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Exodus 20:7 New King James Version (NKJV)

“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.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Exodus 20:7 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Exodus 20:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain [that is, irreverently, in false affirmations or in ways that impugn the character of God]; for the Lord will not hold guiltless nor leave unpunished the one who [a]takes His name in vain [disregarding its reverence and its power].

Footnotes:

  1. Exodus 20:7 Using the name of God in a casual, frivolous way establishes a mindset that diminishes and dishonors the omnipotent God. Using the name of God to abuse, manipulate, or deceive invites judgment.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Exodus 20:7 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

“You must not use the name of the Lord your God to make empty promises. If you do, the Lord will not let you go unpunished.

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Copyright © 2006 by Bible League International

Shemot 20:7 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

Thou shalt not take the Shem Hashem Eloheicha in vain; for Hashem will not hold him guiltless that taketh Shmo in vain.

Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

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