Jehovah's Witness, trinitarians and others Why the different spelling of Lord God?
Genesis 14:22 Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,
Genesis 15:2 Abram said, "O Lord GOD, what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"
Genesis15:8 He said, "O Lord GOD, how may I know that I will possess it?"
One spelling is "LORD God" and the other is "Lord GOD"
Another example is: Genesis 3:22 Then the LORD God said,
- Anonymous2 years ago
because pretty much anywhere where it says that, it should say Jehovah or Yahweh depending on translation, but the translators changed it to Lord
- Dave DLv 72 years ago
The first five books are transcribed oral traditions joined together rather badly. Genesis 1 for example, if I am not mistaken is "Elohim" from the priestly oral tradition. Genesis 2 is from the Yahwehistic tradition which is translated as "Lord God". In addition there are a number of similar names with descriptive traits given to Him.
Here are the various names for God in Hebrew and their meanings:
There are three primary Hebrew names of GOD in the Old Testement; GOD (Elohim), LORD (Jehovah, or Yahweh), and LORD/Master (Adonai). Beyond these, GOD is called by over eighty other compound names or descriptive titles.
The Primary Names of GOD
Elohim-GOD (Genesis 1:1) -The strong creator
Jehovah-LORD (Genesis 2:4) -The self-existing One
Adonai-LORD/Master (Genesis 15:2) -The Headship Name
The Compound Names – The LORD GOD – “Jehovah El and Jehovah Elohim”
Jehovah El Elohim (Joshua 22:22) - The LORD GOD of GODS
Jehovah Elohim (Genesis 2:4, 3:9-13, 21) - The LORD GOD
Jehovah Elohe Abothekem (Joshua 18:3) - The LORD GOD of Your Fathers
Jehovah El Elyon (Genesis 14:22) - The LORD, the Most High GOD
Jehovah El Emeth (Psalms 31:5) - LORD GOD of Truth
Jehovah El Gemuwal (Jeremiah 51:56) - The LORD GOD of Recompenses
Jehovah Elohim Tsebaoth (Psalms 59:5, Isaiah 28:22) - LORD GOD of hosts
Jehovah Elohe Yeshuathi (Psalms 88:1) - LORD GOD of My Salvation
Jehovah Elohe Yisrael (Psalms 41:13) - The LORD GOD of Israel
The Compound Names – GOD – “El, Elohim, and Elohe”
Elohim (Genesis 1:1) - GOD
Elohim Bashamayim (Joshua 2:11) - GOD in Heaven
El Bethel (Genesis 35:7) - GOD of the House of GOD
Elohe Chaseddi (Psalms 59:10) - The GOD of My Mercy
Elohe Yisrael (Genesis 33:20) - GOD, the GOD of Israel
El Elyon (Genesis 14:18, Daniel 3:26, Psalms 78:56) - The Most High GOD
El Emunah (Deuteronomy 7:9) - The Faithful GOD
El Gibbor (Isaiah 9:6) - Mighty GOD
El Hakabodh (Psalms 29:3) - The GOD of Glory
El Hay (Joshua 3:10, Jeremiah 23:36, Daniel 3:26) - The Living GOD
El Hayyay (Psalms 42:8) - GOD of My Life
Elohim Kedoshim (Joshua 24:19) - Holy GOD
El Kanna (Exodus 20:5) - Jealous GOD
El Kanno (Joshua 24:19) - Jealous GOD
Elohe Mauzi (Psalms 43:2) - GOD of My Strength
Elohim Machase Lanu (Psalms 62:8) - GOD Our Refuge
Eli Maelekhi (Psalms 68:24) - GOD My King
El Marom (Micah 6:6) - GOD Most High
El Nekamoth (Psalms 18:47) - GOD that Avengeth
El Nose (Psalms 99:8) - GOD that Forgave
Elohenu Olam (Psalms 48:14) - Our Everlasting GOD
Elohim Ozer Li (Psalms 54:4) - GOD My Helper
El Rai (Genesis 16:13) - GOD Seest Me
Elsali (Psalms 42:9) GOD, My Rock
El Shaddai (Genesis 17:1,2, Ezekiel 10:5) - Almighty GOD
Elohim Shophtim Ba-arets (Psalms 58:11) - GOD that Judgeth in the Earth
El Simchath Gili (Psalms 43:4) - GOD My Exceeding Joy
Elohim Tsebaoth (Psalms 80:7, Jeremiah 35:17&38:17) - GOD of Hosts
Elohe Tishuathi (Psalms 18:46&51:14) - GOD of My Salvation
Elohe Tsadeki (Psalms 4:1) - GOD of My Righteousness
Elohe Yakob (Psalms 20:1) - GOD of Israel
Elohe Yisrael (Psalms 59:5) - GOD of Isreal
The Compound Names – Jehovah
Jehovah (Exodus 6:2,3) – The LORD
Adonai Jehovah (Genesis 15:2) – Lord GOD
Jehovah Adon Kol Ha-arets (Joshua 3:11) – The LORD, the Lord of All the Earth
