Leviticus 19:12
New International Version
"'Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

New Living Translation
“Do not bring shame on the name of your God by using it to swear falsely. I am the LORD.

English Standard Version
You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
You must not swear falsely by My name and so profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

King James Bible
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

New King James Version
And you shall not swear by My name falsely, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
And you shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

NASB 1995
'You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

NASB 1977
‘And you shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

Amplified Bible
You shall not swear [an oath] falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not swear falsely by my name, profaning the name of your God; I am the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not swear falsely by My name, profaning the name of your God; I am Yahweh."

American Standard Version
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of thy God: I am Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
you shall not swear in my name in falsehood and defile the name of your God; I AM LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And ye shall not swear unjustly by my name, and ye shall not profane the holy name of your God: I am the Lord your God.

Contemporary English Version
Do not misuse my name by making promises you don't intend to keep. I am the LORD your God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not swear falsely by my name, nor profane the name of thy God. I am the Lord.

English Revised Version
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, so that thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

Good News Translation
Do not make a promise in my name if you do not intend to keep it; that brings disgrace on my name. I am the LORD your God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never swear by my name in order to deceive anyone. This dishonors the name of your God. I am the LORD.

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye shall not swear by My name falsely, so that thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
And you do not swear by My Name for falsehood, or you have defiled the Name of your God; I [am] YHWH.

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

New Heart English Bible
"'You shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

World English Bible
"'You shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of your God. I am Yahweh.

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

Additional Translations ...
Context
Love Your Neighbor
11You must not steal. You must not lie or deceive one another. 12You must not swear falsely by My name and so profane the name of your God. I am the LORD. 13You must not defraud your neighbor or rob him. You must not withhold until morning the wages due a hired hand.…

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 18:21
You must not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 5:11
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.

Jeremiah 34:16
But now you have changed your minds and profaned My name. Each of you has taken back the menservants and maidservants whom you had set at liberty to go wherever they wanted, and you have again forced them to be your slaves.

Zechariah 5:3
Then he told me, "This is the curse that is going out over the face of all the land, for according to one side of the scroll, every thief will be removed; and according to the other side, every perjurer will be removed.


Treasury of Scripture

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

ye shall

Leviticus 6:3
Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:

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.

Deuteronomy 5:11
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.

profane

Leviticus 18:21
And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

Leviticus 24:11,15,16
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:) …

Ezekiel 36:20-23
And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land…









(12) And ye shall not swear.--This corresponds with the third commandment of the Decalogue (Exodus 20:7).

Verse 12. - And ye shall not swear by my name falsely. These words contain a positive permission to swear, or take a solemn oath, by the Name of God, and a prohibition to swear falsely by it (see Matthew 5:33).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You must not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

swear
תִשָּׁבְע֥וּ (ṯiš·šā·ḇə·‘ū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7650: To seven oneself, swear

falsely
לַשָּׁ֑קֶר (laš·šā·qer)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

by My name
בִשְׁמִ֖י (ḇiš·mî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8034: A name

and so profane
וְחִלַּלְתָּ֛ (wə·ḥil·lal·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

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

of 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

I
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

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


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