What is this commandment forbidding?
Common ways of interpreting and applying this command are …
** Don’t blaspheme or curse God’s name
Leviticus 24:16 ESV
16 Whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him. The sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.
** Don’t make an empty or false oath swearing by God’s name
Leviticus 19:12 ESV
You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.
** Don’t proclaim false visions or falsely claim to speak for God
Jeremiah 23:25 ESV
25 I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’