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Psalms 106:8

    Psalms 106:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, That he might make his mighty power to be known.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But he was their saviour because of his name, so that men might see his great power.

    Webster's Revision

    Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, That he might make his mighty power to be known.

    World English Bible

    Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power known.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 106:8

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 106:8

    Nevertheless, he saved them for his name's sake - For the promotion of his own honor and glory; that it might be seen that he is powerful and merciful. This is constantly given as the reason why God saves people; why he forgives sin; why he redeems the soul; why he delivers from danger and from death. Compare Ezekiel 36:22, Ezekiel 36:32; Isaiah 37:35; Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 48:9; Jeremiah 14:7; Psalm 6:4; Psalm 23:3; Psalm 25:11; Psalm 31:16; Psalm 44:26. This is the highest reason which can be assigned for pardoning and saving sinners.

    That he might make his mighty power to be known - Exodus 9:16. Compare the notes at Romans 9:17.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 106:8

    106:8 Saved them - That he may vindicate his name from the blasphemous reproaches, which would have been cast upon it, if they had been destroyed.