New International Version
Yet he saved them for his name's sake, to make his mighty power known.
King James Bible
Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
Darby Bible Translation
Yet he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make known his might.
World English Bible
Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power known.
Young's Literal Translation
And He saveth them for His name's sake, To make known His might,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He saved them for his name's sake - למען שמו lemaan shemo, "on account of his name;" to manifest his own power, goodness, and perfections. There was nothing which he could draw from them as a reason why he should save them; therefore he drew the reason from himself. There is a singular gloss in the old Psalter on this verse: "Whan thai cam oute of Egypt to the rede Se, whare thai were closed on a syde with a hylle that na man mygt passe: on another side was the rede See: behynde tham was men of Egypt foluand; and for this thai began to gruch, forgetand Gods mygt: bot than he safed tham, depertand the Se in twelfe, to ilk kynde of Isrel a passage." It seems as if this author thought there were twelve passages made through the Red Sea, that each tribe should have a passage to itself.
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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.
They said to Moses, "Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?
That day the LORD saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore.
He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God."
1 Samuel 12:22
For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.
You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.
But you, Sovereign LORD, help me for your name's sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me.
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