Hallowed Be Thy Name: Part 7 – Jehovah-Rapha

He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. So how much do we know about His Name?

This seventh post is about the next Old Testament name of God:

#7 – Jehovah-Rapha

The Lord That Heals

Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah-Rapha (The Lord that Heals) is used in Exd 15:26:

“He said, ‘If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.'”

Meaning and Derivation: Jehovah is translated as “The Existing One” or “Lord.” Rapha (râpâ’) means “to restore”, “to heal” or “to make healthful” in Hebrew. When the two words are combined – Jehovah Rapha – it can be translated as “Jehovah Who Heals.” (cf. Jer 30:17; Jer 3:22; Isa 30:26; Isa 61:1; Psa 103:3). Jehovah is the Great Physician who heals the physical and emotional needs of His people.

No wonder the earthly ministry of Jesus was marked by so many healing. He is the Great Physician.

Our Father who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy Name (Jehovah-Rapha)

The descriptive covenant names of God in this series:

  1. El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
  2. El Elyon (The Most High God)
  3. Adonai (Lord, Master)
  4. Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
  5. Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
  6. Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
  7. Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
  8. Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
  9. Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
  10. Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
  11. El Olam (The Everlasting God)
  12. Elohim (God)
  13. Qanna (Jealous)
  14. Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
  15. Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
  16. Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

Taken from the Blue Letter Bible:  https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/misc/name_god.cfm

8 responses to “Hallowed Be Thy Name: Part 7 – Jehovah-Rapha

  1. WOW..!! Thank You Dr. E. = What a Series – to learn more about “Our Father God,” = “Which are’t in Heaven, -” This Study Proves: = that each and Every short line part of “The Lord’s Prayer” = can Open Up to a much larger & longer lesson on understanding of one’s upward learning curve..!! Right On.!! – I meant Write On…!!!

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  2. TD . . . . This truly is a beautiful series. Thank you.

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    • Auntie Lulu, my hope is that by learning the descriptive names of our Lord, we might have more understanding and confidence in His nature. It’s a big learning experience for me, and I am really glad to hear that you and others are enjoying the series, too. In all these years I ignored the songs with these names. But just recently I have been asking the Lord to teach me more about His Name so that I can know what “hallowed be Thy Name” means and how to honor Him.

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  3. It took me yeeeaarrrsss to understand the second phrase of the Lord’s Prayer. From little kid on, till late teens, – I anguished at saying those words: 1: “The Lord is my Sheppard, – I shall not Want.”- ??? My young mind would rebel & re-phrase it to say,- I shall Certainly Want.!!” – or – “I shall Not have any Wants.” In asking around, = I find that kids today also misunderstand this old style writing phrasiology.. = interesting..!!


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