|I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Sovereign LORD, when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.|
|And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.|
|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 the LORD," declares the Lord GOD, "when I prove Myself holy among you in their sight.|
|Ezekiel 36:23 |
Restoring to the land that God pledged in covenant (Gen. 12:7) will sanctify His great name, and move other peoples to "know that I am the Lord." This glory for God is the primary reason for Israel's restoration (cf. v. 32).
-Genesis 12:7 (NIV)