Titles of The Messiah

The Meaning of "Christ"

 Cristo/ß Christos, khris-tos´; from 5548; anointed,
i.e. the Messiah,
an epithet of Jesus:
— Christ.

From Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

The Messiah of Yisra’el was prophesied long ago under The Old Covenant. There are numerous titles that were given for Him. Over the course of history there’s been a tendency to use His titles as names for Him. However, this practice is not correct. He has a personal name. Properly, it is not "Jesus". It is YAHUSHUA. (See His Name is Not "Jesus")

The distinction between His titles and His name is very important for a proper understanding of Scripture. Without separating them a distinct confusion takes over. This is especially true when you use "lord" for both The Father, and The Messiah - not to mention its use in reference to others as well. It becomes virtually impossible to determine which one is being identified in the text?

What's stated at one point does not always connect easily and clearly with another point. For this reason at least the main titles are presented so you can discover more of the truth concerning The Messiah, YAHUSHUA.

The particular focus of this article is The New Covenant (testament is incorrect) since that’s where the focus regarding the personal name of The Messiah becomes an issue. Under The Old Covenant the titles used were often a bit more obscure, only alluding to Him, yet not directly identifying His name. The important ones tend to be carried over into The New Covenant so we can identify Him as He is presented to the world as YAHUSHUA of Nazareth.

The titles are presented in alphabetical order for the sake of convenience. That way if you know a title all you have to do is follow the alphabetical listing to locate the information on that title.

Alpha and Omega

While this title is not used until the very last book of The New Covenant it takes on a very powerful significance. Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Omega is the last letter in that alphabet. Thus, this title represents the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Those concepts, even those phrases, pervade Scripture. YAHWEH Himself is also identified as the first and the last, the beginning and the end. (See Aleph-Tau below. What’s given as “Alpha and Omega” is Greek. It should, properly, be Aleph-Tau.

The Book of Revelation is the revealing, the unveiling or disclosure, of YAHUSHUA (Jesus) The Messiah. The first two references are clearly to YAHUSHUA, and it is Him who is speaking to John.

Rev. 1:8   “I am The Aleph and The Tau, 
The Beginning and The End,” 
“Who is 
and Who was 
and Who is to come. 
The Almighty.”

Rev. 1:11   saying, 
“I am The Aleph and The Tau, 
The First and The Last.” 
and, “What you see write on a scroll 
and send it to the seven assemblies 
which are in Asia, to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”

The third reference is not as clear. The reason for any confusion here is twofold. First, The New Covenant is translated from Greek, which uses terms for YAHWEH that are not clearly delineated like they are in Hebrew. Theos is used for “God” in every place. Kurios is used for Lord, etc. in every place. Second, there are theological manipulations of the text that have occurred at certain points, making it difficult to sort out the truth. Certain portions of the translations have been “shaped” to fit the theology of the translators - the traditions of men.

In the third verse, as is virtually always the case, we must look at the context to determine what’s intended. In this case the context is identified in Rev. 20.11 where reference is made to the great white throne and Him who is sitting on it. It’s believed that this is YAHWEH, who is identified as being the judge of the whole earth.

Rev. 21:5 Then He who is sitting upon the throne said, 
I make all things new.” 
And He said to me, 
Because these words are truthful and faithful.”

The final reference is in Rev. 22.13. There the context indicates it is YAHUSHUA who is speaking, as identified in verse 16.

Rev. 22:13  I am the Aleph and the Tau,
the Beginning and the End,
the First and the Last.”

While this may seem confusing to you I’d ask that you please keep in mind the “unity” of YAHWEH and His Son. YAHUSHUA Himself taught that He and the Father are one, a unity. Please note that Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet and Tau is the last letter. The Hebrew terms are used because this is a Hebrew text written for Hebrew people.

John 10:30  I and My Father are one.”

John 14:11  Believe Me, 
that I exist in The Father and The Father in Me! 
Otherwise believe Me because of the works themselves!

There is a mystery here for us. Yet it is no mystery to YAHWEH. He knows all things. One day He will reveal all things to those who trust in Him. One day we shall understand this completely.

Here are the definitions from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance:

1. A a, al´-fah; of Hebrew origin; the first letter of the alphabet; figuratively, only (from its use as a numeral) the first:
 — Alpha. Often used (usually 
 a‡n an, before a vowel) also in composition (as a contraction from 427) in the sense of privation; so, in many words, beginning with this letter; occasionally in the sense of union (as a contraction of 260). 

