Isaiah 48:9
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English Standard Version
“For my name’s sake I defer my anger; for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off.

King James Bible
For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.

American Standard Version
For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my name's sake I will remove my wrath far off: and for my praise I will bridle thee, lest thou shouldst perish.

English Revised Version
For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.

Webster's Bible Translation
For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.

Isaiah 48:9 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After this summons, and description of those who are summoned, the address of Jehovah begins. "The first I have long ago proclaimed, and it has gone forth out of my mouth, and I caused it to be heard. I carried it out suddenly, and it came to pass. Because I knew that thou art hard, and thy neck an iron clasp, and thy brow of brass; I proclaimed it to thee long ago; before it came to pass, I caused thee to hear it, that thou mightest not say, My idol has done it, and my graven image and molten image commanded it." The word הראשׁנות in itself signifies simply priora; and then, according to the context, it signifies prius facta (Isaiah 46:9), or prius praedicta (Isaiah 43:9), or prius eventura (Isaiah 41:22; Isaiah 42:9). In the present passage it refers to earlier occurrences, which Jehovah had foretold, and, when the time fixed for their accomplishment arrived, which He had immediately brought to pass. With a retrospective glance at this, we find plural masc. suffixes (cf., Isaiah 41:27) used interchangeably with plural fem. (cf., Isaiah 48:7 and Isaiah 38:16); the prophet more frequently uses the sing. fem. in this neuter sense (Isaiah 41:20; Isaiah 42:23, etc.), and also, though very rarely, the sing. masc. (Isaiah 45:8). On gı̄d, a band, a sinew, but here a clasp (cf., Arab. kaid, a fetter), see Psychology, p. 233. Nechūshâh is a poetical equivalent for nechōsheth, as in Isaiah 45:2. The heathen cravings of Israel, which reached into the captivity, are here presupposed. Hengstenberg is mistaken in his supposition, that the prophet's standpoint is always anterior to the captivity when he speaks in condemnation of idolatry. We cannot draw any conclusion from the character of the community that returned, with regard to that of the people of the captivity generally. The great mass even of Judah, and still more of Israel, remained behind, and became absorbed into the heathen, to whom they became more and more assimilated. And does not Ezekiel expressly state in Ezekiel 20:30., that the golah by the Chaboras defiled themselves with the same abominations of idolatry as their fathers, and that the prevailing disposition was to combine the worship of Jehovah with heathenism, or else to exchange the former altogether for the latter? And we know that it was just the same with the exiles in Egypt, among whom the life and labours of Jeremiah terminated. Wherever the prophet speaks of פשׁעים and רשׁעים, these names invariably include a tendency or falling away to Babylonian idolatry, to which he describes the exiles as having been addicted, both in Isaiah 66:17 and elsewhere.

Isaiah 48:9 Parallel Commentaries

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Isaiah 48:11 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.

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

Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and will not remember your sins.

Joshua 7:9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round...

1 Samuel 12:22 For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it has pleased the LORD to make you his people.

Psalm 25:11 For your name's sake, O LORD, pardon my iniquity; for it is great.

Psalm 79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for your name's sake.

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

Psalm 143:11 Quicken me, O LORD, for your name's sake: for your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

Jeremiah 14:7 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do you it for your name's sake: for our backslidings are many...

Ezekiel 20:9,14,22,44 But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were...

Daniel 9:17-19 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of your servant, and his supplications...

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Nehemiah 9:30,31 Yet many years did you forbear them, and testified against them by your spirit in your prophets: yet would they not give ear...

Psalm 78:38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yes, many a time turned he his anger away...

Psalm 103:8-10 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy...

Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Cross References
Nehemiah 9:30
Many years you bore with them and warned them by your Spirit through your prophets. Yet they would not give ear. Therefore you gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.

Nehemiah 9:31
Nevertheless, in your great mercies you did not make an end of them or forsake them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.

Psalm 78:38
Yet he, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often and did not stir up all his wrath.

Psalm 103:8
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

Isaiah 37:35
For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake and for the sake of my servant David."

Isaiah 43:25
"I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.

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