The name of our heavenly father was confirmed to Moses in Exodus 3:15. Moses recorded it in Hebrew and it has been kept for centuries by the scribes in the numerous scrolls that they made. Most English Bibles have replaced that name with “the LORD” (all upper case), which is not a name, but a title.  This results in the true name being removed from the scriptures in almost 7000 places.

The Hebrew appearance of the name is this: Yahweh

The most accepted pronunciation is Yahweh; click on the name to hear the pronunciation.

The NIV Study Bible, 1985, in its concordance page 87 states in a footnote to the entry “LORD” the following:  “This entry represents the translation of the Hebrew name for God, Yahweh, always indicated in the NIV by LORD.”
[It represents the translation, but is not an actual translation, since “Yahweh” does not mean lord or master.]Footnoted for Exodus 3:15 is this statement: “The LORD. The Hebrew for this name is Yahweh (often incorrectly spelled “Jehovah”).

Another footnote, for Deuteronomy 28:58 states: “Jehovah” is a spelling that developed from combining the consonants of the name with the vowels of a word for “Lord” (Adonai).”
[Scribes put the vowel points for “Adonai” (Master) over the letters for “Yahweh” to remind the reader to say “Adonai” instead of “Yahweh.”  This tradition not to say the name of Yahweh out loud began at the time of the Babylonian exile; however, Scripture says to use his name and never forget it- see Psalms 68:4 (KJ) and Exodus 3:15 (NIV) [remember “the LORD” is a replacement of “Yahweh” in these Bibles.]



Matt 22:36 (NIV) “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Yahshua replied: ” ‘Love {Yahweh} your {Elohim} with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’… (also see Deut. 6:5) {from the Hebrew:”…with all your will,with all that you are, and with all of your strength.”}

1Joh 5:3 (KJS) For this is the love of {Yahweh}, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.


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