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CHAPTER 42

NAME

(position, honor, authority, character, renown, fame)

Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

Genesis 12:8 And he removed from there to a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he erected an altar to the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.

Genesis 21:33. And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

Genesis 32:29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray you, your name. And he said, why is it that you do ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

Exodus 3:13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the children of Israel, and shall say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say to them? 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. 15 And God said moreover to Moses, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial to all generations.

Exodus 6:3 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.

Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain. 24 An altar of earth you shall make to me, and shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings, and your peace offerings, your sheep, and your oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come to you, and I will bless you.

Exodus 23:21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.

Exodus 33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

Exodus 34:5. And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, to the third and to the fourth generation.

Leviticus 19:12 And you shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.

Leviticus 24:16 And he that blasphemes the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemes the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.

Numbers 6:27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them. [The name of the Lord blesses us.]

Deuteronomy 12:11 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; there shall you bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which you vow to the LORD:

2 Samuel 7:26 And let your name be magnified forever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of your servant David be established before you. [Imagine, we can magnify the name of God!]

1 Kings 8:29 That your eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which you have said, My name shall be there: that you may hearken to the prayer which your servant shall make toward this place. 43 Hear you in heaven your dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calls to you for: that all people of the earth may know your name, to fear you, as do your people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have built, is called by your name. [The temple (you and I) are called by God's name.]

1 Kings 18:24 And call you on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answers by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

2 Chronicles 7:16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there forever: and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.

Nehemiah 9:5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless the LORD your God forever and ever: and blessed be your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.

Psalms 45:17 I will make your name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise you forever and ever.

Psalms 66:4 All the earth shall worship you, and shall sing to you; they shall sing to your name. Selah.

Psalms 68:4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rides upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

Psalms 72:17 His name shall endure forever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. 18. Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things. 19 And blessed be his glorious name forever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

Psalms 83:18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, are the most high over all the earth.

Psalms 86:9 All nations whom you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord; and shall glorify your name.

Psalms 89:16 In your name shall they rejoice all the day: and in your righteousness shall they be exalted.

Psalms 99:3 Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy.

Psalms 102:15 So the nations shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth your glory.

Psalms 105:1. O give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Psalms 106:8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

Psalms 111:9 He sent redemption to his people: he has commanded his covenant forever: holy and reverend is his name.

Psalms 113:3 From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.

Psalms 115:1. Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your mercy, and for your truth's sake.

Proverbs 18:10. The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

Ecclesiastes 7:1. A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. [How precious is the Lord's name! See the next verse.]

Song of Solomon 1:3 Because of the savor of your good ointments your name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love you. [The bridegroom in Song of Solomon is a picture of Jesus.]

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 12:4. And in that day shall you say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

Isaiah 24:15 Therefore glorify you the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

Isaiah 29:23 But when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.

Isaiah 30:27. Behold, the name of the LORD comes from far, burning with his anger, and the burden of it is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:

Isaiah 43:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; 7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; verily, I have made him.

Isaiah 48:9. For my name's sake will I defer my anger, and for my praise will I restrain it for you, that I cut you not off.

Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, says the LORD, that my people is taken away for nothing? they that rule over them make them to wail, says the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.

Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

Isaiah 60:9. Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, to the name of the LORD your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you.

Jeremiah 14:7 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do it for your name's sake: for our backsliding are many; we have sinned against you.

Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell in safety: and this is his name by which he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Ezekiel 20:9 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned before the nations, among whom they were, in whose sight I made myself known to them, in bringing them forth from the land of Egypt. 14 But I wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned before the nations, in whose sight I brought them out. 22 Nevertheless I withdrew my hand, and wrought for my name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the nations, in whose sight I brought them forth.

Ezekiel 36:20 And when they entered among the nations, to which they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land. 21 But I had pity for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations, to which they went. 22 Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for my holy name's sake, which you have profaned among the nations, to which you went. 23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in the midst of them; and the nations shall know that I am the LORD, says the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. 32 Not for your sakes do I this, says the Lord GOD, be it known to you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel. [Read this whole chapter. God gives us a new heart and spirit for His name's sake, so that He will be glorified.]

Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

Amos 9:12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the nations, who are called by my name, says the LORD that does this.

Micah 5:4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great to the ends of the earth.

