Names of God

El Elyon אל עליון

God the Highest

God the Most High

The True God

God’s name El Elyon describes Him as the only true and supreme God.

It expresses the grandeur of the God of Israel. Jews use this name of God when dealing with nations in order to share the mutual knowledge of God with listeners.

The Most High is in contrast to the pagan gods and idols. He is the Creator of all things and all life, the director of history, who orchestrates all for the salvation of those who put their trust in Him.

Genesis 14:22b (ESV)

"I have lifted my hand to the Lord, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth..."

Numbers 24:16 (ESV)

...the oracle of him who hears the words of God, and knows the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down with his eyes uncovered:

Psalms 50:14+15 (ESV)

"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me."

Psalms 83:16-18 (ESV)

Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O Lord. Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; let them perish in disgrace, that they may know that you alone, whose name is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.

Psalms 91:1+2 (ESV)

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

Acts 17:24-27 (ESV)

The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us...

Psalms 9:1+2 (ESV)

I will give thanks (praise) to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Psalms 92:1-3 (ESV)

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.

Daniel 7:18 (ESV)

"But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, forever and ever."

Luke 1:30-33 (ESV)

And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."