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In the original languages of The Bible, the divine name appears over 7000 times. It is referred to as the tetragrammaton.The letters that make up the tetragrammaton literally translate YHWH. There were no vowels used in the origonal Hebrew. The reader supplied the vowels himself as he read. It would be like us reading the abbreviation "bldg" or "blvd." Some have felt that the ancients would have pronounced the name as, "Yahweh," and so some prefer that over the English, or Anglo-cized form, "Jehovah."

Many centuries ago, a superstition that the name was too sacred to be spoken by human lips. This was contrary to what Jesus taught. In fact, he even prayed,"I have made your name manifest."(John 17:6) Down through the centuries, some manuscripts have left out the name, so the subsequent translations have reflected this ommission. Older manuscripts that use the name abundantly are still available, so some translations include the name, in at least a few places.

Here are some Bible translations that use the name Jehovah, or Yahweh.

The New English Bible: at Exodus 3:15; 6:3. See also Genesis 22:14; Exodus 17:15; Judges 6:24; Ezekiel 48:35.

Revised Standard Version: A footnote on Exodus 3:15 says: The word LORD when spelled with capital letters, stands for the divine name, YHWH.

Today's English Version: A footnote on Exodus 6:3 states: THE LORD: Where the Hebrew text has Yahweh, traditionally transliterated as Jehovah, this translation employs LORD with capital letters, following a usage which is widespread in English versions.

King James Version: The name Jehovah is found at Exodus 6:3; Psalm 83:18; Isaiah 12:2; 26:4.

American Standard Version: The name Jehovah is used consistently in the Hebrew Scriptures in this translation, beginning with Genesis 2:4.

The Holy Bible translated by Ronald A. Knox: The name Yahweh is found in footnotes at Exodus 3:14 and 6:3.

The New American Bible: A footnote on Exodus 3:14 favors the form Yahweh, but the name does not appear in the main text of the translation. In the Saint Joseph Edition, see also the appendix Bible Dictionary under Lord and Yahweh.

The Jerusalem Bible: The Tetragrammaton is translated Yahweh, starting with its first occurrence, at Genesis 2:4.

New World Translation: The name Jehovah is used in both the Hebrew and the Christian Greek Scriptures in this translation, appearing 7,210 times.

An American Translation: At Exodus 3:15 and 6:3 the name Yahweh is used, followed by the LORD in brackets.

The Bible in Living English, S. T. Byington: The name Jehovah is used throughout the Hebrew Scriptures.

The Holy Scriptures translated by J. N. Darby: The name Jehovah appears throughout the Hebrew Scriptures, also in many footnotes on Christian Greek Scripture texts, beginning with Matthew 1:20.

The Emphatic Diaglott, Benjamin Wilson: The name Jehovah is found at Matthew 21:9 and in 17 other places in this translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures.

The Holy Scriptures According to the Masoretic Text A New Translation, Jewish Publication Society of America, Max Margolis editor-in-chief: At Exodus 6:3 the Hebrew Tetragrammaton appears in the English text.

The Holy Bible translated by Robert Young: The name Jehovah is found throughout the Hebrew Scriptures in this literal translation.

A reference work, The Catholic Encyclopedia [1913, Vol. VIII, p. 329] states: Jehovah, the proper name of God in the Old Testament; hence the Jews called it the name by excellence, the great name, the only name.

Also many say the "hallelujah" chorus found in Revelation. They probably do not realize that hallelujah means, "praise Jah.""Jah" is the shortened form of the name "Jehovah," so they are really saying, "praise Jehovah."

Whatever language we prefer to pronounce the name in, the important thing is to use the divine name. We cannot draw close to someone whom we never refer to by their name. If someone you know neverused your name, they would never become your close friend. We cannot expect any less of our creator.

Jehovah in the KJVGen.22[14] And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.Exod.6[3] And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.Exod.17[15] And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi:Judg.6[24] Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD, and called it Jehovah-shalom: unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites.Pss.83[18] That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.Isa.12[2] Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.Isa.26[4] Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength
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