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Redemptive Names of God and What They Mean

JEHOVAH-JIREH:

"The Lord our provider." This is also the name Abraham gave to the place where the Lord provided a sacrifice in place of Isaac. (Genesis 22:14)

JEHOVAH-NISSI:

"Our banner, a banner of love and protection." Also the name Moses gave to the altar he built after defeating the Amalekites. (Exodus 17:15)

JEHOVAH-SHALOM:

"Our perfect peace." Also the name Gideon gave to the altar he built at Ophrah. (Judges 6:24)

JEHOVAH-TSID-KENU:

"The Lord is our righteousness." The name is applied to a future Davidic king who would lead his people to do what is right and thus bring peace (Jeremiah 23:6) and to the restored city of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 33:16). The name is possibly a play on the name of Zedekiah ("Righteous [is] the Lord") who reigned from 597 to 587 B.C.

JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH:

"The One Who is with us everywhere for He is Omnipresent." The Jerusalem of Ezekiel's vision (see Ezekiel 48:35 margin) was known by this name. Compare text at Isaiah 60:19-20 and Revelation 21:3.

JEHOVAH-SABAOTH:

"The Lord of Hosts, our Protector." C.H. Spurgeon said this about the phrase "The Lord of Hosts:
"The Lord rules the angels, the stars, the elements, and all the hosts of Heaven; and the Heaven of heavens is under His sway... [the Lord] is on our side -- our august Ally; woe unto those who fight against Him, for they shall flee like smoke before the wind when He gives the word to scatter them."
See text at Psalm 46:7.

JEHOVAH-RAAH:

"Our Shepherd Who tenderly leads us, loves us and will keep us safe." - the famous Psalm 23 tells us that "The Lord is our Shepherd and we shall not want...." Being illustrated as a shepherd implies a relationship with His sheep (His believers). The term shepherd appears approximately 80 times in the Scriptures, denoting meanings of: feeder, keeper, companion, friend, pastor and herdsman.

JEHOVAH RAPHA:

"I am the Lord Your Physician or I am the Lord Your Healer." This name especially was a Name God prophetically spoke about Himself, not one that someone gave Him. Exodus 15:26.

 

Holman Bible Dictionary and the book All the Divine Names And Titles In The Bible by Herbert Lockyer used as source for certain material.

Related Article: Names and Titles of Jesus


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