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The names and titles of Jesus

8 May 2018

The names and titles of Jesus

JesusThe different names and titles of Jesus used in the Bible reveal something about Him (that is, about His deity, His humanity, His character, His earthly life, the greatness of His glory and power after His resurrection, His work in heaven and among His Church after His ascension to heaven, etc.). Let us look at them, bearing in mind that Jesus derives from the Hebrew “Joshua” (Y’shua), which means ‘Yahweh saves.’

The Christ – from the Greek ‘Christòs,’ which means ‘the Anointed One’ – (Matthew 1:16; Matthew 16:16)

The Lord’s Christ (Luke 2:26)

The Christ of God (Luke 9:20)

The Christ, who has been appointed for you [the Jews] (Acts 3:20 – NIV)


The Messiah – from the Hebrew ‘Mashiach,’ which means ‘The Anointed one’ – (Psalm 2:2; John 1:41; 4:25-26)


The Son (Psalm 2:12)

The Son of God (Romans 1:4)

The Son of the living God (Matthew 16:16)

The Son of God, who was to come into the world (John 11:27 – NIV)

The Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze (Revelation 2:18 – NIV)


The Son of the Father (2 John 3)

The Son of the Blessed (Mark 14:61)

The Son of the Highest (Luke 1:32)


The beloved son of God, in whom God is well pleased (Matthew 3:17)

The only begotten of the Father (John 1:14), who is in the bosom of the Father (John 1:18 – NKJV)


The Lord (Luke 24:34 – Greek ‘Kurios’)

The Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8 – NKJV)

The Lord of Glory (1 Corinthians 2:8; James 2:1)

The Lord of peace (2 Thessalonians 3:16)

The Lord God of the holy prophets (Revelation 22:6)


The LORD of hosts (Psalm 24:10).

The LORD our righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6)

The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle (Psalm 24:8)

The LORD my God (Zechariah 14:5)


Lord of lords (Revelation 17:14 and Revelation 19:16)

Lord both of the dead and living (Romans 14:9)

Lord of the Sabbath (Luke 6:5 – NKJV)


God (Hebrews 1:9 – Greek ‘Theos,’ translated as ‘God’)

God blessed for ever (Romans 9:5)


The true God (1 John 5:20)

The mighty God (Isaiah 9:6)


I am (John 8:58)


My God (John 20:28)


Our God (2 Peter 1:1 – NKJV)

Our great God (Titus 2:13 – NIV)


The image of God (2 Corinthians 4:4)

The image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15)

The express image of his person [that is, of God] (Hebrews 1:3)

The brightness of his glory [that is, of God’s glory] (Hebrews 1:3)

The Firstborn [of God] (Hebrews 1:6 – NKJV)

The Holy One of God (John 6:69 – NIV)

The Word of God (Revelation 19:13).

The servant of God (Matthew 12:18; Acts 3:13 – NIV; Isaiah 41:8)

The holy servant of God (Acts 4:30 – NIV)

The righteous servant of God (Isaiah 53:11)

The power of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)

The wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)

The righteousness of God (Isaiah 46:13)

The salvation of God (Luke 2:30; 3:6; Isaiah 46:13; 49:6)

The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29 – NKJV)


The angel of the LORD (Genesis 16:7)

The Branch of the LORD (Isaiah 4:2)

The arm of the LORD (Isaiah 53:1)


The Son of Man (Matthew 26:24; 24:30)

The Son of Man who is in heaven (John 3:13 – NKJV)


The Son of David (Matthew 1:1)

The root and the offspring of David (Revelation 22:16; 5:5)

The seed of David (Psalm 89:36)


The Son of Abraham (Matthew 1:1),

The seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:16)


The everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)

The Mighty One of Jacob (Isaiah 49:26)

The Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 54:5)

The messenger of the covenant (Malachi 3:1)

The angel of his presence (Isaiah 63:9)

The beloved (Ephesians 1:6)

The way, the truth and the life (John 14:6)

The Word (John 1:1)

