Exodus 3:14

“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And God saide vnto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: And he said, Thus shalt thou say vnto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And God said to him, I AM WHAT I AM: and he said, Say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.
- Basic English Bible

And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM. And he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: I AM hath sent me unto you.
- Darby Bible

And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: And he said, Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me to you.
- Webster's Bible

God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM," and he said, "You shall tell the children of Israel this: 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
- World English Bible

And God saith unto Moses, `I AM THAT WHICH I AM;' He saith also, `Thus dost thou say to the sons of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And God said unto Moses: 'I AM THAT I AM'; and He said: 'Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: I AM hath sent me unto you.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 3:14


3:14 And God said - Two names God would now be known by. A name that speaks what he is in himself, I am that I am - This explains his name Jehovah, and signifies, 1st, That he is self - existent; he has his being of himself, and has no dependence upon any other. And being self - existent he cannot but be self - sufficient, and therefore all - sufficient, and the inexhaustible fountain of being and bliss. 2dly, That he is eternal and unchangeable, always the same, yesterday to - day, and for ever: he will be what he will be, and what he is. 3dly. That he is faithful and true to all his promises, unchangeable in his word as well as in his nature, and not a man that he should lie. Let Israel know this, I am hath sent me unto you. A name that speaks what he is to his people. Lest that name I am should puzzle them, he is farther directed to make use of another name of God, more familiar.


Discussion for Exodus 3:14

  • Al Schrader for verse 14
    I love Exodus 3:14 but really I love the entire Holy Bible because it is the word of God. I 've read it cover to cover 12 times. It took me 5 years.
  • Brianna for verse 14
    Names have meanings. Jehovah God 's name also has a meaning. His name tells us that Jehovah will become what he needs to become to accomplish his purpose, and he will always prove true to his words. One Bible reference work stated: "To use a simple illustration: A mother may need to fill many roles each day in caring for her children as a nurse, a cook, a teacher according to the need that arises. It is similar with Jehovah, though on a more elevated level. In order to accomplish his loving purpose for mankind, he can become whatever he pleases, filling whatever role is needed. Knowing Jehovah by name thus involves understanding and appreciating his many roles. "
  • Lakhram for verse 14
    English: I AM THAT I AM: Sanskrit: Aham Tat Aham: Hebrew: Ehyeh A er Ehyeh:
  • Lakhram for verse 14
    Question: If the Self is itself aware, why am I not aware of it even now? Bhagwan Ramana Mahrishi s Answer: There is no duality. Your present knowledge is due to the ego and is only relative. Relative knowledge requires a subject and an object, whereas the awareness of the Self is absolute and requires no object. Remembrance also is similarly relative, requiring an object to be remembered and a subject to remember. When there is no duality, who is to remember whom? The Self is ever-present. Each one wants to know the Self. What kind of help does one require to know oneself? People want to see the Self as something new. But it is eternal and remains the same all along. They desire to see it as a blazing light etc. How can it be so? It is not light, not darkness. It is only as it is. It cannot be defined. The best definition is I am that I am . The srutis scriptures speak of the Self as being the size of one s thumb, the tip of the hair, an electric spark, vast, subtler than the subtlest, etc. They have no foundation in fact. It is only being, but different from the real and the unreal it is knowledge, but different from knowledge and ignorance. How can it be defined at all? It is simply being. PS This is mentioned In the Bible by the Lord! American King James Version - Exodus Chapter 3 Verse 14 And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.
  • OLUBELA for verse 14
    I am that I am. HE alone is GOD. No one can answer Iam.
  • Unknown for verse 14
    Just want to share something unique with you. Do you think it is a coincident that the among the four Great Truths or the Maha Vaakyas of the Vedas, we have in the statements THAT TAT and I AM AHAM 1 TAT TWAM ASI Sanskrit THAT Thou Art English 2 AHAM BRAHMASMI Sanskrit I AM BRAHMAN English 3 AYAM ATMA BRAHM Sanskrit This Atma is Brahman English 4 PRAGYAANAM BRAHM Sanskrit - The highest Wisdom is Brahman English THAT or TAT is a word or name of the Lord which represents the totality of all the universes. This includes all the universes physical and subtle spiritual, all the energies contained in these universes as well as time. THAT is actually the seed from which everything has emanated. It is a realty which the human mind, it is said cannot comprehend nor fathom. Please note the close almost identical Sanskrit and English sounds! The verse occurs identical as it is below. Amazing!!!! I have included that part of the Bible so you can view it for yourself. American King James Version - Exodus 3 - Verse 14 And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.

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