5598. W O, i.e. w‡mega omega, o´-meg-ah; the last letter of the Greek alphabet, i.e. (figuratively) the finality: — Omega.


There is a very similar concept in The Old Covenant. It involves the Hebrew letters aleph and tau. These are also the first and last letters of the Hebrew “aleph-bet” (aleph and bet being the first two letters of their language). If you do a search for these two letters in combination with each other in The Old Covenant you'll discover they appear on virtually every page.

The identification of these letters, when combined and standing on their own, is now revealed for the first time in the new versions of the books of The Old Covenant which are now available on this site.

Most Hebrew grammar texts will tell you these two letters represent a “coming direct object” of some verb.  There’s actually a much deeper meaning that YAHWEH has provided within His Word. By looking at the new versions of the text provided on this site you’ll see for yourself what this combination of letters means and how it is supposed to be used. Please be sure to read The Introduction where some clarifications are provided to enable your proper understanding of this work.

Now, let’s consider the beginning, and the end, the first, and the last. Genesis 1.1 opens by saying, “In the beginning The Elohim…” Elohim, a plural unity of some kind, is indeed found at the very beginning.

Next, consider the end of The Old Covenant, Malachi 4. There we find discussion of “the great and dreadful day of YAHWEH”, which certainly points to the last days, the end. YAHWEH, also understood to be The Elohim, is found at the beginning and the end of all things.

Below are listed the Strong’s Numbers for terms that involve this combination of letters. Only the last one on the list adds a letter, h, which is also a symbol of breath, or life, yet it has variations that involve only these two letters. It’s at least instructive to review the meanings of these terms. Only the vowel pointings are slightly different.

852. tDa  }ath, awth; (Aramaic) corresponding to 226; a portent:
tEa  }eth, ayth; apparent contracted from 226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely): —(as such unrepresented in English). 
tEa  }eth, ayth; probably from 579; properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc.:
—against, among, before, by, for, from, in(-to), (out) of, with. Often with another prepositional prefix. 
tEa  }eth, ayth; of uncertain derivation; a hoe or other digging implement:
—coulter, plowshare. 
h;DtAa  }attah, at-taw´; or (shortened); ;DtAa  }atta, at-taw´; or tAa  }ath, ath; feminine (irregular) sometimes y;ItAa  }attiy, at-tee´; plural masculine M;RtAa }attem, at-tem´; feminine N;RtAa }atten, at-ten´; or  hÎn;EtAa  }attenah, at-tay´naw; or  h…În;EtAa  }attennah, at-tane´-naw; a primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you:
—thee, thou, ye, you.

Look at the first number, 852.  This one is identified as Aramaic, meaning a portent (omen, sign, indicator). It foretells something or represents something.

Strong’s Number 853 is used often in the text as some vague connective term between a verb and its direct object.  It’s difficult to see how this really works, or why it’s even needed. In most cases it’s not that hard to figure out the direct object of a verb from the sentence itself, even if this term was not inserted. On the surface it seems to be unnecessary to the sentence structure. But  there is in face another purpose. A separate article has been prepared so you can now understand what the את means and how it’s used. Strong’s Number 853 actually contains the key to unlocking this mystery.

Number 854 suggests “nearness”.

Number 855 seems the least likely to connect to YAHWEH in a direct sense. It seems more to do with farming, with “husbandry”. Hmm, interesting term. Is that one connected to YAHWEH at all? Of course it is. He was the “husband” of Yisra’el. He plainly declares this.

Finally, Number 859 takes on several forms, depending on the context. Ultimately it’s connected to the second person. Notice the Old English terms, Thou, Thee, Ye, You. How often do you find these terms used of YAHWEH?

A separate article has now been prepared on this topic, Aleph-Tau. It provides a more complete explanation of the purpose and function of this fascinating two-letter combination. It’s a far cry from what tradition has taught you! Please, take the time to read this. Then look at the new version of the books of The Old Covenant that have been posted to the site. They will reveal to you how this term works within the text itself.


The title, Christ, is a corruption of the Hebrew term for The Messiah. In Hebrew the term mashiyach specifically means The Messiah. Strong’s definitions for both Messiah and Christ are given below. It’s curious, however, that this word was not transliterated into the Greek in the same manner as other Hebrew words were treated.

The same or very similar appearing and sounding letters occur in Greek. Webster’s New World Dictionary gives this transliteration as Messias for both Latin and Greek. If it’s this easy to make the transition one must ask why an entirely different term was substituted for it.

As usual there's a history associated with this. That history once again depends on “the traditions of men” for its existence. It's yet another perversion of the Word of YAHWEH.

