Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 doing kindness to thousands, of those loving Me and keeping My commands. 7 '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. 8 'Remember the Sabbath-day to sanctify it;


Cross References

Leviticus 19:12

And ye do not swear by My name to falsehood, or thou hast polluted the name of thy God; I am Jehovah.

James 5:12

And before all things, my brethren, do not swear, neither by the heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath, and let your Yes be Yes, and the No, No; that under judgment ye may not fall.

Matthew 23:16-22

Woe to you, blind guides, who are saying, Whoever may swear by the sanctuary, it is nothing, but whoever may swear by the gold of the sanctuary -- is debtor!

Leviticus 24:11-16

and the son of the Israelitish woman execrateth the Name, and revileth; and they bring him in unto Moses; and his mother's name is Shelomith daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan;

Deuteronomy 5:11

'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.

Deuteronomy 10:20

'Jehovah thy God thou dost fear, Him thou dost serve, and to Him thou dost cleave, and by His name thou dost swear.

Joshua 2:12

And now, swear ye, I pray you, to me by Jehovah -- because I have done with you kindness -- that ye have done, even ye, kindness with the house of my father, and have given to me a true token,

Joshua 2:17

And the men say unto her, 'We are acquitted of this thine oath which thou hast caused us to swear:

Joshua 9:20

this we do to them, and have kept them alive, and wrath is not upon us, because of the oath which we have sworn to them.'

2 Samuel 21:1-2

And there is a famine in the days of David three years, year after year, and David seeketh the face of Jehovah, and Jehovah saith, 'For Saul and for the bloody house, because that he put to death the Gibeonites.'

1 Kings 2:9

and now, acquit him not, for a wise man thou art, and thou hast known that which thou dost to him, and hast brought down his old age with blood to Sheol.'

Psalm 50:14-16

Sacrifice to God confession, And complete to the Most High thy vows.

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I become satiated, and have denied, And have said, 'Who is Jehovah?' And lest I be poor, and have stolen, And have laid hold of the name of my God.

Jeremiah 4:2

And thou hast sworn -- Jehovah liveth, In truth, in judgment, and in righteousness, And blessed themselves in Him have nations, And in Him they boast themselves.

Matthew 5:33-37

'Again, ye heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not swear falsely, but thou shalt pay to the Lord thine oaths;

Hebrews 6:16-17

for men indeed do swear by the greater, and an end of all controversy to them for confirmation is the oath,

Matthew 26:63-64

and Jesus was silent. And the chief priest answering said to him, 'I adjure thee, by the living God, that thou mayest say to us, if thou art the Christ -- the Son of God.'

2 Corinthians 1:23

And I for a witness on God do call upon my soul, that sparing you, I came not yet to Corinth;

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