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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vaine: for the Lord will not holde him guiltlesse that taketh his name in vaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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 as a sinner by the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt not idly utter the name of Jehovah thy God; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that idly uttereth his name.
- Darby 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.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

`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.
- Youngs Literal 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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 5:11


5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain - Hast thou never used the name of God, unless on solemn and weighty occasions? Hast thou then used it with the deepest awe? Hast thou duly honoured his word, his ordinances, his ministers? Hast thou considered all things as they stand in relation to him, and seen God in all? Hast thou looked upon heaven as God's throne? Up on earth as God's footstool? On every thing therein as belonging to the great king? On every creature as full of God?


Discussion for Deuteronomy 5

  • Larry Ashmore
    The main thing i understand from the Lord God is he wants us to do his commanments and keep the sabbath holy which i see today that most people don,t, love the Love with all your heart and soul and worship no other God,s or idols, fore our true God is a jealous God, fore those who disobey the wrath of God is severe.
  • Breeze
    Absolutely right. The ten commandments have always be in effect. They're written on the tables of the hearts of man. It's how we come to repent and to be saved. They have always been around. For example, Cain knew it was a sin to murder and he was alive way before Moses. So, people who forsake the law, are disobedient to God and it makes me question the validity of their salvation.
  • Rsol
    I think He did fulfill the 10 commandments. And new covenant is better than the old Hebrews 8 and the new is not pertaining to the old (vrs 9) and the big ten is referred to as the ministry of death and condemnation in 1 Corp 3:6-11. But mixing the two covenants is like mixing cold and hot or like mixing old wines kins and new wine.
  • Enrique Small
    He stated 'The law', singular. There is a difference to stating 'laws', plural. We have to be careful with things like that.
  • Rich
    If you mean that the ten commandments are in effect in order to be saved, the bible is clear that only through faith in Jesus Christ and his death on the cross resolves our sin debt. Jesus I believe gave us the law to show mankind that we are all sinners and we require a sinless savior the other reason in by keeping his commandments we show our god given love for others. partial answer!
  • Maria Sanabria
    I believe that the ten commandments are still in affect sine Jesus said, He did not come to destroyed the laws or the Prophets. What do you think?

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