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Isaiah 48:9 New English Translation (NET Bible)

For the sake of my reputation[a] I hold back my anger;
for the sake of my prestige[b] I restrain myself from destroying you.[c]


  1. Isaiah 48:9 tn Heb “for the sake of my name” (so NAB, NASB); NLT “for my own sake.”
  2. Isaiah 48:9 tn Heb “and my praise.” לְמַעַן (lemaʿan, “for the sake of”) is understood by ellipsis (note the preceding line).
  3. Isaiah 48:9 tn Heb “I restrain [myself] concerning you not to cut you off.”
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Isaiah 48:9 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.

New International Version (NIV)

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