Ezekiel 20:17
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New American Standard Bible
"Yet My eye spared them rather than destroying them, and I did not cause their annihilation in the wilderness.

King James Bible
Nevertheless mine eye spared them from destroying them, neither did I make an end of them in the wilderness.

Darby Bible Translation
But mine eye spared them so as not to destroy them, neither did I make a full end of them in the wilderness.

World English Bible
Nevertheless my eye spared them, and I didn't destroy them, neither did I make a full end of them in the wilderness.

Young's Literal Translation
And Mine eye hath pity on them -- against destroying them, And I have not made of them an end in the wilderness.

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Manner of Covenanting.
Previous to an examination of the manner of engaging in the exercise of Covenanting, the consideration of God's procedure towards his people while performing the service seems to claim regard. Of the manner in which the great Supreme as God acts, as well as of Himself, our knowledge is limited. Yet though even of the effects on creatures of His doings we know little, we have reason to rejoice that, in His word He has informed us, and in His providence illustrated by that word, he has given us to
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Covenanting Sanctioned by the Divine Example.
God's procedure when imitable forms a peculiar argument for duty. That is made known for many reasons; among which must stand this,--that it may be observed and followed as an example. That, being perfect, is a safe and necessary pattern to follow. The law of God proclaims what he wills men as well as angels to do. The purposes of God show what he has resolved to have accomplished. The constitutions of his moral subjects intimate that he has provided that his will shall be voluntarily accomplished
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Jeremiah 4:27
For thus says the LORD, "The whole land shall be a desolation, Yet I will not execute a complete destruction.

Jeremiah 5:18
"Yet even in those days," declares the LORD, "I will not make you a complete destruction.

Ezekiel 11:13
Now it came about as I prophesied, that Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell on my face and cried out with a loud voice and said, "Alas, Lord GOD! Will You bring the remnant of Israel to a complete end?"

Ezekiel 20:22
"But I withdrew My hand and acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations in whose sight I had brought them out.

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