Exodus 6:3

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 6:3

And I appeared vnto Abraham, vnto Isaac, and vnto Iacob, by the Name of God Almighty, but by my name IEHOVAH was I not knowen to them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty, but {by} My name, LORD, I did not make Myself known to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Jehovah I was not known to them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I let myself be seen by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God, the Ruler of all; but they had no knowledge of my name Yahweh.
- Basic English Bible

And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as the Almighty God; but by my name Jehovah I was not made known to them.
- Darby Bible

And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
- Webster's Bible

and I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty; but by my name Yahweh I was not known to them.
- World English Bible

and I appear unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty; as to My name Jehovah, I have not been known to them;
- Youngs Literal Bible

and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Yud-Kay-Vav-Kay* I made Me not known to them. [*"Yud-Kay-Vav-Kay" is the Yiddish circumlocution for the spelling of the tetragrammaton. In this verse, the original Jewish Publication Society text uses the Hebrew letters that correspond to the actual spelling of the name.]
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 6:3

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 6:3


6:1 With a strong hand - That is, being forced to it by a strong hand, he shall let them go.

6:2 l am Jehovah - The same with I am that I am, the fountain of being and blessedness, and infinite perfection. The patriarchs knew this name, but they did not know him in this matter by that which this name signifies. God would now be known by his name Jehovah, that is, A God performing what he had promised, and so giving being to his promises. A God perfecting what he had begun, and finishing his own work. In the history of the creation God is never called Jehovah, till the heavens and the earth were finished, #Gen 2:4|. When the salvation of the saints is compleated in eternal life, then he will be known by his name Jehovah, #Rev 22:13|, in the mean time they shall find him for their strength and support, El - shaddai, a God All - sufficient, a God that is enough.

6:5 I have heard the groaning of the children of Israel - He means their groaning on occasion of the late hardships put upon them. God takes notice of the increase of his people's calamities, and observes how their enemies grow upon them.


Discussion for Exodus 6:3

  • Madubuike Victoria Ngozi on Exodus 6:3
    what is the meaning of Jehovah in this verse Exodus 6:3. .....but by my name JEHOVAH was

    I not known to them.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Exodus 6:3
    Strong's gives the definition for the name of JEHOVAH as "(the) self-Existent or Eternal". This is essentially what the LORD said to Moses in 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."

    Previously he was called upon by names that referred to his interactions with his people, (Lord God, most high God, God seest me, etc.) .
  • Hugo Zyl - in Reply on Exodus 6:3
    God bless you Madubuike

    God has step-by-step revealed Himself to man. In the garden of Eden Adam just knew Him as God (Elohim). Abraham called Him El-Shaddai (The great breasted One). To Moses it was revealed that He is Yahweh (Jehovah) meaning "I am". We today know Him as Yahshuah (Jesus) meaning "I am salvation".

    Let us thank God for His mercy and worship God our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!

    Love in Christ
  • Kerry Alexander on Exodus 6:3
    This verse has to be in question form because if you go back into the lives of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob it shows clearly in the Biblical text that when they were being blessed by Elohim, they all called on the Name YHWH! (the Lord)
  • Nathan on Exodus 6:3
    My grandmother told me to read this verse and it was very interesting :)


 

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