How easy it would have been to use Messias in the text. How clearly this would have identified The Messiah to the reader. Instead we have confusion and obscurity, the work of the adversary. While it may mean one who is anointed, why change the language to pervert it from a much easier, and more natural, transition - a direct connection to the Hebrew Messiah?

To demonstrate how easy this would have been, and that there was no need to “invent” a new term, all we need to do is look at two verses from the King James Bible. 

John 1:41  This one first found his own brother, Shimon, 
and said to him, “We have found The Messiah” (Messias)
(which is translated, The Christ).

John 4:25 The woman said to Him, I know that Messias comes, which is called Christ: when He has come He will tell us all things. 

In these two verses they got it right.
But notice the move to immediately pervert it in the second passage. We must ask why this was done? There appears to be no reason other than to confuse the reader of the text, and avoid dealing with the reality that
YAHUSHUA is The Messiah. One can easily see the hand of the of the priests, the scribes, and the Pharisees involved in this one. They did not want YAHUSHUA identified and known as their Messiah. They rejected Him as such - even murdered Him to maintain their “traditions”. 

Here’s the Greek word:

3323. Messi÷aß Messias, mes-see´-as; of Hebrew origin (H4899); the Messias (i.e. Mashiach), or Christ:
— Messias.

4899. AjˆyvDm mashiyach, maw-shee´-akh; from 4886; anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specifically, the Messiah:
—anointed, Messiah.

4886. jÅvDm mashach, maw-shakh´; a primitive root; to rub with oil, i.e. to anoint; by implication, to consecrate; also to paint:
—anoint, paint.

5547. Cristo/ß Christos, khris-tos´; from 5548; anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus:
— Christ.

5548. cri÷w chrio, khree´-o; probably akin to 5530 through the idea of contact; to smear or rub with oil, i.e. (by implication) to consecrate to an office or religious service:
— anoint.
cra¿omai chraomai, khrah´-om-ahee; middle voice of a primary verb (perhaps rather from 5495, to handle); to furnish what is needed; (give an oracle, “graze” (touch slightly), light upon, etc.), i.e. (by implication) to employ or (by extension) to act towards one in a given manner:
— entreat, use. Compare 5531; 5534.

Christ the Lord

"Christ the Lord" appears only once, in Luke 2.11. It is a title, not a name. It should read, “The Messiah, The Sovereign”. See “Christ” above for that aspect of this. The second part should refer to Him as “adonay”, which is typically translated as “Lord”, but actually means sovereign. The Greek did not allow for the use of adonay, so kurios was substituted, giving us “Lord”.
It’s a mis-translation.

Luke 2:11  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is The Messiah, The Sovereign (Christ, the Lord). (KJV)

The second time this appears in the KJV you’ll note that the Lord is inserted into the text. The italics indicates this is an addition, inserted by the translators “for clarity”. If you look at the text without it, and as it should have been translated, there’s no need for any further clarification.

James 2:1 My brothers, do not hold the faith of our Sovereign, YAHSHUA, The Messiah (Christ the Lord), of glory, with partiality. 

5547. Cristo/ß Christos, khris-tos´; from 5548; anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus:
— Christ.

2962. ku/rioß kurios, koo´-ree-os; from kuvroß kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title):
— God, Lord, master, Sir.

Note: the Greek, kurios, is equivalent to the Hebrew, adonay. 

Christ of God

This title appears only once. It should be translated as it is given below. This would make the text abundantly easier to understand. Peter knew YAHUSHUA as the promised Messiah – the one YAHWEH had promised. Peter knew the personal name of God, so when speaking to there was no need to disguise it. 

Luke 9:20 He said unto them, But whom do you say that I am? Peter answering said, The Messiah of YAHWEH (The Christ of God - KJV)

Christ Jesus, Christ Jesus The Lord

This should read: The Messiah, YAHUSHUA.
And: The Messiah,
YAHUSHUA, The Sovereign -  for the second term. 


This title appears only three times in the KJV, with a certain qualification. the third time it is translated as Emmanuel. That may surprise you, since it’s used as frequently as it is in our references to The Messiah. However, when you do a word search you’ll only find it in two places in The Old Covenant and one in The New Covenant. It represents the concept of YAHWEH being present with us. "He is here, now."

Is. 7:14 Therefore The Sovereign (adon), He Himself, shall give you a sign (owth – same as banner). Behold, a virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and will call His name Immanuel

Is. 8:8 And he will pass through Judah; he will overflow and go over, he will reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel. 

