267 Names of God

The Names of God have been called upon and worshiped from time immemorial. There can only be one Supreme Being, but certainly many ways to describe God and call upon God. Singing, repeating, incanting, meditating upon or even reading the Names of God with humility and devotion have the power to reconnect us with the Supreme Being. Please find below a list of the Holy Names of God from different scriptures and languages:

God --- The Supreme Person

Lord --- Our Worshipful Master

Supreme Being --- The Original, Perfect Person

Jehovah / Yĕhovah / Yahweh / YHWH (יְהֹוָה) ---The One LORD

Eloah (אֱלוֹהַּ) --- The Supreme Being

Elohim (אֱלֹהִים) --- (plural) - the Supreme Being and His Associates

Eli (Eloi - ἠλί) --- My God

Hayah (הָיָה) --- I AM (God referring to Himself)

Abba (πατήρ) --- Creator

Yah or Jah (יהּ) --- Supreme Lord

Buddha (शाक्यमुनि) --- Perfect One

Yajna (यज्ञ) --- The Receiver Of all Sacrifices

Pleroo (πληρόω) --- He who fills

Allah (الله‎) --- Lord Of Compassion

Ruwach Qodesh (קֹדֶשׁ רוּחַ) ---Holy Spirit

Al-Rahman (الرحيم) --- The All Beneficent

Kristos / Christos (Χριστός) --- Our Savior

Yĕshuwah (יְשׁוּעָה) ---My Salvation

Al-Rahim (الملك) --- The Most Merciful

Manohar (मनोहर) --- Beautiful Lord

Om (ॐ) --- All-Encompassing Lord

Devadidev (देवादीदेव) --- God of the gods

Al-Malik (الملك) --- The King, The Sovereign

Lokadhyaksha (लोकाध्यक्ष) --- Lord Of All Three Worlds

Al-Quddus (القدوس) --- The Most Holy

Narayana (नारायण) --- The Supreme Being

As Salam (السلام) --- The Source of Peace

Rosh Pinnah (רֹאשׁ פִּנָּה) --- Chief Stone (Foundation)

Shekhinah (שכינה) --- He Who dwells Everywhere

Al-Mu'min (المؤمن) --- The Guarantor

Rama (राम) --- He who gives pleasure to those who love Him

Al Muhaymin (المهيمن) --- The Guardian, The Preserver

Theos (θεός) --- Supreme Being

Al-'Aziz (العزيز) --- The Almighty, The Self Sufficient

Devesh (देवेश) --- Lord of the gods

Elyon (עליון) --- The Supreme

Al-Jabbar (الجبار) --- The Powerful, The Irresistible

Gitche Manitou --- Great Spirit

Palat (פָּלַט)--- Deliverer

Gopinath (गोपीनाथ) --- Receiver Of Conjugal Love

Al-Mutakabbir (المتكبر) --- The Perfection of Greatness

Adonai (אֲדֹנָי) --- Lord

Apistotookii --- Creator

Anandsagar --- Compassionate Lord

Bhuta-krit (भूतकृत्) --- Creator of all living beings

Al-Khaliq --- The Creator

Jagannath (जगन्नाथ) --- Worshipful Lord Of Everything

Al-Bari' --- The Maker

Abir --- Strong One

Al-Musawwir --- The Fashioner Of Forms

Deus (Δεύς) --- Supreme Lord

Al-Ghaffar (الغفار) --- The Ever Forgiving

Dohkwibuhch --- Creator

Adon Olam (אֲדוֹן עוֹלָם) --- Master Of The Universe

Al-Qahhar --- The All Compelling Subduer

Krishna (कृष्ण) --- The Most Attractive

Al-Wahhab --- The Bestower

Ekam --- The Incomparable

Aathi Param --- Lord Of Absolute Bliss

Al-Razzaq --- The Ever Providing

Avinu Malkeinu --- The Creator, King

Ne'eman V'Yashar---Faithful and True

Al-Fattah --- The Opener, The Victory Giver

Madhava --- Sweet Lord with Beautiful Complexion

Bhuta-bjrit (भूतभृत्) --- Nourisher of all living beings

Al-Alim --- The All Knowing, The Omniscient

Boreh --- The Creator

Al-Qabid --- The Restrainer, The Straightener

Tabaldak --- Creator, Owner

Waheguru --- Wonderful Lord

Al-Basit --- The Expander, The Munificent

Ajita --- The Unconquerable

Al-Khafid --- The Abaser

On-kar --- The Creator

Al-Rafi' --- The Exalter

Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh (אהיה אשר אהיה) --- "I Am That I Am"

Al-Mu'izz --- The Giver Of Honor

Shang Ti --- The King Above

Al-Mudhill --- The Giver Of Dishonor

Parthasarathi --- He Who Steers and Gives Guidance

Sar Shalom --- Master of Peace (or Tranquility)

