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Name Change: Bible Verses about Changing Your Name

Name Change Bible Verses about Changing Your Name

25 Bible Verses that Reference Bible Verses (Quote Verse) about people that had their name changed, verse, and description

  1. Genesis 17:5: “No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.” (God changed Abram’s name to Abraham to signify his new position as the father of many nations.)
  2. Genesis 32:28: “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” (God changed Jacob’s name to Israel to signify his victory over his enemies.)
  3. 1 Samuel 7:9: “So Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer; for he said, ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us.’” (Samuel set up a stone to commemorate God’s help, and named it Ebenezer, meaning “stone of help.”)
  4. Matthew 1:21: “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (God instructed Joseph to name Mary’s son Jesus , which means “Savior.”)
  5. Matthew 16:18: “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter, which means “rock,” to signify his role as the leader of the church.)
  6. Mark 3:16: “And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach.” (Jesus appointed twelve disciples , and gave them the title “apostles,” meaning “those who are sent.”)
  7. Luke 1:13: “But the angel said to him, ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.’” (God instructed Zechariah to name his son John, which means “God is gracious.”)
  8. Luke 1:31: “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” (God instructed Mary to name her son Jesus, which means “Savior.”)
  9. Luke 22:31-32: “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” (Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter, which means “rock,” to signify his role as the leader of the church.)
  10. Acts 4:12: “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Jesus is the only name given by God that can bring salvation to mankind.)
  11. Acts 9:15: “But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.’” (God changed Saul’s name to Paul, to signify his new calling as an apostle to the Gentiles.)
  12. Acts 15:17: “That the remnant of mankind may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are called by my name, says the Lord, who makes these things.” (God will call all the Gentiles who seek Him by His name.)
  13. Romans 8:15: “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’” (The Spirit of adoption allows believers to call God “Father” and to be adopted as children of God.)
  14. Romans 12:1: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Believers are to present their bodies as living sacrifices to God, which is an act of spiritual worship.)
  15. 1 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (Believers in Christ become new creations, and their old life passes away.)
  16. Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Believers in Christ have been given new life in Him, and are to live by faith in Him.)
  17. 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (Believers in Christ become new creations, and their old life passes away.)
  18. Philippians 2:9-11: “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (God has exalted Jesus to the highest place and given Him a name that is above all names, and all will bow to Him.)
  19. Colossians 3:10: “And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.” (Believers in Christ are being renewed in knowledge and image to reflect their Creator.)
  20. 1 Peter 2:9: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (God has chosen believers as a holy nation and has called them out of darkness into His marvelous light.)
  21. Revelation 2:17: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.” (God will give a new name to those who conquer, which is known only to them and God.)
  22. Revelation 3:12: “The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.” (God will give a new name to those who conquer, which will reflect His name, the name of His city, and His own new name.)
  23. Revelation 14:1: “Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.” (God will write His name and the name of His Father on the foreheads of the 144,000 who stand with Jesus on Mount Zion.)
  24. Revelation 22:4: “They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.” (God will write His name on the foreheads of those who see Him face to face.)
  25. Isaiah 62:2: “The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give.” (God will give a new name to those who seek Him, and the nations will see their righteousness and glory.)

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