The Names of God

The many names in the Bible by which God has referred to Himself give us insight into His character. Learning about the names of God will enrich your worship and prayer life as you grow in knowledge, discovering God's nature and getting to know Him personally. Some of the Hebrew names for God and their meanings are listed below. You will also find a Scriptural reference for each name.

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name which is above every name …” 
Philippians 2:9

Jehovah Elohim The Eternal Creator – Genesis 2:4-25
Jehovah Adonai The Lord Our Sovereign – Genesis 15:2,8
Jehovah Jireh The Lord Will Provide – Genesis 22:8-14
Jehovah Nissi The Lord Our Banner – Exodus 17:15
Jehovah Rophθ The Lord Our Healer – Exodus 15:26
Jehovah Shalom The Lord Our Peace – Judges 6:24
Jehovah Tsidkeenu The Lord Our Righteousness – Jeremiah 23:6; 33:16
Jehovah Mekaddishkem The Lord Our Sanctifier – Ex. 31:13; Lev. 20:8, 21:8
Jehovah Saboath The Lord of Hosts – 1 Samuel 1:3
Jehovah Shammah The Lord is Present – Ezekiel 48:35
Jehovah Elyon The Lord Most High – Psalms 7:17; 47:2; 97:9
Jehovah Rohi The Lord My Shepherd – Psalms 23:1
Jehovah Hoseenu The Lord Our Maker – Psalms 95:6
Jehovah Eloheenu The Lord Our God – Psalms 99:5, 8, 9
Jehovah Elokehu The Lord Thy God – Exodus 20:2,5,7
Jehovah Elohay The Lord My God – Zechariah 14:5

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