Al-Sami' --- The All Hearing

El ha-Gibbor --- The Hero and Strong One

Hashem --- The Name

Al-Basir --- The All Seeing

Bala --- The Lord Of Strength

Dayanidhi --- The Compassionate Lord

Al-Hakam --- The Judge, The Arbitrator

Hrishikesha (हृषीकेश) --- The Master Of The Senses

Al-'Adl --- The Utterly Just

Emet --- Truth

Al Latif --- The Subtly Kind

Shen --- Supreme Being

Al Khabir --- The All Aware

Xwede --- Supreme God

Al-Halim --- The Forbearing, The Indulgent

Shaddai --- The Almighty

Adon Olam --- Master of All

Al-'Azim --- The Magnificent, The Infinite

Shekhinah (שכינה) --- God who Dwells with us

Al-Ghafur --- The All Forgiving

E'in SOf --- The Infinite One

Al-Shakur --- The Grateful

Al-'Ali --- The Sublimely Exalted

Ha-Kaddosh, Baruch Hu --- The Holy One

Al Kabir (الخبير) --- The Great One

Melech ha-Melachim --- The King Of Kings

Al-Hafiz --- The Preserver

Magen Avraham --- The Shield Of Abraham

Al-Muqit --- The Nourisher

Yahweh-Rapha --- The Supreme Lord Who Heals

Al-Hasib --- The Reckoner

Avinu Malkeinu --- Our Creator the King

Yahweh-Ra-ah --- The Lord my Shepherd

Al-Jalil --- The Majestic One

Yahweh-Tsidkenu --- Lord Of Righteousness

Al-Karim --- The Bountiful, The Generous

Anaya --- One Who Has No Leader

Al-Raqib --- The Watchful One

Ha Shem --- The Supreme Lord's Name

Kshetrajna (क्षेत्रज्ञ) --- Knower of all fields

Al-Mujib --- The Responsive, The Answerer

Vishwatma --- Soul Of The Universe

Al Wasi' --- The Vast, The All Encompassing

Adidev --- The Lord Of The Lords

Al-Hakim --- The Wise One

Yahweh-Shammah --- God Who Is Here

Al-Wadud --- The Loving, The Kind One

Anantajit --- Ever Victorious Lord

Vashatkara (वषट्कार) --- Receiver of offerings

Al-Majid --- The All Glorious

Sarvajana --- Omniscient Lord

Vishnu --- All Prevailing Lord

Al Ba'ith --- The Raiser Of The Dead

Madusudana --- Protector of His devoted ones

Al-Shahid --- The Witness

Ananta --- The Endless Lord

Al-Haqq --- The Truth, The Real

Yasodanandana --- Playful Lord

Al-Wakil --- The Trustee, The Dependable

Vaikunthanatha --- Lord Of Vaikuntha, The Heavenly Abode

Al-Qawiyy --- The Strongest

Sarvapalaka --- Protector Of All

Shreshta --- The Most Glorious Lord

Al-Matin --- The Firm, The Steadfast

Balgopal --- The All Attractive

Emet --- Absolute Truth

Al-Waliyy --- The Protecting Friend, Patron, and Helper

Shrikanta --- Beautiful Lord

Al Hamid --- The All Praiseworthy

Sumedha --- Intelligent Lord

Adir --- Lord of Strength

Al-Muhsi --- The Accounter, The Numberer Of All

Vrishaparvaa --- Lord Of Purpose

Al-Mubdi' --- The Producer, Originator, and Initiator Of All

Sudarshana --- Most Beautiful Lord

Al-Mu'id --- The Reinstater Who Brings Back All

Suresham --- Lord Of All Demi-Gods

Al Muhyi --- The Giver Of Life

Mohan --- All Attractive God

Yoginampati --- Lord Of The Yogis

Al-Mumit --- The Bringer Of Death, The Destroyer

Dayalu --- Repository Of Compassion

Al Hayy --- The Ever Living

Swargapati --- Lord Of Heavens

Trivikrama --- Conqueror Of All The Three Worlds

Vasudeva --- All Prevailing Lord

Al-Qayyum --- The Self Subsisting Sustainer Of All

Shyamsundara --- Lord Of The Beautiful Evenings

Al-Wajid --- The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing

Ajanma --- One Who Is Limitless And Endless

Ajaya --- The Conqueror Of Life And Death

Al-Majid --- The Illustrious, The Magnificent

Janardhana --- One Who Bestows Boons On One And All

Kaddosh --- The Holy One

Al-Samad --- The Self Sufficient, Eternally Besought, The Everlasting

Govinda --- One Who Gives Pleasure To The Cows and the Senses

Al-Qadir --- The All Able

Jayantah --- Conqueror Of All Enemies

Tzur --- The Rock

Al-Wahid --- The One, The All Inclusive, The Indivisible

Jyotiraaditya --- The Resplendence Of The Sun

Kamalnayan --- The Lord With Lotus Shaped Eyes

Al-Muqtadir --- The All Determiner, The Dominant

Avyukta --- One Who Is As Clear As Crystal

E'in Sof --- The Infinite One

Al-Muqaddim --- The Expediter, He who brings forward

Vishwadakshinah --- Skilfull And Efficient Lord

