God is infinite and mysterious, His ways are high above our ways, yet He wants us to know Him. So God has revealed Himself to us through His Word. God refers to Himself by different names in the Old Testament, each one provides us insight into another aspect of who He is. Here are a few samples of the names of God found in the Bible.

Name Meaning Verse Reference

Yahweh / Jehovah

The Existing One

This is the proper name for God, but we do not know how to pronounce it because the Jews believed it was too holy to be pronounced.

Exodus 3:13-18, Deuteronomy 6:4, Joshua 5:14-15
El / Eloah Might, Strength, Power Genesis 14:18-22, 1 Samuel 2:3, Isaiah 9:6
Elohim Plural form of El, Eloah

Might, Strength, Power

Genesis 1:1-31, Ezra 3:8-9, Jeremiah 31:33
El Shaddai God Almighty Genesis 17:1-2, Exodus 6:3, Psalm 91:1
Adonai Plural form of Adon

Lord, Master, Owner

Genesis 18:27-32, 2 Samuel 7:18-29, Psalm 2:4
YHWH Jireh The Lord Will Provide Genesis 22:14
YHWH Rapha The Lord Who Heals Exodus 15:26
YHWH Nissi The Lord Our Banner Exodus 17:15
YHWH Shalom The Lord Our Peace Judges 6:24
YHWH Tsidkenu The Lord Our Righteousness Jeremiah 33:16
YHWH Sabaoth The Lord Of Hosts Psalm 46:7, Isaiah 1:24