The source manuscripts say Lord here. However, this could be a euphemism for YHWH (Yahweh, or Jehovah), which was a common practice at the time. Therefore, we translate it as Jehovah. We suspect it is a euphemism here because:
- B. In the Aramaic source, this verse uses the full spelling for Lord, maryah, instead of the more normal mara. In other Aramaic texts, this was an accepted euphemism for YHWH. Learn more.
- D. This verse is referring to the actions of God Almighty the Old Testament. If you look up the relevant account in the Hebrew source text, God is repeatedly called YHWH (Yahweh/Jehovah) in that account. Learn more.
We are not dogmatic about any instance of the Divine Name in our New Testament. Instances may be added or removed in later corrections. Learn more about the Divine Name, why we use it, and why we use it our New Testament.
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