Isaiah 48:11
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.

Berean Study Bible
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.

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.

New King James Version
For My own sake, for My own sake, I will do it; For how should My name be profaned? And I will not give My glory 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 I will not give My glory to another.

NASB 1995
“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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
“For My own sake, for My own sake, I will do it [I refrain and do not completely destroy you]; For how can My Name be defiled and profaned [as it would if My chosen people were completely destroyed]? And I will not give My glory to another [by permitting the worshipers of idols to triumph over you].

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.

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.”

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For my sake I shall make what is undefiled, and I shall not give my honor to another

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For mine own sake I will do this for thee, because my name is profaned; and I will not give my glory to another.

Contemporary English Version
I did this because of who I am. I refuse to be dishonored or share my praise with any other god.

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.

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.

Good News Translation
What I do is done for my own sake--I will not let my name be dishonored or let anyone else share the glory that should be mine and mine alone."

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.

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."

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.

Literal Standard Version
For My sake, for My own sake, I do [it], For how is it defiled? And I do not 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel's Stubbornness
10See, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. 11For 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.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:26
I would have said that I would cut them to pieces and blot out their memory from mankind,

Deuteronomy 32:27
if I had not dreaded the taunt of the enemy, lest their adversaries misunderstand and say: 'Our own hand has prevailed; it was not the LORD who did all this.'"

1 Samuel 12:22
Indeed, for the sake of His great name, the LORD will not abandon His people, because He was pleased to make you His own.

Psalm 25:11
For the sake of Your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, for it is great.

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

Psalm 115:1
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your name be the glory, because of Your loving devotion, because of Your faithfulness.

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


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 mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.

for how

Isaiah 52:5
Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.

Numbers 14:15,16
Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying, …

Deuteronomy 32:26,27
I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: …

my name.

Isaiah 48:5
I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.

Isaiah 42:8
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

John 5:23
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For My own sake,
לְמַעֲנִ֧י (lə·ma·‘ă·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

My very own sake,
לְמַעֲנִ֛י (lə·ma·‘ă·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

I will act;
אֶעֱשֶׂ֖ה (’e·‘ĕ·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

how
אֵ֣יךְ (’êḵ)
Interjection
Strong's 349: How?, how!, where

can I let Myself be defamed?
יֵחָ֑ל (yê·ḥāl)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2490: To bore, to wound, to dissolve, to profane, to break, to begin, to play

I will not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

yield
אֶתֵּֽן׃ (’et·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

My glory
וּכְבוֹדִ֖י (ū·ḵə·ḇō·w·ḏî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

to another.
לְאַחֵ֥ר (lə·’a·ḥêr)
Preposition-l | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other


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