Exodus 9:16
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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.

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.

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.

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But truly, on this very account, have I caused thee to subsist - (העמדחיך heemadticha), that I might cause thee to see my power, (הראתך את כחי harotheca eth cochi), and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth, (or, בכל הארץ becol haarets, in all this land). See Ainsworth and Houbigant.

Thus God gave this impious king to know that it was in consequence of his especial providence that both he and his people had not been already destroyed by means of the past plagues; but God had preserved him for this very purpose, that he might have a farther opportunity of manifesting that he, Jehovah, was the only true God for the full conviction both of the Hebrews and Egyptians, that the former might follow and the latter fear before him. Judicious critics of almost all creeds have agreed to translate the original as above, a translation which it not only can bear but requires, and which is in strict conformity to both the Septuagint and Targum. Neither the Hebrew העמדחיך heemadticha, I have caused thee to stand; nor the apostle's translation of it, Romans 9:17, εξηγειρα σε, I have raised thee; nor that of the Septuagint, ἑνεκεν τουτου διετηρηθης, on this account art thou preserved, viz., in the past plagues; can countenance that most exceptionable meaning put on the words by certain commentators, viz., "That God ordained or appointed Pharaoh from all eternity, by certain means, to this end; that he made him to exist in time; that he raised him to the throne; promoted him to that high honor and dignity; that he preserved him, and did not cut him off as yet; that he strengthened and hardened his heart; irritated, provoked, and stirred him up against his people Israel, and suffered him to go all the lengths he did go in his obstinacy and rebellion; all which was done to show in him his power in destroying him in the Red Sea. The sum of which is, that this man was raised up by God in every sense for God to show his power in his destruction." So man speaks; thus God hath not spoken. See Henry on the place.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Exodus 14:17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honor on Pharaoh...

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

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

Romans 9:17,22 For the scripture said to Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power in you...

1 Peter 2:8,19 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient...

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men...

raised thee up. Heb. made thee stand. for to

Exodus 14:4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honored on Pharaoh, and on all his host...

Exodus 15:11-16 Who is like to you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, 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.

Joshua 2:10,11 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when you came out of Egypt...

1 Samuel 4:8 Woe to us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods?...

Psalm 136:10-15 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endures for ever...

that my

1 Chronicles 16:24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvelous 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; yes, let them be put to shame, and perish...

Isaiah 63:12-14 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name...

Malachi 1:11,14 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles...

Romans 9:17 For the scripture said to Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power in you...

Library
Confession of Sin --A Sermon with Seven Texts
The Hardened Sinner. PHARAOH--"I have sinned."--Exodus 9:27. I. The first case I shall bring before you is that of the HARDENED SINNER, who, when under terror, says, "I have sinned." And you will find the text in the book of Exodus, the 9th chap. and 27th verse: "And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the Lord is righteous, and I and my people are wicked." But why this confession from the lips of the haughty tyrant? He was not often wont to
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

Sign Seekers, and the Enthusiast Reproved.
(Galilee on the Same Day as the Last Section.) ^A Matt. XII. 38-45; ^C Luke XI. 24-36. ^c 29 And when the multitudes were gathering together unto him, ^a 38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee. [Having been severely rebuked by Jesus, it is likely that the scribes and Pharisees asked for a sign that they might appear to the multitude more fair-minded and open to conviction than Jesus had represented them to be. Jesus had just wrought
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Romans 9:17
For 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 now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth.

Exodus 9:17
You still set yourself against my people and will not let them go.

Nehemiah 9:10
You sent signs and wonders against Pharaoh, against all his officials and all the people of his land, for you knew how arrogantly the Egyptians treated them. You made a name for yourself, which remains to this day.

Psalm 76:10
Surely your wrath against mankind brings you praise, and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.

Psalm 106:8
Yet he saved them for his name's sake, to make his mighty power known.

Proverbs 16:4
The LORD works out everything to its proper end-- even the wicked for a day of disaster.

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