6005. lEa…wn;DmIo  {Immanuw}el, im-maw-noo-ale´; from 5973 and 410 with a pronominal suffix inserted; with us (is) God; Immanuel, a type name of Isaiah’s son:

5973. MIo  {im, eem; from 6004; adverb or preposition, with (i.e. in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English):
— accompanying, against, and, as (x long as), before, beside, by (reason of), for all, from (among, between), in, like, more than, of, (un-)to, with(-al). 
lEa  }el, ale; shortened from 352; strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity):
— God (god), x goodly, x great, idol, might(-y one), power, strong. Compare names in “-el.”

Matt. 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” (KJV)

1694. ∆Emmanouh/l Emmanouel, em-man-oo-ale´; of Hebrew origin (H6005); God with us; Emmanuel, a name of Christ: — Emmanuel.
The statement, "a name of Christ" is completely in error.

Jesus Christ

This is not the proper, or a proper name of The Messiah. 

The letter “J” does not exist in Hebrew, or in Greek.
This is an incorrect translation of the language.
"Jesus" would be viewed as a name, but Christ is a title as I’ve identified above.
The Messiah’s name is not "Jesus Christ".
His proper personal name is

His Name is Not "Jesus" or The Letter “J” for more details on this issue.)

This two-word term, used by many as a “name” for The Messiah, involves a corruption of both words, as identified above. It’s a very serious error that needs to be corrected for those who consider themselves to be “believers in The Messiah”.

YAHUSHUA means, literally, YAHWEH is salvation, deliverance, or preservation. The very name proclaims the essence of His existence; His purpose in coming into the world. He came to “save” us from the consequences of our Sin (rebellion against YAHWEH). To alter His name is to pervert the idea of His essential nature.

He is  the one who redeems us from our sin. (This is yet another concept that needs to be revisited.)
He is the one who paid the debt we owe to
YAHWEH for rejecting His Word and His authority over our lives as beings He has created and loved. To understand this better it’s necessary to recognize the significance of a name within the Hebrew culture. Few seem to understand this vitally important concept.

Below are the definitions from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance for these words. By providing the connected definitions and root words you can see the flow from one word to the next.

2424. ∆Ihsouvß Iesous, ee-ay-sooce´; of Hebrew origin (H3091); Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites:
— Jesus.
Note: This definition is incorrect when used of The Messiah.

3091. Ao…wvwøh◊y  Yhowshuwa{, yeh-ho-shoo´-ah; or Ao¨vwøh◊y Yhowshua, yeh-ho-shoo´-ah; from 3068 and 3467; Yhwh-saved; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Jewish leader:
Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare 1954, 3442.
Note: Originally pronounced yah-hu-shoo'-ah. The first three letters represent YAHUYAHWEH, a variation of , which has the very same first three letters. The Hebrew form is normally seen as Yehoshua.

3068. hDwøh◊y Yhwh; from 1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; name of God:
— the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069. 
oÅvÎy yasha{, yaw-shah´; a primitive root; properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e. (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor:
— x at all, avenging, defend, deliver(-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save(-iour), get victory.

3442. Ao…w´vy Yeshuwa{, yay-shoo´-ah; for 3091; he will save; Jeshua, the name of ten Israelites, also of a place in Palestine:
— Jeshua.
Ao…w´vy Yeshuwa{, yay-shoo´-ah; (Aramaic) corresponding to 3442:
hDo…wv◊y yshuw{ah, yesh-oo´-aw; feminine passive participle of 3467; something saved, i.e. (abstractly) deliverance; hence, aid, victory, prosperity:
—deliverance, health, help(-ing), salvation, save, saving (health), welfare. 

5547. Cristo/ß Christos, khris-tos´; from 5548; anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus:
— Christ.
Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews

Should read, YAHUSHUA of Nazareth, Sovereign of the Hebrews. 

John 19:19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, YAHUSHUA (JESUS) OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE "JEWS". 

935. basileu/ß basileus, bas-il-yooce´; probably from 939 (through the notion of a foundation of power); a sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively):
— king. 
NOTE: Sovereign (king) would be the equivalent of adonai in Hebrew. 

The Living God

Technically, this should read, the living Elohim, based on The Old Covenant understanding of the terms. In The Old Covenant this same phrase is chay elohim. It refers to the living Mighty One. Therefore, in every case in The New Covenant where it's used we should identify it the same way, since it's definitely a Hebrew concept within a Hebrew tradition.

