Names of God

“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name.'” Matthew 6:9

The names God has used in Scripture to describe Himself reveal to us His character.

Jehovah – The Self-Existent One, I Am
The true eternal God, the One who is, used 6,519 times in the Old Testament, translated LORD or Lord God.

Exodus 3:13-15
1 Chronicles 16:23-29

Psalm 102:27
Psalm 105:1-7

Jeremiah 16:19-21
John 8:58

Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord Our Righteousness
We have one who speaks to the Father in our defense— Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1b-2

Jeremiah 23:5-6
Ezekiel 36:25-26

Romans 3:21-22
Romans 5:17-19

2 Corinthians 5:21
1 John 1:7, 9

Jehovah M’kaddesh – The Lord Who Sanctifies
Sanctified means set apart for holy use. It is the Holy Spirit who empowers us to live holy lives.

Exodus 31:12-13
Leviticus 20:8

Ephesians 4:11-16
Philippians 1:6

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
1 Peter 2:9

Jehovah Shalom – The Lord Our Peace
Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1a

Judges 6:22-24a
Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 26:3-4
John 14:27

Ephesians 2:14-18
Colossians 1:19-20

Jehovah Shammah – The Lord Is There
For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20

Deuteronomy 31:6
Isaiah 12:6

Ezekiel 48:35
Matthew 28:20

1 Corinthians 3:16
Revelation 21:1-3

Jehovah Rapha – The Lord Heals
He heals our bodies, but more importantly, He heals and restores our spirits and souls.

Exodus 15:22-26
Deuteronomy 32:39

Psalm 103:1-4
Psalm 147:3

Isaiah 53:4-5
Matthew 8:16-17

Jehovah Jireh – The Lord Will Provide
From the root word “to see,” God would foresee our need of redemption. This name tells us God is willing and able to meet every need of His people.

Genesis 22:8, 13-14
Acts 14:17

Romans 8:32
2 Corinthians 9:8

Philippians 4:19
1 Timothy 6:17

Jehovah Raah – The Lord Our Shepherd
Raah is also translated “companion” or “friend.”

Psalm 23
Isaiah 40:11

Ezekiel 34:14-15
Matthew 18:12-13

John 10:11, 27-28
Revelation 7:17

Jehovah Nissi – The Lord Our Banner
Nissi is also translated “ensign” or “standard” and represents His cause, His victory.

Exodus 17:15-16a
Psalm 20:5-8

Psalm 60:4
Song of Solomon 2:4

Isaiah 11:10
1 Corinthians 15:56-57

Jehovah Sabaoth – The Lord of Hosts
Commander of all the armies of heaven

Deuteronomy 20:1-4
1 Samuel 17:42-47

Nehemiah 9:5b-6
Psalm 103:19-22

Zechariah 14:9
Revelation 11:15

El – The God of Power and Might

Exodus 15:1-3, 11
Deuteronomy 3:24

2 Chronicles 20:6
Psalm 18:2-3

Psalm 89:5-8
Isaiah 43:10-13

Elohim – The Triune God, Creator

Genesis 1:1
Psalm 95:1-7a

Psalm 146:5-6
Isaiah 40:25-29

Isaiah 54:5
Colossians 1:15-19

El Elyon – The God Most High

Genesis 14:17-20
Psalm 7:17

Psalm 47
Psalm 92:1-5

Psalm 97:9
Psalm 148

El Shaddai – The Almighty, All-Sufficient God

Genesis 17:1 2
1 Chronicles 29:11-13

2 Corinthians 12:9
Ephesians 1:19-21

Hebrews 1:2-3
Revelation 1:8

El Olam – The Everlasting God

Genesis 21:33
Psalm 90:2

Psalm 102:11-12
Psalm 136

Hebrews 13:8
Revelation 1:17-18

Adonai – The Lord and Master

Deuteronomy 10:17
Psalm 16:2

Isaiah 45:22
Romans 14:7-9

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Revelation 5:9-10

Father
Distinguished title of the New Testament

Matthew 6:9-10
John 10:27-30

John 14:6-11 2
Romans 8:15-16

2 Corinthians 6:18
1 John 3:1-3

“Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.” Psalm 148:13

Click here for pdf version