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.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou defile the name of thy God. I am the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of thy God: I am Jehovah.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy 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.
Study Bible
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, everyone who swears falsely 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…







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

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

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

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

and so profane
וְחִלַּלְתָּ֛ (wə·ḥil·lal·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 8034: A name

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

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

am the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(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). 19:1-37 laws. - There are some ceremonial precepts in this chapter, but most of these precepts are binding on us, for they are explanations of the ten commandments. It is required that Israel be a holy people, because the God of Israel is a holy God, ver. 2. To teach real separation from the world and the flesh, and entire devotedness to God. This is now the law of Christ; may the Lord bring every thought within us into obedience to it! Children are to be obedient to their parents, ver. 3. The fear here required includes inward reverence and esteem, outward respect and obedience, care to please them and to make them easy. God only is to be worshipped, ver. 4. Turn not from the true God to false ones, from the God who will make you holy and happy, to those that will deceive you, and make you for ever miserable. Turn not your eyes to them, much less your heart. They should leave the gleanings of their harvest and vintage for the poor, ver. 9. Works of piety must be always attended with works of charity, according to our ability. We must not be covetous, griping, and greedy of every thing we can lay claim to, nor insist upon our right in all things. We are to be honest and true in all our dealings, ver. 11. Whatever we have in the world, we must see that we get it honestly, for we cannot be truly rich, or long rich, with that which is not so. Reverence to the sacred name of God must be shown, ver. 12. We must not detain what belongs to another, particularly the wages of the hireling, ver. 13. We must be tender of the credit and safety of those that cannot help themselves, ver. 14. Do no hurt to any, because they are unwilling or unable to avenge themselves. We ought to take heed of doing any thing which may occasion our weak brother to fall. The fear of God should keep us from doing wrong things, though they will not expose us to men's anger. Judges, and all in authority, are commanded to give judgment without partiality, ver. 15. To be a tale-bearer, and to sow discord among neighbours, is as bad an office as a man can put himself into. We are to rebuke our neighbour in love, ver. 17. Rather rebuke him than hate him, for an injury done to thyself. We incur guilt by not reproving; it is hating our brother. We should say, I will do him the kindness to tell him of his faults. We are to put off all malice, and to put on brotherly love, ver. 18. We often wrong ourselves, but we soon forgive ourselves those wrongs, and they do not at all lessen our love to ourselves; in like manner we should love our neighbour. We must in many cases deny ourselves for the good of our neighbour. Ver. 31: For Christians to have their fortunes told, to use spells and charms, or the like, is a sad affront to God. They must be grossly ignorant who ask, What harm is there in these things? Here is a charge to young people to show respect to the aged, ver. 32. Religion teaches good manners, and obliges us to honour those to whom honour is due. A charge was given to the Israelites to be very tender of strangers, ver. 33. Strangers, and the widows and fatherless, are God's particular care. It is at our peril, if we do them any wrong. Strangers shall be welcome to God's grace; we should do what we can to recommend religion to them. Justice in weights and measures is commanded, ver. 35. We must make conscience of obeying God's precepts. We are not to pick and choose our duty, but must aim at standing complete in all the will of God. And the nearer our lives and tempers are to the precepts of God's law, the happier shall we be, and the happier shall we make all around us, and the better shall we adorn the gospel.
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