Names of God: Jehovah Rapha (The Lord Who Heals)

Jehovah Rapha (The Lord Who Heals)

Exodus 15:26 (NIV) – He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”

Exodus 15:26 (NASB) – And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your healer.”

Variant spellings: Jehovah-Rophe; Jehovah Rophecha; Jehovah Raphah

Strong’s Reference: H7495 

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Meaning and Derivation: 

Jehovah is translated as “The Existing One” or “Lord.” The chief meaning of Jehovah is derived from the Hebrew word Havah meaning “to be” or “to exist.” It also suggests “to become” or specifically “to become known” – this denotes a God who reveals Himself unceasingly. 

Rapha (râpâ’) means “to restore”, “to heal” or “to make healthful” in Hebrew. When the two words are combined – Jehovah Rapha – it can be translated as “Jehovah Who Heals.” (cf. Jer 30:17Jer 3:22Isa 30:26Isa 61:1Psa 103:3). 

Jehovah is the Great Physician who heals the physical and emotional needs of His people.

“O.T. Names of God.” Blue Letter Bible. Accessed 18 Mar, 2017. https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/misc/name_god.cfm

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