God over all

God over all is another of the biblical names of God that declare God’s sovereignty over the earth that humans inhabit. These names also point to the truth that God is available for relationship with every person He created.

However, God over all is actually one of the names of Jesus (Yeshua‘). Paul uses the name in his letter to the Romans when he mentions the Messiah (Jesus Christ). It is another example of a Bible verse that distinctly says that Jesus is God; He shares the same status as God the Father.

Picture of the name, God over all in the Greek text of Romans 9:5

God over all in the Greek text of Romans 9:5

God over all in Greek:

Epi pantōn Theos

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 1909, 3956, 2316

Bible reference: Rom. 9:5 (NIV only)

[Paul, speaking about the Jews] Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen. (Romans 9:5 NIV)

The Message Bible has the name, “God over everything.”

Similar names for God:

In Acts, Luke says that Jesus Christ is Lord of all. Paul uses the same expression in his letter to the Romans. In the Old Testament, we find the names “God of all flesh,” “God of all the earth,” and “Lord of all the earth.”