Jehovah Bore (Isaiah 40:28) – The LORD Creator
Jehovah Chereb (Deuteronomy 33:29) – The LORD… the Sword
Jehovah Eli (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD My GOD
Jehovah Elyon (Genesis 14:18-20) – The LORD Most High
Jehovah Gibbor Milchamah (Psalms 24:8) – The LORD Mighty In Battle
Jehovah Maginnenu (Psalms 89:18) – The LORD Our Defense
Jehovah Goelekh (Isaiah 49:26&60:16) – The LORD Thy Redeemer
Jehovah Hashopet (Judges 11:27) – The LORD the Judge
Jehovah Hoshiah (Psalms 20:9) – O LORD Save
Jehovah Immeka (Judges 6:12) – The LORD Is with You
Jehovah Izuz Wegibbor (Psalms 24:8) – The LORD Strong and Mighty
Jehovah-jireth (Genesis 22:14) – The LORD Shall Provide
Jehovah Kabodhi (Psalms 3:3) – The LORD My GOD
Jehovah Kanna Shemo (Exodus 34:14) – The LORD Whose Name Is Jealous
Jehovah Keren-Yishi (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD the Horn of My Salvation
Jehovah Machsi (Psalms 91:9) The LORD My Refuge
Jehovah Magen (Deuteronomy 33:29) – The LORD the Shield
Jehovah Makkeh (Ezekiel 7:9) – The LORD that Smiteth
Jehovah Mauzzam (Psalms 37:39) – The LORD Their Strength
Jehovah Mauzzi (Jeremiah 16:19) – The LORD My Fortress
Ha-Melech Jehovah (Psalms 98:6) – The LORD the King
Jehovah Melech Olam (Psalms 10:16) – The LORD King Forever
Jehovah Mephalti (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD My Deliverer
Jehovah Mekaddishkem (Exodus 31:13) – The LORD that Sanctifies You
Jehovah Metsudhathi (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD My High Tower
Jehovah Moshiekh (Isaiah 49:26&60:16) – The LORD Your Savior
Jehovah Nissi (Exodus 17:15) – The LORD My Banner
Jehovah Ori (Psalms 27:1) – The LORD My Light
Jehovah Uzzi (Psalms 28:7) – The LORD My Strength
Jehovah Rophe (Exodus 15:26) – The LORD (our) Healer
Jehovah Roi (Psalms 23:1) – The LORD My Shepherd
Jehovah Sabaoth (Tsebaoth) (I Samuel 1:3) – The LORD of Hosts
Jehovah Sali (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD My Rock
Jehovah Shalom (Judges 6:24) – The LORD (our) Peace
Jehovah Shammah (Ezekiel 48:35) – The LORD Is There
Jehovah Tsidkenu (Jeremiah 23:6) – The LORD Our Righteousness
Jehovah Tsuri (Psalms 19:14) – O LORD My Strength
But whatever name is used they are all referring to the same one God.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Catholicism is the One True Faith and a person can know this with certainty by reciting daily and with care the angelic psalter of the Virgin Mary.
- UserLv 72 years ago
Here's the deal with such translations.
Any time the words
are used to represent the tetragrammaton, all of the letters are capitalized.
Why not always one way?
The traditional convention is to render the tetragrammaton with the word "Lord".
Using all caps (or small caps) indicates that it renders the tetragrammaton.
However: sometimes the word meaning "lord" appears alongside the tetragrammaton.
In such cases, some translations (such as the NASB) capitalize the word "God" so that the word "Lord" does not appear twice (as is the case with some older translations such as the KJV).
Here is an example:
KJV Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
NASB ¶ Therefore the Lord God of hosts, The Mighty One of Israel, declares, “Ah, I will be relieved of My adversaries And avenge Myself on My foes.
NIV-2011 Therefore the Lord, the Lord Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: “Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes and avenge myself on my enemies.
NJB Hence, the Lord Yahweh Sabaoth, the Mighty One of Israel, says this, ‘Disaster, I shall get the better of my enemies, I shall avenge myself on my foes.
As you can see, the NASB convention avoids the double "the Lord, the Lord" that appears in the KJV and NIV.
More examples addressing the rendering of the tetragrammaton can be found here: