Verses on the Name of God

Domenico Fetti, "Moses before the Burning Bush," 1613-14, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

God's name deserves our honor, respect, and reverence. This is because God's name represents God himself. He reveals himself by several names in the Bible--El Elyon, El Shaddai, Yahweh, Yahweh of hosts, and more. All of these names contribute to our understanding of who God is in all his fullness.

We encourage you to copy or print out the verses below and develop some biblical principles regarding God's name. It will help you reverence him more, which is what we are all called to do. At the end of the day, it's his name that is important and not our own. Let's glorify God's name together!

Verses on the Name of God

Genesis 4:26 26 At that time people began to call upon the name (שֵׁ֥ם) of Yahweh.

Genesis 11:4 4 Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.

Genesis 12:8 8 There [between Bethel and Ai] [Abraham] built an altar to Yahweh and called upon the name of the Yahweh.

Exodus 3:13-15 13 Moses said to God, If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask me, What is his name? what shall I say to them? 14 God said to Moses, I Am who I Am. And he said, Say this to the people of Israel: I Am has sent me to you. 15 God also said to Moses, Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.

Exodus 20:7 7 You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain, for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

Exodus 34:5 5 Yahweh descended in the cloud and stood with [Moses] there, and proclaimed the name of Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 12:5 5 You shall seek the place that Yahweh your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there.

Deuteronomy 28:10 10 All the peoples of the earth shall see that you [Israel] are called by the name of Yahweh, and they shall be afraid of you.

1 Kings 9:3 3 I [Yahweh] have consecrated this house that you [Solomon] have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.

Psalm 5:11 11 Let all who take refuge in you rejoice. Let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you.

Psalm 7:17 17 I will sing praise to the name of Yahweh Most High (שֵֽׁם־יְהוָ֥ה עֶלְיֽוֹן).

Psalm 8:1 1 Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name (שֵׁם) in all the earth!

Psalm 29:2 2 Ascribe to Yahweh the glory due his name.

Psalm 52:9 9 I will wait for your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.

Psalm 54:1 1 O God, save me by your name, and vindicate me by your might.

Psalm 113:3 3 From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of Yahweh is to be praised!

Proverbs 18:10 10 The name of Yahweh is a strong tower. The righteous one runs into it and is safe.

Isaiah 43:6-7 6 Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, 7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory….

Isaiah 50:10 10 Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of Yahweh and rely on his God.

Ezekiel 36:22-23 22 It is not for your sake, house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. 23 And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name.

Daniel 2:20 20 Blessed be the name of God forever and ever.

Malachi 2:2 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says Yahweh of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings.

Malachi 3:16 16 Then those who feared Yahweh spoke with one another. Yahweh paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared Yahweh and esteemed his name.

Matthew 6:9 9 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Matthew 21:9 9 Blessed is he [Messiah Jesus] who comes in the name of Yahweh!

Matthew 28:19 19 Go…and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:21 21 Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Acts 4:12 12 There is salvation in no one else [but Jesus], for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

1 Corinthians 6:11 11 You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Messiah and by the Spirit of our God.

Colossians 3:17 17 Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you.

2 Timothy 2:19 19 Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.

Revelation 3:12 12 I [Jesus] will write on [the one who conquers] the name of my God, the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

Revelation 15:4 4 Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name?

Revelation 19:16 16 On his robe and on his thigh [Jesus] has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

 

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