The Word of life (1 John 1:1)

The Prince of Life (Acts 3:15)

The bread of life (John 6:35)

The living bread which came down from heaven (John 6:51)

The light of the world (John 8:12)

The light of men (John 1:4)

The true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world (John 1:9 – NKJV)

The dayspring from on high (Luke 1:78)

The author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him (Hebrews 5:9)

The mediator of the new covenant (Hebrews 12:24)

The Saviour of the world (John 4:42)

The Lamb who was slain (Revelation 5:12 – NKJV)

The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8 – NKJV)

The seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15)

The spiritual rock that accompanied them [the Israelites] (1 Corinthians 10:4 – NIV)

The prince of the kings of the earth (Revelation 1:5)

The Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5 – NKJV)

The Nazarene (Mark 16:6 – NIV)

The prophet of Nazareth of Galilee (Matthew 21:11)

The prophet who is to come into the world (John 6:14 – NKJV)

The glory of thy people Israel (Luke 2:32)

The consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25)

The redemption of Jerusalem (Luke 2:38 – NIV)

The First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life (Revelation 2:8 – NKJV)

The Deliverer (Romans 11:26)

The good shepherd (John 10:11)

The chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4)

That great shepherd of the sheep (Hebrews 13:20)

The door of the sheep (John 10:7)

The chief cornerstone (Matthew 21:42 – NKJV)

The foundation which is laid (1 Corinthians 3:11)

The stone which the builders rejected (Matthew 21:42)

The tent peg (Zechariah 10:4 – NKJV)

The battle bow (Zechariah 10:4)

The bridegroom (Matthew 9:15; John 3:29)

The head of the church (Ephesians 5:23)

The head of the body (Colossians 1:18)

The head of every man (1 Corinthians 11:3)

The head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10)

The saviour of the body (Ephesians 5:23)

The true vine (John 15:1)

The vine (John 15:5)

The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)

The peace (Micah 5:5)

The rose of Sharon (Song of Solomon 2:1)

The lily of the valleys (Song of Solomon 2:1)

The propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2)

The end of the law (Romans 10:4),

The Sun of righteousness (Malachi 4:2)

The Branch of righteousness (Jeremiah 33:15)

The bright and morning star (Revelation 22:16)

The righteous judge (2 Timothy 4:8)

The Judge of quick and dead (Acts 10:42)

The Man whom He [God] has ordained (Acts 17:31 – NKJV)

The eternal life (1 John 1:2; 5:20 – NIV)

The resurrection (John 11:25)

The hope of glory (Colossians 1:27)

The blessed hope (Titus 2:13 – NKJV)

The firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29)

The firstborn of every creature (Colossians 1:15)

The firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18) or The first begotten of the dead (Revelation 1:5)

The firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep (1 Corinthians 15:20 – NKJV)

The Beginning and the End (Revelation 1:8; 22:13 – NKJV)

The beginning of the creation of God (Revelation 3:14)

The first and the last (Revelation 22:13)

The Alpha and the Omega (Revelation 1:8; 22:13 – NKJV)

The Righteous One (Acts 3:14; 1 John 2:1 – NIV)

The faithful and true witness (Revelation 3:14)

The Amen (Revelation 3:14)

The One who serves (Luke 22:27 – NKJV)


The King (Matthew 25:34,40)

The King who comes in the name of the LORD (Luke 19:38 – NKJV)

The King of the Jews (Matthew 27:11 – NKJV)

The King of Israel (John 1:49)

The King of the Daughter of Zion (John 12:15 – NKJV)

The King of glory (Psalm 24:9)


The Apostle and High Priest of our profession (Hebrews 3:1)

The author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2)

The captain of our salvation (Hebrews 2:10)

The Shepherd and Bishop of our souls (1 Peter 2:25)


A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief (Isaiah 53:3)

A lamb without blemish and without spot who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for us (1 Peter 1:19-20)

A covenant of the people (Isaiah 42:6)

A horn of salvation (Luke 1:69 – NKJV)

A great light (Matthew 4:16 – NIV)

A great prophet (Luke 7:16)

A prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people (Luke 24:19)

A man approved of God among the Jews by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of the Jews (Acts 2:22)

A Nazarene (Matthew 2:23)

A sure foundation (Isaiah 28:16)

A precious corner stone (Isaiah 28:16)

A living stone (1 Peter 2:4)

A tried stone (Isaiah 28:16)

A stone of stumbling and a rock of offence (1 Peter 2:8)

A leader and commander to the people (Isaiah 55:4)

A teacher who has come from God (John. 3:2 – NIV)

A merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God (Hebrews 2:17)

A great high priest (Hebrews 4:14)

An advocate with the Father (1 John 2:1)

A minister of the sanctuary (Hebrews 8:2)

A minister of the circumcision (Romans 15:8)

A crown of glory (Isaiah 28:5)

A diadem of beauty (Isaiah 28:5)

A righteous Branch (Jeremiah 23:5)

A root of Jesse (Isaiah 11:10)

A witness to the people (Isaiah 55:4)

A Man who has told us the truth which He heard from God (John 8:40 – NKJV)


One greater than the temple (Matthew 12:6)

One greater than Solomon (Matthew 12:42 – NIV)

One greater than Jonah (Matthew 12:41 – NIV)


Our righteousness, holiness and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30 – NIV)

Our Lord (Romans 5:1)

Our Saviour (Titus 1:4)

Our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7)

Our life (Colossians 3:4)

Our hope (1 Timothy 1:1)

Our peace (Ephesians 2:14)


He that was to come (Romans 5:14)

He that came by water and blood (1 John 5:6)

He who knew no sin (2 Corinthians 5:21)

He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world (John 6:33)

He whom the Father hath sanctified and sent into the world (John 10:36)

He whom God hath sent (John 3:34)

He who comes in the name of the Lord (Matthew 23:39 – NKJV)

He who comes from above (John 3:31 – NKJV)

He who comes from heaven (John 3:31 – NKJV)

He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him (John 7:18)

He whom man despiseth (Isaiah 49:7)

He whom the nation abhorreth (Isaiah 49:7)

He that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself (Hebrews 12:3)

He who was priced (Matthew 27:9 – NKJV) by the children of Israel

He whom they pierced (John 19:37)

He whom God raised again (Acts 13:37)

He that liveth (Revelation 1:18)

He who died for us and rose again (2 Corinthians 5:15 – NKJV)

He that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood (Revelation 1:5)

He that is holy (Revelation 3:7)

He that is true (Revelation 3:7)

He that is in us (1 John 4:4)

He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit (John 1:33 – NKJV)

He that hath called us to glory and virtue (2 Peter 1:3)

He that soweth the good seed (Matthew 13:37)

He that is from the beginning (1 John 2:13)

He who fills everything in every way (Ephesians 1:23 – NIV)

He that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth (Revelation 3:7)

He that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks (Revelation 2:1)

He which hath the sharp sword with two edges (Revelation 2:12)

He that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars (Revelation 3:1)

He of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write (John 1:45)


Jesus of Nazareth (Acts 10:38 – NKJV)

Jesus of Galilee (Matthew 26:69)

Good Master (Mark 10:17)

All and in all (Colossians 3:11 – NKJV)

Heir of all things (Hebrews 1:2)

Wonderful (Isaiah 9:6)

Ruler in Israel (Micah 5:2)

Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23-24) which means ‘God with us’

David (Ezekiel 37:24)

Counsellor (Isaiah 9:6)

Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11)

Master (Matthew 22:36; 23:10)

King of kings (Revelation 17:14 and Revelation 19:16)

High Priest of the good things to come (Hebrews 9:11 – NKJV)


The son of Joseph (Luke 3:23 – NIV)

The carpenter (Mark 6:3)

The son of Mary (Mark 6:3)

The brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda and Simon (Mark 6:3)

Giacinto Butindaro

From: The New Way

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