for your consideration

In Vain

Have you considered your words?

VAIN self-conceit, usually a translation of a number of words that mean, "nothingness" or "unreliability." In relation to God, trying to thwart His will is vain (Ps. 2:1; see Acts 4:25). Trying to do things without Godís help is vain (Ps. 127:1). We are warned not to take Godís name in vain (as though it were nothing) in the Ten Commandments (Ex. 20:7; Deut. 5:11). Mark warned that believers are not to give God vain lip service but obedience from the heart (7:6-7; see Isa. 1:13; 29:13; Jas. 1:26).

                                                                                                  Holman Bible Dictionary

Online Etymology Dictionary,


tame curse word, 1781, American English euphemism for damn, said to have originated in New England when swearing was a punishable offense; if so, its spread was probably influenced by 'tarnal, short for Eternal, as in By the Eternal (God), favorite exclamation of Andrew Jackson, among others (see tarnation). Related: darned (past-participle adjective, 1806); darndest (superlative, 1844).


exclamation of surprise, 1895, probably euphemistic for Jesus. Form gee whiz is attested from 1871; gee whillikens (1851) seems to be the oldest form. As a command to a horse to go, 1620s, Scottish. It had a particular sense as a teamster's command: "go to the right (or off) side of the driver." Extended form gee-up is from 1733, the second element said by OED to be hup.


minced oath, 1757, altered pronunciation of God. Probably via by gosse (mid-16c.). Compare losh! an 18c. interjection in certain expressions (the losh preserve me) implying surprise or deprecation, said


1900, American English, euphemistic alteration of Jesus.


minced oath, also jeeze, 1922, American English, euphemistic corruption of Jesus.

And now with the texting of O.M.G having proliferated throughout Christian youth groups, maybe He canít spell and we can get away with M. U. R. D. E. R.