Hallowed] AGIASQHTWAGIAZW. from a negative, and GH, the
earth, a thing separated from the earth, or from earthly purposes
and employments. As the word sanctified, or hallowed, in
Scripture, is frequently used for the consecration of a thing or
person to a holy use or office, as the Levites, first-born,
tabernacle, temple, and their utensils, which were all set apart
from every earthly, common, or profane use, and employed wholly in
the service of God, so the Divine Majesty may be said to be
sanctified by us, in analogy to those things, viz. when, we
separate him from, and in our conceptions and desires exalt him
above, earth and all things.
Thy name.] That is, GOD himself, with all the attributes of
his Divine nature-his power, wisdom, justice, mercy,
We hallow God's name, 1st. With our lips, when all our
conversation is holy, and we speak of those things which are meet
to minister grace to the hearers.
2dly. In our thoughts, when we suppress every rising evil, and
have our tempers regulated by his grace and Spirit.
3dly. In our lives, when we begin, continue, and end our works
to his glory. If we have an eye to God in all we perform, then
every act of our common employment will be an act of religious
4thly. In our families, when we endeavour to bring up our
children in the discipline and admonition or the Lord; instructing
also our servants in the way of righteousness.
5thly. In a particular calling or business, when we separate
the falsity, deception, and lying, commonly practised, from it;
buying and selling as in the sight of the holy and just God.
Source: Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible