God of my salvation

The name, “God of my salvation”  is part of a collection of names of God using related Hebrew words (it includes similar names like “God of our salvation”). Depending on who is speaking, the names have different forms. So, often King David spoke of the God of my salvation but sometimes the psalmist spoke from the point of view of the nation and called Him “God of our salvation.”

God of my salvation (Elohei yeshu‘ati) pictured in the Hebrew text of Psalm 88:1.

God of my salvation in the Hebrew text of Psalm 88:1.

God of my salvation in Hebrew:

’Elohei yeshu‘ati

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 430, 3444

Bible reference: Ps. 88:1

O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee(Psalm 88:1 KJV)

The NIV calls Him the “God who saves me” in this verse.

 

God of my salvation (Elohei yish‘i) pictured in the Hebrew text of Psalm 18:46.

God of my salvation in the Hebrew text of Psalm 18:46.

 

’Elohei yish‘i

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 430, 3468

Bible references: 1 Chron. 16:35 (our); Pss. 18:46; 24:5 (his); 25:5; 27:9; 65:5 (our); 79:9 (our); 85:4 (our); Isa. 17:10 (your); Mic. 7:7; Hab. 3:18.

The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. (Psalm 18:46 KJV)

 

Elohei teshu‘ati, (translated God of my salvation) pictured in the Hebrew text of Psalm 51:14.

God of my salvation in the Hebrew text of Psalm 51:14

’Elohei teshu‘ati

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 430, 8668

Bible reference: Ps. 51:14

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. (Psalm 51:14)

The NIV has “God my Savior” in this verse.

 

 

God who is our salvation (El yeshuatenu) pictured in the Hebrew text of Psalm 68:19.

God who is our salvation (El yeshuatenu) in the Hebrew text of Psalm 68:19.

 

God who is our salvation in Hebrew:

’El yeshu‘atenu

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 410, 3444

Bible reference: Ps. 68:19

Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden,
The God who is our salvation. Selah.
God is to us a God of deliverances;
And to God the Lord belong escapes from death.
(Psalm 68:19-20)

The NIV calls Him “God our Savior” in this verse.

Similar names for God are: My Salvation, God who is our salvation, Lord, my salvation, Horn of my salvation, Rock of my salvation. In the New Testament Simeon called the baby Jesus (Yeshua‘), “Your salvation.”

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