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Ezekiel 20:9

    Ezekiel 20:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known to them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, among which they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I was acting for the honour of my name, so that it might not be made unclean before the eyes of the nations among whom they were, and before whose eyes I gave them knowledge of myself, by taking them out of the land of Egypt.

    Webster's Revision

    But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, among which they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.

    World English Bible

    But I worked for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, among which they were, in whose sight I made myself known to them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known unto them, in bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.

    Definitions for Ezekiel 20:9

    Heathen - People; nations; non-Jews.
    Wrought - Worked; made.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 20:9

    But I wrought for my name's sake - I bare with them and did not punish them, lest the heathen, who had known my promises made to them, might suppose that I had either broken them through some caprice, or was not able to fulfill them.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 20:9

    I wrought for my name's sake - Lest it should appear to the Egyptians that Yahweh was a God who would, but could not, save.