Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. He also included the scripture for each one. I am going to put every English translation from biblegateway.com. I don’t know what all of the abbreviations stand for. You can click the hyperlink abbreviation to be directed to biblegateway.com and discover which version is which if you are unsure. 😉 My thoughts are italicized.
MEANING: God, my Rock
He’s a firm foundation!
VERSE: 2 Samuel 22:47
KJ21 “The Lord liveth! And blessed be my Rock! And exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation!
Okay worship. My rock. Possession. David wrote these words after God delivered him from his enemies and Saul per verse one.
ASV Jehovah liveth; And blessed be my rock; And exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,
AMP “The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, And exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation.
AMPC The Lord lives; blessed be my Rock, and exalted be God, the Rock of my salvation.
BRG The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
CSB The Lord lives—blessed be my rock! God, the rock of my salvation, is exalted.
CEB The Lord lives! Bless God, my rock! Let my God, the rock of my salvation, be lifted high!
Be lifted high. Also. He is high and lifted up...Isaiah 6:1 King James Version (KJV).
CJB “Adonai is alive! Blessed is my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock of my salvation,
CEV You are the living Lord! I will praise you! You are a mighty rock. I will honor you for keeping me safe.
Mighty rock. Keeping me safe.
DARBY Jehovah liveth; and blessed be my rock; And exalted be the God, the rock of my salvation,
DRA The Lord liveth, and my God is blessed: and the strong God of my salvation shall be exalted:
ERV The Lord lives! I praise my Rock! How great is my God, the Rock who saves me!
He is alive. Lives. Exists. Present.
EHV The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! May God, the Rock who saves me, be exalted!
Rock who saves me. Not a one time deal.
ESV “The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
ESVUK “The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
EXB “The Lord lives! May my Rock be ·praised [blessed]! Praise God, the Rock, ·who saves me […of my salvation]!
May the Rock be praised, blessed.
GNV Let the Lord live, and blessed be my strength: and God, even the force of my salvation be exalted.
My strength. The force of my salvation.
GW The Lord lives! Thanks be to my rock! May God, the rock of my salvation, be glorified.
Thanks! Gratitude. Be glorified.
GNT The Lord lives! Praise my defender! Proclaim the greatness of the strong God who saves me!
My defender. Proclaim. Speak up. Greatness. Strong God. Who saves me. Sheesh.
HCSB The Lord lives—may my rock be praised! God, the rock of my salvation, is exalted.
ICB “The Lord lives! May my Rock be praised! Praise God, the Rock, who saves me!
ISV The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock, and may my God be exalted, the Rock who is my salvation!
JUB The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God who is the rock of my salvation.
KJV The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
AKJV The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
LEB Yahweh lives! Blessed be my rock! May God, the rock of my salvation, be exalted!
TLB The Lord lives. Blessed be my Rock. Praise to him— The Rock of my salvation.
MSG Live, God! Blessing to my Rock, my towering Salvation-God! This God set things right for me and shut up the people who talked back. He rescued me from enemy anger. You pulled me from the grip of upstarts, You saved me from the bullies. That’s why I’m thanking you, God, all over the world. That’s why I’m singing songs that rhyme your name. God’s king takes the trophy; God’s chosen is beloved. I mean David and all his children— always.
Um. Yes. Lol. Singing songs that rhyme your name.
MEV The Lord lives; blessed be my rock. May the God of the rock of my salvation be exalted,
NOG Yahweh lives! Thanks be to my rock! May Elohim, the rock of my salvation, be glorified.
NABRE The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock! Exalted be God, the rock of my salvation.
NASB The Lord lives, and blessed be my Rock; And exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
NASB1995 “The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock; And exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,
NCV “The Lord lives! May my Rock be praised! Praise God, the Rock, who saves me!
NET The Lord is alive! My Protector is praiseworthy! The God who delivers me is exalted as king!
My protector is praiseworthy. For who delivers me is exalted as king.
NIRV “The Lord lives! Give praise to my Rock! Give honor to my God, the Rock! He is my Savior!
