Jehovah's Witness, trinitarians and others Why the different spelling of Lord God?


Genesis 14:22 Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,


Genesis 15:2 Abram said, "O Lord GOD, what will You give me, since I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?"

Genesis15:8 He said, "O Lord GOD, how may I know that I will possess it?"


One spelling is "LORD God" and the other is "Lord GOD"

Update 2:

Another example is: Genesis 3:22 Then the LORD God said,

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    because pretty much anywhere where it says that, it should say Jehovah or Yahweh depending on translation, but the translators changed it to Lord

  • Dave D
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    The first five books are transcribed oral traditions joined together rather badly. Genesis 1 for example, if I am not mistaken is "Elohim" from the priestly oral tradition. Genesis 2 is from the Yahwehistic tradition which is translated as "Lord God". In addition there are a number of similar names with descriptive traits given to Him.

    Here are the various names for God in Hebrew and their meanings:

    There are three primary Hebrew names of GOD in the Old Testement; GOD (Elohim), LORD (Jehovah, or Yahweh), and LORD/Master (Adonai). Beyond these, GOD is called by over eighty other compound names or descriptive titles.

    The Primary Names of GOD

    Elohim-GOD (Genesis 1:1) -The strong creator

    Jehovah-LORD (Genesis 2:4) -The self-existing One

    Adonai-LORD/Master (Genesis 15:2) -The Headship Name

    The Compound Names – The LORD GOD – “Jehovah El and Jehovah Elohim”

    Jehovah El Elohim (Joshua 22:22) - The LORD GOD of GODS

    Jehovah Elohim (Genesis 2:4, 3:9-13, 21) - The LORD GOD

    Jehovah Elohe Abothekem (Joshua 18:3) - The LORD GOD of Your Fathers

    Jehovah El Elyon (Genesis 14:22) - The LORD, the Most High GOD

    Jehovah El Emeth (Psalms 31:5) - LORD GOD of Truth

    Jehovah El Gemuwal (Jeremiah 51:56) - The LORD GOD of Recompenses

    Jehovah Elohim Tsebaoth (Psalms 59:5, Isaiah 28:22) - LORD GOD of hosts

    Jehovah Elohe Yeshuathi (Psalms 88:1) - LORD GOD of My Salvation

    Jehovah Elohe Yisrael (Psalms 41:13) - The LORD GOD of Israel

    The Compound Names – GOD – “El, Elohim, and Elohe”

