Isaiah 48:11
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New International Version
For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.

New Living Translation
I will rescue you for my sake--yes, for my own sake! I will not let my reputation be tarnished, and I will not share my glory with idols!

English Standard Version
For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.

New American Standard Bible
"For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; For how can My name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another.

King James Bible
For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will act for My own sake, indeed, My own, for how can I be defiled? I will not give My glory to another."

International Standard Version
For my own sake—Yes, for my own sake!—I'm doing it; indeed, how can I be profaned? Furthermore, I won't give my glory to another."

NET Bible
For my sake alone I will act, for how can I allow my name to be defiled? I will not share my glory with anyone else!

New Heart English Bible
For my own sake, for my own sake, will I do it; for how should my name be profaned? I will not give my glory to another.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am doing this for myself, only for myself. Why should my name be dishonored? I will not give my glory to anyone else.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Mine own sake, for Mine own sake, will I do it; For how should it be profaned? And My glory will I not give to another.

New American Standard 1977
“For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act;
            For how can My name be profaned?
            And My glory I will not give to another.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, I will do it, for how should my name be profaned? and I will not give my glory unto another.

King James 2000 Bible
For my own sake, even for my own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be profaned? and I will not give my glory unto another.

American King James Version
For my own sake, even for my own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory to another.

American Standard Version
For mine own sake, for mine own sake, will I do it; for how should my name be profaned? and my glory will I not give to another.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my own sake, for my own sake will I do it, that I may not be blasphemed: and I will not give my glory to another.

Darby Bible Translation
For mine own sake, for mine own sake, will I do [it]; for how should [my name] be profaned? and I will not give my glory unto another.

English Revised Version
For mine own sake, for mine own sake, will I do it; for how should my name be profaned? and my glory will I not give to another.

Webster's Bible Translation
For my own sake, even for my own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be profaned? and I will not give my glory to another.

World English Bible
For my own sake, for my own sake, will I do it; for how should [my name] be profaned? and my glory I will not give to another.

Young's Literal Translation
For My sake, for Mine own sake, I do it, For how is it polluted? And Mine honour to another I give not.
Study Bible
Israel's Stubbornness
10"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. 11"For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; For how can My name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another. 12"Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel whom I called; I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:26
'I would have said, "I will cut them to pieces, I will remove the memory of them from men,"

Deuteronomy 32:27
Had I not feared the provocation by the enemy, That their adversaries would misjudge, That they would say, "Our hand is triumphant, And the LORD has not done all this."'

1 Samuel 12:22
"For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.

Psalm 25:11
For Your name's sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

Psalm 106:8
Nevertheless He saved them for the sake of His name, That He might make His power known.

Psalm 115:1
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.

Isaiah 37:35
'For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My servant David's sake.'"

Isaiah 42:8
"I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.

Isaiah 43:25
"I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.

Isaiah 48:9
"For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off.
Treasury of Scripture

For my own sake, even for my own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory to another.

mine own

Isaiah 48:9 For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will …

for how

Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, said the LORD, that my people is …

Numbers 14:15,16 Now if you shall kill all this people as one man, then the nations …

Deuteronomy 32:26,27 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance …

Ezekiel 20:9,39 But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before …

Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, …

my name. Shemi, 'my name' is supplied by one MS. and the LXX
I will not

Isaiah 48:5 I have even from the beginning declared it to you; before it came …

Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, …

John 5:23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. …

(11) Will I do it . . .--The neuter pronoun includes the whole work of redemption.

For how should my name be polluted?--The italics show that "my name" is not in the Hebrew, but the context requires its insertion as from Isaiah 48:9. or that of "my glory" from the clause that follows. The "pollution" or desecration of the name of Jehovah would follow, it is implied, on the non-completion of His redeeming work.

Verse 11. - How should my Name be polluted? i.e. how should I allow of its pollution or desecration (see the comment on ver. 9)? I will not give my glory unto another (comp. Isaiah 42:8). God would have ceded his glory to some god of the nations, had he under existing circumstances forsaken Israel. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it,.... Defer his anger, not cut off his people and destroy them, but redeem and save them: this, in the literal sense, respects the redemption and deliverance of the Jews by Cyrus from the Babylonish captivity; which the Lord did, not for any deserts of theirs, but for the sake of his own honour and glory; or, as the Targum,

"for my name, and for my word;''

which is repeated here again and again for the confirmation of it, and that it might be more observed. In the mystical sense, it respects redemption and salvation by Christ, of which the former was typical:

for how should my name be polluted? blasphemed and evil spoken of among the nations of the world; who would be ready to say, that either the Lord did not love his people, and was not mercifully disposed towards them; or that he could not save them, and that their hands, or their gods, were mightier than he; see Deuteronomy 32:26.

and I will not give my glory to another; to another people, as the Targum, or to another god; See Gill on Isaiah 42:8. 11. how should my name—Maurer, instead of "My name" from Isa 48:9, supplies "My glory" from the next clause; and translates, "How (shamefully) My glory has been profaned!" In English Version the sense is, "I will refrain (Isa 48:9, that is, not utterly destroy thee), for why should I permit My name to be polluted, which it would be, if the Lord utterly destroyed His elect people" (Eze 20:9)?

not give my glory unto another—If God forsook His people for ever, the heathen would attribute their triumph over Israel to their idols; so God's glory would be given to another.48:9-15 We have nothing ourselves to plead with God, why he should have mercy upon us. It is for his praise, to the honour of his mercy, to spare. His bringing men into trouble was to do them good. It was to refine them, but not as silver; not so thoroughly as men refine silver. If God should take that course, they are all dross, and, as such, might justly be put away. He takes them as refined in part only. Many have been brought home to God as chosen vessels, and a good work of grace begun in them, in the furnace of affliction. It is comfort to God's people, that God will secure his own honour, therefore work deliverance for them. And if God delivers his people, he cannot be at a loss for instruments to be employed. God has formed a plan, in which, for his own sake, and the glory of his grace, he saves all that come to Him.
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