Desire of all Nations

Desire of all Nations is probably not a real name of God because the translation is questionable. It is more likely that the Hebrew phrase means “wealth of nations” in English. The nations desire riches and those riches ultimately belong to God.1

Desire of all nations (Khemddat kol haggoyim) pictured in the Hebrew text of Haggai 2:7 (KJV). This is unlikely to be a name of God.

Desire of all nations in the Hebrew text of Haggai 2:7 (KJV)

Desire of all Nations in Hebrew:

Khemddat kol-haggoyim

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2532, 3605, 1471

Bible reference: Hag. 2:7 (KJV)

And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:7 KJV)

The NASB translates the phrase with “wealth of all nations.” Other versions are also similar to this more likely rendering.


  1. There is an argument for this as a name in The Messiah in the Old Testament, W. Kaiser (Zondervan Publishing House, 1995) p. 207-8. []