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Ezekiel 36:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But I had regard for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations, whither they went.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But I had concern for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations where they went.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But I had pity for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But I had pity for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations whither they went.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So then I had tender regard for my holy, Name,—Which the house of Israel, had profaned, among the nations, where they had entered.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And I have pity on My holy name, That the house of Israel have polluted among nations whither they have gone in.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And I have regarded my own holy name, which the house of Israel hath profaned among the nations to which they went in.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But I had pitie for mine holy Name, which the house of Israel had prophaned among the heathen, whither they went.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But I spared them for the sake of my holy name, which the house of Israel profaned among the nations, among whom they went.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Yisrael had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But I had pity 2550
{2550} Prime
חָמַל
chamal
{khaw-mal'}
A primitive root; to commiserate; by implication to spare.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
for x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
mine holy 6944
{6944} Prime
קֹדֶשׁ
qodesh
{ko'-desh}
From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity.
name, 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
had profaned 2490
{2490} Prime
חָלַל
chalal
{khaw-lal'}
A primitive root (compare H2470); properly to bore, that is, (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an opening-wedge); denominatively (from H2485) to play (the flute).
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
among the heathen, 1471
{1471} Prime
גּוֹי
gowy
{go'-ee}
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.
whither x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
x8033
(8033) Complement
שָׁם
sham
{shawm}
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
they went. 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezekiel 36:21

_ _ I had pity for mine holy name — that is, I felt pity for it; God’s own name, so dishonored, was the primary object of His pitying concern; then His people, secondarily, through His concern for it [Fairbairn].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezekiel 36:16-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezekiel 36:21

But I had pity — For these sins I had just cause to cut them off; but I had pity, for the glory of my name: had I destroyed them, the heathen would have concluded against my omnipotence, and my truth.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ezekiel 36:21

But I had pity for my holy (l) name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations, to which they went.

(l) And therefore would not permit my Name to be had in contempt, as the heathen would have reproached me, if I had allowed my Church to perish.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Ezekiel 20:9 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.
Ezekiel 20:14 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted before the heathen, in whose sight I brought them out.
Ezekiel 20:22 Nevertheless I withdrew mine hand, and wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be polluted in the sight of the heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth.
Deuteronomy 32:26-27 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: ... Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, [and] lest they should say, Our hand [is] high, and the LORD hath not done all this.
Psalms 74:18 Remember this, [that] the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and [that] the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
Isaiah 37:35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
Isaiah 48:9 For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.
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Dt 32:26. Ps 74:18. Is 37:35; 48:9. Ezk 20:9, 14, 22.

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