Parallel Verses

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.

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 not leave anyone unpunished 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 use or repeat the name of the Lord your God in vain [that is, lightly or frivolously, in false affirmations or profanely]; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

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 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 guiltless anyone that takes his name in vain.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not take the name of Jehovah thy God in vain: for Jehovah will not cleanse him who shall take his name in vain.

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 {misuse the name of Yahweh your God}, because Yahweh will not leave unpunished [anyone] who {misuses his name}.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain. For Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that 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 shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold guiltless anyone who takes his name in vain.

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 let 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 acquitteth not 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

Context Readings

The Ten Commandments

6 but showing gracious love to the thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. 7 "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. 8 "Remember the Sabbath day, maintaining its holiness.


Cross References

Leviticus 19:12

"You are not to use my name to deceive, thereby defiling the name of your God. I am the LORD.

James 5:12

Above all, brothers, do not swear oaths by heaven, by earth, or by any other object. Instead, let your "Yes" mean yes and your "No" mean no! Otherwise, you may fall under condemnation.

Matthew 23:16-22

"How terrible it will be for you, blind guides! You say, "Whoever swears an oath by the sanctuary is excused, but whoever swears an oath by the gold of the sanctuary must keep his oath.'

Leviticus 24:11-16

Then the Israeli woman's son blasphemed the Name and cursed, so they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, from the tribe of Dan.

Deuteronomy 5:11

""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.

Deuteronomy 10:20

You are to fear the LORD your God and serve him. Cling to him and swear by his name.

Joshua 2:12

Now therefore, since I've treated you so kindly, please swear in the name of the LORD that you'll also be kind to my father's household by giving me this sure sign:

Joshua 2:17

The men replied, "We'll be free from our commitment to you to which you've obligated us

Joshua 9:20

So this is what we'll do to them: we'll let them live, so that wrath won't come upon us because of the oath that we swore to them."

2 Samuel 21:1-2

One time there was a famine during David's reign that went on for three straight years. David sought the LORD, who said, "Saul and his household are guilty because he executed the Gibeonites."

1 Kings 2:9

But don't let him off unpunished, since you're a wise man and you'll know what you need to do to him. Find a way that he dies in his old age by shedding his blood."

Psalm 50:14-16

Offer to God a thanksgiving praise; pay your vows to the Most High.

Proverbs 30:9

so that I don't become overfed and deny you by saying, "Who is the LORD?" or so that I don't become poor and steal, and then misuse the name of my God.

Jeremiah 4:2

If you swear, "as surely as the LORD lives,' in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then nations will be blessed by him, and in him they will boast."

Matthew 5:33-37

"Again, you have heard that it was told those who lived long ago, "You must not swear an oath falsely,' but, "You must fulfill your oaths to the Lord.'

Hebrews 6:16-17

For people swear by someone greater than themselves, and an oath given as confirmation puts an end to all argument.

Matthew 26:63-64

But Jesus was silent. Then the high priest told him, "I command you by the living God to tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God!"

2 Corinthians 1:23

I call upon God as a witness on my behalf that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.

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