However, there’s really nothing wrong with using The Living God, as long as you know to which “god” you are referring. And YAHWEH is the only “living elohim” – the only one who is alive, and in whom all life originates. Just be clear in what you’re saying. The benefit of using The Elohim is the constant reminder of the unity that exists between The Father and The Son. 

2416. yAj  chay, khah´-ee; from 2421; alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively:
— + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
430. MyIhølTa }elohiymel-o-heem´; plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:
—angels, x exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), x (very) great, judges, x mighty. 

2198. za¿w zao, dzah´-o; a primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively):
— life(-time), (a-)live(-ly), quick. 

Matt. 16:16 Then Shim’on Peter responded saying,
“You are The Messiah,The Son ofThe Living Elohim.”

Matt. 26:63  But YAHUSHUA was silent.
And the high priest responded saying to Him,
“I adjure You by The Living Elohim!
Tell us if You are The Messiah, The Son of

John 6:69  And we believe and know that You are The Messiah,
The Son of The Living Elohim!”

Acts 14:15-16  and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things?
We also are men like you.
And we proclaim good news to you so that you might turn
from these profitless things to The Living Elohim,
who has made the sky, the earth, the sea,
and everything that exists in them,

Rom. 9:26 “And it will come to pass
in the place where it was said to them,
You are not My people,’
there they will be called sons of The Living Elohim

             (Hos. 1.10)

2Cor. 3:3  because you have been revealed
as a letter of The Messiah, ministering through us;
written not with ink,
but by the Divine Nature of The Living Elohim;
not on tablets of stone,
but rather on fleshly tablets of the heart.

2Cor. 6:16 And what agreement has The Temple of YAHWEH
with idols.
Indeed, you are the temple of The Living
YAHWEH has said:
“I will dwell in them and walk among them.
I will be their Elohim, and they will be My people.”
                            (Lev. 26.12,. 32.38, Ezek 37.27)

1Tim. 3:15  But if I might be delayed,
I write in order that you might understand
how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of
which is the assembly of The Living Elohim,
the pillar and ground of the truth.

1Tim. 4:10  Indeed for the sake of this
we both work hard and are reviled,
because we have an expectation in The Living Elohim,
Who is a deliverer of all persons, particularly believers.

1Tim. 6:17  Urge those who are wealthy in this world
not to be arrogant,
nor to have confidence over uncertain wealth,
but rather in The Living Elohim,
who provides us abundantly 
all things for the sake of full enjoyment.

Heb. 3:12  Watch out, brothers,
so there will not ever be in any of you an hurtful heart of distrust,
resulting in withdrawing from The Living Elohim!

Heb. 9:14  how much more will the blood of The Messiah,
who through the eternal Divine Nature of
having offered Himself without spot to
cleanse your moral consciousness from dead works,
for the sake of serving The Living Elohim?

Heb. 10:31  It is frightful to fall into the hands of The Living Elohim!

Heb. 12:22  On the other hand you have come to Mount Zion
and to the city of The Living Elohim,
to The Heavenly Jerusalem,
and to a myriad of YAH-mesengers,

Rev. 7:2  And I saw another messenger ascending from the east
having the seal of The Living Elohim.

The above passages are all taken from Scripture For Seekers, Re-Thinking The New Covenant.


This term is a very serious problem in The New Covenant because of its frequent and uncertain usage. The Greek term, kurios, does not specifically refer to God, or to The Messiah. It is used of any “lord”, any person with supreme authority, any one who controls another (my lord, I pray…), any slave owner – as a master. It is the term used to replace the Hebrew term adonay, which means sovereign. (For even more detail see The Lord.)

It has been used indiscriminately in the Greek New Covenant and causes abundant confusion. We know the author of confusion is The Adversary.

YAHWEH does not want us confused. He wants us to know the Truth. We would do well to put forth great effort at getting the Hebrew concepts identified in The New Covenant texts, with the various terms used in Hebrew to cover these differing roles. In The Old Covenant this term means either YAHWEH, The Elohim (Mighty One), or adonai, Sovereign. 

2962. ku/rioß kurios, koo´-ree-os; from  kuvroß kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title):
— God, Lord, master, Sir. 

I’ve listed the following Scripture references to demonstrate even more clearly the confusion that results. 