Boreh --- The Creator

Al-Mu'akhkhir --- The Delayer, He who Puts far Away

Aniruddha --- One Who Cannot Be Obstructed

Vishwakarma --- Creator Of The Universe

Al-Awwal --- The First

Kanjalochana --- The Lotus-Eyed One

Yahweh-Shammah --- The Lord Who is Present

Al-Akhir --- The Last

Narayana (नारायण) --- The Refuge Of Everyone

Hamakom --- The Omnipresent

Sahasraakash --- Thousand-Eyed Lord

Al-Zahir --- The Manifest; The All Victorious

Madan --- The Lord Of Love

Manmohan --- All Pleasing Lord

Al-Batin --- The Hidden; The All Encompassing

Achyuta --- Infallible Lord

El ha-Gibbor --- The Hero

Adbhutah --- Wonderful God

Al-Wali --- The Patron

Hari --- One Who Captures The Heart

Yahweh-Tsidkenu --- Lord Our Righteousness

Al-Muta'al --- The Supreme Self Exalted

Shantah --- Peaceful Lord

Aparajeet --- The Lord Who Cannot Be Defeated

Al-Barr --- The Most Kind and Righteous

Gyaneshwar --- The Lord Of Knowledge

Hiraygarbha --- The All Powerful Creator

Al-Tawwab --- The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting

Danavendra --- Granter Of Boons

Nirguna --- Without Any Temporary Physical Properties

Al-Muntaqim --- The Avenger

Padmahasta --- One Who Has Hands Like Lotus

Ro'eh Yisra'el --- The Shepherd

Parabrahmana --- The Supreme Absolute Truth

Al-'Afuww --- The Pardoner, The Effacer Of Sins

Vishwarupa --- One Who Displays The Universal Form

Al-Ra'uf --- The Compassionate, The All Pitying

Malik al Mulk --- The Owner Of All Sovereignty

Dhu al Jalal wa al Ikram --- The Lord Of Majesty and Generosity

Al-Muqsit --- The Equitable, The Requiter

Sarveshwar --- Lord Of All Gods

Parampurush --- Supreme Personality

Satyavachana --- One Who Speaks Only The Truth

Al-Jami' --- The Gatherer, The Unifier

Aten (jtn) --- Almighty God

Yahweh-Rapha --- The Lord Who Heals

Al Ghani --- The All Rich, The Independent

Dharmadhyaksha --- The Lord Of Dharma

Dwarkapati --- Lord Of Dwarka

Gopalpriya --- Lover Of Cowherds

Al Mughni --- The Enricher, The Emancipator

Niranjana --- The Unblemished Lord

Ahuramazda --- Lord Of Wisdom

Yahweh-Nissi --- The Lord Our Banner

Al-Mani' --- The Withholder, The Shielder, The Defender

Jagadisha --- Protector Of All

Padmanabha --- The Lord Who Has A Lotus Shaped Navel

Al-Nafi' --- The Propitious, The Benefactor

Prajapati --- Lord Of All Creatures

Al-Nur --- The Light

Punyah --- Supremely Pure

Ribbono shel `Olam --- Master of the World

Purshottam --- The Supreme Soul

Yahweh-Shalom --- The Lord Our Peace

Al-Hadi --- The Guide

Sahasrapaat --- Thousand-Footed Lord

Yahweh-Ra-ah --- The Lord My Shepherd

Al-Badi --- Incomparable, The Originator

Paramatma --- The Lord Who resides in The heart Of All beings

Al-Baqi --- The Ever Enduring and Immutable

Kaddosh Israel --- Holy One Of Israel

Al-Warith --- The Heir, The Inheritor Of All

Sahasrajit --- One Who Vanquishes The Demoniac

Sakshi --- All Witnessing Lord

Anaadih --- One Who Is The First Cause

Sanatana --- The Eternal Lord

Al Rashid --- The Guide, Infallible Teacher, and Knower

Amrit --- Immortal One

Al-Sabur --- The Patient, The Timeless

Akshara --- Indestructible Lord

The Lord is My Shepherd

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The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for His Name's sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Psalm 23 (NIV)

Biblical Evidence for Praising the Names of God

Scripture evidence for the Names of God.

Praising God's Names has been a universal practice and teaching of Jesus and the Prophets throughout the Bible. Here are the scriptural verses from the New International Version of the Bible. These statements tell a clear story about the power and purification of repeating, singing, reciting and otherwise praising of the Names of God. Here is the scriptural evidence for praising the Name of God.

Genesis 4:26:
At that time men began to call on the Name of the LORD.

Genesis 12:8:
From there he [Abraham] went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the Name of the LORD.

