Devotional Readings, M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

The Lord God – Amos 6:8

I was curious about the use and definition of the words Lord/LORD and God/GOD that in the KJV are used in this verse. With the capital letters added to emphasis and distinguish the four separate Hebrew word.

Amos 6:8

(Greek NT TR+)

(Hebrew OT+)  נשׁבע H7650  אדני H136  יהוה H3069  בנפשׁו H5315  נאם H5002  יהוה H3068  אלהי H430  צבאות H6635  מתאב H8374  אנכי H595  את H853  גאון H1347  יעקב H3290  וארמנתיו H759  שׂנאתי H8130  והסגרתי H5462  עיר H5892  ומלאה׃ H4393

(KJV+)  The Lord H136  GOD H3069  hath sworn H7650  by himself, H5315  saith H5002  the LORD H3068  the God H430  of hosts, H6635  I H595  abhor H8374  ( H853 ) the excellency H1347  of Jacob, H3290  and hate H8130  his palaces: H759  therefore will I deliver up H5462  the city H5892  with all that is therein. H4393

(ESV)  The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, declares the LORD, the God of hosts: “I abhor the pride of Jacob and hate his strongholds, and I will deliver up the city and all that is in it.”

(ESV+)   R14 The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, declares the LORD, the God of hosts: “I abhor  R15 the pride of Jacob and hate his strongholds,  R16 and I will deliver up the city and all that is in it.”

(KJV)  The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.

H136

אדני

‘ădônây

BDB Definition:

1) my lord, lord

1a) of men

1b) of God

2) Lord – title, spoken in place of Yahweh in Jewish display of reverence

Part of Speech: noun masculine

A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: am emphatic form of H113

H3069

יהוה

yehôvih

BDB Definition:

1) Jehovah – used primarily in the combination ‘Lord Jehovah’

Part of Speech: noun proper deity

A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: a variation of H3068 [used after H136, and pronounced by Jews as H430, in order to prevent the repetition of the same sound, since they elsewhere pronounce H3068 as H136]

H3068

יהוה

yehôvâh

BDB Definition:

Jehovah = “the existing One”

1) the proper name of the one true God

1a) unpronounced except with the vowel pointings of H136

Part of Speech: noun proper deity

A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: from H1961

H430

אלהים

‘ĕlôhı̂ym

BDB Definition:

1) (plural)

1a) rulers, judges

1b) divine ones

1c) angels

1d) gods

2) (plural intensive – singular meaning)

2a) god, goddess

2b) godlike one

2c) works or special possessions of God

2d) the (true) God

2e) God

Part of Speech: noun masculine plural

A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: plural of H433

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