NAME OF GOD: Elohei Chasdi

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. I broke each one down separately. However, I felt that it would be nice to have all of them in one place.

(I ought to be ashamed. I kinda am. I keep meaning to finish these and for some reason I just have not made the time to do it. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk. I am going to try my level best to be done by Sunday (It’s Wednesday). I would say today. But I know me. This started at the top of 2021 and it is now June 1, 2022. Help Lord.)

MEANING: God of my kindness, goodness and faithfulness.

Psalm 59:17

KJ21 Unto Thee, O my Strength, will I sing; for God is my defense, and the God of my mercy.

The author is worshiping and praising God. He identfies who God is, strength,defense and God of mercy. The author says they will sing. The chapter starts with the author asking to be delivered from their enemies. The author appears to be in trouble. What a comfort it is to know that we can go to God when we are in trouble. Even trouble of our own making. That’s what mercy is for.

ASV Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing praises: For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.

High tower. Tall. Above other things.

AMP To You, O [God] my strength, I will sing praises; For God is my stronghold [my refuge, my protector, my high tower], the God who shows me [steadfast] lovingkindness.

Webster defines stronghold as a fortified place. A place that you can go during war that is built to protect you. My goodness. My refuge. A place to go and be safe. And then the God who shows (again according to Webster) firmly fixed in place, immovable lovingkindness. NO MATTER what I do and where I go, His lovingkindness is always there. That makes me wanna weep. But I’m a G and tears don’t come easy. Lol.

AMPC Unto You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; for God is my Defense, my Fortress, and High Tower, the God Who shows me mercy and steadfast love.

Fortress. SHOWS me mercy and steadfast love. Gives them to me. Is an example of them.

BRG Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

CSB To you, my strength, I sing praises, because God is my stronghold— my faithful God.

Faithful God.

CEB I will sing praises to you, my strength, because God is my stronghold, my loving God.

CJB But as for me, I will sing of your strength; in the morning I will sing aloud of your grace. For you are my fortress, a refuge when I am in trouble.

Wheeeeew. Grace. When I am in trouble.

CEV I will sing your praises! You are my mighty fortress, and you love me.

This one is simple. My MIGHTY fortress and you love me. Powerful.

DARBY Unto thee, my strength, will I sing psalms; for God is my high fortress, the God of my mercy.

ERV I will sing praises to you, my source of strength. You, God, are my place of safety. You are the God who loves me!

I am gonna be no good. My place of safety. The God who loves me.

EHV O my Strength, to you I make music, because God is my high fortress, my merciful God.

Dis tew much. To you I make music.

ESV O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

ESVUK O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

EXB God, my strength, I will sing ·praises [a psalm] to you. God, my ·defender [refuge], you are the God who ·loves [is loyal to] me.

Loyal to me. Loyalty is hard to come by. But God sure is loyal.

GNV Unto thee, O my Strength will I sing: for God is my defense, and my merciful God.

GW O my strength, I will make music to praise you! God is my stronghold, my merciful God!

Not just making music. Not just singing. Not just praising. But, make music with the goal, intent, and purpose to praise God. Aaaaaaah!

GNT I will praise you, my defender. My refuge is God, the God who loves me.

HCSB To You, my strength, I sing praises, because God is my stronghold— my faithful God.

ICB God, my strength, I will sing praises to you. God, my protection, you are the God who loves me.

My protection.

ISV My Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, God of Gracious Love, are my fortress.

Yoooooooo. God of Gracious Love. Not conditional. Not fickle. Gracious.

JUB Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing, for God is my defence and the God of my mercy.

KJV Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

AKJV Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

LEB O my strength, to you I will give praise, because God is my high stronghold, my God of loyal love.

High stronghold. Those enemies are gonna have to work for it. It would be pointless if they tried.

TLB O my Strength, to you I sing my praises; for you are my high tower of safety, my God of mercy.

MSG And me? I’m singing your prowess, shouting at dawn your largesse, For you’ve been a safe place for me, a good place to hide. Strong God, I’m watching you do it, I can always count on you— God, my dependable love.

I am often at a loss for words when I get to the MSG translation. What more can one say than they are absolutely blown away by the description and the way in which it is broken down. MSG rarely fails me. I do get lost sometimes. Haha.

MEV To You, O my strength, I will sing, for God is my refuge, and the God of my lovingkindness.

NOG O my strength, I will make music to praise you! Elohim is my stronghold, my merciful Elohim!

NABRE But I shall sing of your strength, extol your mercy at dawn, For you are my fortress, my refuge in time of trouble.

Extol your mercy at dawn. I’m getting up early to talk about who You are!

NASB My strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my refuge, the God who shows me favor.

Shows. Me. Favor.

NASB1995 O my strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.

NCB But I will sing of your strength; when morning dawns, I will proclaim your kindness. For you have been my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

Proclaim Your kindness. I’m gonna tell it!

