The Lords 3rd Commandment

I find the subtle difference between the version to help shed light on a fuller meaning of the Word.  Notice how in the ESV and NASB, the word “him” is used and in the NIV “anyone”.  How about in the NIV uses the word “misuse” rather than “take”.  And in the NASB, it uses the world “unpunished” rather than “guiltless”.

Deuteronomy 5:11 (NASB95)

       11  ‘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.

Deuteronomy 5:11 (NIV)

11 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.


Deuteronomy 5:11 (ESV)

11 “ ‘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.




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I am a father of five a loving father an involved father. I have my struggles, I have my days, but I have the lord to be with me to get me through. I view my life sometimes like that of Naomi. I do the best I can, but I am bitter because things seem to have been taken away, but I am also stronger and a better human being overall. I pray I am walking and doing God's plan. I pray he would use me more. God Bless and thank you for your love and support.

2 thoughts on “The Lords 3rd Commandment”

    1. OK I found that CJB is the complete Jewish Bible. I downloaded a copy and it was exactly the same as the ESV. Can you recommend a specific Bible? God Bless, thanks for the follow, the comment and the ideas.


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