    Elohim (Genesis 1:1) - GOD

    Elohim Bashamayim (Joshua 2:11) - GOD in Heaven

    El Bethel (Genesis 35:7) - GOD of the House of GOD

    Elohe Chaseddi (Psalms 59:10) - The GOD of My Mercy

    Elohe Yisrael (Genesis 33:20) - GOD, the GOD of Israel

    El Elyon (Genesis 14:18, Daniel 3:26, Psalms 78:56) - The Most High GOD

    El Emunah (Deuteronomy 7:9) - The Faithful GOD

    El Gibbor (Isaiah 9:6) - Mighty GOD

    El Hakabodh (Psalms 29:3) - The GOD of Glory

    El Hay (Joshua 3:10, Jeremiah 23:36, Daniel 3:26) - The Living GOD

    El Hayyay (Psalms 42:8) - GOD of My Life

    Elohim Kedoshim (Joshua 24:19) - Holy GOD

    El Kanna (Exodus 20:5) - Jealous GOD

    El Kanno (Joshua 24:19) - Jealous GOD

    Elohe Mauzi (Psalms 43:2) - GOD of My Strength

    Elohim Machase Lanu (Psalms 62:8) - GOD Our Refuge

    Eli Maelekhi (Psalms 68:24) - GOD My King

    El Marom (Micah 6:6) - GOD Most High

    El Nekamoth (Psalms 18:47) - GOD that Avengeth

    El Nose (Psalms 99:8) - GOD that Forgave

    Elohenu Olam (Psalms 48:14) - Our Everlasting GOD

    Elohim Ozer Li (Psalms 54:4) - GOD My Helper

    El Rai (Genesis 16:13) - GOD Seest Me

    Elsali (Psalms 42:9) GOD, My Rock

    El Shaddai (Genesis 17:1,2, Ezekiel 10:5) - Almighty GOD

    Elohim Shophtim Ba-arets (Psalms 58:11) - GOD that Judgeth in the Earth

    El Simchath Gili (Psalms 43:4) - GOD My Exceeding Joy

    Elohim Tsebaoth (Psalms 80:7, Jeremiah 35:17&38:17) - GOD of Hosts

    Elohe Tishuathi (Psalms 18:46&51:14) - GOD of My Salvation

    Elohe Tsadeki (Psalms 4:1) - GOD of My Righteousness

    Elohe Yakob (Psalms 20:1) - GOD of Israel

    Elohe Yisrael (Psalms 59:5) - GOD of Isreal

    The Compound Names – Jehovah

    Jehovah (Exodus 6:2,3) – The LORD

    Adonai Jehovah (Genesis 15:2) – Lord GOD

    Jehovah Adon Kol Ha-arets (Joshua 3:11) – The LORD, the Lord of All the Earth

    Jehovah Bore (Isaiah 40:28) – The LORD Creator

    Jehovah Chereb (Deuteronomy 33:29) – The LORD… the Sword

    Jehovah Eli (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD My GOD

    Jehovah Elyon (Genesis 14:18-20) – The LORD Most High

    Jehovah Gibbor Milchamah (Psalms 24:8) – The LORD Mighty In Battle

    Jehovah Maginnenu (Psalms 89:18) – The LORD Our Defense

    Jehovah Goelekh (Isaiah 49:26&60:16) – The LORD Thy Redeemer

    Jehovah Hashopet (Judges 11:27) – The LORD the Judge

    Jehovah Hoshiah (Psalms 20:9) – O LORD Save

    Jehovah Immeka (Judges 6:12) – The LORD Is with You

    Jehovah Izuz Wegibbor (Psalms 24:8) – The LORD Strong and Mighty

    Jehovah-jireth (Genesis 22:14) – The LORD Shall Provide

    Jehovah Kabodhi (Psalms 3:3) – The LORD My GOD

    Jehovah Kanna Shemo (Exodus 34:14) – The LORD Whose Name Is Jealous

    Jehovah Keren-Yishi (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD the Horn of My Salvation

    Jehovah Machsi (Psalms 91:9) The LORD My Refuge

    Jehovah Magen (Deuteronomy 33:29) – The LORD the Shield

    Jehovah Makkeh (Ezekiel 7:9) – The LORD that Smiteth

    Jehovah Mauzzam (Psalms 37:39) – The LORD Their Strength

    Jehovah Mauzzi (Jeremiah 16:19) – The LORD My Fortress

    Ha-Melech Jehovah (Psalms 98:6) – The LORD the King

    Jehovah Melech Olam (Psalms 10:16) – The LORD King Forever

    Jehovah Mephalti (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD My Deliverer

    Jehovah Mekaddishkem (Exodus 31:13) – The LORD that Sanctifies You

    Jehovah Metsudhathi (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD My High Tower

    Jehovah Moshiekh (Isaiah 49:26&60:16) – The LORD Your Savior

    Jehovah Nissi (Exodus 17:15) – The LORD My Banner

    Jehovah Ori (Psalms 27:1) – The LORD My Light

    Jehovah Uzzi (Psalms 28:7) – The LORD My Strength

    Jehovah Rophe (Exodus 15:26) – The LORD (our) Healer

    Jehovah Roi (Psalms 23:1) – The LORD My Shepherd

    Jehovah Sabaoth (Tsebaoth) (I Samuel 1:3) – The LORD of Hosts

    Jehovah Sali (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD My Rock

    Jehovah Shalom (Judges 6:24) – The LORD (our) Peace

    Jehovah Shammah (Ezekiel 48:35) – The LORD Is There

    Jehovah Tsidkenu (Jeremiah 23:6) – The LORD Our Righteousness

    Jehovah Tsuri (Psalms 19:14) – O LORD My Strength

    But whatever name is used they are all referring to the same one God.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Catholicism is the One True Faith and a person can know this with certainty by reciting daily and with care the angelic psalter of the Virgin Mary.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Here's the deal with such translations.

    Any time the words




    are used to represent the tetragrammaton, all of the letters are capitalized.

    Why not always one way?

    The traditional convention is to render the tetragrammaton with the word "Lord".

    Using all caps (or small caps) indicates that it renders the tetragrammaton.

    However: sometimes the word meaning "lord" appears alongside the tetragrammaton.

    In such cases, some translations (such as the NASB) capitalize the word "God" so that the word "Lord" does not appear twice (as is the case with some older translations such as the KJV).

    Here is an example:

    Isaiah 1:24

    KJV Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

    NASB ¶ Therefore the Lord God of hosts, The Mighty One of Israel, declares, “Ah, I will be relieved of My adversaries And avenge Myself on My foes.

    NIV​-2011 Therefore the Lord, the Lord Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: “Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes and avenge myself on my enemies.

    NJB Hence, the Lord Yahweh Sabaoth, the Mighty One of Israel, says this, ‘Disaster, I shall get the better of my enemies, I shall avenge myself on my foes.

    As you can see, the NASB convention avoids the double "the Lord, the Lord" that appears in the KJV and NIV.

    More examples addressing the rendering of the tetragrammaton can be found here:

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