Genesis 13:4:
...and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the Name of the LORD.

Genesis 21:33:
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the Name of the LORD, the Eternal God.

Genesis 24:48:
"...I bowed down and worshiped the LORD. I praised the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me..."

Genesis 26:25:
Isaac built an altar there and called on the Name of the LORD. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.

Exodus 9:16 [God speaking to Moses]
"But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you My power and that My Name might be proclaimed in all the earth."

Exodus 20:7:
"You shall not misuse the Name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his Name."

Exodus 20:24:
"Make an altar of earth for Me... Wherever I cause My Name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you." 

Deuteronomy 5:11:
"You shall not misuse the Name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his Name."

Deuteronomy 18:7:
"...he may minister in the Name of the LORD his God like all his fellow Levites who serve there in the presence of the LORD."

Deuteronomy 18:22:
"If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him."

Deuteronomy 21:5:
"The priests, the sons of Levi, shall step forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to minister and to pronounce blessings in the Name of the LORD and to decide all cases of dispute and assault."

Deuteronomy 28:10:
"Then all the peoples on earth will see that You are called by the Name of the LORD, and they will revere You."

Deuteronomy 32:3:
"I will proclaim the Name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!"

1 Samuel 17:45:
David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the Name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied."

1 Samuel 20:42:
Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace, for we have sworn friendship with each other in the Name of the LORD, saying, 'The LORD is witness between you and me, and between your descendants and my descendants forever.'" Then David left, and Jonathan went back to the town.

2 Samuel 6:2:
He and all his men set out from Baalah of Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, the Name of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim that are on the ark.

2 Samuel 6:18:
After he had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the Name of the LORD Almighty.

1 Kings 3:2:
The people, however, were still sacrificing at the high places, because a temple had not yet been built for the Name of the LORD.

1 Kings 5:3:
"You know that because of the wars waged against my father David from all sides, he could not build a temple for the Name of the LORD his God until the LORD put his enemies under his feet."

1 Kings 5:5:
"I intend, therefore, to build a temple for the Name of the LORD my God, as the LORD told my father David, when He said, 'Your son whom I will put on the throne in your place will build the temple for my Name.'"

1 Kings 8:17:
"My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel."

1 Kings 8:18:
But the LORD said to my father David, ‘You did well to have it in your heart to build a temple for My Name.'

1 Kings 8:20:
"The LORD has kept the promise he made: I have succeeded David my father and now I sit on the throne of Israel, just as the LORD promised, and I have built the temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel."

1 Kings 10:1:
When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relation to the Name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions.

1 Kings 18:24:
"I will call on the Name of the LORD."

1 Kings 18:32:
With the stones he built an altar in the Name of the LORD, and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs of seed.

1 Kings 22:16:
The king said to him, "How many times must I make you swear to tell me nothing but the truth in the Name of the LORD ?"

2 Kings 2:24:
He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the Name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.

2 Kings 5:11:
But Naaman went away angry and said, "I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the Name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy."

Jeremiah 20:13:
"Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked."

1 Chronicles 16:2:
After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the Name of the LORD.

1 Chronicles 21:19:
So David went up in obedience to the word that Gad had spoken in the Name of the LORD.

1 Chronicles 22:7:
David said to Solomon: "My son, I had it in my heart to build a house for the Name of the LORD my God."

1 Chronicles 22:19:
"Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God. Begin to build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the sacred articles belonging to God into the temple that will be built for the Name of the LORD."

1 Chronicles 29:10:
David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly...

2 Chronicles 2:1:
Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.

2 Chronicles 2:4:
"Now I am about to build a temple for the Name of the LORD my God and to dedicate it to Him for burning fragrant incense before Him, for setting out the consecrated bread regularly, and for making burnt offerings every morning and evening and on Sabbaths and New Moons and at the appointed feasts of the LORD our God. This is a lasting ordinance for Israel."

2 Chronicles 6:7
"My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel."

2 Chronicles 6:10:
"The LORD has kept the promise he made. I have succeeded David my father and now I sit on the throne of Israel, just as the LORD promised, and I have built the temple for the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel."

2 Chronicles 18:15:
The king said to him, "How many times must I make you swear to tell me nothing but the truth in the Name of the LORD ?"

2 Chronicles 20:19:
Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the LORD, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.

2 Chronicles 30:22:
For the seven days they ate their assigned portion and offered fellowship offerings and praised the LORD

2 Chronicles 33:18:
The other events of Manasseh's reign, including his prayer to his God and the words the seers spoke to him in the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel, are written in the annals of the kings of Israel.

Job 1:21:
"Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the Name of the LORD be praised."

Nehemiah 8:6:
Ezra praised the LORD, the great God

Nehemiah 9:5:

"Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting." "Blessed be Your glorious Name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise.

Daniel 2:19:

Then Daniel praised the God of heaven

Psalm 5:11:

"But let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your Name may rejoice in You."

