The Old Testament often calls God “My help” and similar names in the context of His defense from enemies. The Hebrew word ‘ezra comes from ‘azar, which often denotes military assistance. God is always ready to come to His people’s aid when they are in need.
My Help in Hebrew:
‘Ezrati or ‘Ezri
Strong’s Concordance numbers: 5828/5833
Bible reference: Pss. 33:20; 40:17; 70:5; 115:9-11
Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield. (Psalm 33:20 KJV)
But as for me, I am poor and needy;
may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
you are my God, do not delay. (Psalm 40:17 NIV)
Strong’s Concordance number: 360
Bible reference: Ps. 22:19
But You, O Lord, be not far off;
O You my help, hasten to my assistance. (Psalm 22:19)
The NIV and KJV have “My Strength” in this verse.
A similar Old Testament name of God is My helper. The Holy Spirit is called Helper in some English New Testaments.