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14 Bible Verses about God Naming People

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Genesis 16:11

Then the Angel of the Lord said to her:You have conceived and will have a son.
You will name him Ishmael,
for the Lord has heard your cry of affliction.

Hosea 1:4

Then the Lord said to him:Name him Jezreel, for in a little while
I will bring the bloodshed of Jezreel
on the house of Jehu
and put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.

Isaiah 49:1

Coastlands, listen to me;
distant peoples, pay attention.
The Lord called me before I was born.
He named me while I was in my mother’s womb.

Genesis 32:28

“Your name will no longer be Jacob,” He said. “It will be Israel because you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed.”

Luke 1:13

But the angel said to him:Do not be afraid, Zechariah,
because your prayer has been heard.
Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son,
and you will name him John.

Luke 1:60

But his mother responded, “No! He will be called John.”

Luke 1:63

He asked for a writing tablet and wrote:HIS NAME IS JOHN. And they were all amazed.

Genesis 17:19

But God said, “No. Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his future offspring.

1 Chronicles 22:9

But a son will be born to you; he will be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his surrounding enemies, for his name will be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel during his reign.

Isaiah 8:3

I was then intimate with the prophetess, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. The Lord said to me, “Name him Maher-shalal-hash-baz,

Hosea 1:6

She conceived again and gave birth to a daughter, and the Lord said to him:Name her No Compassion,
for I will no longer have compassion
on the house of Israel.
I will certainly take them away.

Hosea 1:9

Then the Lord said:Name him Not My People,
for you are not My people,
and I will not be your God.

Hosea 2:1

Call your brothers: My People
and your sisters: Compassion.

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