Hallowed Be Thy Name: Part 9 – Jehovah-Tsidkenu

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

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

#9 – Jehovah-Tsidkenu

The Lord Our Righteousness

Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah Tsidkenu occurs 2 times. Jehovah Tsidkenu is first used in Jer 23:6:

“In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

Meaning and Derivation: Jehovah is translated as “The Existing One” or “Lord.” Tsedek (tseh’-dek), from which Tsidkenu derived, means “to be stiff,” “to be straight,” or “righteous” in Hebrew. When the two words are combined – Jehovah Tsidkenu – it can be translated as “The Lord Who is our Righteousness.”

The only true righteousness we can have is the righteousness of Christ in us.

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21

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


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

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5 responses to “Hallowed Be Thy Name: Part 9 – Jehovah-Tsidkenu

  1. I find this series fascinating.

    Usually, it’s the “charismatic” denominations of protestant Christians who focus on the Hebrew Names of God. Roman Catholics, on the other hand, typically eschew studying the Bible (and were, until a few generations ago, discouraged from doing their own studies).

    I admire how this blog, which strikes me as being very truth-focused, is willing to tackle such topics as these.

    I often go through my blogroll, trying to prune it of unnecessary reading. FOTM need never fear being removed.

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  2. “Tsedek” appears also in Machizedek. Now that’s a Bible study right there.

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  3. For the record, I’m neither “charismatic” (as the term is widely known in the USA, Canada, and Australia) nor Roman Catholic, though I am indeed a Bible-believing Christian.

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  4. It is interesting to note that while Jews are not willing to write or even speak the name of God, they never the less hold His name in very high esteem. I am involved with a group called the Zelman Partisans, basically a spin off of the Jews to Protect Firearm Ownership. The JPFO pretty much lost their way when their founder died, and the Zelman Partisans took up the banner of making sure that Jews would always be armed and never again become taken like in the second world war. Politics aside, I have a love for the Jewish people, much like Jesus Himself did. That many of them today have lost their way, is not much different than the gentiles. We all need the cross.

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