Holy One

Holy One is a simple descriptive name of God. It highlights His holiness, which means that He is “set apart” from His creation in purity and power, and infinitely distinguished in every one of the attributes of God. The single Hebrew word qadosh is the most frequently used; the word khasid occurs once as part of this name of God. Khasid refers to God’s covenant-keeping love (khesed).

Photograph of the Hebrew text including the name, Holy One (Qadosh or Kadosh) in Job 6:10.

Holy One (Qadosh or Kadosh) in Hebrew in Job 6:10.

Holy One in Hebrew:

Qadosh

Strong’s Concordance number: 6918

Bible references: Job 6:10; Pr 9:10; (The Holy, KJV) Isa. 43:15;  Hos. 11:9, 12 Hab. 1:12 (The Holy, KJV); 3:3 and about ten times more.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
(Proverbs 9:10)

Your Holy One (Khasidkha) pictured in the Hebrew text of Psalm 16:10

Your Holy One in the Hebrew text of Psalm 16:10

Your Holy One in Hebrew:

Khasidkha

Strong’s Concordance number: 2623

Bible reference: Ps. 16:10

For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol;
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
(Psalm 16:10)

Holy One in Greek:

A picture of a prophetic name of Jesus, the Holy One (hosios), in Acts 2:27.

The Holy One (hosios) in Acts 2:27.

Hosios

Strong’s Concordance number: 3741

Bible references: Rev. 16:5 (not KJV). Acts 2:27 and 13:35 quote Ps. 16:10.

I heard the angel in charge of the waters say:
“You are just in these judgments, O Holy One,

you who are and who were.”
(Revelation 16:5 NIV)

Hagios

A picture of the Greek for Holy One (hagios) in 1 John 2:20.

The Greek for Holy One (hagios) in 1 John 2:20.

Strong’s Concordance number: 40

Bible references: 1 Pet. 1:15 (only NASB); 1 John 2:20

Like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior. (1 Peter 1:15)

Jesus (Yeshua‘) is also called the Holy One of God and the Holy and Righteous One, both using hagios. He shares the attributes of God.

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