Jehovah according to the Bible
According to God’s word, the Bible, Jehovah is the personal name of the only true God. Jehovah’s self-designation. Jehovah is according to the Bible the creator of the universe. Including our earth, human kind and animals. Because of this, Jehovah God is the Sovereign Ruler of the universe.
Jehovah is a Translation from Hebrew
“Jehovah” is a Translation from Hebrew to English. In the Hebrew language we can read for God’s name the Hebrew Tetragrammaton, יהוה. This four Hebrew letters are represented in English and in many other languages (for example German) by the letters JHVH or YHWH.
The meaning of God’s name Jehovah
The name Jehovah has a meaning. In English Jehovah means “He Causes to Become.”
Is Jehovah is the right pronunciation for God’s name?
The Catholic Encyclopedia [1913, Vol. VIII, p. 329] states: “Jehovah, the proper name of God in the Old Testament; hence the Jews called it the name by excellence, the great name, the only name.” Not everybody think , that Jehovah is the right pronunciation of God’s name. But Jehovah is the most common pronunciation of God’s name in the English language. All around the world. And similar in many other languages. For example in German: Jehova.
Jehovah’s Witnesses make God’s name known. Like Jesus Christ
Jehovah’s Witnesses follow Jesus Christ. Jehovah’s Witnesses are Christians. Jesus Christ said according to the Bible: “I have made your name known to them and will make it known” (The Bible, John 17:26). Jehovah’s Witnesses also make God’s name known to the people they preach. In hundreds of lands and territories.
God’s name Jehovah in different Bible translations
We can find God’s name Jehovah in different translations of the Bible. Also God’s name Jehovah appears more than 7000 times in the Bible, not every Translation of the Bible uses God’s name Jehovah.
God’s name Jehovah in the New World Translation (from Jehovah’s Witnesses)
God’s name Jehovah is used in the easy to read and very accurate Bible Translation “New World Translation of the holy Scriptures”. New world Translation of the holy Scriptures is a Bible in modern language. Translated in more than 160 languages (as a full Translation or in part) from Jehovah’s Witnesses. We can find God’s name Jehovah in the Hebrew and the Christian Greek Scriptures. In the New World Translation of the holy Scriptures from Jehovah’s Witnesses God’s name Jehovah appears 7,210 times.
God’s name Jehovah in The Bible in Living English, S. T. Byington
God’s name Jehovah is used throughout the Hebrew Scriptures in this Bible Translation
Jehovah in the Bible Translation The ‘Holy Scriptures’ translated by J. N. Darby
God’s name Jehovah is used throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. And in many footnotes on Christian Greek Scripture texts, beginning with Matthew 1:20.
Jehovah, God’s name, in the Bible Translation The Emphatic Diaglott, Benjamin Wilson
We can read God’s name Jehovah in this Bible Translation at Matthew 21:9 and in 17 other places. This Bible Translation is a translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures.
God’s name Jehovah in the literal Translation The Holy Bible translated by Robert Young
God’s name Jehovah is used in this literal Translation of the Bible throughout the Hebrew Scriptures.
We can find God’s name Jehovah in different Bible translations. For example in The New English Bible: God’s name Jehovah appears at Exodus 3:15; 6:3. See also Genesis 22:14; Exodus 17:15; Judges 6:24; Ezekiel 48:35. In the Revised Standard Version we can read in the footnote on Exodus 3:15 says: “The word LORD when spelled with capital letters, stands for the divine name, YHWH.”
God’s name Jehovah in the American Standard Version
We can find God’s name Jehovah consistently in the Hebrew Scriptures in this Translation of the Bible, beginning with Genesis 2:4.
Jehovah in Today’s English Version
In the footnote on Exodus 6:3 we can read: “THE LORD: . . . Where the Hebrew text has Yahweh, traditionally transliterated as Jehovah, this translation employs LORD with capital letters, following a usage which is widespread in English versions.”
God’s name Jehovah in the King James Version
God’s name Jehovah is found at Exodus 6:3; Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 12:2; 26:4. See also Genesis 22:14; Exodus 17:15; Judges 6:24.
Jehovah in the Douay Version
The explanation in the footnote on Exodus 6:3 says: “My name Adonai. The name, which is in the Hebrew text, is that most proper name of God, which signifieth his eternal, self-existing being, (Exod. 3, 14,) which the Jews out of reverence never pronounce; but, instead of it, whenever it occurs in the Bible, they read Adonai, which signifies the Lord; and, therefore, they put the points or vowels, which belong to the name Adonai, to the four letters of that other ineffable name, Jod, He, Vau, He. Hence some moderns have framed the name of Jehovah, unknown to all the ancients, whether Jews or Christians; for the true pronunciation of the name, which is in the Hebrew text, by long disuse is now quite lost.”