Our Lawgiver

Once, God is called our Lawgiver, although there are several names for God that speak about His role in providing perfect law and justice. The Hebrew word for lawgiver is connected to the idea of leadership and rule. In Genesis 49:10, a form of the same Hebrew word is translated “ruler’s.”

The root word contains the idea of cutting or inscribing something in stone, which was how the Ten Commandments were first given. A form of the word means “scepter,” which is the mark of leaders (Num. 21:18; Ps 60:7; 108:8).

Picture of the name of God, Our Lawgiver (Mekhoq’qenu), in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 33:22

Our Lawgiver (Mekhoq’qenu) in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 33:22

Our Lawgiver in Hebrew:

Mekhoqeqenu

Strong’s Concordance number: 2710

Bible reference: Isa. 33:22

For the Lord is our judge,
the Lord is our lawgiver,
the Lord is our king;
it is he who will save us.
(Isaiah 33:22 NIV)

In the New Testament God is called Lawgiver and Judge, and several names throughout the Bible call God the Judge.

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