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Praying (and Pronouncing) the Names of God

As spoken by Tony Evans

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MEANING: The strong, Creator God

Verse: In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God (Elohim) was moving over the surface of the waters. Genesis 1:1,2

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah

MEANING: Lord, master and relational God

Verse: This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord (Jehovah) God made earth and heaven. Genesis 2:4


MEANING: Master Over All

Verse: O Lord God (Adonai) You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours? Deuteronomy 3:24

NAME OF GOD: El Bethel

MEANING: The God of the House of God

Verse: He built an altar there, and called the place El-bethel (El Bethel), because there God had revealed Himself to him when he fled from his brother. Genesis 35:7

NAME OF GOD: Elohim Chaseddi

MEANING: The God of My Mercy

Verse: My God (Elohim) in His lovingkindness (Chaseddi) will meet me;
God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes. Psalm 59:10

NAME OF GOD: El Elohe Yisrael

MEANING: The mighty God of Israel

Verse: Then he erected there an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel (El Elohe Yisrael). Genesis 33:20


MEANING: The Most High God

Verse: Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God (El Elyon), come out! Come here!” So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, Daniel 3:26

NAME OF GOD: El Emunah

MEANING: The Faithful God

Verse: Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God (El Emunah), keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9

NAME OF GOD: Elohei Tehillati

MEANING: God of my praise

Verse: My God (Elohei), whom I praise (Tehillati), do not remain silent. Psalm 109:1

NAME OF GOD: El Hakabodh

MEANING: The God of Glory

Verse: The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory (El Hakabodh) thunders,
the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. Psalm 29:3

NAME OF GOD: Elohim Chayim

MEANING: The Living God

Verse: This is how you will know that the living God (Elohim Chayim) is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites. Joshua 3:10

NAME OF GOD: El Hayyay

MEANING: God of My Life

Verse: By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me —
a prayer to the God (El) of my life (Hayyay). Psalm 42:8

NAME OF GOD: Elohim Kedoshim


Verse: Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the Lord. He is a holy God (Elohim Kedoshim); he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins. Joshua 24:19


MEANING: Jealous God

Verse: You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God (El Kanna), punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, Exodus 20:5

NAME OF GOD: Elohei Ma’uzzi

MEANING: God of My Strength

Verse: God (Elohei) is my strong (Ma’uzzi) fortress; And He sets the blameless in His way. 2 Samuel 22:33

NAME OF GOD: Elohim Machase Lanu

MEANING: God Our Refuge

Verse: Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God (Elohim) is our refuge (Machase Lanu). Psalm 62:8

NAME OF GOD: Eli Maelekhi

MEANING: God My King

Verse: Your procession, God, has come into view,
the procession of my God and King (Eli Maelekhi) into the sanctuary. Psalm 68:24

NAME OF GOD: El Nekamoth

MEANING: God that Avengeth

Verse: He is the God (El) who avenges (Nekamoth) me, who subdues nations under me, Psalm 18:47

NAME OF GOD: Elohenu Olam

MEANING: Our Everlasting God

Verse: For this God is our God for ever and ever (Elohenu Olam);
he will be our guide even to the end. Psalm 48:14

NAME OF GOD: Elohim Ozer Li

MEANING: God My Helper

Verse: Surely God is my help (Elohim Ozer Li);
the Lord is the one who sustains me. Psalm 54:4


MEANING: God Seest Me

Verse: She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God (El) who sees me (Rai),” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16:13


MEANING: God, my Rock

Verse: The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock (El Sali); and exalted be God, the rock of my salvation. 2 Samuel 22:47

NAME OF GOD: El Shaddai

MEANING: Almighty God

Verse: When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty (El Shaddai); walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” Genesis 17:1,2

NAME OF GOD: Elohim Shophtim Ba-arets

MEANING: God that Judgeth in the Earth

Verse: Then people will say,
“Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
surely there is a God who judges the earth (Elohim Shophtim Ba-arets).” Psalm 58:11

NAME OF GOD: El Simchath Gili

MEANING: God My Exceeding Joy

Verse: Then I will go to the altar of God,
to God, my joy and my delight (El Simchath Gili).
I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. Psalm 43:4

NAME OF GOD: Elohim Tsebaoth

MEANING: God of Hosts

Verse: Restore us, God Almighty (Elohim Tsebaoth);
make your face shine on us,
that we may be saved. Psalm 80:7

NAME OF GOD: Elohe Tishuathi

MEANING: God of My Salvation

Verse: Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
you who are God my Savior (Elohe Tishuathi),
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. Psalm 51:14

NAME OF GOD: Elohe Tsadeki

MEANING: God of My Righteousness

Verse: Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God (Elohe Tsadeki).
Give me relief from my distress;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer. Psalm 4:1

NAME OF GOD: Elohe Yakob

MEANING: God of Jacob

Verse: May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob (Elohe Yakob) protect you. Psalm 20:1

NAME OF GOD: Elohei Marom

MEANING: God of Heights

Verse: With what shall I come to the Lord and bow myself before the God (Elohei) on high (Marom)? Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings, with yearling calves? Micah 6:6

NAME OF GOD: Elohei Haelohim

MEANING: The God of gods.

Verse: For the Lord your God is the God of gods (Elohei Haelohim) and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. Deuteronomy 10:17

NAME OF GOD: Ehyeh asher Ehyeh

MEANING: The eternal, all-sufficient God.

Verse: God said to Moses, “I AM Who I AM”; (Ehyeh asher Ehyeh) and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ Exodus 3:14

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah Adon Kol Ha-arets

MEANING: The LORD, the Lord of All the Earth

Verse: See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth (Jehovah Adon Kol Ha-arets) will go into the Jordan ahead of you. Joshua 3:11

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah Chereb

MEANING: The LORD… the Sword

Verse: Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you,
a people saved by the Lord (Jehovah)?
He is your shield and helper
and your glorious sword (Chereb).
Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights. Deuteronomy 33:29

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah Tsaba


Verse: Then David said to the Philistine, ‘You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts (Jehovah Tsaba), the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted.’ 1 Samuel 17:45

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah Gibbor Milchamah

MEANING: The LORD Mighty In Battle

Verse: Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle (Jehovah Gibbor Milchamah). Psalm 24:8

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah Maginnenu

MEANING: The LORD Our Defense

Verse: Indeed, our shield (Maginnenu) belongs to the Lord (Jehovah),
our king to the Holy One of Israel. Psalm 89:18

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah Goelekh

MEANING: The LORD Thy Redeemer

Verse: You will drink the milk of nations
and be nursed at royal breasts.
Then you will know that I, the Lord (Jehovah), am your Savior,
your Redeemer (Goelekh), the Mighty One of Jacob. Isaiah 60:16

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah El Elohim

MEANING: The LORD God of gods, the LORD, mighty, powerful, strong One over all

Verse: The Mighty One, God, the Lord (Jehovah), the Mighty One (El), God (Elohim), the Lord! He knows, and may Israel itself know. If it was in rebellion, or if in an unfaithful act against the Lord do not save us this day! Joshua 22:22

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah Elohim


Verse: This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord (Jehovah) God (Elohim) made earth and heaven. Genesis 2:4

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah Elohim Ab

MEANING: The LORD God of your forefathers

Verse: So Joshua said to the sons of Israel, “How long will you put off entering to take possession of the land which the Lord (Jehovah), the God (Elohim) of your fathers (Ab), has given you? Joshua 18:3

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah El Elyon

MEANING: The LORD, the Most High God

Verse: Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have sworn to the Lord (Jehovah) God (El) Most High (Elyon), possessor of heaven and earth, Genesis 14:22