up the name of Jehovah thy God for evil, for Jehovah will not acquit whoever shall lift up his name for evil.

King James 2000

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You shall not take up the name of Yahweh your God for worthless purpose, for Yahweh will not leave unpunished [anyone] who uses his name for worthless purpose.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain, for Jehovah will not acquit the one who takes His name in vain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

'Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless, that taketh his name in vain.

NET Bible

You must not make use of the name of the Lord your God for worthless purposes, for the Lord will not exonerate anyone who abuses his name that way.

New Heart English Bible

"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou shalt not utter the name of Yahweh thy God, for falsehood, - for Yahweh will not at him go unpunished who uttereth his name for falsehood:

Webster

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

World English Bible

"You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain: for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

Youngs Literal Translation

'Thou dost not take up the Name of Jehovah thy God for a vain thing, for Jehovah doth not acquit him who taketh up His Name for a vain thing.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

the name
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

of the Lord

Usage: 0

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

in vain
שׁו שׁואo 
Shav' 
Usage: 53

for the Lord

Usage: 0

נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Basic Stipulations

10 but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. 11 'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain. 12 'Observe the sabbath day to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.



Cross References

Leviticus 19:12

'You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

Exodus 20:7

"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Deuteronomy 6:13

"You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.

Matthew 5:33-34

"Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FALSE VOWS, BUT SHALL FULFILL YOUR VOWS TO THE LORD.'

Psalm 139:20

For they speak against You wickedly, And Your enemies take Your name in vain.

Jeremiah 4:2

And you will swear, 'As the LORD lives,' In truth, in justice and in righteousness; Then the nations will bless themselves in Him, And in Him they will glory."

James 5:12

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.

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