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JEHOVAH RAPHA: Old Testament Names of God

Updated: Jan 18, 2023

Peace & Blessings Beloved,

TGBTG for allowing us to see another day. I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.

Today we are going to take a deep dive into our eighth Old Testament name of God, JEHOVAH RAPHA, as found in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.


(yeh-ho-vaw' raw-faw') The Lord That Heals

Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah-Rapha (The Lord that Heals) is used in Exodus 15:26.

Variant spellings: Jehovah-Rophe; Jehovah Rophecha; Jehovah Raphah

TWOT Reference: 2196

Strong's Reference: H7495

Jehovah Rapha in the Septuagint: kurios ho iômenos se - the Lord your healer

Transliteration: rāp̄ā'

Pronunciation: raw-faw'

Part of Speech: verb

Root Word (Etymology): A primitive root KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x

The KJV translates Strong's H7495 in the following manner: heal (57x), physician (5x), cure (1x), repaired (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

Outline of Biblical Usage

  1. to heal, make healthful

    1. (Qal) to heal

      1. of God

      2. healer, physician (of men)

      3. of hurts of nations involving restored favor (fig)

      4. of individual distresses (fig)

  1. (Niphal) to be healed

    1. literal (of persons)

    2. of water, pottery

    3. of national hurts (fig)

    4. of personal distress (fig)

  1. (Piel) to heal

    1. literal

    2. of national defects or hurts (fig)

  1. (Hithpael) in order to get healed (infinitive)

Strong’s Definitions רָפָא râphâʼ, raw-faw'; or רָפָה râphâh; a primitive root; properly, to mend (by stitching), i.e. (figuratively) to cure:—cure, (cause to) heal, physician, repair, × thoroughly, make whole. See H7503.

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. Rapha (râpâ') means to restore, to heal or to make healthful in Hebrew. When the two words are combined - Jehovah Rapha - it can be translated as Jehovah Who Heals. (cf. Jeremiah 30:17; Jeremiah 3:22; Isaiah 30:26; Isaiah 61:1; Psalm 103:3). Jehovah is the Great Physician who heals the physical and emotional needs of His people.

Further references of the name Jehovah Rapha in the Old Testament: Exodus 15:26

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-Humble Servant

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