“95% or more of all Bible Translations falsely tell readers that The Creator’s Name is actually “The Lord”
If you walk into any church on Sunday and listen to worship, you will inevitably hear people singing to “The Lord” and about “The Lord”. In its deepest irony, they will sing songs about the name of the Lord without ever saying His Name because they are taught NOT to; mostly due to ignorant teaching and an insurmountable lack of knowledge regarding the Name of Elohim.
The most popular Bible translation in the United States is the King James Version, however, Bible translators under the direction of King James, have replaced the Name of Elohim 6511 times in the Old Testament alone! It’s hard to fathom such an egregious violation was done knowingly but, regardless, it is there. The result is incorrectly calling the Creator of Heaven and Earth by a title, and not by His Name as He instructs us to.
We are commanded to speak His Name and to CALL on His Name.
- Psalm 116:13
- 17; Zeph. 3:9
- 1 Kings 18:24
- Joel 2:32
- Acts 2:21
- Acts 22:16
- Romans 10:13
The 3rd Commandment Commands Men NOT to Forget His Name, but His Name has Been Forgotten.
- Exodus 20:7
- Deuteronomy 5:11
There are so many verses we could look at, but here is a verse shown in various versions demonstrating this repeated flaw. (Source: BibleHub.com).
Isaiah 42:8 Reads:
King James Bible: “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
New International Version: “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.”
New Living Translation: “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with carved idols.”
English Standard Version: “I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.”
New American Standard Bible: “I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.”
International Standard Version: “I, the LORD, am the one, and I won’t give my name and glory to another, nor my praise to idols.”
Jubilee Bible 2000: “I am the LORD. This is my name, and my glory I will not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
King James 2000 Bible: “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
American King James Version: “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
English Revised Version: “I am the LORD; that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise unto graven images.”
Amplified Version: “I am the Lord, that is My Name; My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved idols.”
… And Many More …
All of the above represent the majority of Bible translations out there. Reading these versions, one would believe that The Creator is saying His Name actually is “The LORD”, but that is far from true!
Below are a few translations that have taken a literal stance on presenting His Name.
Only the ISR Version maintains the original 4 Hebrew letters of His Name which allows for various pronunciations by the reader. Jehovah as translated 7 times is derived from 4 Hebrew Letters “Yod-hay-vav-hay” can be transliterated as YHWH or YHVH or YHUH which can be pronounced YaHoWaH or YaHWeH, YaHoVaH or YaHUaH. (The “j” must be corrected to a “y” because there is no “j” sound in the Hebrew language.) We prefer the Yahuah transliteration since it sounds and is spelled like the Tribe of Yahudah without the D/dalet.
The following versions no longer replace The Name, but transliterate it with a few variations.
World English Bible: “I am Yahweh. That is my name. I will not give my glory to another, nor my praise to engraved images.”
Young’s Literal Translation: “I am Jehovah, this is My name, And Mine honour to another I give not, Nor My praise to graven images.”
Holman Christian Standard Bible: “I am Yahweh, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols.”
American Standard Version: “I am Jehovah, that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise unto graven images.”
Darby Bible Translation: “I am Jehovah, that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
ISR Version*: “I am יהוה, that is My Name, and My esteem I do not give to another, nor My praise to idols.”
*Notice the ISR Version maintains the original Hebrew letters so individuals can pronounce His Name as they increase their learning.
95% or more of all Bible Translations falsely tell readers that The Creator’s Name is actually “The Lord” and if people do not know, have not been taught, and do not research for themselves, they will blindly follow their translation and teachers, who, thus far, have most popularly perpetuated false translations. The Father wants us to be personal with Him in reverence fear and humility but also in love. To know His Name is to draw close to Him.
He is Known by Many Titles – Not Many Names.
Men have changed His Titles – many of which include His Name – into His Name(s). Many people have falsely taught and been taught that titles are multiple or many names for the Creator. A title will never replace a Name. One can be a father/mother, son/daughter, CEO, MD, student/professor, etc. but those titles will never become one’s name, but rather, they can be an additional descriptor added to one’s name. For example, Yahuah Yireh means “Yahuah Provides/My Provider”.
