The Lord Who Sanctifies You
The Lord Who Makes Holy
Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah Mekoddishkem occurs 2 times. Jehovah Mekoddishkem is first used in Exodus 31:13.
Variant spellings: Jehovah M’kaddesh
TWOT Reference: 1990
Strong’s Reference: 6942
Jehovah Mekoddishkem in the Septuagint: kurios ho hagiazôn humas…the Lord that sanctifies you
Meaning and Derivation: Jehovah is translated as “The Existing One” or “Lord.” The chief meaning of Jehovah is derived from the Hebrew word Havah meaning “to be” or “to exist.” It also suggests “to become” or specifically “to become known”…this denotes a God who reveals Himself unceasingly. Mekoddishkem derives from the Hebrew wordqâdash meaning “sanctify,” “holy,” or “dedicate.” Sanctification is the separation of an object or person to the dedication of the Holy. When the two words are combined…Jehovah Mekoddishkem…it can be translated as “The Lord who sets you apart.”