Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 [that is, irreverently, in false affirmations or in ways that impugn the character of God]; for the Lord will not hold guiltless nor leave unpunished the one who takes His name in vain [disregarding its reverence and its power].

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.

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.

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 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7  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. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.


Cross References

Leviticus 19:12

And you shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

James 5:12

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest you fall under judgment.

Matthew 23:16-22

Woe unto you, you blind guides, who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is bound!

Leviticus 24:11-16

And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the LORD, and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:)

Deuteronomy 5:11

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.

Deuteronomy 10:20

You shall fear the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him shall you cleave, and swear by his name.

Joshua 2:12

Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have showed you kindness, that you will also show kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true sign:

Joshua 2:17

And the men said unto her, We will be guiltless concerning this your oath which you have made us swear.

Joshua 9:20

This we will do to them; we will even let them live, lest wrath come upon us, because of the oath which we swore to them.

2 Samuel 21:1-2

Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.

1 Kings 2:9

Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for you are a wise man, and know what you ought to do unto him; but his gray head bring you down to the grave with blood.

Psalm 50:14-16

Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay your vows unto the most High:

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Jeremiah 4:2

And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in justice, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

Matthew 5:33-37

Again, you have heard that it has been said by them of old time, You shall not perjure yourself, but shall perform unto the Lord your oaths:

Hebrews 6:16-17

For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

Matthew 26:63-64

But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you be the Christ, the Son of God.

2 Corinthians 1:23

Moreover I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

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