G-d's Name In Vain
phrase "taking G-d's Name in vain" or it's
equivalent "false swearing" is interpreted
successively as follows:
Torah and not imparting it's
teachings to others; or imparting it's esoteric teachings to people who will misunderstand them.
power of office without being worthy of office
wearing of tefillin through the day by people who
disregard the name of G-d upon the tefillin and
are hypocritical and dishonest.
taking of an oath, even when affirming something
that is true, is taking G-d's name in vain
false oath, even when not intended, has grave
consequence. Death may ensue. Angels of
destruction lodge in the house of him who swears
falsely. Even the stones of such a house will be
consumed by fire.
falsely by G-d's name, though not overtacts, are
punishable by flogging.
discussion concludes with the statement that Israel swear
in G-d's name even when they lie and do not mean to abide
by their pledges. Tithe consequence of their not showing
adequate reverence for the name of G-d is that their
prayers are not answered.
Netherworld|| Gehinnom || Paradise