“Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone.
Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.
"Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came.
“Therefore, give the people of Israel this message from the Sovereign LORD : I am bringing you back, but not because you deserve it. I am doing it to protect my holy name, on which you brought shame while you were scattered among the nations.
Therefore say unto the house of Israel
This is an order to the prophet, the son of man, ( Ezekiel
36:17 ) : thus saith the Lord God, I do not this for
your sakes, O house of Israel;
what he hereafter promises to do for them, both with respect to
things temporal and spiritual; which he did, not on account of
any deserts or worthiness in them; for they had none, having done
nothing to merit his favour, but, on the contrary, everything to
provoke the eyes of his glory: but for my holy name's sake,
which ye have profaned among the Heathen, whither ye went;
for the honour of his holy name, for the glory of his holy word,
holy worship, and holy religion; all which were traduced and
reproached among the Heathen, by reason of the ungodly behaviour
of the Jews.