Exodus 6 :2

Exodus 6 :2 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And God spoke to Moses, and said to him, I am the LORD:

King James Version (KJV)

And God spoke to Moses, and said to him, I am the LORD:

American Standard Version (ASV)

And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am Jehovah:

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And God said to Moses, I am Yahweh:

Webster's Revision

And God spoke to Moses, and said to him, I am the LORD:

World English Bible

God spoke to Moses, and said to him, "I am Yahweh;

English Revised Version (ERV)

And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am JEHOVAH:

Definitions for Exodus 6 :2

Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 6 :2

I am the Lord - It should be, I am Jehovah, and without this the reason of what is said in the 3d verse is not sufficiently obvious.

Barnes' Commentary on Exodus 6 :2

There appears to have been an interval of some months between the preceding events and this renewal of the promise to Moses. The oppression in the meantime was not merely driving the people to desperation, but preparing them by severe labor, varied by hasty wanderings in search of stubble, for the exertions and privations of the wilderness. Hence, the formal and solemn character of the announcements in the whole chapter.

Exodus 6:2

I am the Lord ... - The meaning seems to be this: "I am Jehovah (Yahweh), and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as El Shaddai, but as to my name Jehovah, I was not made known to them." In other words, the full import of that name was not disclosed to them. See Exodus 3:14.

Wesley's Commentary on Exodus 6 :2

6:2 l am Jehovah - The same with I am that I am, the fountain of being and blessedness, and infinite perfection. The patriarchs knew this name, but they did not know him in this matter by that which this name signifies. God would now be known by his name Jehovah, that is, A God performing what he had promised, and so giving being to his promises. A God perfecting what he had begun, and finishing his own work. In the history of the creation God is never called Jehovah, till the heavens and the earth were finished, Gen 2:4. When the salvation of the saints is compleated in eternal life, then he will be known by his name Jehovah, Rev 22:13, in the mean time they shall find him for their strength and support, El - shaddai, a God All - sufficient, a God that is enough.
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