Exodus 9:16
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.

Berean Study Bible
But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display to you My power, and that My name might 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.

Christian Standard Bible
However, I have let you live for this purpose: to show you my power and to make my name known on the whole earth.

Contemporary English Version
But he has kept you alive, just to show you his power and to bring honor to himself everywhere in the world.

Good News Translation
But to show you my power I have let you live so that my fame might spread over the whole world.

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.

New Heart English Bible
but indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, and that my name may be proclaimed 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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
“But, indeed, for this cause I have allowed you to remain, in order to show you My power, and in order to proclaim My name through all 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And for this purpose hast thou been preserved, that I might display in thee my strength, and that my name might be published in 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;
Study Bible
The Seventh Plague: Hail
15For by this time I could have stretched out My hand and struck you and your people with a plague to wipe you off the earth. 16But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display to you My power, and that My name might be proclaimed in all the earth. 17Still, you lord it over My people and do not allow them to go.…
Cross References
Romans 9:17
For the 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 this time I could have stretched out My hand and struck you and your people with a plague to wipe you off the earth.

Exodus 9:17
Still, you lord it over My people and do not allow them to go.

Nehemiah 9:10
You performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh, all his officials, and all the people of his land, for You knew that they had acted with arrogance against our fathers. You made a name for Yourself that endures to this day.

Psalm 76:10
Even the wrath of man shall praise You; with the survivors of wrath You will clothe Yourself.

Psalm 106:8
Yet He saved them for the sake of His name, to make His power known.

Proverbs 16:4
The LORD has made everything for His purpose--even the wicked for the day of disaster.

Jeremiah 32:20
You performed signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, and You do so to this very day, both in Israel and among all mankind. And You have made a name for Yourself, as is the case to this day.

Ezekiel 39:21
I will display My glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the judgment that I execute and the hand that I lay upon them.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

deed

Exodus 14:17
And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.

Psalm 83:17,18
Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: …

Proverbs 16:4
The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

raised thee up.

Exodus 14:4
And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

Exodus 15:11-16
Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? …

Exodus 18:11
Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

that my

1 Chronicles 16:24
Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.

Psalm 64:9
And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

Psalm 83:17,18
Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: …







Lexicon
But
וְאוּלָ֗ם (wə·’ū·lām)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 199: However, on the contrary

I have raised you up
הֶעֱמַדְתִּ֔יךָ (he·‘ĕ·maḏ·tî·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

for this very purpose,
זֹאת֙ (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

that
בַּעֲב֖וּר (ba·‘ă·ḇūr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5668: Crossed, transit, on account of, in order that

I might display
הַרְאֹתְךָ֣ (har·’ō·ṯə·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

to you
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

My power,
כֹּחִ֑י (kō·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

and that
וּלְמַ֛עַן (ū·lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

My name
שְׁמִ֖י (šə·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

might be proclaimed
סַפֵּ֥ר (sap·pêr)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5608: To count, recount, relate

in all
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the earth.
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
(16) And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up.--Rather, but truly on this account have I made thee stand--i.e., kept thee alive, not for thy deserts, not even in pity, but only "for to show in thee My power." Thou hast provoked Me so that long since thou wouldst have been "cut off from the earth," only that My glory will be the more shown forth by thy continuance in life, and by the further plagues and punishments whereto thou wilt be subjected.

That my name may be declared.--Comp. Exodus 14:17; Exodus 15:14-16, &c.

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. 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.
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