Bearing God’s Name – Exodus 20:7

3 Bearing God’s name

     Who were the commandments given to?

     What is significant about that?


2nd Word/ Instruction / Matter/ Commandment….

Illus: Blessing Song….

The Priestly Blessing

22 The Lord said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:


“‘“The Lord bless you

    and keep you;


the Lord make his face shine on you

    and be gracious to you;


the Lord turn his face toward you

    and give you peace.”’

27 So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”


Exodus 20:7

You must not / take / name of Lord’s name in vain


Root -nasa……


Verb – Qal – Imperfect – second person masculine singular

Strong’s Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take



Exodus 28

High priestly garb – specifically dressed

Elaborate apron

12 precious stones

You shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel, 10 six of their names on the one stone and the names of the remaining six on the [h]other stone, according to their birth. 11 [i]As a jeweler engraves a signet, you shall engrave the two stones according to the names of the sons of Israel; you shall [j]set them in filigree settingsof gold. 12 You shall put the two stones on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, asstones of memorial for the sons of Israel, and Aaron shall bear their names before the Lordon his two shoulders for a memorial.

Names of of 12 tribes

    Vs 29 (NIV) 29 “Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he will bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of decision as a continuing memorial before the Lord.

    Vs. 29 ( NASB) 29 Aaron shall carry the names of the sons of Israel in the breastpiece of judgment over his heartwhen he enters the holy place, for a memorial before the Lord continually.

Yahweh – High priest Aaron ( represents God to the people and the people to God)- The people

       Yahweh – The People ( carry God’s name 2nd Word/ commandment  ) – The nations

15 “You shall make a [k]breastpiece of judgment, the work of a skillful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, of [l]blue and purple and scarlet materialand fine twisted linen you shall make it. 16 It shall be square andfolded double, a span [m]in length and a span [n]in width. 17 You shall [o]mount on it four rows of stones; the first row shall bea row of ruby, topaz and emerald; 18 and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond; 19 and the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst; 20 and the fourth row a beryl and an onyx and a jasper; they shall be [p]set in gold filigree. 21 The stones shall be according to the names of the sons of Israel: twelve, according to their names; they shall be likethe engravings of a seal,each according to his name for the twelve tribes.

36 “You shall also make a plate of pure gold and shall engrave on it, like the engravings of a seal, ‘Holy to the Lord.’37 You shall [y]fasten it on a [z]blue cord, and it shall be on the turban; it shall be at the front of the turban. 38 It shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall [aa]take away the iniquity of the holy things which the sons of Israel consecrate, with regard to all their holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the Lord.


Revelation 13

15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.

Revelation 17

The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5 The name written on her forehead was a mystery:

babylon the great

the mother of prostitutes

and of the abominations of the earth.

I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.

Revelation 19

20 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.


Exodus 13

For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the Lord. Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and nothing leavened shall be seen [e]among you, nor shall any leaven be seen [f]among you in all your borders. You shall tell your son on that day, saying, ‘It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ And it shall [g]serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder [h]on your forehead,that the law of the Lord may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 6

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as [b]frontals [c]on your forehead. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Revelation 9

Then out of the smoke came locusts [c]upon the earth, and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.

One more time:

Exodus 20:7

You must not carry/ bear/ lift up / take / name of Lord’s name in vain