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.


Discussion for Leviticus 19

  • BSP
    Verse 32 commands that we respect older ones. The way we treat older ones will have an effect on our relationship with God.
  • Peter
    Just like any other transgression we've committed before we were born again, you're forgiven for Tattoos, but you're not to continue in getting ink, or any other transgressions you do. Otherwise you can't continually sin. Grace covers most of it, as a Pentecostal we believe in Conditional Eternal Security, not Unconditional Eternal Security, the term mostly used for it is Once Saved Always Saved
  • Irene123
    " ..... nor print ANY marks upon you: I AM the LORD." what part of 'any' does one not understand? This COMMAND refers to ONLY after one has repented and been baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for remission of sins. God does forgive any their 'marks' they have AFTER coming to Him, but we are not to get any more after coming to Him.
  • Steve morrow
    2 peter 1:3 according as HIS divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of HIM that hath called us to glory and virtue titus 1:1 paul a servant of GOD and an apostle of JESUS CHRIST
    according to the faith of GODS elect and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness 1 timothy 6:6 but godliness with contentment is great gain
  • We have the following: 1 The Covenant 2 The Tannach 3 Roman bible new testament Put together by some very questionable characters: The Governor of Rome, the pope and the Pauline doctrine cursed be any man that does not follow my doctrine I choose to follow Yahshuah 's teachings. They were clear and concise. The Father clearly points out that He would test us... Why follow another trail ? There is only One Sheppard, only One flock. A beard is what our Father has required us to have and He provides details. I did not see a schedule, limiting the period nor geographical restrictions as to where not to. God 's words are clear... and a beard is a small price from his creation. Unless your heart is bent on satisfying man. I wear Tzi-Tzi 's Tassels also as commanded by our Father. YOU the "so called believer " that does not follow our Fathers commands are the "worldly one ". Think about it
  • to me it is an outward sign of rebelliousness, pride, vanity, ignorance,, self-righteoueousnss " Brands " your sinful nature to all who see it. In God 's eyes, E knows your heart and intentions, and He is our Judge. I choose to follow Jesus 's example.

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