Why Did Jesus Say " Glorify Thy Name ?" John 12:27-28 27"Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. 28Father, glorify your name!" What do you think Jesus meant when he said glorify thy name ? When He said Father , glorify your name , He wanted us to know His purpose for dying on the cross ...... that His death would bring glory to the Father . The word " glory " ( NIV dictionary ) in hebrew " Kabod " means the " weight " and therefore the "worth" of something as we speak of someone who " carries weight ". The glory of God is the worthiness of God .... the presence pf God in the fullness of his attributes in some place or everywhere.