Names of God

Jehovah Jireh

Jehovah Jireh (God the Provider) ​ The passage Jehovah Jireh is one of the best-known names of God. We claim it when we pray. We sing it in praise songs. This name is found in one solitary verse in the Bible, Genesis 22:14. The context of the verse is as follows. (Gen 22:1-14 NIV)  Some …

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Jehovah Rapheka

Jehovah Repheka (The Lord our Healer) ​ God heals when we obey His commandments (Exo 15:26 NIV)  He said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring …

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Jehovah Tsidqenu

Jehovah-Tsidqenu (The Lord our Righteousness) ​ The Lord our righteousness (Jer 23:6 NIV)  In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness. The Hebrew word for “righteousness” in the verse above is “tsidquenu” (also spelled “tsedeq”). The …

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Yahweh

Background information Names have occupied a significant place in Bible times. People’s names were changed to reflect some calling from God or a significant event in their lives. No wonder Moses was so eager to learn the name of God. He knew that the name of God would tell him something of God. (Exo 3:13-14 …

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Jehovah Tsebaoth

Jehovah-Tsebaoth (Lord of Hosts) ​ The God of Battles The term “Lord of Hosts” is used 282 times in the Bible. It is a military term meaning “God of Battles”. (1 Sam 17:45-47 KJV)  Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: …

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El-Shaddai

El-Shaddai (The God Almighty) God Almighty can fulfill His promises to you (Gen 17:1-4 NIV)  When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty (El-Shaddai); walk before me and be blameless. {2} I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” …

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Jehovah Elyon

Jehovah Elyon (The Lord Most High) The passage (Gen 14:19-20 NIV)  and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High (Elyon), Creator of heaven and earth. {20} And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. We now consider what …

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