For my sake alone 1 I will act, for how can I allow my name to be defiled? 2 I will not share my glory with anyone else! 3
For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.
"For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act; For how can My name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another.
I will rescue you for my sake––yes, for my own sake! That way, the pagan nations will not be able to claim that their gods have conquered me. I will not let them have my glory!
Out of myself, simply because of who I am, I do what I do. I have my reputation to keep up. I'm not playing second fiddle to either gods or people.
For myself, even because of my name, I will do it; for I will not let my name be shamed; and my glory I will not give to another.
For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for why should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.
For My own sake, for My own sake, I will do it ; For how should My name be profaned? And I will not give My glory to another.
For mine own sake, [even] for mine own sake, will I do
[it]: for how should [my name] be polluted
and I will not give
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alone I will act
can I allow my name to be defiled
? I will not
with anyone else!
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1 tn The Hebrew text repeats לְמַעֲנִי (lÿma’ani, “for my sake”) for emphasis.
2 tn The Hebrew text reads literally, “for how can it be defiled?” The subject of the verb is probably “name” (v. 9).
3 sn See 42:8.