“This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Genesis 2:4-7).
“Then Jacob asked, saying, ‘Tell me Your name, I pray.’
And He said, ‘Why is it that you ask about My name?’ And He blessed him there.
So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: ‘For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved’” (Genesis 32:29-30).
Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations’” (Exodus 3:13-15).
“Then Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord, ‘What is Your name, that when Your words come to pass we may honor You?’
And the Angel of the Lord said to him, ‘Why do you ask My name, seeing it is wonderful?’” (Judges 13:17-18)
“Why do you ask My name, seeing
it is wonderful?” (Judges 13:18)
“. . . seeing it is secret? (KJV)
“It is too wonderful for you to understand.” (New Living)
“It is a name of wonder” (Good News).
“. . .because you cannot comprehend it” (NET).
“It is incomprehensible.” (New Heart English)
“. . . seeing it is hidden?’” (JPS Tanakh)
“. . . since it is beyond comprehension?” (Berean)
“You don’t need to know my name. And if you did, you couldn’t understand it” (Contemporary Engish).
“It’s ‘Wonderful’” (International Standard).
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10).
Gabriel said to Mary: “’. . . And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus’” (Luke 1:31).
“. . . an angel of the Lord appeared to [Joseph] in a dream, saying, . . . ‘you shall call His name Jesus . . .’” (Matthew 1:21).
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).
“Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM’ (John 8:58).