Isaiah 48:9
New International Version
For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to destroy you completely.

New Living Translation
Yet for my own sake and for the honor of my name, I will hold back my anger and not wipe you out.

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.

Berean Study Bible
For the sake of My name I will delay My wrath; for the sake of My praise I will restrain it, so that you will not be cut off.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
I will delay my anger for the sake of my name, and I will restrain myself for your benefit and for my praise, so that you will not be destroyed.

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD, am true to myself; I will be praised for not punishing and destroying you.

Good News Translation
"In order that people will praise my name, I am holding my anger in check; I am keeping it back and will not destroy you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will delay My anger for the honor of My name, and I will restrain Myself for your benefit and for My praise, so that you will not be destroyed.

International Standard Version
I defer my anger for my name's sake, and as my first act I'm restraining it for you, so as not to cut you off.

NET Bible
For the sake of my reputation I hold back my anger; for the sake of my prestige I restrain myself from destroying you.

New Heart English Bible
For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I not cut you off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
For my name's sake I'll be patient. For my glory's sake I'll hold my anger back from you, rather than destroy you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
“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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For my name's sake I will defer my anger, and for my praise I will wait patiently for thee that I not cut thee off.

King James 2000 Bible
For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I restrain it for you, that I cut you not off.

American King James Version
For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I cut you 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For mine own sake will I shew thee my wrath, and will bring before thee my glorious acts, that I may not utterly destroy thee.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
For my name's sake I will defer mine anger, and [for] my praise will I refrain as to thee, that I cut thee not off.

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.

World English Bible
For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I not cut you off.

Young's Literal Translation
For My name's sake I defer Mine anger, And My praise I restrain for thee, So as not to cut thee off.
Study Bible
Israel's Stubbornness
8You have never heard; you have never understood; for a long time your ears have not been open. For I knew how deceitful you are; you have been called a rebel from birth. 9For the sake of My name I will delay My wrath; for the sake of My praise I will restrain it, so that you will not be cut off. 10See, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 9:30
Yet You were patient with them for many years, and Your Spirit admonished them through Your prophets, but they would not listen; so You gave them into the hands of the people of the land.

Nehemiah 9:31
But in Your great compassion, You did not put an end to them; nor did You forsake them, for You are a gracious and compassionate God.

Psalm 78:38
Yet He was compassionate; He forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them. He often restrained His anger and did not unleash His full wrath.

Psalm 103:8
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in loving devotion.

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He rises to show you compassion, for the LORD is a just God. Blessed are all who wait for Him.

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

Isaiah 43:25
I, yes I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake and remembers your sins no more.

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.

Isaiah 65:8
This is what the LORD says: "As the new wine is found in a cluster of grapes, and men say, 'Do not destroy it, for it contains a blessing,' so I will act on behalf of My servants: I will not destroy them all.

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 36:21
But I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations to which they had gone.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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Isaiah 48:11
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.

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

Isaiah 43:25
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

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Nehemiah 9:30,31
Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands…

Psalm 78:38
But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

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







Lexicon
For the sake
לְמַ֤עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

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

I will delay
אַאֲרִ֣יךְ (’a·’ă·rîḵ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 748: To be, long

My wrath;
אַפִּ֔י (’ap·pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

for the sake of My praise
וּתְהִלָּתִ֖י (ū·ṯə·hil·lā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8416: Praise, song of praise

I will restrain it,
אֶחֱטָם־ (’e·ḥĕ·ṭām-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2413: To hold in, restrain

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

be cut off.
הַכְרִיתֶֽךָ׃ (haḵ·rî·ṯe·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant
(9) For my name's sake . . .--The thought is two-fold, in answer to the implied question why Jehovah had not punished so guilty a people: (1) after the manner of men, that had He destroyed His chosen people, the nations of the world would have thought Him changeable and capricious; (2) taking "name" as the symbol of character, that He might assert His own everlasting righteousness and love, as willing to save rather than destroy.

Verse 9. - For my Name's sake will I defer mine anger. Israel's insincerity (ver. 1), obstinacy (ver. 4), addiction to idols (ver. 5), blindness (ver. 8), and general resistance to God's will (ver. 8), could not but have provoked God's "anger." He will, however, "defer" it, "refrain" himself, not "cut Israel off, for his Name's sake." God, having selected one nation out of all the nations of the earth to be his "peculiar people" (Deuteronomy 14:2), and having declared this, and supported his people by miracles in their struggles with the other nations and peoples, was, so to speak, committed to protect and defend Israel "for his Name's sake," lest his Name should be blasphemed among the Gentiles (see Exodus 32:12; Numbers 14:13; Deuteronomy 9:28; Psalm 129:10; 106:8, etc.). He was also bound by the promises which he had made; and. still more, by the position which Israel occupied in his scheme of salvation, to allow the nation still to exist, and therefore to condone its iniquities and restrain his anger. But the dregs of the cup of vengeance were poured out at last. 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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