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"The Names of God"

Names of God are used in many different forms in the Bible. God choose to use these names in Scripture to give us a better understanding of His true Nature and Character.

This page contains some of the names most frequently used, but there are many others.

Most Frequently Used:

01. Adonai-Jehovah - The Lord our Sovereign 

02. El-Elyon - The Lord Most High

03. El-Olam - The Everlasting God

04. El-Shaddai - The God Who is more than Sufficient 

05. Jehovah-Elohim - The Eternal Creator

06. Jehovah-Jireh - The Lord, our Provider

07. Jehovah-Nissi - The Lord our Banner

08. Jehovah-Ropheka - The Lord, our Healer

09. Jehovah-Shalom - The Lord our Peace

10. Jehovah-Tsidkenu - The Lord our Righteousness

11. Jehovah-Mekaddishkem - The Lord our Sanctifier

12. Jehovah-Sabaoth - The Lord OF Hosts

13. Jehovah-Shammah - The Lord is Present

14. Jehovah-Rohi - The Lord, our Shepherd

15. Jehovah-Hoseenu - The Lord, our Maker

16. Jehovah-Eloheenu - The Lord our God 

Biblical Hebrew is a difficult subject, and even the most gifted Hebrew Scholars often disagree on the pronunciation and use of the names of God."

YHVH" is the Hebrew word that translates as "LORD." Found more often in the Old Testament than any other name for God (approximately 7,000 times), the title is also referred to as the "Tetragrammaton," "Tetra" meaning four, or the "The Four Letters."

Although some pronounce YHVH as "Jehovah" or "Yahweh," scholars do not all agree on the proper pronunciation. The most accepted pronunciation is “Yahweh."

Many others think there is no correct pronunciation and refer to it as "the unutterable Name of God.

"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 YHVH declares God's absolute being - the source of everything, without beginning and without end.

"The Jews stopped using/pronouncing YHVH as the name of God in about 200 A.D. out of fear of breaking the commandment, "You shall not take the name of your God in vain" (Exodus 20:7). (Today's rabbis typically use "Adonai" for the name of God, in place of YHVH.)

In the New Testament, Jesus shares the same attributes and claims to be YHVH. In John 8:56-59, Jesus presents himself as the "I AM." "...Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM."

In Romans 10:13, is a quote from the Old Testament, "Whoever will call upon the name of the LORD (YHVH) will be saved" (Joel 2:32).

Calling on Yeshua (Jesus) as Lord is the same as calling Him YHVH, because Yeshua (Jesus) is (LORD), the Messiah, who was foretold throughout the entire Old Testament.

Elohim Elohay:

"Elohim" (El-oh-heem) or "Elohay" is the first name for God found in the Bible, and is used over 2300 times throughout the Bible. It is unusual in that, it is of the plural form but used to describe one God. Its Hebrew root meaning is "strength" or "power."

In Genesis 1:1, Elohim created the heaven and the earth. The plural name of God is in the very first verse of the Bible. This mystery is progressively uncovered throughout the Bible and is often referred to as the "Trinity" - "God the Father," "God the Son," and "God the Holy Spirit."

The Names of God Used with Other Words:

This name for God is used throughout scripture in combination with other words to describe certain characteristics of God; when seen in that sense, we find a seemingly endless number of names of God.


Elohay Kedem - God of the Beginning: (Deut 33:27)

Elohay Mishpat - God Of Justice: (Isa 30:18)

Elohay Selichot - God Of Forgiveness: (Neh 9:17)

Elohay Marom - God Of Heights: (Micah 6:6)

Elohay Mikarov - God Who Is Near: (Jer 23:23)

Elohay Mauzi - God Of My Strength: (Psa 43:2)

Elohay Tehilati - God Of My Praise: (Psa 109:1)

Elohay Yishi - God Of My Salvation: (Psa 18:47, 25:5)

Elohim Kedoshim - Holy God: (Lev 19:2, Josh 24:19)

Elohim Chayim - Living God: (Jer 10:10)

Elohay Elohim - God Of Gods: (Deut 10:17)

EL, God, El HaNe'eman:

"EL" the simple form of Elohim, is used about 200 times in the Old Testament as a name of God. When used with other words, EL offers clarity and emphasis for a particular and sometimes unique use of God's name. It is often to distinguish the true God from the false gods.


El HaNe'eman - The Faithful God: "Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,"(Deut 7:9).

El HaGadol - The Great God: "For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe."(Deut 10:17).

El HaKadosh - The Holy God: "But the LORD of hosts is exalted in justice, and the Holy God shows himself holy in righteousness."(Isa 5:16).

El Yisrael - The God Of Israel: "Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!" 

(Psa 68:35).

El HaShamayim - The God Of the Heavens: "Give thanks to (A) the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever." (Psa 136:26).

El De'ot - The God Of Knowledge: "Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed." (1 Sam 2:3).

El Emet - The God Of Truth: "hate those who pay regard to worthless idols, but I trust in the LORD." (Psa 31:6).

El Yeshuati - The God Of My Salvation: "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation."(Isa 12:2).

El Elyon - The Most High God:" And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.) "(Gen 14:18).

Immanu El - God Is With Us: "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."(Isa 7:14).

El Olam - The God Of Eternity:" Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God."(Gen 21:33).

El Echad - The One God: "Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers?" (Mal 2:10)

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The word YHWH is the most precious in this world!

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