Isaiah 48:11
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
For my own sake, even for my own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be profaned? and I will not give my glory to another.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After this summons, and description of those who are summoned, the address of Jehovah begins. "The first I have long ago proclaimed, and it has gone forth out of my mouth, and I caused it to be heard. I carried it out suddenly, and it came to pass. Because I knew that thou art hard, and thy neck an iron clasp, and thy brow of brass; I proclaimed it to thee long ago; before it came to pass, I caused thee to hear it, that thou mightest not say, My idol has done it, and my graven image and molten image commanded it." The word הראשׁנות in itself signifies simply priora; and then, according to the context, it signifies prius facta (Isaiah 46:9), or prius praedicta (Isaiah 43:9), or prius eventura (Isaiah 41:22; Isaiah 42:9). In the present passage it refers to earlier occurrences, which Jehovah had foretold, and, when the time fixed for their accomplishment arrived, which He had immediately brought to pass. With a retrospective glance at this, we find plural masc. suffixes (cf., Isaiah 41:27) used interchangeably with plural fem. (cf., Isaiah 48:7 and Isaiah 38:16); the prophet more frequently uses the sing. fem. in this neuter sense (Isaiah 41:20; Isaiah 42:23, etc.), and also, though very rarely, the sing. masc. (Isaiah 45:8). On gı̄d, a band, a sinew, but here a clasp (cf., Arab. kaid, a fetter), see Psychology, p. 233. Nechūshâh is a poetical equivalent for nechōsheth, as in Isaiah 45:2. The heathen cravings of Israel, which reached into the captivity, are here presupposed. Hengstenberg is mistaken in his supposition, that the prophet's standpoint is always anterior to the captivity when he speaks in condemnation of idolatry. We cannot draw any conclusion from the character of the community that returned, with regard to that of the people of the captivity generally. The great mass even of Judah, and still more of Israel, remained behind, and became absorbed into the heathen, to whom they became more and more assimilated. And does not Ezekiel expressly state in Ezekiel 20:30., that the golah by the Chaboras defiled themselves with the same abominations of idolatry as their fathers, and that the prevailing disposition was to combine the worship of Jehovah with heathenism, or else to exchange the former altogether for the latter? And we know that it was just the same with the exiles in Egypt, among whom the life and labours of Jeremiah terminated. Wherever the prophet speaks of פשׁעים and רשׁעים, these names invariably include a tendency or falling away to Babylonian idolatry, to which he describes the exiles as having been addicted, both in Isaiah 66:17 and elsewhere.

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mine own

Isaiah 48:9 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.

for how

Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, said the LORD, that my people is taken away for nothing? they that rule over them make them to howl...

Numbers 14:15,16 Now if you shall kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of you 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...

Ezekiel 20:9,39 But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were...

Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

my name. Shemi, 'my name' is supplied by one MS. and the LXX
I will not

Isaiah 48:5 I have even from the beginning declared it to you; before it came to pass I showed it you: lest you should say, My idol has done 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 honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father which has sent him.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:26
I would have said, "I will cut them to pieces; I will wipe them from human memory,"

Deuteronomy 32:27
had I not feared provocation by the enemy, lest their adversaries should misunderstand, lest they should say, "Our hand is triumphant, it was not the LORD who did all this."'

1 Samuel 12:22
For the LORD will not forsake his people, for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself.

Psalm 25:11
For your name's sake, O LORD, pardon my guilt, for it is great.

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

Psalm 115:1
Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!

Isaiah 37:35
For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake and for the sake of my servant David."

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