Exodus 9:16

“And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And in very deede, for this cause haue I raised thee vp, for to shewe in thee my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But, indeed, for this reason I have allowed you to remain, in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but in very deed for this cause have I made thee to stand, to show thee my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But, for this very reason, I have kept you from destruction, to make clear to you my power, and so that my name may be honoured through all the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And for this very cause have I raised thee up, to shew thee my power; and that my name may be declared in all the earth.
- Darby Bible

And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, to show in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
- Webster's Bible

but indeed for this cause I have made you stand: to show you my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth;
- World English Bible

`And yet for this I have caused thee to stand, so as to show thee My power, and for the sake of declaring My Name in all the earth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

But in very deed for this cause have I made thee to stand, to show thee My power, and that My name may be declared throughout all the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 9:16


9:16 For this cause have I raised thee up - A most dreadful message Moses is here ordered to deliver to him, whether he will hear, or whether he will forbear. He must tell him, that he is marked for ruin: that he now stands as the butt at which God would shoot all the arrows of his wrath. For this cause have I raised thee up to the throne at this time, and made thee to stand the shock of the plagues hitherto, to shew in thee my power - Providence so ordered it, that Moses should have a man of such a fierce and stubborn spirit to deal with, to make it a most signal and memorable instance of the power God has to bring down the proudest of his enemies; that my name, irresistable power, and my inflexible justice, might be declared throughout all the earth - Not only to all places, but through all ages while the earth remains. This will be the event. But it by no means follows, that this was the design of God. We have numberless instances in scripture of this manner of speaking, to denote not the design, but only the event.


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