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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And ye shall not sweare by my Name falsly, neither shalt thou prophane the Name of thy God: I am the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, and profane the name of thy God: I am Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And do not take an oath in my name falsely, putting shame on the name of your God: I am the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

`And ye do not swear by My name to falsehood, or thou hast polluted the name of thy God; I [am] Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And ye shall not swear by My name falsely, so that thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 19:12


19:12 Ye shall not swear falsely - This is added, to shew how one sin draws on another, and that when men will lye for their own advantage, they will easily be induced to perjury. Profane the name - By any unholy use of it. So it is an additional precept, thou shalt not abuse my holy name by swearing either falsely or rashly.


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