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Name of God Meaning Application Bible Reference Comments

Adonai

The Lord

My Great Lord

God is the Master and majestic Lord. God is our total authority.

Psalm 8

Isaiah 40:3-5

Ezekiel 16:8

Habakkuk 3:19

Pronounced: ah-doe-NI Adonai (plural) is derived from the singular Adon (Lord). This term was pronounced in substitution of YHWH (considered too sacred to be uttered).

El

The Strong One He is more powerful than any false god. God will overcome all obstacles. We can depend on God.

Exodus 15:2

Numbers 23:22

Deuteronomy 7:9

(Mark 15:34)

Pronounced: el Occurs more than 200 times in the Old Testament (including compounds). Generic Semitic name for God, used by other cultures to refer to their gods. El is used in compound proper names such as Isra-el (wrestles with God), Beth-el (House of God), and El-isha (God is salvation).

El Elohe Yisrael

God, the God of Israel The God of Israel is distinct and separate from all false gods of the world.

Genesis 33:20

Exodus 5:1

Psalm 68:8

Psalm 106:48

Pronounced: el el-o-HAY yis-raw-ALE The name of the altar that Jacob (Israel) erected after his encounter with God and God's blessing upon him. (Genesis 32:24-30; Genesis 33:19, 20)

El Elyon

The God Most High He is the Sovereign God in whom we can put our trust. El Elyon has supremacy over all false gods.

Genesis 14:17-22

Psalm 78:35

Daniel 4:34

(Acts 16:17)

Pronounced: el EL-yuhn Melchizedek, the king of Salem (Jeru "Salem") and the priest of God Most High, referred to God as "El Elyon" three times when he blessed Abram.

Elohim

The All-Powerful One

Creator

God is the all-powerful creator of the universe. God knows all, creates all, and is everywhere at all times. The plural of "El".

Genesis 1:1-3

Deuteronomy 10:17

Psalm 68

(Mark 13:19)

Pronounced: el-o-HEEM Plural form of El. This name is usually associated with God in relation to His creation. Some people use the plural word "Elohim" as proof for the Trinity. (Genesis 1:26) Elohim is also used to refer to false gods and even human judges. (Psalm 82:6, 7; John 10:34)

El Olam

The Eternal God

The Everlasting God

He is the Beginning and the End, the One who works His purposes throughout the ages. He gives strength to the weary.

Genesis 21:33

Psalm 90:1, 2

Isaiah 40:28

(Romans 1:20)

Pronounced: el o-LAHM Jesus Christ possesses eternal attributes. He is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) He obtained eternal redemption for us. (Hebrews 9:12)

El Roi

The God Who Sees me There are no circumstances in our lives that escape His fatherly awareness and care. God knows us and our troubles.

Genesis 16:11-14

Psalm 139:7-12

Pronounced: el ROY Hagar called the Lord by this name beside a fountain of water in the wilderness. God knows all of our thoughts and feelings. Jesus knew the thoughts of those around him, demonstrating that he is El Roi. (Matthew 22:18; 26:21, 34; Luke 5:21-24)