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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Exodus 6

  • BSP
    Verse 3: Jehovah God had not fully revealed himself by performing miracles as he had done for Moses. In this way he had not made himself known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  • Insight777
    Joseph called himself Lord of Egypt, lord of the land. Is he calling himself God? Lord is a term for a man not a deity. Lord can be a king or rich landowner or a husband or a respected teacher. Lord means a ruler, of people, wealth, land or knowledge it does not equal all the power of God.
  • Irene123
    Kevin - There can not be peace with all people; in Lk. 2:14, 'Peace on earth' does not refer to worldly peace; it refers to individual peace - as each person accepts the truth of God's word, individually. Salvation is an individual thing. Jesus himself said He came not to save the world. Yes, He will draw all men to Him, but they won't all accept Him.
  • Irene123
    Reginald T. - What is God's name ..... ?
  • Reginald Turner
    my commit is why we don't use Gods name
  • A disciple
    v 9 "And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage." God proceeded anyway with His servant Moses, and the rest saw afterwards what power is in the words of God, over the worst evils in men. Here too is another example of the Lord's great kindness and forgiveness and mercy toward those who are suffering under bondage.

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