Ezekiel 20:14
New International Version
But for the sake of my name I did what would keep it from being profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.

New Living Translation
But again I held back in order to protect the honor of my name before the nations who had seen my power in bringing Israel out of Egypt.

English Standard Version
But I acted for the sake of my name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I had brought them out.

Berean Study Bible
But I acted for the sake of My name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.

New American Standard Bible
"But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, before whose sight I had brought them out.

King James Bible
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.

Christian Standard Bible
But I acted for the sake of my name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.

Contemporary English Version
But that would have disgraced me, because many other nations had seen me bring the Israelites out of Egypt.

Good News Translation
But I did not, since that would have brought dishonor to my name among the nations which had seen me lead Israel out of Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I acted because of My name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.

International Standard Version
I did this so my reputation wouldn't be tarnished among the nations in whose presence I had brought them out.

NET Bible
I acted for the sake of my reputation, so that I would not be profaned before the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.

New Heart English Bible
But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them out.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I acted so that my name would not be dishonored among the nations who had watched me bring the Israelites out [of Egypt].

JPS Tanakh 1917
But I wrought for My name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them out.

New American Standard 1977
“But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, before whose sight I had brought them out.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I intervened for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the Gentiles, in whose sight I brought them out.

King James 2000 Bible
But I acted for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the nations, in whose sight I brought them out.

American King James Version
But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.

American Standard Version
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them out.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I wrought so that my name should not be at all profaned before the Gentiles, before whose eyes I brought them out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I spared them for the sake of my name, lest it should be profaned before the nations, from which I brought them out, in their sight.

Darby Bible Translation
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I had brought them out.

English Revised Version
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them out.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.

World English Bible
But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them out.

Young's Literal Translation
And I do it for My name's sake, Not to pollute it before the eyes of the nations, Before whose eyes I brought them forth.
Study Bible
Israel's Rebellion in Egypt
13Yet the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not follow My statutes and they rejected My ordinances—though the man who does these things will live by them—and they utterly profaned My Sabbaths. Then I resolved to pour out My wrath upon them and put an end to them in the wilderness. 14But I acted for the sake of My name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out. 15Moreover, with an uplifted hand I swore to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land I had given them—a land flowing with milk and honey, the glory of all lands—…
Cross References
Isaiah 48:11
For My own sake, My very own sake, I will act; for how can I let Myself be defamed? I will not yield My glory to another.

Ezekiel 20:9
But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the eyes of the nations among whom they were living, in whose sight I had revealed Myself to Israel by bringing them out of Egypt.

Ezekiel 20:13
Yet the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not follow My statutes and they rejected My ordinances--though the man who does these things will live by them--and they utterly profaned My Sabbaths. Then I resolved to pour out My wrath upon them and put an end to them in the wilderness.

Ezekiel 20:15
Moreover, with an uplifted hand I swore to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land I had given them--a land flowing with milk and honey, the glory of all lands--

Ezekiel 20:22
But I withheld My hand and acted for the sake of My name, so that it would not be profaned in the eyes of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.

Ezekiel 39:7
So I will make My holy name known among My people Israel and will no longer allow it to be profaned. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.

Ezekiel 20:9,22
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt…

Ezekiel 36:22,23
Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went…

Ephesians 1:6,12
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved…







Lexicon
But I acted
וָאֶעֱשֶׂ֖ה (wā·’e·‘ĕ·śeh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

for the sake
לְמַ֣עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

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

so that it would not
לְבִלְתִּ֤י (lə·ḇil·tî)
Preposition-l
Strong's Hebrew 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

be profaned
הֵחֵל֙ (hê·ḥêl)
Verb - Nifal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

in the eyes
לְעֵינֵ֣י (lə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

of the nations
הַגּוֹיִ֔ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

in whose
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

sight
לְעֵינֵיהֶֽם׃ (lə·‘ê·nê·hem)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

I had brought them out.
הוֹצֵאתִ֖ים (hō·w·ṣê·ṯîm)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim
20:10-26. The history of Israel in the wilderness is referred to in the new Testament as well as in the Old, for warning. God did great things for them. He gave them the law, and revived the ancient keeping of the sabbath day. Sabbaths are privileges; they are signs of our being his people. If we do the duty of the day, we shall find, to our comfort, it is the Lord that makes us holy, that is, truly happy, here; and prepares us to be happy, that is, perfectly holy, hereafter. The Israelites rebelled, and were left to the judgments they brought upon themselves. God sometimes makes sin to be its own punishment, yet he is not the Author of sin: there needs no more to make men miserable, than to give them up to their own evil desires and passions.
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