75 Selected Passages on God’s Motive for Himself (His Glory, His Name, His Enfleshing)

  1. Exodus 14:4: And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host; and the Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh

  2. Exodus 14:18: And the Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have gotten glory over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.

    First Samuel
  3. 1 Samuel 12:22: For Yahweh will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because Yahweh has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.

    Second Samuel
  4. 2 Samuel 7:23a: And what one nation on the earth is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people and to make a name for Himself

    First Kings
  5. 1 Kings 8:59-60: Let these words of mine, with which I have pleaded before Yahweh, be near to Yahweh our God day and night, and may he maintain the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel, as each day requires, 60  that all the peoples of the earth may know that Yahweh is God; there is no other.

    Second Kings
  6. 2 Kings 19:19: So now, O Yahweh our God, save us, please, from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, O Yahweh, are God alone.

  7. 2 Kings 19:34: For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.

  8. 2 Kings 20:6: I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.

    First Chronicles
  9. 1 Chronicles 17:23-24: And now, O Yahweh, let the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house be established forever, and do as you have spoken, 24  and Your name will be established and magnified forever, saying, ‘Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, is Israel’s God,’ and the house of your servant David will be established before you.

  10. Psalm 23:1-3: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

  11. Psalm 25:11: For Your name’s sake, O Yahweh, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

  12. Psalm 31:3: For You are my rock and my fortress; and for Your name’s sake You lead me and guide me;

  13. Psalm 79:8-9: Do not remember against us our former iniquities; let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low. 9  Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for Your name’s sake!

  14. Psalm 106:7-8: Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; They did not remember Your abundant kindnesses, But rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea. 8 Nevertheless He saved them for the sake of His name, That He might make His power known.

  15. Psalm 106:47: Save us, O Yahweh our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name and glory in Your praise.

  16. Psalm 109:21: But you, O God my Lord, deal on my behalf for Your name’s sake because Your steadfast love is good, deliver me!

  17. Psalm 143:11: For Your name’s sake, O Yahweh, preserve my life! In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble!

  18. Isaiah 43:7: Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.

  19. Isaiah 43:25: I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.

  20. Isaiah 48:9-11: 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 sakeMy name be profaned? And My glory I will not give to another.”

  21. Isaiah 49:3: He said to Me, “You are My Servant, Israel, In Whom I will show My glory.

  22. Isaiah 61:3: to grant to those who mourn in Zion—to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, that He may be glorified.

  23. Isaiah 66:5: Hear the word of Yahweh, you who tremble at his word: Your brothers who hate you and cast you out for My name’s sake have said, ‘Let Yahweh be glorified, that we may see your joy’; but it is they who shall be put to shame.

  24. Jeremiah 13:11: For as a belt is bound around the waist, so I bound all the people of Israel and all the people of Judah to me,’ declares Yahweh, ‘to be my people for My renown, and praise and honor. But they have not listened.’

  25. Jeremiah 14:7: Though our iniquities testify against us, act, O Yahweh, for Your name’s sake; for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against You.

  26. Jeremiah 14:21: Do not spurn us, for Your name’s sake; do not dishonor Your glorious throne; remember and do not break Your covenant with us.

  27. Ezekiel 20:8-9: But they rebelled against me and were not willing to listen to me. None of them cast away the detestable things their eyes feasted on, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt. Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon them and spend my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt. 9 But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations among whom they lived, in whose sight I made Myself known to them in bringing them out of the land of Egypt.

  28. Ezekiel 20:13-14: But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness. They did not walk in My statutes and they rejected My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live; and My sabbaths they greatly profaned. Then I resolved to pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to annihilate them. 14 But I acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations

  29. Ezekiel 20:21-26: But the children rebelled against me. They did not walk in my statutes and were not careful to obey my rules, by which, if a person does them, he shall live; they profaned my Sabbaths. “Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon them and spend my anger against them in the wilderness. 22 But I withheld my hand and acted for the sake of My name, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I had brought them out. 23 Moreover, I swore to them in the wilderness that I would scatter them among the nations and disperse them through the countries, 24 because they had not obeyed my rules, but had rejected my statutes and profaned my Sabbaths, and their eyes were set on their fathers’ idols. 25 Moreover, I gave them statutes that were not good and rules by which they could not have life, 26 and I defiled them through their very gifts in their offering up all their firstborn, that I might devastate them. I did it that they might know that I am Yahweh.

  30. Ezekiel 20:44: And you shall know that I am Yahweh, when I deal with you for My name’s sake, not according to your evil ways, nor according to your corrupt deeds, O house of Israel, declares Yahweh God.

  31. Ezekiel 36:22-23, 32: Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says Yahweh God, “It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for My holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you went. 23 I will vindicate the holiness of My great name which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst. Then the nations will know that I am Yahweh,” declares Yahweh God, “when I prove Myself holy among you in their sight… I am not doing this for your sake,” declares Yahweh God, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O house of Israel!”

  32. Habakkuk 2:12-14: Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed And founds a town with violence! 13 Is it not indeed from Yahweh of hosts That peoples toil for fire, And nations grow weary for nothing? 14 For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh, As the waters cover the sea.

  33. Matthew 5:16: Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

  34. Matthew 10:19-22: When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. 20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21 Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22 and you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

  35. Matthew 19:29: And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for My name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.

  36. John 8:54: Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’”

  37. John 12:27-28: Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify Your name. Then a voice came out of heaven: I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

  38. John 13:31-32: Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him; 32 if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately.”

  39. John 14:13: Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

  40. John 15:8: My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.

  41. John 16:13-14: But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.

  42. John 17:1: Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You

  43. John 17:4: I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.

  44. John 17:9-10: I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours; 10 and all things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I have been glorified in them.

  45. John 17:24: Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

  46. John 17:26: and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.

  47. John 21:18-19a: Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go. 19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God).

  48. Acts 9:16: But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry My name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of My name.

  49. Acts 12:23: And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory , and he was eaten by worms and died.

  50. Romans 1:1-6: Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh 4 and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of His name among all the nations, 6 including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ…

  51. Romans 1:21-23: For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

  52. Romans 3:21-26: But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it — 22 the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

  53. Romans 5:2: through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.

  54. Romans 9:17: For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, ‘For this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth.’

  55. Romans 9:22-23: What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? 23 And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory

  56. Romans 11:36: From him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

  57. Romans 15:5-7: May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

    First Corinthians
  58. 1 Corinthians 6:20: For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

  59. 1 Corinthians 8:6: yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.

  60. 1 Corinthians 10:31: Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

    Second Corinthians
  61. 2 Corinthians 1:20: For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through Him that we utter our Amen to God for His glory .

  62. 2 Corinthians 4:5-6: For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

  63. 2 Corinthians 4:14-15 : For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

  64. Ephesians 1:11-12 : In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of His glory .

  65. Ephesians 1:4-6a: just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace.

  66. Philippians 1:9-11: And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; 11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

  67. Philippians 2:8-11: Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    Second Thessalonians
  68. 2 Thessalonians 1:9-12: They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His might, 10 when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed. 11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

  69. Hebrews 2:12 : For the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of God.

    First Peter
  70. 1 Peter 1:20-21 : For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you 21 who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory , so that your faith and hope are in God.

  71. 1 Peter 2:9: But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

  72. 1 Peter 2:12: Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.

  73. 1 Peter 4:11: Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to Whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

    First John
  74. 1 John 2:12: I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake. (cf. Psalm 25:11, Isiah 43:25).

  75. Revelation 2:3: I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. 3 I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for My name’s sake, and you have not grown weary.

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