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God’s Name Verses

   The God of the Bible has a personal name and it is deemed to be important by the One who inspired all the Bible writers, Jesus Christ (Michael). It was important to Jesus to include His Fathers name, Jehovah, more then 6700 times in the Old Testament. This importance has not changed through the centuries as God does not change, nor does His Son, the only change was our respect or our awareness of His Holy name. Unfortunately, because of this, God's name “Jehovah” has been all but completely forgotten from the modern pulpit.  The main reason is because the name “Jehovah” has been omitted from almost all Bibles, with three exceptions (that I know of), the Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible, the American Standard Version (no longer in print) and the JP Green Interlinear Bible, which contains the Old Testament Hebrew text. In the King James Version, “Jehovah” remains only 4 times and similar exclusions with other Bible versions/translations. Why only 4 times? My answer is because God Jehovah would not allow it to be completely eliminated. Most all Bible versions with the Old Testament are taken from the Hebrew “Masoretic Text” which fully contains uses of the “Tetragrammaton” (the 4 Hebrew text letters that represent God’s personal name) 6747 times. This can be proven by viewing a Strong's Concordance, and turning to the list of verses for "Lord" and you will notice that almost all are the Srong's number #3068 (or #3069), then look up #3068 in the dictionary part of Strong's and you will see that "Jehovah" is the Hebrew personal name for God Almighty. You should also look up "God" and again you will find some with #3069, "Jehovee" a slight variation but still a Hebrew name for God Almighty. The other number is #430, the Hebrew word for "god" or "God". There is no acceptable reason why these changes from "Jehovah" have been made to most every English versions of God's word. Can this be pleasing to God or His Son? The verses below stress the importance of His name, “Jehovah” (or Yahweh as some prefer), starting with the New Testament so you can read what Jesus had to say about His Father and our Father's name, directly or by inspiration. No Godhead authority was given to change what was written in His holy Book. For us, knowing that His name has been substituted with “Lord” and ignoring this alteration, I expect this would fall under the same logical responsibility as those making that unauthorized change originally. Do we want to give our Creator any reason at all to void His blessings for us? If we care not to acknowledge or use His name, can we praise Him in the presence of others, can we give glory to Him, as God Himself has asks us to do? "If you will not hear, and if you will not set it on your heart to give glory to My name, says Jehovah of host, then I will send a curse on you and I will curse your blessings..." (Malachi 2:2). It is not wrong to refer to Him by His various titles but it is necessary to establish who these titles belongs to.

  The third Commandment stresses the vain (vain: empty, having no value) use of His personal name, "You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain; for Jehovah will not leave unpunished the one who takes His name in vain." (Exodus 20:7). By continuing to leave His personal name out of our Bibles and far from our thought, can we be transgressing Jehovah God's third Commandment? What could be more disrespectful to God then ignoring His personal name and replacing it with a general title? Can we praise the God of all creation by referring to Him with a title that is used for another, even for men? How can we expect Him to bless our name on judgment day if we don't call on Him by His name?


All verses are from the “Literal Translation” of the JP Green Interlinear Bible


New testament


Mark 11:9 "And those going before and those following after, were crying out

     saying, Hosanna! blessed is the One coming in the name of the Lord (from

   Psalm 118:26 "coming in the name of Jehovah." with His authority)


Mark 12:29 "And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear

   Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord." (Deut. 6:4 "...Jehovah...is one Jehovah.")


Luke 11:2 ”And He said to them: when you pray say, Our Father who is in

     Heaven, hollowed be Your name; let Your Kingdom come..."


John 10:25 "Jesus answered them; I told you and you did not believe. The works

    which I do in the name of My Father, these bear witness about me."


John 12:28 "Father, glorify Your name. Then a voice out of heaven: I both glorify

     it and I will glorify it again."


John 17:6 "I revealed Your name to the men whom You gave to Me out of the

     world. They were Yours, and You have given them to Me; and they have kept

    Your  word."

       17:11 "And I am no longer in the world, yet these are in the world; and I

     come to You hole Father, keep them in Your name, those whom You have given

    to Me, that they may be one, as We are."

       17:12 "While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name; I

     guarded those whom You gave to  Me, and not one of them was lost, except

     the son of perdition, that the scriptures might be fulfilled."


Romans 15:9 "and for the nations to glorify God for mercy, even as it is written,

    (Psalm 18:49) "Because of this I will confess to You O Jehovah, among the

    nations, and I will sing praises to Your name."


Ephesians 3:14,15 "For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord

    Jesus Christ, of whom every family in Heaven and on earth is named."


Revelations 3:12 "The one overcoming, I will make him a pillar in the temple of

    My God...And I will write the name of My God on him, and the name of

     the city of My God, the New Jerusalem which came down out of Heaven

    from My God..."


Revelations 14:1 "And I saw and beheld the Lamb standing on Mt. Zion: And

      with Him were 144,000, with the name of His Father having been written

     on their foreheads."


Old Testament


Exodus 6;3 "And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God almighty

    and but My name Jehovah, i never made Myself known to them."


Exodus 16:12 "...you shall know that I am Jehovah your God." (there are other

    verses with this statement)


Exodus 20:7 "You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain..."

     (the third Commandment specifies a particular name "Jehovah")


Deuteronomy 28:58 "If you will not take heed to do all the words of this law

    which is written in this book, to fear the glorious and fearful name, Jehovah

    your God."


