Exodus 20.7 ‚ÄúYou shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
the KJV is actually a little closer
Exodus 20:7 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.
What if a woman, after being married to her husband and changing her name, continued to live alone or at home with her parents, and even went out to the bars and dated boys on thursday, friday, and saturday nights?
that is a better description of what it is to ‘misuse’ or ‘take’ the Lord’s name in vain. To Take on His name as a description of who you are, and then not act like it.
Word ‘take’ is also the same word for what the water did with Noah’s Ark, and what a man does with his bow and arrows.
Here is also what God does:
Exodus 34.7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.
the word ‘forgiving’ right there, is the same word! It’s also what God does for us. He carried our sin, and we carry His name.