Names of God

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God reveals Himself through His Name in scripture


“ELOHIM” (or Elohay) means God, or god. Only context can decide if Elohay is referring to the God of Isreal or the gods of the nations.

Elohay is often combined in scripture with other words for descriptive emphasis.

Some examples: 

Elohay Kedem – God of the Beginning: (Deuteronomy 33:27).

Elohay Mishpat – God Of Justice: (Isaiah 30:18).

Elohay Selichot – God Of Forgiveness: (Nehemiah 9:17).

Elohay Marom – God Of Heights: (Micah 6:6).

Elohay Mikarov – God Who Is Near: (Jeremiah 23:23).

Elohay Mauzi – God Of My Strength: (Psalm 43:2).

Elohay Tehilati – God Of My Praise: (Psalm 109:1).

Elohay Yishi – God Of My Salvation: (Psalm 18:46).

Elohim Kedoshim – Holy God: (Leviticus 19:2Joshua 24:19).

Elohim Chaiyim – Living God: (Jeremiah 10:10).

Elohay Elohim – God Of Gods: (Deuteronomy 10:17).

The prefix “EL” is another name used for God in the Bible. El is the simple form arising from Elohim, and is also combined with other words for descriptive emphasis.

Some examples: 

El HaNe’eman – The Faithful God: (Deuteronomy 7:9).

El HaGadol – The Great God: (Deuteronomy 10:17).

El HaKadosh – The Holy God: (Isaiah 5:16).

El Yisrael – The God Of Israel: (Psalm 68:35).

El HaShamayim – The God Of The Heavens: (Psalm 136:26).

El De’ot – The God Of Knowledge: (1 Samuel 2:3).

El Emet – The God Of Truth: (Psalm 31:6).

El Yeshuati – The God Of My Salvation: (Isaiah 12:2).

El Elyon – The Most High God: (Genesis 14:18).

Immanu El – God Is With Us: (Isaiah 7:14).

El Olam – The God Of Eternity (Genesis 21:33).

El Echad – The One God: (Malachi 2:10).

Elah Sh’maya V’Arah – God of Heaven and Earth: (Ezra 5:11).

YHVH comes from the Hebrew verb “to be” and is the special name that God revealed to Moses at the burning bush. “And God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM; and He said, thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, I AM has sent me to you… this is My eternal name, and this is how I am to be recalled for all generations'” (Exodus 3:14-15). Therefore, YHVH declares God’s absolute being – the source of everything, without beginning and without end.

YHVH Elohim – LORD God: (Genesis 2:4).

YHVH Elyon – The LORD is Supreme (Gen 14:19)

YHVH M’kadesh – The LORD Who Makes Holy: (Ezekiel 37:28).

YHVH Yireh – The LORD Who Sees/provides: (Genesis 22:14).

YHVH Nissi – The LORD My Banner: (Exodus 17:15).

YHVH Shalom – The LORD Of Peace: (Judges 6:24).

YHVH Tzidkaynu – The LORD Our Righteousness: (Jeremiah 33:16).

YHVH O’saynu – The LORD our Maker: (Psalm 95:6).

YHVH Repheka – The LORD is Healer (Ex 15)

YHVH Shamah – The LORD Is There (Ez 48:35)

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People who God revealed Himself to through His Name:

     1) Abraham


EL- Shadai – God the Almighty


Gen 17: 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty (EL- Shadai); walk before me and be blameless. 2 I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”


     2) Moses


YHVH Repheka– The LORD is Healer


Ex 15: There the Lord made a decree and a law for them, and there he tested them. 26 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 on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you (YHVH Repheka).”


John 3: 12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven–the Son of Man. 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


     3) Gideon


YHVH Shalom ‘LORD of Peace’


12 When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”

13 “But sir,” Gideon replied, “if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our fathers told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and put us into the hand of Midian.”

14 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”

15 “But Lord,’” Gideon asked, “how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”

16 The Lord answered, “I will be with you , and you will strike down all the Midianites together.”


22 When Gideon realized that it was the angel of the Lord, he exclaimed, “Ah, Sovereign Lord! I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face!”

23 But the Lord said to him, “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.”

24 So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord is Peace (YHVH Shalom). To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.


     4) Jeremiah


YHVH Tsidqenu –  LORD our Righteousness


Jer 23: 5 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,

“when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch,

a King who will reign wisely

and do what is just and right in the land.

6 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 (YHVH Tsidqenu).


Rom 3: 21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished– 26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.


     5) Ezekiel


YHVH Shamah   The LORD Is There.


Ez 48: “And the name of the city from that time on will be: the Lord is there (YHVH Shamah).”


Rev 21: 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away



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