Exodus 9:16
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New International Version
But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.

New Living Translation
But I have spared you for a purpose--to show you my power and to spread my fame throughout the earth.

English Standard Version
But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.

New American Standard Bible
"But, indeed, for this reason I have allowed you to remain, in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth.

King James Bible
And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, I have let you live for this purpose: to show you My power and to make My name known in all the earth.

International Standard Version
However, I've kept you standing in order to show you my power and to declare my name in all the earth.

NET Bible
But for this purpose I have caused you to stand: to show you my strength, and so that my name may be declared in all the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I have spared you for this reason. I want to show you my power and make my name famous throughout the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For in truth I have placed thee to declare my power in thee, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
And indeed for this very cause have I raised you up, to show in you my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

American King James Version
And in very deed for this cause have I raised you up, for to show in you my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

American Standard Version
but in very deed for this cause have I made thee to stand, to show thee my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And therefore have I raised thee, that I may shew my power in thee, and my name may be spoken of throughout all the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And for this very cause have I raised thee up, to shew thee my power; and that my name may be declared in all the earth.

English Revised Version
but in very deed for this cause have I made thee to stand, for to shew thee my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, to show in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

World English Bible
but indeed for this cause I have made you stand: to show you my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth;

Young's Literal Translation
'And yet for this I have caused thee to stand, so as to show thee My power, and for the sake of declaring My Name in all the earth;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:13-21 Moses is here ordered to deliver a dreadful message to Pharaoh. Providence ordered it, that Moses should have a man of such a fierce and stubborn spirit as this Pharaoh to deal with; and every thing made it a most signal instance of the power of God has to humble and bring down the proudest of his enemies. When God's justice threatens ruin, his mercy at the same time shows a way of escape from it. God not only distinguished between Egyptians and Israelites, but between some Egyptians and others. If Pharaoh will not yield, and so prevent the judgment itself, yet those that will take warning, may take shelter. Some believed the things which were spoken, and they feared, and housed their servants and cattle, and it was their wisdom. Even among the servants of Pharaoh, some trembled at God's word; and shall not the sons of Israel dread it? But others believed not, and left their cattle in the field. Obstinate unbelief is deaf to the fairest warnings, and the wisest counsels, which leaves the blood of those that perish upon their own heads.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - And in very deed, etc. Rather, "But truly for this cause have I caused thee to stand," i.e., "kept thee alive and sustained thee in the position thou occupiest" for to shew to thee my power - i.e., to impress thee, if it is possible that thou canst be impressed, with the greatness of my power, and the foolishness of any attempt to resist it, and also that my name may be declared throughout all the earth - i.e., that attention may be called widely among the neighbouring nations to the great truth that there is really but one God, who alone can deliver, and whom it is impossible to resist.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And in very deed, for this cause have I raised thee up,.... Or but truly or verily (c); instead of smiting thee with the pestilence, and cutting thee off out of the land of the living, "I have raised thee up"; made thee to stand (d), to continue in being; I have preserved thine from perishing by the former plagues, and have reserved thee for greater judgments and sorer punishments. It may take in all that God did to him; the constitution and appointment of him to all this in his eternal mind; his bringing him into being, and raising him up to kingly dignity; preserving him from perishing by the pestilence, boils and blains, and keeping him for future evils, and all upon this account for the following reasons:

for to shew in thee my power; in working miracles, inflicting judgments one after another, and especially in destroying him and his host in the Red sea:

and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth; as it has been more by that last action than by all the rest of the plagues; though, in all, his sovereignty, wisdom, power, patience, longsuffering, and justice, are most visibly displayed and glorified.

(c) "veruntamen", Junius & Tremellius, Psicator, Drusius, Fagius; so Ainsworth. (d) "stare fecite", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus.



Exodus 9:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Seventh Plague: Hail
15"For if by now I had put forth My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, you would then have been cut off from the earth. 16"But, indeed, for this reason I have allowed you to remain, in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth. 17"Still you exalt yourself against My people by not letting them go.…
Cross References
Romans 9:17
For Scripture says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."

Exodus 9:15
For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth.

Exodus 9:17
You still set yourself against my people and will not let them go.

Nehemiah 9:10
You sent signs and wonders against Pharaoh, against all his officials and all the people of his land, for you knew how arrogantly the Egyptians treated them. You made a name for yourself, which remains to this day.

Psalm 76:10
Surely your wrath against mankind brings you praise, and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.

Psalm 106:8
Yet he saved them for his name's sake, to make his mighty power known.

Proverbs 16:4
The LORD works out everything to its proper end-- even the wicked for a day of disaster.

Jeremiah 32:20
You performed signs and wonders in Egypt and have continued them to this day, in Israel and among all mankind, and have gained the renown that is still yours.

Ezekiel 39:21
"I will display my glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the punishment I inflict and the hand I lay on them.
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And in very deed for this cause have I raised you up, for to show in you my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

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