“Power” is one of several names of God that reflect the Jewish custom to avoid speaking the personal name of God. Jews would write and speak another word in place of the name. Other examples are “heaven” and “Majesty on high.”

"The Power" pictured in the Greek text of Mark 14:62. A Jewish title for God that avoided using the name of God.

“The Power” in the Greek text of Mark 14:62.

Power in Greek:


Strong’s Concordance number: 1411

Bible references: Matt. 26:64; Mark 14:62; Luke 22:69

Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. (Matthew 26:63-64 KJV)

The NIV and the Message Bible use the phrase “Mighty One”; the Amplified Bible prefers “Almighty.” Jesus’ statement was a combined quotation of Psalm 110:1 and Daniel 7:13.

A similar name of Jesus is the power of God and the wisdom of God.