New American Standard Bible
"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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
For mine own sake, for mine own sake, will I do it; for how should my name be profaned? and I will not give my glory unto 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For mine own sake - (See Isaiah 48:9). The expression here is repeated to denote emphasis. He had thrown them into the furnace of affliction on his own account, that is, in order that his own name should not be profaned by their irreligion and idolatry, and that the glory which was due to him should not be given to idols.
For how should my name be polluted? - The sense is, that it would be inconsistent with his perfections to see his name profaned without endeavoring to correct and prevent it; and in order to this, that he brought these afflictions upon them. They had profaned his name by their irreligion and hypocrisy. In order to correct this evil, and to prevent it in future, he had brought these national judgments on them, and removed them to Babylon. The doctrine here taught is, that when the conduct of God's professed people is such as to dishonor God, and to make his name a subject of reproach with the wicked, he will visit them with heavy judgments. He cannot indulge them in a course of life which will reflect dishonor on his own name.
And I will not give my glory unto another - (See the notes at Isaiah 42:8). The sense here is this. The Jews had, as a nation, been prone to ascribe to idols that which was due to God alone. To correct this, and to make an effectual reform, he had removed them to Babylon, and doomed them to a long and painful captivity there. It may be added that the punishment was effectual, and that their long trial in Babylon served entirely to correct all their idolatrous propensities as a nation.
LibraryMercy's Master Motive
We shall now use the text as an illustration of divine love in other cases, for from one deed of grace we may learn all. As God dealt with his people Israel after the flesh, in the same manner he dealeth with his people Israel after the spirit; and his mercies towards his saints are to be seen as in a mirror in his wondrous lovingkindness towards the seed of Abraham. I shall take the text to illustrate--first, the conversion of the sinner; and secondly, the reclaiming of the backslider; and I pray, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 18: 1872
After the Scripture.
'I would have said, "I will cut them to pieces, I will remove the memory of them from men,"
Had I not feared the provocation by the enemy, That their adversaries would misjudge, That they would say, "Our hand is triumphant, And the LORD has not done all this."'
1 Samuel 12:22
"For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.
For Your name's sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
Nevertheless He saved them for the sake of His name, That He might make His power known.
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.
'For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My servant David's sake.'"
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