The Great the mighty and the awesome God

“The Great the mighty and the awesome God” is one of several descriptive names of God that speak of His might and power.

The Hebrew word gadol refers to greatness in size and importance and relates to “magnify” which is also used of God and is a call to increase His status (Ps. 40:16). Gibbor indicates strength.

The Hebrew word for “awesome” is related to the word for fear (yare’). While that word certainly stands for the emotional reaction to, or intellectual anticipation of evil, it can also mean “reverence” or “awe.” A healthy relationship with God does not require us to cower in terror, but to take His word seriously. We should live to please Him, not simply to avoid punishment.

The great the mighty and the awesome God (Ha’El haggadol haggibbor wehannora) pictured in the Hebrew text of Deuteronomy 10:17.

The great, the mighty, and the awesome God, in the Hebrew text of Deuteronomy 10:17.

 

The Great the Mighty and the Awesome God in Hebrew:

Ha’El haggadol haggibbor  wehannora’

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 410, 1419, 1368, 3372

Bible references: Deut. 10:17; Neh. 9:32

For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. (Deuteronomy 10:17)

Similar names for God are the Great and awesome God and Great and mighty God.

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