High and exalted One

High and exalted One is a name for God that declares His supremacy. The word for “exalted” (nissa) is part of a group of words meaning elevated or lifted up. One of the words that is translated “prince” (nasi) is part of the group.

The message of the verse in Isaiah is that, although God is supremely exalted, He loves people. Humility and confession of our need opens the way for relationship with Him.

High and exalted One (Ram wenissa) photographed in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 57:15.

High and exalted One in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 57:15.

 

High and exalted One in Hebrew:

Ram wenissa

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 7311, 5375

Bible reference: Isa. 57:15

For this is what the high and exalted One says—
he who lives forever, whose name is holy:
“I live in a high and holy place,
but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
and to revive the heart of the contrite.”
(Isaiah 57:15 NIV)

The KJV calls God the “high and lofty One” in this verse and The Message Bible has the “high and towering God.”

Similar names for God are Most High, God Most High, God on high, and Highest One.

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