New Living Translation
But again I held back in order to protect the honor of my name before the nations who had seen my power in bringing Israel out of Egypt.
King James Bible
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.
Darby Bible Translation
But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I had brought them out.
World English Bible
But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them out.
Young's Literal Translation
And I do it for My name's sake, Not to pollute it before the eyes of the nations, Before whose eyes I brought them forth.
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LibraryThe Old Testament Canon from Its Beginning to Its Close.
The first important part of the Old Testament put together as a whole was the Pentateuch, or rather, the five books of Moses and Joshua. This was preceded by smaller documents, which one or more redactors embodied in it. The earliest things committed to writing were probably the ten words proceeding from Moses himself, afterwards enlarged into the ten commandments which exist at present in two recensions (Exod. xx., Deut. v.) It is true that we have the oldest form of the decalogue from the Jehovist …
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"In the Spirit and Power of Elias"
A Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
The Covenant of Works
I will rescue you for my sake--yes, for my own sake! I will not let my reputation be tarnished, and I will not share my glory with idols!
But I didn't do it, for I acted to protect the honor of my name. I would not allow shame to be brought on my name among the surrounding nations who saw me reveal myself by bringing the Israelites out of Egypt.
"But the people of Israel rebelled against me, and they refused to obey my decrees there in the wilderness. They wouldn't obey my regulations even though obedience would have given them life. They also violated my Sabbath days. So I threatened to pour out my fury on them, and I made plans to utterly consume them in the wilderness.
But I took a solemn oath against them in the wilderness. I swore I would not bring them into the land I had given them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the most beautiful place on earth.
Nevertheless, I withdrew my judgment against them to protect the honor of my name before the nations that had seen my power in bringing them out of Egypt.
"In this way, I will make known my holy name among my people of Israel. I will not let anyone bring shame on it. And the nations, too, will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.
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