I Chronicles 16:29 "Give to Jehovah the glory of His name; bring an offering

    and come before Him; worship Jehovah in the beauty of holiness."


Psalm 5:11 "...And let those who love Your name be joyful in You."


Psalm 8:1,9 "...O Jehovah, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the

     earth..."


Psalm 9:10 "And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;

     for You, Jehovah have not forsaken those who seek You."


Psalm 29:2 "Give to Jehovah the Glory of His name; worship Jehovah in

     the majesty of holiness."


Psalm 34:3 "O magnify Jehovah with me; and let us exalt His name together."


Psalm 45:17 "I will make remembered Your name in every generation and

     generation; on this account people shall thank You."


Psalm 69:33 "For Jehovah hears the needy,"

              :36 "...and they who love His name shall live in it."


Psalm 72:18,19 "Blessed is Jehovah God, the God of Israel...Blessed is

     His glorious name forever; and all the earth is filled with His glory."


Psalm 83:18 "And let them know - Your name is Jehovah - that You alone

      are the Most High over all the earth."


Psalm 86:11 "Teach me Your way, O Jehovah; I will walk in Your truth;

      unite my heart to fear Your name."


Psalm 96:2,8 "Sing to Jehovah; bless His name, bear news of His salvation

     day by day...Give to Jehovah the glory due His name..."


Psalm 113:1,3 "Praise Jehovah, O servants of Jehovah; praise the name of

     Jehovah...From the sunrise to its going, the name of Jehovah is being

     praised."


Psalm 115:1 "Not to us, O Jehovah, not to us, but to Your name give glory,

     for Your mercy, because of Your truth."


Psalm 135:1,3 "Praise Jehovah! Praise the name of Jehovah; sing praise,

     servants of Jehovah...praise Jehovah! For Jehovah is good! Sing praises

     to His name..."


Psalm 145:21 "My mouth shall speak the praises of Jehovah; and all flesh

     shall bless His holy name forever and ever."


Proverbs 18:10 " The name of Jehovah is a tower of strength; the righteous

     run into it and is set on high."


Isaiah 12:4 "And in that day you shall say, Praise Jehovah! Call on His

      name; declare His doing among the peoples; make mention that His

     name is exalted."


Isaiah 43:7 "everyone who is called by My name, and I have created him for

     My glory..." (verse 43:1 states, "Jehovah" is the One speaking.)


Isaiah 52:5,7 "...declares Jehovah. And My name is despised continually,

     every day...So My people shall know My name..."


Isaiah 59:19 "So they shall fear Jehovah's name from the sunset and His glory

     from the sunrise. When the foe comes like a flood, the Spirit of Jehovah

     shall cause him to flee."


Isaiah 63:16 "...You Jehovah, are our Father, our Redeemer; Your name is

     from everlasting."


Jeremiah 16:21 "Therefore behold, I will make them know; this time I will

     cause them to  know My hand and My might and they shall know that

     My name is Jehovah."


Ezekiel 20:44 "and you shall know that I am Jehovah, when I have worked with

     you for My name sake;..."


Ezekiel 36:20-23 "...they even profaned My holy name by saying to them,

     These are the people of Jehovah and they are gone out of His land. But I

     had pity on My holy name...So says the Lord Jehovah: I do not do this for

     your sake, O house of Israel, but only for My holy name, which you

     profaned among the nations, there where you went."


Joel 2:32 "For it shall be, all who call on the name of Jehovah shall be saved..."


Micah 4:5 "For all the people walk in the name of their god; but we walk in

     the name of Jehovah our God, forever and ever."


Micah 5:4 "...in the majesty of the name of Jehovah his God..."


Micah 6:9 "The voice of Jehovah calls out to the city; and one of sound

     wisdom will see Your name; hear the rod, and Him who appointed it."


Zechariah 10:12 "And I will make them strong in Jehovah; and they will

    walk in His name."


Zechariah 13:9 "...They shall call on My name and I will answer them, I

      will say, It is My people, and they shall say, Jehovah is my God."


Zechariah 14:9 "And Jehovah shall be king over all the earth. In that day

      there shall be one Jehovah, and His name one."

    

Malachi 2:2 "If you will not hear, and if you will not set your heart to give

     glory to My name, says Jehovah of host, then I will send a curse on you..."


Malachi 3:16 "...And the book of remembrance was written before Him for

     those who feared Jehovah, and for those esteeming His name."


There are other verses that are not listed here.


   One additional comment: Satan has been working diligently for the past six centuries to eliminate his opponent, Jehovah, who justly tossed him out of heaven. Satan has been working to eliminate the One and only God, Jehovah, from the minds of men. First he justified the Hebrews to think that God's name was too holy to be written or spooked and he was so successful in that effort that the Hebrew's of today have totally lost the correct pronunciation of God's personal name. Only the tetragrammaton (four consonants w/o vowels) is known. Then since the Hebrews led the way, the Christians, at some point after they were well established, followed the Hebrew lead, replaced the name of our God "Jehovah" (most common English translation) with "Lord" in the Old Testament and continued that attitude in the New Testament by eliminating it completely.

   From listening to a wide variety of sermons, I can say that most Christians have, not only ignored His personal name, but in part, have put Jehovah God in the background, by confusing us that the One and only living God is a god of three persons, a Trinity, which is not found in scripture. Satan has been very successful at distracting the later Christian community from Jehovah, despite the words and inspiration from Christ who gave His Father all credit, and in Christ's objective to revealing His Father to us and bring us home to our God and Father.


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