LORD (as all capitals)
            Ex. 33:9  tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses
Lev. 24:11  name of the LORD, and cursed
Lev. 24:16  name of the LORD, shall be
Num. 23:15  offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.
Deut. 16:10  give unto the LORD thy God,
Deut. 33:12  him; and the LORD shall cover him
1Sam. 3:17  thing that the LORD hath said unto
1Sam. 16:7   him: for the LORD seeth not as
1Kings 13:22  the which the LORD did say to
2Kings 23:19   to provoke the LORD to anger,
2Chr. 3:1   Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David
2Chr. 17:4  sought to the LORD God of his
2Chr. 18:21  prophets. And the LORD said, Thou
Matt. 22:44  The LORD said unto my Lord,
Mark 12:36   Ghost, The LORD said to my
Luke 20:42  Psalms, The LORD said unto my
Acts 2:34   himself, The LORD said unto my
Lord    (as a common word - 659 times)
  (3 forms)
            Gen. 40:7  ward of his lord’s house, saying
            Gen. 44:8   out of thy
lord’s house silver or
            Gen. 44:9  we also will be my
lord’s bondmen.
            Gen. 44:16  we are my
lord’s servants, both
            Gen. 44:18  word in my
lord’s ears, and
            2Sam. 20:6  take thou thy
lord’s servants, and
            1Chr. 21:3  not all my
lord’s servants? why
            Is. 22:18  be the shame of thy
lord’s house.
            Matt. 25:18  earth, and hid his
lord’s money.
            Luke 12:47  which knew his
lord’s will, and
            Luke 16:5   one of his
lord’s debtors unto him
LORDS  (all Capitals)
            Rev. 19:16   OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
lords  (2 forms

(This certainly does not refer to The Father, or to His Only begotten Son.)
            Gen. 19:2  now, my
lords, turn in
            Num. 21:28  Moab, and the lords of the high
            Deut. 10:17  and Lord of lords, a great
            Josh. 13:3  Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines
            Judg. 3:3  Namely, five lords of the Philistines
            Judg. 16:5  And the lords of the Philistines came
            Judg. 16:8  Then the lords of the Philistines brought
            Judg. 16:18 called for the lords of the Philistines...heart. Then the
                     lords of the Philistines
            Judg. 16:23  Then the lords of the Philistines gathered
            Judg. 16:27  and all the lords of the Philistines
            Judg. 16:30   fell upon the lords, and upon
            1Sam. 5:8  gathered all the lords of the Philistines
            1Sam. 5:11   together all the lords of the Philistines
            1Sam. 6:4  number of the lords of the Philistines...you all and our
            1Sam. 6:12  left; and the lords of the Philistines
            1Sam. 6:16  when the five lords of the Philistines
            1Sam. 6:18   to the five lords, both of
            1Sam. 7:7  Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines
            1Sam. 29:2  And the lords of the Philistines passed
            1Sam. 29:6  day: nevertheless the lords favour thee not
            1Sam. 29:7   not the lords of the Philistines
            1Chr. 12:19  not: for the lords of the Philistines
            Ezra 8:25  counsellors, and his lords, and all
            Psa. 136:3  the Lord of lords: for his
            Is. 16:8  Sibmah: the lords of the heathen
            Is. 26:13  God, other lords beside thee have
            Jer. 2:31  people, We are lords; we will
            Ezek. 23:23  rulers, great lords and renowned,
            Dan. 4:36  counsellors and my lords sought unto me
            Dan. 5:1  thousand of his lords, and drank
            Dan. 5:9  him, and his lords were astonished.
            Dan. 5:10  king and his lords, came into
            Dan. 5:23  thou, and thy lords, thy wives
            Dan. 6:17  signet of his lords; that the
            Mark 6:21   a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief
            1Cor. 8:5  be gods many, and lords many,)
            1Tim. 6:15   of kings, and Lord of lords;
            1Pet. 5:3  Neither as being lords over God’s heritage
            Rev. 17:14  is Lord of lords, and King

