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

  • April
    When bread is broken,crumbs fall and within these crumbs are clues to enlightenment,God gave very specific instructions,I'd say both before and during the commandments,we could look at him saying NOT to eat from the tree of Life in the Garden of Eden was a commandment,it just wasn't written on stone,it came straight from his mouth,Eve exsistd because Adam was alone,so God gave him what he asked...
  • Brianna Vs. 29
    Those who ignore God's standards have to through life with bumps and bruises. They are denying themselves the ability o have the best life possible in this wicked world. Jehovah God pleads with us to follow his laws. He created life so he knows what we need to be happy. If we obey, he promises thing will go well for us personally
  • Irene123
    Fundamental Monotheism - Christianity, having emerged from Judaism, is a monotheistic religion. Never in the N.T. Testament does the Trinitarian concept become a "trithism" nor even 2. God is ONE and that God is a single being is strongly declared in the Bible: The Shema - Deut.6:4; 5:7; Isa. 44:6; Mk.12:29. unquote. Only Deut. 6:4 is called the 'Shema'.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The 12 Commandments are rendered here for our admonition, adherence and guidance. Not to be found blameworthy in the Judgement Seat of Christ, we need to seek and earnestly pray for God's Grace and His salvation in order to abide by the dictates of the Commandments. Flesh alone will fail us. Amazing Grace will ensure we resist the devil so it will flee from us.
  • 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.

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