But I had pity for Mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
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. 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. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.” Ezekiel 36:21-24 (KJB)
REFERENCES: Ezekiel 34; 35; 36; Isaiah 37:35; 48:9; Psalm 115:1-2; 1 Peter 2:9; 3:15; Jeremiah 50:17-20; Romans 11:25-26