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Isaiah 48:9–11

m“For my name’s sake I defer my anger;

for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you,

that I may not cut you off.

10  Behold, I have refined you, nbut not as silver;

oI have tried1 you in the furnace of affliction.

11  pFor my own sake, for my own sake, I do it,

for how should my name2 be profaned?

qMy glory I will not give to another.

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Isaiah 48:9–11 — The New International Version (NIV)

For my own name’s sake I delay my wrath;

for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you,

so as not to destroy you completely.

10 See, I have refined you, though not as silver;

I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

11 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.

Isaiah 48:9–11 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver;

I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

11 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 my glory unto another.

Isaiah 48:9–11 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Yet for my own sake and for the honor of my name,

I will hold back my anger and not wipe you out.

10 I have refined you, but not as silver is refined.

Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering.

11 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!

Isaiah 48:9–11 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

“For My name’s sake I will defer My anger,

And for My praise I will restrain it from you,

So that I do not cut you off.

10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver;

I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

11 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.

Isaiah 48:9–11 — New Century Version (NCV)

But for my own sake I will be patient.

People will praise me for not becoming angry

and destroying you.

10 I have made you pure, but not by fire, as silver is made pure.

I have purified you by giving you troubles.

11 I do this for myself, for my own sake.

I will not let people speak evil against me,

and I will not let some god take my glory.

Isaiah 48:9–11 — American Standard Version (ASV)

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. 10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not as silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. 11 For mine own sake, for mine own sake, will I do it; for how should my name be profaned? and my glory will I not give to another.

Isaiah 48:9–11 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For my name’s sake I will defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain as to thee, that I cut thee not off. 10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not as silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. 11 For mine own sake, for mine own sake, will I do it; for how should my name be profaned? and I will not give my glory unto another.

Isaiah 48:9–11 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

For my name’s sake I’ll be patient. 

For my glory’s sake I’ll hold my anger back from you, 

rather than destroy you. 

10 I have refined you, 

but not like silver. 

I have tested you in the furnace of suffering. 

11 I am doing this for myself, only for myself. 

Why should my name be dishonored? 

I will not give my glory to anyone else. 

Isaiah 48:9–11 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I will delay My anger for the honor of My name,

and I will restrain Myself for your benefit and for My praise,

so that you will not be destroyed.

10 Look, I have refined you, but not as silver;

I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

11 I will act for My own sake, indeed, My own,

for how can I be defiled?

I will not give My glory to another.

Isaiah 48:9–11 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For my name’s sake I defer my anger,

for the sake of my praise I restrain it for you,

so that I may not cut you off.

10 See, I have refined you, but not like silver;

I have tested you in the furnace of adversity.

11 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.

Isaiah 48:9–11 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

For the sake of my name I refrain from my anger,

and for my praise I restrain it for you

so as not to cut you off.

10 Look! I have refined you, but not like silver;

I have chosen you in the furnace of misery.

11 For my own sake, for my own sake I do it;

for why should it be defiled?

And I will not give my glory to another.”

Isaiah 48:9–11 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

For the honor of my own name I put off showing my anger.

I hold it back from you so people will continue to praise me.

I do not want to destroy you.

10 I have put you to the test in the furnace of suffering.

I have tried to make you pure.

But I did not use as much heat as it takes to make silver pure.

11 I tried to purify you for my own honor.

I did it for the honor of my name.

How can I let myself be dishonored?

I will not give up my glory to any other god.

Isaiah 48:9–11 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“For the sake of My name I delay My wrath,

And for My praise I restrain it for you,

In order not to cut you off.

10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver;

I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

11 “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.