Ezekiel 36:32

32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign LORD. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel!

Read Ezekiel 36:32 Using Other Translations

Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
It is not for your sake that I will act, declares the Lord GOD; let that be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel.
But remember, says the Sovereign LORD, I am not doing this because you deserve it. O my people of Israel, you should be utterly ashamed of all you have done!

What does Ezekiel 36:32 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 36:32

Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord
Not for any worth or worthiness in them; for any merit or desert of theirs; for any goodness in them, or works of righteousness done by them; no, it purely flowed from his own unmerited grace and goodness; for his own sake, and for his own glory, will he do it; see ( Deuteronomy 9:4-6 ) : be it known unto you;
this the Lord would have this people take notice of, who were very fond of their own righteousness and merits, and to trust therein, and ascribe much thereunto, as most men are too apt to do; and therefore, to take down their pride, and take them off of their boastings and vain opinions of themselves, he would have them know and acknowledge this; and be so far from placing any of the favours bestowed on them to the account of the merit of their good works, that they ought to take shame for their evil ones, as follows: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel;
as men are when they are brought to a true sight and sense of them, and reflect upon the evil of them, and are brought to true repentance for them; see ( Ezekiel 16:61 Ezekiel 16:63 ) .

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