Psalm 7:17:

"I will give thanks to the LORD because of His righteousness and will sing praise to the Name of the LORD Most High."

Psalm 8:1 and 8:9:

"LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth!"

Psalm 9:2:

"I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing the praises of Your Name, O Most High."

Psalm 9:10:

"Those who know Your Name trust in You, for You, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek You."

Psalm 18:49:

"Therefore I will praise You, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of Your Name."

Psalm 20:1:
"May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the Name of the God of Jacob protect you."

Psalm 20:7:
"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the Name of the LORD our God."

Psalm 22:2:
"I will declare Your Name to my people; in the assembly I will praise You."

Psalm 23:3:
"The LORD is my Shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His Name's sake."

Psalm 29:2:
"Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His Name; worship the LORD in the splendor of His Holiness."

Psalm 30:4:
"Sing the praises of the LORD, you His faithful people; praise His Holy Name."

Psalm 31:3:
"Since You are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of Your Name lead and guide me."

Psalm 33:21:
"In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His Holy Name."

Psalm 34:3:
"Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt His Name together."

Psalm 44:8:
"In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise Your Name forever."

Psalm 48:10:
"Like Your Name, O God, Your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is filled with righteousness."

Psalm 54:1:
"Save me, O God, by Your Name"

Psalm 54:6
"I will sacrifice a freewill offering to You; I will praise Your Name, LORD, for it is good."

Psalm 61:8:
"Then I will ever sing in praise of Your Name and fulfill my vows day after day."

Psalm 63:4:
"I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your Name I will lift up my hands.."

Psalm 66:2:
"Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious."

Psalm 66:4:
"All the earth bows down to You; they sing praise to You, they sing the praises of Your Name."

Psalm 68:4:
"Sing to God, sing in praise of His Name, extol Him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before Him — His name is the LORD."

Psalm 69:30:
"I will praise God’s Name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving."

Psalm 72:19:
"Praise be to His glorious Name forever; may the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen."

Psalm 76:1:
"God is renowned in Judah; in Israel His name is great."

Psalm 79:9:
"Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of Your Name; deliver us and forgive our sins for Your Name’s sake."

Psalm 86:12:
"I will praise You, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify Your Name forever."

Psalm 89:16
"They rejoice in Your Name all day long; they celebrate Your righteousness."

Psalm 91:14-16:
"Because he loves Me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My Name.He will call on Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation."

Psalm 92:1:
" It is good to praise the LORD and make music to Your Name, O Most High"

Psalm 96:2:
"Sing to the LORD, praise His Name; proclaim His salvation day after day."

Psalm 96:8:
"Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His Name; bring an offering and come into His courts."

Psalm 97:12:
"Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous, and praise His Holy Name."

Psalm 99:3
"Let them praise Your great and awesome Name — He is holy."

Psalm 99:6:
"Moses and Aaron were among His priests, Samuel was among those who called on His name; they called on the LORD and He answered them."

Psalm 100:4:
"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His Name."

Psalm 102:15:
"The nations will revere the Name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere Your glory."

Psalm 102:21:
"So the Name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and His praise in Jerusalem."

Psalm 103:1:
"Of David. Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise His Holy Name."

Psalm 105:1:
"Give praise to the LORD, proclaim His Name; make known among the nations what He has done."

Psalm 105:3:
"Glory in His Holy Name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice."

Psalm 106:47:
"Save us, LORD our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to Your Holy Name and glory in Your praise."

Psalm 111:9:
"Holy and awesome is His Name."

Psalm 113:1:
"Praise the LORD. Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the Name of the LORD."

Psalm 113:2:
"Let the Name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore."

Psalm 113:3:
"From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the Name of the LORD is to be praised."

Psalm 115:1:
"Not to us, LORD, not to us but to Your Name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness."

Psalm 116:4:
"Then I called on the Name of the LORD: "O LORD, save me!""

Psalm 116:13:
"I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the Name of the LORD."

Psalm 116:17:
"I will sacrifice a thank offering to You and call on the Name of the LORD."

Psalm 119:132:
"Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love Your Name."

Psalm 122:4:
"That is where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, to praise the Name of the LORD according to the statute given to Israel."

Psalm 124:8:
"Our help is in the Name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth."

Psalm 129:8:
"May those who pass by not say, "The blessing of the LORD be upon you; we bless you in the Name of the LORD."

Psalm 135:1:
"Praise the LORD. Praise the Name of the LORD; praise Him, you servants of the LORD"

Psalm 135:3:
"Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to His name, for that is pleasant."

Psalm 135:13:
"Your Name, LORD, endures forever, your renown, LORD, through all generations."

Psalm 138:2:
"I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise Your Name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness"

Psalm 140:13:
"Surely the righteous will praise Your Name, and the upright will live in Your presence."

Psalm 142:7:
"Set me free from my prison, that I may praise Your Name."

Psalm 145:1:
" I will exalt You, my God the King; I will praise Your Name for ever and ever."

