Deuteronomy 5:11
New International Version
"You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

New Living Translation
“You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. The LORD will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.

English Standard Version
“‘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.

Berean Study Bible
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who takes His name in vain.

King James Bible
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 King James Version
‘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.

New American Standard Bible
‘You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave unpunished the one who takes His name in vain.

NASB 1995
'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.

NASB 1977
‘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.

Amplified Bible
‘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].

Christian Standard Bible
Do not misuse the name of the LORD your God, because the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who misuses his name.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not misuse the name of the LORD your God, because the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who misuses His name.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not swear in the Name of LORD JEHOVAH your God with a lie, because LORD JEHOVAH does not justify him who swears in His Name with a lie.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord thy God will certainly not acquit him that takes his name in vain.

Contemporary English Version
Do not misuse my name. I am the LORD your God, and I will punish anyone who misuses my name.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for he shall not be unpunished that taketh his name upon a vain thing.

English Revised 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.

Good News Translation
"'Do not use my name for evil purposes, for I, the LORD your God, will punish anyone who misuses my name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never use the name of the LORD your God carelessly. The LORD will make sure that anyone who uses his name carelessly will be punished.

International Standard Version
"'You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, because the LORD will not leave the one who misues his name unpunished.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

Literal Standard Version
You do not take up the Name of your God YHWH for a vain thing, for YHWH does not acquit him who takes up His Name for a vain thing.

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
"Do 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.

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.

Young's 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Ten Commandments
10but showing loving devotion to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments. 11You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who takes His name in vain. 12Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:33
Again, you have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'Do not break your oath, but fulfill your vows to the Lord.'

Exodus 20:7
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave anyone unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Leviticus 19:12
You must not swear falsely by My name and so profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 6:13
Fear the LORD your God, serve Him only, and take your oaths in His name.

Deuteronomy 10:20
You are to fear the LORD your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and take your oaths in His name.

Psalm 139:20
who speak of You deceitfully; Your enemies take Your name in vain.

Hosea 4:2
Cursing and lying, murder and stealing, and adultery are rampant; one act of bloodshed follows another.


Treasury of Scripture

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 6:13
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

Exodus 20:7
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.

Leviticus 19:12
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.









(11) Take . . . in vain.--Literally, Thou shalt not put the name of Jehovah thy God to vanity: i.e., to anything that is false, or hollow, or unreal. Primarily, it is false swearing that is forbidden here; but the extension of the principle to vain and rash swearing, or the light use of the Name without real cause, is sufficiently obvious.

Verse 11. - Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; literally, Thou shalt not take [or lift] up the Name of Jehovah thy God to vanity. This commandment forbids not only all false swearing by the Name of God, but all profanation of that Name by an irreverent or light use of it (Leviticus 19:12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You shall not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

take
תִשָּׂ֛א (ṯiś·śā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

the name
שֵֽׁם־ (šêm-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8034: A name

of the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God
אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

in vain,
לַשָּׁ֑וְא (laš·šāw)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

leave anyone unpunished
יְנַקֶּה֙ (yə·naq·qeh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated

who
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

takes
יִשָּׂ֥א (yiś·śā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

His name
שְׁמ֖וֹ (šə·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name

in vain.
לַשָּֽׁוְא׃ (laš·šāw)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness


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