masters (Certainly not the name of YAHWEH or The Messiah)
            Psa. 123:2  hand of their masters, and as
            Prov. 25:13  he refresheth the soul of his
            Eccl. 12:11   fastened by the
masters of assemblies,
            Jer. 27:4  Thus shall ye say unto your
            Amos 4:1  say to their
masters, Bring,
            Zeph. 1:9  which fill their
masters’ houses with
            Matt. 6:24   can serve two
masters: for either saith
            Matt. 15:27   fall from their
masters’ table.
            Matt. 23:10   be ye called
masters: for one
            Luke 16:13   can serve two
masters: for either
            Acts 16:16  which brought her
masters much gain by
            Acts 16:19  And when her
masters saw that the
            Eph. 6:5  that are your
masters according to the
            Eph. 6:9  And, ye
masters, do the
            Col. 3:22   all things your
masters according to the
            1Tim. 6:1   count their own
masters worthy of all
            1Tim. 6:2  that have believing
masters, let them
            Titus 2:9   unto their own
masters, and to
            James 3:1  be not many
masters, knowing that
            1Pet. 2:18   subject to your
masters with all fear
            Col. 4:1  ¶
Masters, give unto your servants
            Job 31:39  have caused the
owners thereof to lose
            Prov. 1:19  away the life of the
owners thereof.
            Eccl. 5:11  there to the
owners thereof, saving
            Eccl. 5:13   kept for the
owners thereof to their
            Luke 19:33  colt, the
owners thereof said unto
Sir        Matt. 13:27   unto him,
Sir, didst not
            Matt. 27:63  Saying,
Sir, we remember that
            John 4:11   unto him,
Sir, thou hast
            John 4:15   unto him,
Sir, give me
            John 4:19   unto him,
Sir, I perceive
            John 4:49   unto him,
Sir, come down
            John 5:7   answered him,
Sir, I have
            John 12:21   him, saying,
Sir, we would
            John 20:15   unto him,
Sir, if thou
            Rev. 7:14   unto him,
Sir, thou knowest
sir        Gen. 43:20  said, O sir, we came
            Matt. 21:30  I go,
sir: and went
     Acts 7:26   again, saying, Sirs, ye are
            Acts 14:15  And saying,
Sirs, why do
            Acts 16:30  and said,
Sirs, what must
            Acts 19:25  and said,
Sirs, ye know
            Acts 27:10   unto them,
Sirs, I perceive
            Acts 27:21  them, and said,
Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto 

Now, you decide, what does this term, lord, mean in any given verse?
How do you know what it means?
And if you don’t know what it means how can you properly and correctly understand the verse? 

Lord’s Christ

Luke 2:26  And it was revealed unto him by the set apart Divine Nature of YAHWEH, that he should not see death, before he had seen YAHWEH’s Messiah (the Lord’s Christ). 

The Lord Jesus

The Sovereign, YAHUSHUA.

The Lord Jesus Christ

The Sovereign, YAHUSHUA, The Messiah. 
Lord your God

The following verses all involve quotes from Deuteronomy in The Old Covenant. While have been “translated” from the Greek into English, we know they have Hebrew origins. As quotations we have the ability to identify exactly what the original Hebrew stated. This gives us the ability to properly translate these “Greek” terms as they occur in The New Covenant.

Matt. 4:7 YAHUSHUA spoke to him,
“It is written again, 
‘You are not to test YAHWEH, your Elohim.’ ”
                        (Deut. 6.16)

Matt. 4:10 Then YAHUSHUA said to him,
“Get away, Adversary!
For it is written,
‘You are to worship YAHWEH, your Elohim,
and Him only you are to serve.’ ”
           (Deut. 5.7, etc.)

Matt. 22:37  Then YAHUSHUA said to him,
“‘You are to love YAHWEH, your Elohim,
with all your heart,
with all your life,
and with all your mind.’
                  (Deut. 6.5)

Mark 12:30  And you are to love YAHWEH, your Elohim,
with all your heart,
with all your life,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.’
                   (Deut. 6.4-5)

Son of God

This title, or description, occurs for the first and only time in The Old Covenant in Daniel 3.25. Please note where and how this was used. It is written in Aramaic rather than Hebrew because of its use in a foreign land other than Yisra’el.

In The New Covenant, during the life of YAHUSHUA, Aramaic was widely used in Yisra’el. There are many who believe the early manuscripts for The New Covenant were actually written in Aramaic and Hebrew, rather than in Greek. That’s a history lesson of its own if you’re interested in following it. 

Dan. 3:25 He answered and said, Look, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like a son of god (elohim).

Note: Nebuchadnezzar did not know YAHWEH. This reference is to a son of a god (elohim), not The Son of God. 
r;Ab bar, bar; (Aramaic) corresponding to 1121; a son, grandson, etc.:
— x old, son. 
426. ;hDlTa  elahh, el-aw´; (Aramaic) corresponding to 433; God:
 —God, god.
433. ;AhwølTa  elowahh, el-o´-ah; rarely (shortened) ;AhølTa }eloahh, el-o´-ah} probably prolonged (emphat.) from 410; a deity or the Deity:—God, god. See 430. 

In The New Covenant the words are translated from Greek. This is where we find a far more common usage of this phrase. It is not a name, it's a descriptive title, or perhaps only a description and not even a title. Watch the context for clues to its meaning. The Greek terms are as follows: 

5207. uiJo/ß huios, hwee-os´; apparently a primary word; a “son” (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship:
— child, foal, son.

