God far off

The name “God far off” comes in a statement from God about dealing with sinful prophets in the nation. Perhaps people were concerned that the prophets were escaping punishment for too long, that God did not see them. So He asked a rhetorical question to make them think: Am I only a God who is near and not able to see and act in things far away? Both are true.

Sometimes we wonder whether God sees or cares about our seemingly invisible lives. These names remind us that He is everywhere and that He knows everything and has the power to bring justice.

God far off (Elohei merakhoq) photographed in the Hebrew text of Jeremiah 23:23.

God far off (Elohei merakhoq) in the Hebrew text of Jeremiah 23:23.


God far off in Hebrew:

’Elohei merakhoq

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 430, 7350

Bible reference: Jer. 23:23

“Am I a God who is near,” declares the Lord,
“And not a God far off?
Can a man hide himself in hiding places
So I do not see him?” declares the Lord.
“Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 23:23-24)