NCV God, my strength, I will sing praises to you. God, my defender, you are the God who loves me.

NET You are my source of strength. I will sing praises to you. For God is my refuge, the God who loves me.

My source of strength.

NIRV You give me strength. I sing praise to you. God, you are like a fort to me. You are my God, and I can depend on you.

My goodness. You give me strength. You are a fort to me. My mind pictures the forts people built during war. That is who God is. He builds to protect then fights to keep safe. Sheesh. I CAN DEPEND ON YOU! People fail. They flake. They disappear. But God? We can depend on Him.

NIV You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

God on whom I can rely.

NIVUK You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

NKJV To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; For God is my defense, My God of mercy.

NLV O my Strength, I will sing praises to You. For God is my strong place and the God Who shows me loving-kindness.

Strong place.

NLT O my Strength, to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love.

Oh no. Oh my. Unfailing love. His love does not fail. Because He does not fail. Mercy me oh my.

NRSV O my strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

NRSVA O my strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

NRSVACE O my strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

NRSVCE O my strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

OJB Unto Thee, O my Strength, will I sing; for Elohim is my strongold, and the Elohim of my chesed.

TPT O my strength, I sing with joy your praises. O my stronghold, I sing with joy your song! O my Savior, I sing with joy the lyrics of your faithful love for me!

Yo. I sing with joy your praises, your song. My savior. I sing with joy the lyrics of your faithful love. My, my, my, my, my.

RSV O my Strength, I will sing praises to thee, for thou, O God, art my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

RSVCE O my Strength, I will sing praises to thee, for thou, O God, art my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.

TLV But I—I sing of Your strength! Yes, in the morning I sing aloud of Your lovingkindness. For You have been my fortress, a refuge in the day of my trouble.

VOICE I will lift my voice to sing Your praise, O my Strength— for You came to my defense. O God, You have shown me Your loving mercy.

I will lift my voice. Came to my defense.

WEB To you, my strength, I will sing praises. For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.

WYC Mine helper, I shall sing to thee; for thou art God, mine up-taker, my God, my mercy. (My helper, I shall sing to thee; for thou art God, my defender, the God who loveth me.)

This. All of this.

YLT O my Strength, unto Thee I sing praise, For God [is] my tower, the God of my kindness!

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Proverbs 25 (The Message MSG)

Further Wise Sayings of Solomon

The Right Word at the Right Time

1 There are also these proverbs of Solomon,
    collected by scribes of Hezekiah, king of Judah.

God delights in concealing things;
    scientists delight in discovering things.

Like the horizons for breadth and the ocean for depth,
    the understanding of a good leader is broad and deep.

4-5 Remove impurities from the silver
    and the silversmith can craft a fine chalice;
Remove the wicked from leadership
    and authority will be credible and God-honoring.

6-7 Don’t work yourself into the spotlight;
    don’t push your way into the place of prominence.
It’s better to be promoted to a place of honor
    than face humiliation by being demoted.

Don’t jump to conclusions—there may be
    a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw.

9-10 In the heat of an argument,
    don’t betray confidences;
Word is sure to get around,
    and no one will trust you.

11-12 The right word at the right time
    is like a custom-made piece of jewelry,
And a wise friend’s timely reprimand
    is like a gold ring slipped on your finger.

13 Reliable friends who do what they say
    are like cool drinks in sweltering heat—refreshing!

14 Like billowing clouds that bring no rain
    is the person who talks big but never produces.

This is for me.

15 Patient persistence pierces through indifference;
    gentle speech breaks down rigid defenses.

And this too. Both timely for different reasons.

A Person Without Self-Control

16-17 When you’re given a box of candy, don’t gulp it all down;
    eat too much chocolate and you’ll make yourself sick;
And when you find a friend, don’t outwear your welcome;
    show up at all hours and he’ll soon get fed up.

18 Anyone who tells lies against the neighbors
    in court or on the street is a loose cannon.

19 Trusting a double-crosser when you’re in trouble
    is like biting down on an abscessed tooth.

20 Singing light songs to the heavyhearted
    is like pouring salt in their wounds.

Eek. Ouch.

21-22 If you see your enemy hungry, go buy him lunch;
    if he’s thirsty, bring him a drink.
Your generosity will surprise him with goodness,
    and God will look after you.

23 A north wind brings stormy weather,
    and a gossipy tongue stormy looks.

24 Better to live alone in a tumbledown shack
    than share a mansion with a nagging spouse.

25 Like a cool drink of water when you’re worn out and weary
    is a letter from a long-lost friend.

26 A good person who gives in to a bad person
    is a muddied spring, a polluted well.

27 It’s not smart to stuff yourself with sweets,
    nor is glory piled on glory good for you.

28 A person without self-control
    is like a house with its doors and windows knocked out.