2316. qeo/ß theos, theh´-os; of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very:
— x exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).

Matt. 4:3  And the testing having come to Him,
he [the false accuser] said,
“If You exist as a son of
speak to these stones to become bread.”

Note: Since this is “the tempter”, Lucifer, we know he would be speaking perfect Hebrew to The Messiah. Hence, there should be little doubt that he uses the phrase as it is given above. 

Matt. 4:6  and he said to Him,
“If You are a son of
YAHWEH throw Yourself down.
Because indeed it is written,
“He will give His messengers charge over you,’
                 (Ps. 91.11)

This makes no sense if this does not identify YAHWEH as The Father.

Matt. 8:29  And behold!
They cried out saying,
“What have we to do with You, 
You Son of
Have You come here to torture us before the time?”

The unclean natures (traditionally called “evil spirits”) knew to whom they were speaking.
They would have used the proper names.

Matt. 14:33  Now those in the boat came and worshiped Him saying,
“Truly You are a son of

Matt. 26:63  But YAHUSHUA was silent.
And the high priest responded saying to Him,
“I adjure You by The Living Elohim!
Tell us if You are The Messiah, the Son of

They would not care if He said He was the son of Ba’al (means master, owner, hence "lord"), Allah, Ashtoreth, etc.

Matt. 27:40  and saying,
“You who destroy The Temple and builds it in three days,
save Yourself!
If You are The Son of The Elohim
come down from the torture stake.”

The "Jews" would have been very careful here.
(These are the leaders of the people. This reference to them as “Jews” is perverse. Please click the link to discover the disgusting nature of the use of this term.)
In this time period pronouncing the specific personal name, YAHWEH, could get you killed.
Indeed, it is for this very "crime" that YAHUSHUA was crucified.

Mark 1:1  The beginning of the good news of YAHUSHUA,
The Messiah, the Son of YAHWEH, 

Mark 3:11  And the unclean natures, whenever they observed Him,
fell down before Him and shouted saying,
You are The Son of YAHWEH!

There are numerous other passages in The New Covenant that state the same thing. Whether the reference is to "The Son of God" (Elohim), or to "The Son of YAHWEH" the point is the same. The Son of God is a title, not a name.

Son of Man

This phrase does not always apply to YAHUSHUA. As such, it is not a title. In all cases where it appears it, at the very least, refers to the son of a human being. It occurs 196 times. The first occurrence in The Old Covenant is in Numbers 23.19. The first one in The New Covenant is in Matt. 8.20. Please note the multiple uses for the words that are translated as son, and man.

The title, "Son of Man", when used in reference to The Messiah is presented to identify His full humanity. It's a reminder to us that He became a human being just like you or me in order to demonstrate His astounding love for us. 

Num. 23:19  The Elohim is not a man that He might lie.
Nor is He a child of human being that he might be sorry. 
Will He Himself speak but not do, or speak but not establish it?

Matt. 8:20  And YAHUSHUA said to him,
“Foxes have holes and birds of the air
have nests,
but the son of a human being (Son of Man) has no place to lay
His head.”
1121. N;Eb ben, bane; from 1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like 1, 251, etc.)):
— + afflicted, age, (Ahoh-) (Ammon-) (Hachmon-) (Lev-)ite, (anoint-)ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, (Assyr-) (Babylon-) (Egypt-) (Grec-)ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, x came up in, child, colt, x common, x corn, daughter, x of first, + firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, x in, + kid, + lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, + rebel, + robber, x servant born, x soldier, son, + spark, + steward, + stranger, x surely, them of, + tumultuous one, + valiant(-est), whelp, worthy, young (one), youth. 

120. M∂dDa  }adam, aw-dawm´; from 119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.):
— x another, + hypocrite, + common sort, x low, man (mean, of low degree), person.

5207. uiJo/ß huios, hwee-os´; apparently a primary word; a “son” (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship: 
— child, foal, son. 

444. a‡nqrwpoß anthropos, anth´-ro-pos; from 435 and w‡y ops (the countenance; from 3700); man-faced, i.e. a human being:
— certain, man.

It's hoped that your review of these titles that are often applied to The Messiah, and often used as if they are names for Him, has given you some new insights into the truth concerning them. As you may have noticed, the context of any given verse of Scripture is always important. The surrounding material generally helps you to understand the meaning of specific terms. Please keep this in mind every time you read Scripture.

May the blessed name of YAHUSHUA be honored in your life as you begin to use the language of Scripture more carefully and more accurately. You will most assuredly assist others by using the correct terminology.

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