Names of God
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Genesis 1:1 (ESV)
In the beginning, God [Elohim] created the heavens and the earth.
Pslam 19:1 (ESV)
The heavens declare the glory of God, [Elohim] and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
The name "Elohim" means "God" and is a reference to God's power and might.
Malachi 1:6 (ESV)
… And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts [Adonai] to you, O priests…
Adonai means "Lord" and refers to the Lordship of God.
Genesis 2:4 (ESV)
These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created,in the day that the LORD God [Jehovah-Yahweh] made the earth and the heavens.
Translated as I am, I am who am, or I am who I am.
"You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, 'Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the LORD, [Jehovah-Maccaddeshem] sanctify you.'"
Means "The Lord thy sanctifier"
Psalm 23:1 (ESV)
The LORD [Jehovah-Rohi] is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Ezekiel 48:35 (ESV)
The circumference of the city shall be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The LORD Is There. [Jehovah-Shammah]"
Means "The Lord who is present"
Exodus 15:26 (ESV)
"…I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, your healer. [Jehovah-Rapha]"
Means "The Lord our healer"
Jeremiah 23:6 (ESV)
In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: 'The LORD is our righteousness.'
Means "The Lord our righteousness"
Genesis 22:14 (ESV)
So Abraham called the name of that place, "The LORD will provide"; as it is said to this day, "On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided."
Means "The Lord will provide"
Exodus 17:15 (ESV)
And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner,
Means the "The Lord is my banner"
Judges 6:24 (ESV)
Then Gideon built an altar there to the LORD [Jehovah-Shalom] and called it, The LORD Is Peace. To this day it still stands at Ophrah, which belongs to the Abiezrites.
Means "The Lord is peace"
Isaiah 6:1-3 (ESV)
And one called to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!"
Means the "Lord of hosts"
Jeremiah 51:6 (ESV)
Be not cut off in her punishment, for this is the time of the LORD’s [Jehovah-Gmolah] vengeance, the repayment he is rendering her.
Means "The God of Recompense"
Genesis 14:17-20 (ESV)
And he blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!"
Isaiah 14:14 (ESV)
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'
Means "The most high God"
Genesis 16:13 (ESV)
So she called the name of the LORD [El-Roi] who spoke to her, "You are a God of seeing," for she said, "Truly here I have seen him who looks after me."
Means "The strong one who sees"
Genesis 17:1 (ESV)
When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty [El Shaddai]; walk before me, and be blameless,
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High [El-Shaddai] will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
Means "The God of the mountains" or "God Almighty"
Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)
but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Means "The everlasting God"
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