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Hebrew Names for God

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HEBREW NAME MEANING SCRIPTURE EXAMPLE
El General name for “God” meaning “strong” Gen.33:20
Elohim “Plural of majesty” suggests the Trinity Genesis 1:1
El Elijon “The Most High God” and sole Object of our worship Genesis 14:8
El Shaddai “The Almighty God” speaks of His omnipotence Genesis 17:1
El Olam “The Everlasting God” who is “from everlasting to everlasting” Genesis 21:33; Psalm 90:2
Ab or Abba “Father” Deuteronomy 32:6 (cf., Matthew 6:9)
YHWH (Jehovah) “I Am that I Am” the personal name for God meaning He is self-existent Exodus 3:14,15
YHWH-Elohim “Lord God” emphasizes God’s Creator relationship; moral authority over man Genesis 2:4,7,15,16
YHWH-Yireh “The Lord will provide” all that we need Genesis 22:14
YHWH-Rapha “The Lord heals” both physically and spiritually Exodus 15:26
YHWH-Nissi “The Lord our Banner” means He is our Victor; in Him we are conquerors Exodus 17:8-15 (c.f, Galatians 5:17)
YHWH-Shalom “The Lord our Peace” who provides peace for sinners Judges 6:24
YHWH-Raah “The Lord is my Shepherd” who cares for us in a hostile world Psalm 23:1
YHWH-Tsidkenu “The Lord our Righteousness” who covers the unrighteous Jeremiah 23:6
YHWH-Saboath “The Lord of Hosts” means God is supreme 1 Samuel 1:3; Psalm 24:10
YHWH-Shamman “The Lord is present” is always with us Ezekiel 48:35 (cf., Matthew 28:20)
Adon or Adonai “Lord”; He is sovereign Joshua 3:11; Psalm 97:5
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