Zephaniah 3:9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the setting of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered to my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the nations, says the LORD of hosts. 14 But cursed be the deceiver, who has in his flock a male, and vows, and sacrifices to the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, says the LORD of hosts, and my name is terrible among the nations.

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Matthew 6:9. After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father who are in heaven, Hallowed be your name.

Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out demons? and in your name done many wonderful works?

Matthew 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he shall send forth justice to victory. 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority is given to me in heaven and upon earth. 19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

Mark 9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name, and he follows not us: and we forbid him, because he follows not us. 39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man who shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. 40 For he that is not against us is for us.

Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak in new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy one who shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. 49 For he that is mighty has done to me great things; and holy is his name.

Luke 10:17. And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us through your name. 18 And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 However in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 2:23. Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

John 3:18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.

John 12:28 Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

John 14:13 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

John 16:23. And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say to you, Whatever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full. 26 At that day you shall ask in my name: and I say not to you, that I will pray the Father for you:

John 17:6. I have manifested your name to the men whom you gave to me out of the world: yours they were, and you gave them to me; and they have kept your word. 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those that you gave to me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

John 20:31 But these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life through his name.

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. 38 Then Peter said to them, Repent you, and each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 16 And his name through faith in his name has made this man strong, whom you see and know: yea, the faith which is by him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

Acts 4:7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have you done this? 10 Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him does this man stand here before you in good health. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved. 30 By stretching forth your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of your holy child Jesus. [There are healing, salvation, and miracles in the name of Jesus.]

Acts 8:16 (For as yet he had fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whoever believes in him shall receive remission of sins. 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they requested him to tarry certain days.

Acts 15:17 That the rest of men may seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, says the Lord, who does all these things.

Acts 16:18 And this she did many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Acts 19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

Romans 9:17 For the scripture says to Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

Romans 15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: 10. Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Ephesians 3:14. For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Philippians 2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

2 Thessalonians 1:12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 3:6. Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother that walks disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received from us.

1 Timothy 6:1. Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine may not be blasphemed.

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

James 2:6 But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 7 Do they not blaspheme that worthy name by the which you are called?

1 John 2:12. I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

1 John 3:23. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

1 John 5:13 These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written, which no man knows except he that receives it.

Revelation 3:12 Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out no more: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? for you only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before you; for your judgments are revealed.

Revelation 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 16 And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

In the Bible, when a person's character or position changed, often the name was also changed. That's because each name has significance, reflecting the character of position of the person. So, too, God's names reflect His character (Holy) and position (Most High). Let's live, pray and do all we do in a manner worthy of His name. There is great power and authority in His name which we have been given to use. So we use it?

Cross Reference: Gen. 13:4, 26:25, Dt. 26:2, 1 Chr. 17:24, Ps. 25:11, 116:4, Jer. 33:16, Rom. 10:13

See Also: Blessed, Calls, Exalted, Faithful, Forgiver, Giver, Glory, Habitation, Healing, Holy, Life, Lord, Mercy, None Like, One, Power, Savior, Speaks, Wonders

Hymns TAKE THE NAME OF JESUS WITH YOU; THE NAME OF JESUS; THAT BEAUTIFUL NAME; THE GREAT PHYSICIAN; JESUS IS THE SWEETEST NAME I KNOW; BLESSED BE THE NAME; ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS' NAME; GLORY TO HIS NAME

Choruses BY THE POWER OF THE NAME OF JESUS; MY TRUST IS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; YOUR NAME; WE EXALT YOUR NAME; THERE'S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT THAT NAME

 

Study and Application Questions

 

  1. What concepts or details about God did you understand for the first time by reading this chapter?
  2. In what ways did the definitions of God's attributes, etc. affect you?
  3. How did the hymns and/or choruses listed reinforce the concepts in the verses?
  4. Concerning the authors comments, did any of them challenge you in thought or action? Did you agree or disagree with them?
  5. Which verses caused 'the light to come on' and the Holy Spirit impressed something to you? Is He challenging you to change anything?
  6. What do you need or want God to minister to you or change about you after reading this chapter?
  7. How will the attributes of God in this chapter affect your prayer, worship, and/or other aspects of your relationship with Him?
  8. How will the attributes of God in this chapter affect how you minister to others, both to Christians and non-Christians?