Christ Applied OT Titles Of God (Yahweh) To Himself



Among the lines of evidence proving that Christ was God are the many Old Testament titles for God that He applied to Himself.


The Study

The Good Shepherd

Ps. 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want."

Ps. 80:1 “Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.”

John 10:11,14,27 “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” 

John 10:14 “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” 


The Light of the World

Ps. 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Ps. 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

John 9:5 “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”


The Rock

Ps. 18:2 “ The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”

Ps. 18:31 “For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?”

Ps. 18:46 “The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.”

Ps. 28:1 “Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.”

Matt. 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

1 Cor. 10:4 “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”


The Deliverer

Ps. 34:7 “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”

Ps. 106:10 “And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.”

Ps. 44:7 “But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.”

Luke 1:74 “ That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,”


The Righteous One

Jer. 23:6 “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness.”

Jer. 33:16 “In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The Lord our righteousness.”

1 Cor. 1:30 “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”

2 Cor. 5:21 “ For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”


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