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Jehovah

Jehovah {IPA : |dʒɨˈhoʊvə} is an English-language representation of "the proper name of God" in the Old Testament, the Tetragrammaton.[1] Representations of the proper name of God more commonly used today include Yahweh and YHWH.[2]

QuotesEdit

  • And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.
  • You cannot see my face, for no man can see me and live.” Jehovah said further: “Here is a place near me. Station yourself on the rock. When my glory is passing by, I will place you in a crevice of the rock, and I will shield you with my hand until I have passed by. After that I will take my hand away, and you will see my back. But my face may not be seen.
  • And Jehovah proceeded to answer Job out of the windstorm and say:
    “Who is this that is obscuring counsel
    By words without knowledge?
    Gird up your loins, please, like an able-bodied man,
    And let me question you, and you inform me.
    Where did you happen to be when I founded the earth?
    Tell [me], if you do know understanding.
  • I, Jehovah, am searching the heart,

Examining the innermost thoughts,

To give to each one according to his ways,

According to the fruitage of his works.

Quotes about JehovahEdit

  • That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
    • King James Version of Psalm 83:18 Other translations do not use "Jehovah" in this passage.
  • Anyone dwelling in the secret place of the Most High Will lodge under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to Jehovah: “You are my refuge and my stronghold, My God in whom I trust.”
  • Jehovah has become King ... He sits enthroned above the cherubs.
  • Jehovah is merciful and compassionate,

Slow to anger and abundant in loyal love.

He will not always find fault,

Nor will he stay resentful forever.

He has not dealt with us according to our sins,

Nor has he repaid us what our errors deserve.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

So great is his loyal love toward those who fear him.

As far off as the sunrise is from the sunset,

So far off from us he has put our transgressions.

As a father shows mercy to his sons,

Jehovah has shown mercy to those who fear him.+

For he well knows how we are formed,

Remembering that we are dust.

  • Jehovah is compassionate and merciful,

Slow to anger and great in loyal love.

ט [Teth]

Jehovah is good to all,

And his mercy is evident in all his works.

[Yod]

  • O Jehovah, you have searched through me, and you know [me].
    You yourself have come to know my sitting down and my rising up.
    you have considered my thought from far off.
  • In the name of the great Jehovah, and the Continental Congress!
    • Ethan Allen, in a reported reply as to by what authority he demanded the surrender of Fort Ticonderoga, as recounted in A Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen's Captivity (1779).
  • Jehovah, it seems clear, was once regarded as a devoted son the the Great Goddess, who obeyed her in all things and by her favor swallowed up a number of variously named rival gods and godlings — the Terebinth-god, the Thunder-god, the Pomegranate-god, the Bull-god, the Goat-god, the Antelope-god, the Calf-god, the Porpoise-god, the Ram-god, the Ass-god, the Barley-god, the god of Healing, the Moon-god, the god of the Dog-star, the Sun-god. Later (if it is permitted to write in this style) he did exactly what his Roman counterpart, Capitoline Jove, has done: he formed a supernal Trinity in conjunction with two of the Goddess's three persons, namely, Anatha of the Lions and Ashima of the Doves, the counterparts of Juno and Minerva; the remaining person, a sort of Hecate named Sheol, retiring to rule the infernal regions.
  • Jehovah and the Christian version of God brought about a direct conflict between the so-called forces of good and the so-called forces of evil by largely cutting out all of the intermediary gods, and therefore destroying the subtle psychological give-and-take that occurred between them -- among them -- and polarizing man’s own view of his inner psychological reality.

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