NIV “The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!
NIVUK ‘The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Saviour!
NKJV “The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let God be exalted, The Rock of my salvation!
Let God be exalted. Make the choice. Make the decision.
NLV “The Lord lives. Thanks be to my Rock. May God be honored, the Rock that saves me.
NLT “The Lord lives! Praise to my Rock! May God, the Rock of my salvation, be exalted!
NRSV The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
NRSVA The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
NRSVACE The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
NRSVCE The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
OJB Hashem liveth; and baruch be my Tzur; and exalted be the Elohei Tzur of my Salvation.
RSV “The Lord lives; and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
RSVCE “The Lord lives; and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation,
TLV Adonai lives! And blessed be my Rock! Exalted be God—the Rock of my salvation!
It was at this moment that I finally caught the rock and salvation references. In Matthew 16, Jesus asked the disciples who men said he was. They said the people said all kind of stuff. Bold Simon said he was the son of God. Jesus said flesh and blood didn’t reveal it but his father in heaven. He changed his name to Peter, Petras, rock. Jesus told him upon that rock he would build his church. Then the Holy Ghost came after they obeyed Jesus and waited for the promised comforter mentioned in John (Acts 1; Acts 2). Peter spoke up and provided the people with what Jesus laid out as the plan of salvation (John 3:5; Acts 2). Aaaaaahhhhhh.
VOICE The Eternal One is alive! May my Rock be blessed; and the True God, the Rock of my deliverance be exalted,
WEB Yahweh lives! Blessed be my rock! Exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,
WYC The Lord liveth, and my God is blessed; and the strong God of mine health shall be enhanced. (The Lord liveth, and blessed is my God; yea, the strong God of my salvation shall be exalted.)
YLT Jehovah liveth, and blessed [is] my Rock, And exalted is my God — The Rock of my salvation.
Is. Not be. Tuh.
Folks like usin salt and butter in food. I don’t usually use either. Salt almost never. Butter depends on what I’m cooking. It’s usually a season with sodium (Cavendar’s) and some form of, liquid or spray, Olive Oil.
Salt flavors but sends blood pressure up and causes water retention. Most of us get plenty without adding straight salt-unless we have medical things going on. Butter is basically flavored fat. So there’s that.
Not to mention all the sugar we consume. Sure, salt, butter, and sugar taste good. But too much is not good for us. It has lead to our obesity and obesity related health issues.
The salt of the earth ain’t where I’m going on tuhday.
In Matthew 7:13 (KJV), Jesus says wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction. All that fat, salt, sugar. All that sin. All that stuff contrary to the Word and will of God. Just wide and fat. But it sure tasted good.
Good news. Jesus told us to enter through the straight gate because straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to life (Matthew 7:13-14 KJV). Keep our weight down. Watch what we eat. Watch what we consume. Keep our lives, our circles tight and right.
I’m on a weight loss journey. Holistically. Mentally. Emotionally. Spiritually. Physically. Why? Hebrews 12:1 (KJV) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Also. Good stewardship over this body. Bump just stewarding money well (Matthew 25:14-30). My body is the temple of the Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 6:19). Obesity ain’t stewarding this body well. I don’t think I’m gluttonous overall (Proverbs 23:2-3; Matthew 23:25-26). Ya know. Just some times when the food is good. Genetics and a sedentary life aren’t helpful. But I gotta prosper and be in good health even as my soul prospers (3 John 1:2).
Growing up as an Apostolic Christian smoking and drinking were a no go. Periodt. As I grew up, I read the Bible myself and had some conversations with some people I trust.
First of all, above all else, our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 6:9 KJV). We should treat them well. I’m working on this. In all aspects. What we ingest, how much we rest, and how active we are.
The thing is, the Bible doesn’t prohibit drinking. I’ll get to the Mary in a minute. The first miracle Jesus performs is turning water into wine (John 2:1-11). The people told us growing up that it was different wine, isn’t the same as today’s wine, and that they didn’t really have anything to drink. Or something like that.
