“Rock of my salvation” includes the Hebrew word tsur. Tsur is the most common Hebrew word used in the names of God that describe Him as a rock. Tsur speaks of a rock that is massive, very safe, and virtually impenetrable like the cliff face of El Capitan (in California) or the fortress of Masada (in Israel). The word can even refer to a mountain. It describes God’s strength, endurance, and reliability.
Yeshu‘ah is the Hebrew word meaning “salvation.” In different forms it is part of many names for God that tell of His salvation.
Rock of my salvation in Hebrew:
Strong’s Concordance numbers: 6697, 3444
Bible references: Deut. 32:15; Ps. 89:26
My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with [My servant, David]
And in My name his horn will be exalted.
I shall also set his hand on the sea
And his right hand on the rivers.
He will cry to Me, “You are my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.” (Psalm 89:24-26)
Tsur yish‘i and the similar form Tsur yish‘enu (Rock of our salvation)
Strong’s Concordance numbers: 6697, 3468
Bible references: 2 Sam. 22:47; Ps. 95:1
The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock;
And exalted be God, the rock of my salvation. (2 Samuel 22:47)
Many names for God include either the word “rock” or the word “salvation.” For instance, Horn of Salvation and Rock of my refuge.