You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.
"For the Lord," etc.
1. This implies that the sin under consideration may be lightly thought of, and rarely punished, among men.
2. It is an aggravation of this sin, that there seems to be very little temptation to the commission of it.
3. In the next place, it is a sin most pernicious to those who indulge it, and to those with whom they are connected.
4. In conclusion, I observe that God notices, records, and will certainly, in this world or the next, avenge the insults done to His majesty by a violation of this command.
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.