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

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

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Discussion for Exodus 6:3

  • Ryzzo Torgbo for verse 3
    It is believed that, all the versions of the holy bible were copied from the original scripture but i wonder why all have different translations and understanding.
  • Kerry Alexander for verse 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)
  • My grandmother told me to read this verse and it was very interesting :)

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