That right there is a bone I have with a lot of churches and church folk I’ve been around. Just telling us stuff with little to no Biblical reference. Just some man made rules/revelation that people just went with without questioning or researching and kept passing on. Tradition. Religion. I digress.
The Bible disapproves of drunks/being drunk. There are comparisons made regarding drinking to things/people that aren’t so great. However, there is no express prohibition against drinking.
I didn’t want to go into all of them and do a deep dive. These tend to be shortish and sweetish. Lol.
Mary, Mary, Mary. It grows naturally. God allowed it to exist. There are proven medicinal properties via the THC in marijuana. I firmly believe that if MJ was allowed, legally, at the federal level there would be little need for many of the medications people take. There would be less need for nonviolent, entrepreneurs (lol) to be locked up. But, that’s not how the rackets in capitalist America work. I hope our new administration changes this.
I could digress further into my opinions about legislating and criminalizing morality. Not today. Maybe another day. Cuz people are gonna do what they want. God allows it. I don’t agree with everything people do. Neither does God. But it is their choice and who are we? Okay. Well I guess I did go there some. I have way more to say about it.
The issue I take with the MJ, and the dranky dranky, is dependence and addiction to be altered and cover up issues. If you need the MJ or just the THC for medical reasons, go for it. If you are having a nice lil dinner or get together and have a lil drank, go for it.
But when it is a salvo, a think used to medicate around issues, that leaves little to no room for God to heal you. That leaves little to no room for God to take care of you. That leaves little to no room for you to see and expose the areas in your life that only God can handle.
So, do you boo. Just make sure you are not dependent on a resource or thing that exists instead of THE Source-God.
I sent those sentences as two separate texts to someone today.
I was in a whole situationship with this person for a few weeks the past couple months.
It was bananas. It went super fast and ended faster. I knew trouble was brewing three days in.
I learned some stuff-good and bad about myself. It honestly made me better.
I asked for closure that never came.
So, color me surprised to receive a text three weeks and four days later that said good morning.
A plethora of things ran through my mind and out of my mouth.
But, like I told my friend, I had my good Holy Ghost on.
I have learned to think and be calculated, not in a sinister way, in my responses to people.
Cuz everything one wants to say isn’t the best thing to say.
I’m trying to represent Christ well. Especially to this person.
True, to my feelings, emotions, and people who love me, he doesn’t deserve it.
But, like I asked my friend, did I deserve grace, new mercies today?
I told her it is a mutually beneficial situation, not from him though. I am storing up treasure in heaven. I am setting up some good reaping. Maybe it’s diminished some by talking about it. I dunno.
I told her vengeance is the Lord’s and he will repay. I told her about what Jesus said, blessed are ye when…
I just want this person to be okay. I want this person to be won to Christ. They were raised basically the same way as me. They endured some things. They chose a different way than me. I was fine with it. There were some other things, maybe related to the different way they chose, that were not fine with me. They didn’t make it difficult to walk.
Despite the poor treatment and ill feelings, I left the door open. I don’t know if they realize what kind of door is open. I don’t think they realize how crazy it is for them to act like nothing happened after what they did. My friend said she may need the Holy Ghost again cuz I’m more patient than her. She wants me to just leave him alone.
My feelings say leave him alone. My hurt says block him again. But my heart says he may just need something I have. I forgave him.
These feelings, this flesh, has me torn. I don’t wanna be a doormat or get played like I was. I don’t believe Christians should be martyrs and just take whatever from whoever. There’s just something inside of me, I hesitate to say God cuz I don’t wanna put anything on Him that isn’t Him, telling me to show him the love of God.
I told my friend I wish people would have been patient with me when I was in a similar state. I wish people would have been there for me or given me the benefit of the doubt. I’m, hard as it may be though I’ve continued praying for him, gonna tread lightly and respond when he chooses to reachout.
I’m just not getting back into a situationship. I refuse to go down that path. Fool me once, okay multiple times but all back to back, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. I ain’t here for the shame. Lol.