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Jehovah Jireh

Jehovah our Provider

Jireh (yir-eh’)



yThe ‘Yud’ in pictograph form shows an arm and a hand. The picture can mean to work, throw, worship, or it can simply mean an arm or hand.
RThe ‘Resh’ symbolizes a head, man, chief, highest, top, beginning, or first.
HThe ‘Hey’ pictograph represents a man with his hands in the air trying to get someone’s attention. It suggests look, reveal, behold.

Often used as a compound name with ‘Jehovah’ (HvHy seen here). God’s presence is followed by ‘Jireh’ that exclaims ‘through the work of an arm man will be sustained.’ Together these names tell us that the work is accomplished by Jehovah. Behold, it is the hand of God who provides for man by His work. Jehovah Jireh is typically translated as ‘God our Provider.’

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