Psalm 145:2:
"Every day I will praise You and extol Your Name for ever and ever."

Psalm 145:21:
"My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise His Holy Name for ever and ever."

Psalm 148:5:
"Let them praise the Name of the LORD, for He commanded and they were created."

Psalm 148:13:
"Let them praise the Name of the LORD, for His Name alone is exalted; His splendor is above the earth and the heavens."

Psalm 149:3:
"Let them praise His Name with dancing and make music to Him with timbrel and harp."

Proverbs 18:10:
"The Name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe."

Isaiah 18:7:
"At that time gifts will be brought to the LORD Almighty from a people tall and smooth-skinned, from a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers — the gifts will be brought to Mount Zion, the place of the Name of the LORD Almighty."

Isaiah 24:15:
"Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD; exalt the Name of the LORD, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea."

Isaiah 50:10:
"Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the Name of the LORD and rely on his God."

Isaiah 55:6:
"Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near."

Isaiah 56:6:
"And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to serve Him, to love the Name of the LORD, and to worship Him..."

Isaiah 57:15:
"For this is what the high and exalted One says — He who lives forever, whose Name is holy..."

Isaiah 59:19:
"From the west, men will revere the Name of the LORD, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere His glory."

Jeremiah 3:17:
"At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the LORD, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the Name of the LORD. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts."

Jeremiah 20:13
Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.

Jeremiah 26:16:
Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, "This man should not be sentenced to death! He has spoken to us in the Name of the LORD our God."

Jeremiah 26:20:
Now Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath Jearim was another man who prophesied in the Name of the LORD

Daniel 2:20:
"Praise be to the Name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His." 

Joel 2:26:
"You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the Name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed."

Joel 2:32:
"And everyone who calls on the Name of the LORD will be saved"

Micah 4:5:
"...we will walk in the Name of the LORD our God for ever and ever."

Micah 5:4:
"He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the Name of the LORD his God."

Malachi 1:11:
[LORD God says] "My Name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to Me, because My Name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty.

Malachi. 4:2:
[LORD God says] “But for you who revere My Name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.”

Zechariah 10:12:
"I will strengthen them in the LORD and in His Name they will live securely," declares the LORD.

Zechariah 13:9:
[LORD God says] "They will call on My Name and I will answer them; I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'The LORD is our God.'"

Zephaniah 3:9:
"Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the Name of the LORD and serve Him shoulder to shoulder."

Zephaniah 3:12:
"But I will leave within you the meek and humble, who trust in the Name of the LORD."

Jesus directly taught his students to praise God's Holy Name:

Luke 11:2 and Matthew 6:9:
"Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your Name."

Jesus also indicated his mission to spread the praising of God's Holy Names:

Matthew 21:9, Matthew 23:39, Mark 11:9, Luke 13:35, Luke 19:38, and John 12:13:
"Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Lord!"

This is because Jesus emphasized the importance of praising God:

Matthew 5:14-16:
"In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."

John 17:11:
"Holy Father, protect them by the power of Your Name, the Name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one."

And Jesus' miracles caused people to praise God:

Matthew 9:8:
When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God...

Matthew 15:31:
The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.

Mark 2:12:
He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God

Luke 2:28:
Simeon took him in his arms and praised God.

Luke 7:16:
They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.”

Luke 13:13:
Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

Luke 18:43:
Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

Luke 23:47:
The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God...

Jesus also praised God directly:

Matthew 11:25 and Luke 10:21:
“I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth"

John 17:26 (Jesus praying to God):
"And I have declared unto them Your Name, and will declare it"

Jesus' disciples followed the instructions of Jesus after he returned to the spiritual realm:

Luke 24:53:
And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.

Jesus' followers continued this tradition of praising and glorifying God's Holy Names:

James 3:9:
"With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father..."

James 5:10:
"Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the Name of the Lord."

1 Peter 1:3:
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!"

Acts 2:21:
"And everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved."

Acts 3:8:
Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

Acts 9:28:
So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the Name of the Lord.

Acts 10:46:
For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God.

Acts 16:25:
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

2 Timothy 2:19:
"Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who confesses the Name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."

Romans 10:13:
"Everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved."

2 Corinthians 11:31:
"The God and Father of the Lord Jesus Who is to be praised forever..."

Ephesians 5:19:
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.

Colossians 3:16:
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

Hebrews 13:15:
"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess His Name."

Revelations 19:5:
Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you His servants, you who revere Him, both great and small!”

God is my Rock

This is from David's Psalm 8:2

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation,
my stronghold. (Psalm 8:2 NIV)

What does God is my Rock mean?

This ancient expression is indicating taking refuge in God. Taking shelter in God. Seeing God as our only protection.

