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22 April, 2010

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:21

and more:

To call upon the name of the Lord

Following is a list of every occurrence of the phrase “to call upon the name of the Lord,” and its various forms (call on, call upon, called on, etc.), in the KJV Bible along with the New World Translation’s rendering of the phrase in each verse cited.

It is here so you can see for yourself how it is used in both the Old and New Testaments.

  1. Call upon the name of the Lord” occurs five times in the KJV:
    1. Gen. 4:26, “And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.”
      1. “…calling on the name of Jehovah,” (NWT).
    2. Psalm 116:13, “I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.”
      1. “…and on the name of Jehovah I shall call,” (NWT).
    3. Psalm 116:17, “I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.”
      1. “…and on the name of Jehovah I shall call,” (NWT).
    4. Zeph. 3:9, “For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.”
      1. “…to call upon the name of Jehovah,” (NWT).
    5. Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
      1. “For “everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved,” (NWT).
  2. Call on the name of the Lord” occurs four times in the KJV
    1. 1 Kings 18:24, “And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God.”
      1. “…call upon the name of Jehovah,” (NWT).
    2. 2 Kings 5:11, “But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.”
      1. “…call upon the name of Jehovah,” (NWT).
    3. Joel 2:32, “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”
      1. “…calls upon the name of Jehovah,” (NWT).
    4. Acts 2:21, “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
      1. “…calls upon the name of Jehovah,” (NWT).
  3. Called on the name of the Lord” occurs one time in the KJV:
    1. Gen. 13:4, “Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.”
      1. “…call there on the name of Jehovah,” (NWT).
  4. Called upon the name of the Lord” occurs three times in the KJV:
    1. Gen. 12:8, “And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.”
      1. “…call on the name of Jehovah,” (NWT).
    2. Gen. 26:25, “And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaacï’s servants digged a well.”
      1. “…called on the name of Jehovah,” (NWT).
    3. Psalm 116:4, “Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.”
      1. “But upon the name of Jehovah I proceeded to call,” (NWT).
  5. Calling on the name of the Lord” occurs one time in the KJV:
    1. Acts 22:16, “And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.”
      1. “…calling upon his name,” (NWT).

Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians said that Christians everywhere “call upon the name of the Lord Jesus.” The Jehovah’s Witnesses need to do this. They need to pray to Jesus, ask Him to forgive them of their sins, and they need to come to Him (Matt. 11:28). Jesus said, “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it,” (John 14:14, NASB).

I found this interesting post about God’s name by

Rabbi Arthur Waskow
God’s Four-Letter Name

On the question of pronouncing the “Yod-Hei-Vav-Hei” Name of God that in transliteration comes out “YHWH”:

1) It is unpronounceable in my view not because we are forbidden to pronounce it but because if one tries to do so, pronouncing these four strange letters (semi-vowels, semi-consonants) WITHOUT any vowels, one simply breathes.

You might pause to try this yourself: try to say “YHWH” with no vowels.

The real Name is BEYOND pronunciation, unless you consider breathing pronunciation.

As the Siddur (prayer-book) says, “Nishmat kol chai tivarech et SHIMCHA.” (“The breathing of all life praises your Name.”) For the Breathing of all life IS Your Name.”

2) The notion of YHWH as “the Breath of Life” accords with a deep sense of God as intimate and transcendent at once. If we have no breath in us, we die. If there is no breath beyond us, we die.

3) Moreover, the real Name of the real God would have to be not a Hebrew word, nor Egyptian, nor Latin, nor Greek, nor Arabic, nor Sanskrit, nor English

What I find the MOST interesting about this is, this is the ‘common’ element in humanity – their breath. This is a gift from God. The unifying element of humanity. It goes beyond race, color, nationality, religion, denomination or family. This breath should be refocused back to the one who gave it to us, first and foremost – Commandment #1 – Thou shalt have no other gods before the Lord thy God and to love Him with ALL your heart , soul and mind. Our daily tithe if you will. This also goes along with sounds, frequencies – using the breath God gave us to praise Him, prayers of the saints, speaking to the ‘mountain’ to be moved, using FAITH, because this process begins at an atomic level as we have seen with water. God also made everything by speaking/using his breath.

Just found this pretty neat, and wanted to share, though I’m sure most of you have already considered this 🙂

Cheers!

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