III: Taking God’s Name in Vain

King James 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.

New Living Translation Bible
You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. The Lord will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.

English Standard Bible
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.


  1. ‘In vain’ shall not include:
    1. Exclaiming
    2. Swearing
    3. Cussing
    4. Invoking his name to support any course of action
    5. Praying insincerely
    6. Assigning his Vengeance as the cause of any event
    7. Insulting remarks about anyone else’s faith
    8. Insulting remarks about anyone else’s lack of faith

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