We see this understanding expressed throughout the scriptures. Here are some Biblical verses that also express the meaning of this phrase:

I will proclaim the Name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He. (Deuteronomy 32:3-4)

But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, because of your father's God, who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you with blessings of the skies above, blessings of the deep springs below, blessings of the breast and womb. (Genesis 45:24)

You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth. (Deut. 32:18)

"There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God." (1 Samuel 2:2)

"As for God, His way is perfect: The LORD's word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him. For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God?" (2 Samuel 22:31-32)

"The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!" (2 Samuel 22:47)

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 18:14)

Of David. To you, LORD, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit. (Psalm 28:1)

Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. (Psalm 31:3)

"I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?” (Psalm 42:9)

My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. (Psalm 62:7)

Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. (Psalm 71:3)

They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. (Psalm 78:35)

But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge. (Psalm 94:22)

Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal. (Isaiah 26:4)

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. (Matt. 7:25)

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

David's Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
Surely He will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, "The LORD is my refuge," and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
"Because he loves Me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My Name.
He will call on Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation." (Psalm 91 NIV)

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The Lord's Prayer by Jesus

This is the prayer to God that Jesus recommended to his students, sung with music (headphones or good speakers recommended) using two translations of Matthew 6:9-13 - the King James Version and the Lost Gospels of Jesus:

King James Version:

"Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."

Lost Gospels of Jesus:

"Our spiritual LORD, Holy is Your Name.
Show us Your sanctuary. May Your will be done on earth as it is in the spiritual realm.
Give us today the food that sustains life.
Please forgive our offenses, as we forgive those who offend us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from wickedness.
For You are the sanctuary, the power and the glory for ever Amen."

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About the Lord's Prayer:

The Lord's Prayer is Jesus's suggested prayer for his followers. However, this doesn't mean that he wanted his followers to blindly recite the prayer as a ritual. We can tell this by Jesus' statement to his followers:
And when you pray, do not do what the hypocrites do, for they like to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners so they may be seen by others. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your closet and shut the door, and pray to your LORD who is in secret; and your LORD who sees what is done secretly shall reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use tedious repetition as the pagans do, for they assume they will be heard due to their many words. Don’t be like them, for your LORD knows what things you need before you ask Him. (Matthew 6:5-8)
From this statement ,we know that Jesus was not giving his followers a prayer that they had to blindly recite in public in order to fit in or seem religious. This is precisely the opposite of Jesus' statement above.

So if we are standing up in church reciting the Lord's prayer, or standing on the street corners to be seen by others while reciting the Lord's prayer, we are specifically contradicting Jesus' own teachings. Even though we might be reciting his prayer.

Jesus also states not to "use tedious repetition as the pagans do." Tedious repetition is pretty clear. Jesus doesn't want us to just recite something over and over without it coming from the heart. He wants us to pray to God according to our feelings and emotions. He wants us to connect with the Supreme Being with our hearts as we pray to Him.

Can we recite the Lord's Prayer then?

This doesn't necessarily mean that we can't repeat or recite the Lord's Prayer of Jesus. Certainly, Jesus is suggesting that we can, since he also said, "Therefore, you can pray in this way" (Matthew 6:9) before he told them this prayer.

This means that we can certainly recite the Lord's Prayer, assuming that we are reciting it from our heart. We can sincerely take these words into our heart and even though we may have limited understanding, we can seek God and seek a relationship with Him as we recite Jesus' prayer.

By reciting the Lord's Prayer from the heart, we can humbly consider the meaning of these words as we consider the intimate loving relationship that Jesus had with the Supreme Being. This provides a bridge that helps us connect to God through the relationship that Jesus enjoys with the Supreme Being.

This doesn't mean that we cannot pray to God in our own words, privately. Certainly, Jesus is suggesting that we do this. But we can also recite the Lord's prayer in a group setting, where we can bond as a group in devotion to Jesus and the Supreme Being.

The bottom line is that with this prayer, Jesus is telling his students to establish a private and personal relationship with the Supreme Being. Let's review the prayer (Lost Gospels Version) verse by verse:

"Our spiritual LORD, Holy is Your Name."

Jesus is suggesting that the Name of God is Holy. The word "holy" is translated from the Greek word, ἁγιάζω (hagiazō). Many sectarian versions have translated this to be "hallowed." But Thayer's lexicon clearly states the word means to "declare sacred or holy." While "hallowed" is not necessarily wrong, it is clear that "holy" would be more appropriate. This is also because the word also relates to something that is purifying or "renewing" according to the lexicon.

God's Name is holy because the Supreme Being is all-powerful, most beautiful, most loving and most caring. He is our Best Friend and Soul Mate. And because the Supreme Being is all-powerful, His Holy Names are also full of His potency and power. Unlike the dualistic nature of this world, where we are separate from our names, the Holy Name of God is connected to God. The Holy Name of God is purifying because God's Holy Name maintains His nature. God's Holy Name is non-different from God. That is why it is Holy.

"Show us Your sanctuary."

