The Meaning of Exodus 9:16 Explained

Exodus 9:16

KJV: 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.

YLT: '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;

Darby: 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.

ASV: 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.

What does Exodus 9:16 Mean?

Context Summary

Exodus 9:13-35 - Mighty Thunderings And Hail
This paragraph recalls Revelation 7:3. The great angel there commanded that no wind should blow on the earth, or on the sea, or upon any tree, until the servants of God had been sealed on their foreheads. Only when this had been effected did the trumpets give signal of the disasters that broke successively on the earth. See Revelation 8:7, etc. The only spot in which the soul is safe is within the encircling provisions of the covenant. Israel stood there and was safe, not only from the hail but from the destroying sword. It was as safe a spot as the center of a cyclone is said to be. God had bound Himself by the most solemn sanctions to be a God to His people and deliver them. It was in pursuance of this pledge that He was their pavilion and canopy in this awful hour, catching the hailstones on His pinions, and securing them from hurt. Directly we trust in Christ He becomes our hiding-place from the storms of judgment and condemnation, Hebrews 13:20. [source]

Chapter Summary: Exodus 9

1  The plague on livestock
8  The plague of boils
13  The message of Moses about the hail,
22  The plague of hail
27  Pharaoh pleads with Moses, but yet is hardened

What do the individual words in Exodus 9:16 mean?

But indeed for this I have raised you up that I may show [in] you - My power that may be declared My name in all the earth
וְאוּלָ֗ם בַּעֲב֥וּר זֹאת֙ הֶעֱמַדְתִּ֔יךָ בַּעֲב֖וּר הַרְאֹתְךָ֣ אֶת־ כֹּחִ֑י וּלְמַ֛עַן סַפֵּ֥ר שְׁמִ֖י בְּכָל־ הָאָֽרֶץ

וְאוּלָ֗ם  But  indeed 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Conjunction
Root: אוּלָם  
Sense: but, but indeed (a strong adversative).
זֹאת֙  this 
Parse: Pronoun, feminine singular
Root: זׄאת  
Sense: this, this one, here, which, this … that, the one … the other, such.
הֶעֱמַדְתִּ֔יךָ  I  have  raised  you  up 
Parse: Verb, Hifil, Perfect, first person common singular, second person masculine singular
Root: עָמַד  
Sense: to stand, remain, endure, take one’s stand.
בַּעֲב֖וּר  that 
Parse: Preposition-b, Noun, masculine singular
Root: עֲבוּר  
Sense: for the sake of, on account of, because of, in order to conj.
הַרְאֹתְךָ֣  I  may  show  [in]  you 
Parse: Verb, Hifil, Infinitive construct, second person masculine singular
Root: רָאָה 
Sense: to see, look at, inspect, perceive, consider.
אֶת־  - 
Parse: Direct object marker
Root: אֹות 
Sense: sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative.
כֹּחִ֑י  My  power 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct, first person common singular
Root: כֹּחַ 
Sense: strength, power, might.
וּלְמַ֛עַן  that 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Conjunction
Root: לְמַעַן 
Sense: purpose, intent prep.
סַפֵּ֥ר  may  be  declared 
Parse: Verb, Piel, Infinitive construct
Root: סָפַר 
Sense: to count, recount, relate.
שְׁמִ֖י  My  name 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct, first person common singular
Root: שֵׁם  
Sense: name.
בְּכָל־  in  all 
Parse: Preposition-b, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: כֹּל  
Sense: all, the whole.
הָאָֽרֶץ  the  earth 
Parse: Article, Noun, feminine singular
Root: אֶרֶץ  
Sense: land, earth.