1205 God, titles and names of

1205 God, titles and names of

These reflect the great and varied aspects of God’s being and character. They are particularly used by the psalmists to speak of God as a source of strength, security, blessing and hope.

Titles which denote God’s greatness

God Almighty Ge 17:1 This was the special name by which God revealed himself to the patriarchs. The Hebrew is “El-Shaddai” possibly meaning “God the mountain”, emphasising God’s might. See also Ge 28:3; Ge 48:3; Ex 6:3; Ru 1:20-21; Job 5:17 “Almighty” is the favourite divine title in the book of Job: Job 6:4; Job 37:23
Ps 91:1; Rev 16:14; Rev 19:15

God Most High Ge 14:18-20 The Hebrew “El-Elyon” denotes the supremacy and sovereignty of God. See also Ge 14:22; Dt 32:8; 2Sa 22:14 pp Ps 18:13; Ps 9:2; Ps 21:7; Ps 46:4; Ps 47:2; Ps 78:35; Ps 97:9; Isa 14:14; Da 3:26 Jesus Christ as the Son of the Most High: Mk 5:7 pp Lk 8:28; Lk 1:32,35
Lk 6:35; Ac 16:17

The Eternal God Ge 21:33 The Hebrew “El-Olam” only occurs in this verse. See also Dt 33:27; Ro 16:26

The Ancient of Days Da 7:9,13,22

The Mighty One Lk 1:49 See also Jos 22:22; Ps 50:1; Ps 132:2,5; Isa 1:24; Isa 49:26; Isa 60:16; Mk 14:62

The living God Ps 84:2; Da 6:26-27 See also Dt 5:26; Jos 3:10; 1Sa 17:26,36; 2Ki 19:16 pp Isa 37:17; Ps 42:2; Jer 10:10; Mt 16:16; Ac 14:15; Heb 10:31

The Holy One of Israel Isa 12:6 “the Holy One of Israel” is a favourite divine title in the book of Isaiah. See also 2Ki 19:22 pp Isa 37:23; Ps 71:22; Ps 78:41; Ps 89:18; Isa 30:12,15; Isa 41:14; Isa 45:11; Isa 55:5; Isa 60:9

The Lord Ge 4:26; Ex 6:2 See also Ex 3:15; Ex 34:5-7

Titles which refer to God as Lord

Dt 10:17; Dt 28:10; 1Ki 2:3; Ps 146:10; Jer 14:9; Da 9:14

The Lord God Rev 1:8; Rev 22:5

The Lord God Almighty Ps 89:8 See also Ps 80:4; Jer 5:14; Jer 15:16; Hos 12:5; Am 4:13

The Lord Most High Ps 7:17 See also Ps 47:2; Ps 97:9

The Sovereign Lord 2Sa 7:28 See also Dt 9:26; Jos 7:7; Isa 25:8; Jer 32:17; Am 7:2

Titles referring to God as the source of light

2Sa 22:29; Ps 27:1; Ps 84:11 the sun; Isa 10:17 the Light of Israel; Mic 7:8; Jas 1:17 the Father of the heavenly lights

Titles referring to God as the source of strength

Ps 59:9 See also Ex 15:2; Ps 18:1; Ps 22:19; Ps 28:7; Ps 46:1; Ps 59:17; Ps 81:1; Isa 12:2

Titles referring to God as the source of security

A shield Ge 15:1 See also Dt 33:29; 2Sa 22:3 pp Ps 18:2; 2Sa 22:31 pp Ps 18:30; Ps 28:7; Ps 84:11; Ps 115:9; Pr 2:7; Pr 30:5

A refuge Ps 46:1 See also Ps 9:9; Ps 61:3; Ps 91:2,9; Ps 119:114; Ps 142:5; Jer 16:19; Joel 3:16; Na 1:7

A hiding-place Ps 32:7

A fortress 2Sa 22:2 pp Ps 18:2; Ps 31:3; Ps 62:2,6; Ps 91:2; Ps 144:2; Isa 17:10; Jer 16:19

A stronghold 2Sa 22:3 pp Ps 18:2; Ps 9:9; Ps 27:1; Ps 37:39; Ps 43:2; Ps 144:2; Joel 3:16

A defender Dt 10:18; Ps 68:5; Pr 23:11

A Rock Ge 49:24; Dt 32:4; Ps 19:14; Isa 26:4

Titles referring to God as the source of provision

Ge 22:14; La 3:24 See also Ge 22:8; Ps 73:26; Ps 119:57; Ps 142:5; Jer 10:16; Jer 51:19

Titles referring to God as the source of hope

Jer 14:8 See also Jer 17:13; Jer 50:7

Titles referring to God as the source of peace

Ro 15:33 See also Jdg 6:24; Ro 16:20; 2Co 13:11; Php 4:9; 1Th 5:23; 2Th 3:16; Heb 13:20

Titles referring to God as the source of comfort

Jer 8:18; 2Co 1:3

Titles referring to God as the source of grace

Ex 34:6; Ne 9:31; Ps 86:15; Jnh 4:2; 1Pe 5:10

Titles referring to God as the source of love

Ps 59:10,17; Ps 144:2; 2Co 13:11; 1Jn 4:7-16

God as shepherd

Ps 23:1 See also Ge 48:15; Ge 49:24; Ps 80:1

The true God

2Ch 15:3; Jer 10:10; Jn 17:3; 1Jn 5:20

See also

1055God, grace & mercy
1080God, living
1105God, power of
1140God, the eternal
1230God, the Lord
1245God of the fathers
1320God as Saviour
1330God, the provider
2203Christ, titles of
3110Holy Spirit, titles of
4354rock
5042name of God, significance

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