Sectarian translations like to say, "your kingdom come." But what does this mean? How does God's kingdom "come"? Come where? Is that like fetching someone or a pet by saying, "come here?" Certainly that is not what Jesus is saying.

The Greek statement is, ελθετω η βασιλεια. The word ελθετω means to "come into being" or "show itself" according to the lexicon.

And the word βασιλεια is typically translated to "kingdom," yet the lexicon clearly states, "royal power, kingship, dominion, rule - not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom."

What does a person who has the authority and dominion offer to their subjects? Sanctuary. This means protection, but also peace and tranquility. This is what God offers to those who come to depend upon the Supreme Being.

Therefore, Jesus is suggesting that we seek God's sanctuary. This is another way of saying that we take shelter or refuge in God.

"May Your will be done on earth as it is in the spiritual realm."

Jesus is suggesting that his followers become servants of God. This is what it means to become God's servant. To do whatever pleases the Supreme Being. Typically, if a person wants to please someone else voluntarily (in other words not for something in return) they are loving or at least caring about that person. This is what Jesus wants his followers to do: To love the Supreme Being. This is why Jesus also said:
“ ‘Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment." (Matthew 22:37-38)

"Give us today the food that sustains life."

Many translations of this part of Jesus' prayer say something to the effect of, "Give us today our daily bread." 

For these translations, we must ask, what is "our daily bread?" Such a translation implies that Jesus is telling his followers to ask God for bread every day. Is that right?\

No. Jesus was not telling his students to pray for bread every day. Rather, he was speaking of spiritual food. This is why Jesus said elsewhere:
“A person lives not on food alone, but upon every message that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)
"For this reason I say to you, don’t be anxious about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body and what you will wear. Is not the soul more than food, and the body more than clothing?" (Matthew 6:25)
“My food is to do what pleases Him who sent me and to complete His work." (John 4:34)
"Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Servant of Humanity will give you. For on him the Creator, God, has authorized.” (John 6:27)
“Very truly I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the food from heaven, but it is my LORD who gives you the true food from the spiritual realm. For the food of God is that which comes out of the spiritual realm and gives life to the world.” (John 6:32)
We can see from these statements and others that the "food" Jesus is referring to in the Lord's Prayer is certainly not "daily bread." It is the spiritual food given to us by the Supreme Being. This is the food that the soul is sustained by.

That food, as stated by Jesus, is a loving relationship with the Supreme Being. It is this loving relationship that provides us with the incentive of pleasing the Supreme Being - which Jesus refers to in John 4:34 above.

"Please forgive our offenses, as we forgive those who offend us."

Some translations use the word "debts." But does this even make sense when referring to forgiving the debts of others. That would assume that others might owe us something. Jesus' followers were simple people. They weren't lenders who had people who owed them debts or something.

The Greek word in question is ὀφείλημα (opheilēma). This word can mean "something owed" but also, "offence" according to Thayer's lexicon. Because offending someone is done quite easily, it is more common. A person can easily offend someone else, by treating them disrespectfully in any manner, by saying something or doing something.

And certainly, it is offending God that we are all guilty of, and need to ask forgiveness for. Offending God starts by simply ignoring Him in our life, at some point or another or most of the time. Being self-centered is offending God because God loves us unconditionally.

To virtually ignore someone who loves us dearly and wants to the best for us is certainly offensive.

This contrasts with how we often will feel offended just by someone not giving us good service or premium treatment. Sometimes we are offended if someone is not polite to us in public, for example.

But if we are always forgiving those who offend us, even if they do not ask for it, then we are also prepared to be forgiven of our offenses. Why?

Because by forgiving others, we become ready to reciprocate the love that is extended to us by the Supreme Being.

We are all children of God. If we are always ready to forgive others, then we also become ready to be forgiven.

"And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from wickedness."

Asking God to help us become strong and able to combat the temptations of this world is actually part and parcel of delivering us from wickedness.

What is wickedness in this case? Wickedness is self-centeredness. It is looking out for ourselves, or the extensions of ourselves, our physical family.

Such a consciousness is wickedness because it is focused upon what I get, rather than what I give.

By asking God to deliver us from wickedness we are asking Him to help our hearts become purified. Jesus is referring to having a change of heart. Where God becomes more important to our life than our self-centered desires.

"For You are the sanctuary, the power and the glory for ever Amen."

Again, this translation from the Lost Gospels distinguishes God's sanctuary from "kingdom." Because Jesus is not referring to a physical location. He is referring to taking shelter in God, as noted above.

The last phrase here also stresses the importance of this internal decision to take refuge in God. This is a key personal and internal decision, which is communicated by Jesus elsewhere:
“The sanctuary of God does not appear through observation. Neither can you declare, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ Because the sanctuary of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21)
We should note that when this is translated to kingdom, it doesn't make much sense:
"The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:20-21 NKJV)
Because the word "kingdom" in this context implies a physical location - and a large one at that when referring to God's kingdom - this would be inconsistent with fitting that kingdom within our hearts