Below are examples pulled from the Blue Letter Bible with corrected Transliterations:
- Jehovah Nissi: Yahuah Nissi (Yahuah My Banner)
- Jehovah-Raah: Yahuah-Raah (Yahuah My Shepherd)
- Jehovah Rapha: Yahuah Rapha (Yahuah Heals)
- Jehovah Shammah: Yahuah Shammah (Yahuah Is There)
- Jehovah Tsidkenu: Yahuah Tsidkenu (Yahuah Our Righteousness)
- Jehovah Mekoddishkem: Yahuah Mekoddishkem (Yahuah Who Sanctifies You)
- Jehovah Jireh: Yahuah Jireh (Yahuah Provides)
- Jehovah Shalom: Yahuah Shalom (Yahuah My Peace)
- Jehovah Sabaoth: Yahuah Sabaoth (Yahuah of Hosts)
Below are a few powerful examples, that bring more clarity when The Creator’s Name has been restored:
- Isaiah 42:8: “I am Yahuah. That is my name.”
- Psalms 83:18: “May people know that you, whose name is Yahuah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.”
- Exodus 6:3: “And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but with regard to my name, Yahuah, did I not make myself known to them?”
Abraham built an Altar to His Name Gen. 12:7-8 and another in Gen. 13:4 another one in 13:18. In Gen. 15:1, they are talking together and Abram calls Him by Name. In Gen. 15:7-8 it is clear they call each other by Name. Isaac did too in Gen. 26:25. Jacob was told His Name in Gen. 28:13 and he repeats it at 28:21, He mentions Him by Name in Gen. 30:24 naming Joseph, Gen. 31:49, and Gen. 32:9 in prayer. and Leah mentions His Name when naming her children in Gen 29:32,33 and 35. Yahudah literally means “praise Yahuah” and Leah indicates that she knew His Name and used it to Name Yahudah [Judah] as her 4th son.
A Name Establishes A Relationship.
1 Kings 18:24: “And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the Name of Yahuah (יהוה): and the Elohim that answers by fire, let him be Elohim.”
Deuteronomy 28:10: “And all peoples of the earth shall see that the Name of Yahuah (יהוה) is called upon you, and they shall be afraid of you.”
Exodus 3:15: “And Elohim said moreover unto Moses, ‘Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, Yahuah (יהוה) Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this [is] my name forever, and this [is] my memorial unto all generations.'”
2 Chronicles 2:4: “Behold, I build an house to the Name of Yahuah (יהוה) my Elohim, to dedicate [it] to him, [and] to burn before him sweet incense, and for the continual shewbread, and for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts of Yahuah (יהוה) our Elohim . This [is an ordinance] forever to Israel.”
Psalm 103:1: [ A Psalm of David.] “Bless Yahuah (יהוה), O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name.”
Proverbs 30:9: Lest I be full, and deny [thee], and say, Who [is] Yahuah (יהוה)? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my Elohim [in vain].
Isaiah 42:8: I [am] Yahuah (יהוה): that [is] my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Isaiah 52:5: Now therefore, what have I here, saith Yahuah (יהוה), that my people is taken away for naught? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my Name continually every day [is] blasphemed.
Jeremiah 16:21: “Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name [is] Yahuah (יהוה).”
Zechariah 13:9: “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It [is] my people: and they shall say, Yahuah (יהוה) [is] my Elohim.”
Malachi 1:6: “A son honoureth [his] father, and a servant his master: if then I [be] a father, where [is] mine honour? and if I [be] a master, where [is] my fear? saith Yahuah (יהוה) of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And you say, Wherein have we despised your name?”
Hosea 2:16-17: “And it shall be, in that day,” declares יהוה, “that you call Me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer call Me ‘My Ba‛al.’ (MY LORD); “And I shall remove the names of the Ba‛als (THE LORD) from her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
Scripture tells us to CALL on His Name TO BE SAVED.
YES, S A V E D! How can you call on His Named to be Saved without knowing His Name?? What church is teaching this MOST IMPORTANT TRUTH?
Joel 2:32: “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of יהוה (Yahuah) shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as יהוה hath said, and in the remnant whom יהוה shall call.”
Acts 2:21: “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of יהוה (Yahuah) shall be saved.”
Romans 10:13: “For “everyone who calls on the Name of יהוה (Yahuah) shall be saved.”
Yahuah’s Name is not, never has been, nor never will be “The Lord”. He Himself is restoring His Name in our day!SHARE: