Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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 covenant faithfulness to a thousand generations of those who 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 guiltless anyone who takes his name in vain. 8 "Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy.


Cross References

Leviticus 19:12

You must not swear falsely in my name, so that you do not profane the name of your God. I am the Lord.

James 5:12

And above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath. But let your "Yes" be yes and your "No" be no, so that you may not fall into judgment.

Matthew 23:16-22

"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple is bound by nothing. But whoever swears by the gold of the temple is bound by the oath.'

Leviticus 24:11-16

The Israelite woman's son misused the Name and cursed, so they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother's name was Shelomith daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.)

Deuteronomy 5:11

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.

Deuteronomy 10:20

Revere the Lord your God, serve him, be loyal to him and take oaths only in his name.

Joshua 2:12

So now, promise me this with an oath sworn in the Lord's name. Because I have shown allegiance to you, show allegiance to my family. Give me a solemn pledge

Joshua 2:17

The men said to her, "We are not bound by this oath you made us swear unless the following conditions are met:

Joshua 9:20

We must let them live so we can escape the curse attached to the oath we swore to them."

2 Samuel 21:1-2

During David's reign there was a famine for three consecutive years. So David inquired of the Lord. The Lord said, "It is because of Saul and his bloodstained family, because he murdered the Gibeonites."

1 Kings 2:9

But now don't treat him as if he were innocent. You are a wise man and you know how to handle him; make sure he has a bloody death."

Psalm 50:14-16

Present to God a thank-offering! Repay your vows to the sovereign One!

Proverbs 30:9

lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, "Who is the Lord?" Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.

Jeremiah 4:2

You must be truthful, honest and upright when you take an oath saying, 'As surely as the Lord lives!' If you do, the nations will pray to be as blessed by him as you are and will make him the object of their boasting."

Matthew 5:33-37

"Again, you have heard that it was said to an older generation, 'Do not break an oath, but fulfill your vows to the Lord.'

Hebrews 6:16-17

For people swear by something greater than themselves, and the oath serves as a confirmation to end all dispute.

Matthew 26:63-64

But Jesus was silent. The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."

2 Corinthians 1:23

Now I appeal to God as my witness, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.

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