Does the Scripture call Jesus Christ Jehovah? It in fact does in several parts.

The first example we are going to use is so unequivocal and easy to understand, we are going to quote entirely from the NWT, 2013:

When the chief priests and the scribes saw the marvelous things he did and the boys who were shouting in the temple, “Save, we pray, the Son of David!” they became indignant and said to him: “Do you hear what these are saying?” Jesus said to them: “Yes. Did you never read this, ‘Out of the mouth of children and infants, you have brought forth praise’?”And leaving them behind, he went out of the city to Beth′a·ny and spent the night there (Matt 21:15-17).

So, let’s recap. The Pharisees saw young men saying, “Hosanna” specifically in reference to Jesus. In astonishment they asked Christ if He understood that these children were using a phrase (“save, we pray,” i.e. “Hosanna” in Greek or “Hoshiya na” in Hebrew in Ps 118:25), which should be reserved for Jehovah. The inference that Jesus could save, something reserved for Jehovah, appeared to require rebuking the youth in the eyes of the Pharisees, who did not view Christ as God.

Jesus’ response is telling. Instead of telling the Pharisees that they are making an incorrect inference and He is not receptive to requests for salvation (“Hosanna”) befitting of God, He responds with, “Yeah I hear them, have you ever read Psalm 8?” Then He left.

What does Psalm 8 say? It begins as follows in the NWT, 2013:

O Jehovah our Lord, how majestic your name is throughout the earth;You have set your splendor even higher than the heavens!  Out of the mouth of children and infants you have established strength [i.e. “praise”] (Ps 8:1-2).

So, the praise that Christ affirms is ascribed to Himself in Matt 21 is ascribed specifically to Jehovah in Ps 8. Therefore, Christ affirms in no uncertain terms that He is Jehovah.

Here’s another example. Heb 1:8, 10 (NWT, 2013) states, “But about the Son, he says…’At the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands.'”

The Scripture says Jehovah created alone (Is 44:24), and that in Christ all things were created (John 1:3). Here in Hebrews it says about the Son that He “laid the foundations of the earth.” The NWT Bible’s study notes points out that Ps 102:25 is being quoted, where it says (NWT, 2013), “Long ago you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands,” So, the Letter to the Hebrews says “O Lord” and Psalm 102 says “you.”

Who’s the “you” in Ps 102:25? In verse 24 in the NWT it refers to the “you” as “God.” In verses 19 and 21, the name “Jehovah” is used. So, Jehovah is God, the Lord who laid the foundations of the earth. And, as Hebrews makes clear this is all said about “the Son.” Therefore, the Son is Jehovah.

Lastly, in John 12:37, 38, 40, 41  (NWT, 2013) it states:

Although he had performed so many signs before them, they were not putting faith in him, so that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, who said: ‘He has blinded their eyes and has made their hearts hard, so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their hearts and turn around and I heal them.’ Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory, and he spoke about him.

Verse 40 of John 12 is a reference to Is 6:9 (NWT, 2013) where it says, “You will hear again and again, but you will not understand; you will see again and again, but you will not get any knowledge.” Now, the Gospel of John says that “Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory.” Who is “his” in Isaiah 6?

Is 6:1 identifies Him as “the Lord” (NWT says “Jehovah,”) and Is 6:3 and 8 calls Him by His divine name “Jehovah.” John 12:42 also makes clear that the “him” that “the rulers put faith in” was Jesus. So again, Jesus is referred to as Jehovah.

Please prayerfully consider that if you do not know Christ as Jehovah, your faith in a false-Jehovah cannot save you from your sin. Only the one, true God, revealed in the Scripture can save and His name is the name above every other: Jesus Christ.

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