Yahweh Declares His Name in the Book of Exodus

Exodus 3: 13-15 from The New Jerusalem Bible

Exodus 3: 14-15—“God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”  God, furthermore, said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This (Yahweh) is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.” (NIV)

Exodus 6: 2-3—“God spoke further to Moses and said to him, ‘I am Yahweh; and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty (El Shaddai), but by My name, Yahweh, I did not make Myself known to them.’”

Exodus 6: 6-8—“Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, ‘I am Yahweh, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage. I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. Then I will take you for My people, and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.  I will bring you to the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will give it to you for a possession; I am Yahweh.’”

Exodus 7: 4-5—“When Pharaoh does not listen to you, then I will lay My hand on Egypt and bring out My hosts, My people the sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt by great judgments.  The Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the sons of Israel from their midst.”

Exodus 7: 17—“Thus says Yahweh, ‘By this you shall know that I am Yahweh: behold, I will strike the water that is in the Nile with the staff that is in my hand, and it will be turned to blood.”

Exodus 8: 20-22—“Now Yahweh said to Moses, ‘Rise early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh, as he comes out to the water, and say to him, Thus says the Yahweh, ‘Let My people go, that they may serve Me.   For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they dwell. But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where My people are living, so that no swarms of flies will be there, in order that you may know that I, Yahweh, am in the midst of the land.’”

Exodus 10: 1-2—“Then Yahweh said to Moses, ‘Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may perform these signs of Mine among them, and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and how I performed My signs among them, that you may know that I am Yahweh.”

Exodus 14: 1-4—“Now Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the sons of Israel, ‘They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.’ Thus I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am Yahweh.’”

Exodus 14: 18—“Then the Egyptians will know that I am Yahweh, when I am honored through Pharaoh, through his chariots and his horsemen.”

Exodus 15: 26—“And He said, ‘If you will give earnest heed to the voice of Yahweh your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, Yahweh, am your healer.”

Exodus 16: 12—“I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am Yahweh your God.’”

Exodus 20: 1-17—“Then God spoke all these words, saying, ‘I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  You shall have no other gods before Me.  You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.  You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.  You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain, for Yahweh will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.  Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of Yahweh your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.  For in six days Yahweh made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.  Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Yahweh your God gives you.  You shall not murder.  You shall not commit adultery.  You shall not steal.  You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.  You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Exodus 29: 38-46—“Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two one year old lambs each day, continuously.  The one lamb you shall offer in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight; and there shall be one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a hin of beaten oil, and one-fourth of a hin of wine for a drink offering with one lamb.  The other lamb you shall offer at twilight, and shall offer with it the same grain offering and the same drink offering as in the morning, for a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to Yahweh.  It shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the doorway of the tent of meeting before Yahweh, where I will meet with you, to speak to you there.  I will meet there with the sons of Israel, and it shall be consecrated by My glory.  I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar; I will also consecrate Aaron and his sons to minister as priests to Me.  I will dwell among the sons of Israel and will be their God.  They shall know that I am Yahweh their God who brought them out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them; I am Yahweh their God.”

Exodus 34: 6-7—“Yahweh passed by in front of him and proclaimed, ‘Yahweh, Yahweh God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations’.”

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24 thoughts on “Yahweh Declares His Name in the Book of Exodus

  1. I can’t speak for the rest of the site, haven’t read it. But this page is about the most important subject in Scripture. Our Creator’s name is not some substitution; it is Yahweh. He did not say Whosoever shall call upon me shall be delivered. He said, “Whosoever shall call upon the Name Yahweh shall be delivered. We were spoken into existence. Torah is His Word. Breathe the Name. Call on Yahweh by Name. Do not bring his Name to naught with substitutions and a plethora of fashionable excuses. Scripture makes no provision for loopholes. Thank you for this page.

  2. Thank you. HalleluYah!

    I hope you visit SnyderTalk often. You’ll understand why when you explore the site further.

    Neil Snyder

  3. If Yahweh wanted to be called by his name why is the Word God in the Bible?
    This means that God Jehovah Lord are all nick names
    A bit like the Word Jew
    A Contradiction

  4. If you read His Name is Yahweh, you’ll know the answer to your question and many other questions that you didn’t ask.

  5. I have been asking my self why should God Say “I AM WHO I AM” and what was he meaning? you have given me the answer Praise be to God.

  6. Read His Name is Yahweh. You can buy it at Amazon. I included lots of biblical references so that you can rest assured that I’m not sharing my opinions.

  7. You said Abba Yahweh introduced himself in the book of Exodus, actually he told Enos his name in Genesis 4:26.

    That’s when people began to use the name, correct me if I am wrong please!

  8. In Exodus 3:15, God calls himself “I AM” (ehyeh), and has us call him “He Is” (Yahweh, or pronounced Yahawweh, depending on the linquist you ask).

    Makes sense to me.

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