Yesuli International Ministries


Names or Titles of Jesus


By Joseph Ametepe

We Proclaim Jesus.


In biblical times, names were more than labels. Biblical names make statements about the character of those who bore them. A name reveals the character, nature and purpose of a person's life. In other words, a name defines who a person is. A faithful reading of the Bible leads to a unique discovery-Jesus' prominence and preeminence. He fills the pages of the Scriptures. One way this is vividly expressed in the Word of God, is in the many names or titles used in His description. In all of human history, no one has been referred to in a variety of ways than the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. The names or titles used in the description of Jesus in the Bible reveal a lot about who He is. Each name or title says something unique about His Person, purpose, character, and nature. In other words, each name or title has significance and helps us in understanding who Jesus really is. For example,  the title "the Chief Cornerstone" teaches that Jesus is the sure foundation for life. His title "the Good Shepherd" signifies that Jesus is provider and caretaker of His flock. His title "the Holy One of God" reveals that Jesus is sinless in His nature. He had no sin. He committed no sin. He is without sin. Also His title "the Lamb of God" describes Him as One who gave His life as God's perfect sacrifice for our sins. The title, "the Son of Man" is a title that identifies Jesus with us as One who actually shared in our humanity. This is the title Jesus frequently used to refer to Himself. His title "Prophet" tells us that Jesus is the faithful proclaimer of the truths of God. His name "Immanuel" reminds us of His abiding presence with us in all circumstances of life. Also, His title, "Light of the World" signifies  that Jesus is the One who brings hope and direction in the midst of our darkness. His title, "Alpha and Omega" reveals to us that Jesus is the beginning and ending of all things. His title "Savior" sets Jesus apart as the One who alone delivers sinners from sin and death. So, as you can see, knowing the names or titles of Jesus and understanding their significance can greatly enhance our worship of Jesus Christ. It helps us in exalting Jesus for who He really is. This is the purpose of this article. It is to assist us in our daily worship of Jesus as He is truly revealed in the Scriptures. Also, it is to prepare us for eternal worship of Jesus Christ. It is very important for us to learn to worship the Person of the Lord Jesus in a manner befitting His greatness and glory. The only way we can do that successfully and effectively is to rely on the Scripture. Relying on our own imagination to worship Jesus is unacceptable and unfit for the Christ of God. It is an insult to Him who is worthy of excellent praise. It does not give Jesus the glory that is rightly and truly due His great and awesome name. That is why I personally rely on the Spirit's help, and continually look into the mirror of God's Word in order to offer worship that is acceptable to and appropriate for King Jesus. Please listen carefully! When it comes to true worship of the one True God, He doesn't leave us to our puny imaginations. Rather, He points us to His inspired, infallible, inerrant and indestructible Word. His Word gives us a clear picture of who He really is. It is my prayer that as you read, review, and reflect on the titles or names of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, your worship of Him would be taken to a new level and better prepare you for a lifetime of exalting, celebrating, and praising Him who alone is worthy of excellent and eternal praise.

Over the many years I have been privileged to study and fellowship with the Lord, I have highlighted the names or titles of Jesus in my Bible (NASB). So, I am simply going to list the names or titles from Matthew to Revelation. Several of the titles are repeatedly used throughout the Bible. However, I am not going to repeat them in this work. For example, the titles "Son of Man," "Jesus Christ," and "Lord" are repeatedly used in all the four Gospels. "Jesus Christ" and "Lord" are also used extensively in Acts, the Epistles and the Pastoral Letters. But I am only going to make mention of them once, except where there is a variation. Although I would have loved to state the significance of each title or name, I realized that would require a lot more work. Perhaps in the future that can be done. For your easy reading, each title or name is given with its reference or references. As you read these names and titles, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the significance of each name or title to your spirit. 

Names or Titles of Jesus in the New Testament

  1. Jesus the Messiah [i.e. Christ, which means Anointed One] (Matthew 1:1)
  2. The Son of David (Matthew 1:1)
  3. The Son of Abraham (Matthew 1:1).
  4. Immanuel (Matthew 1:23)
  5. King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2; 27:29)
  6. The Child (Matthew 2:8, 9, 11, 13, 14)
  7. My Son (Matthew 2:15)
  8. Nazarene (Matthew 2:23)
  9. The Lord (Matthew 3:3; John 20:2,13, 18, 20, 25; 21:7, 12)
  10. My Beloved Son (Matthew 3:17; 17:5)
  11. The Son of God (Matthew 4:3)
  12. Lord (Matthew 7:21; 8:2; 22:44-45; 24:42)
  13. The Son of Man (Matthew 8:20; 9:6)
  14. The Bridegroom (Matthew 9:15; 25:1, 5, 6, 10)
  15. The Lord of the Harvest (Matthew 9:38)
  16. The Expected or Coming One (Matthew 11:3)
  17. The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath (Matthew 12:8; Luke 6:5)
  18. My Servant (Matthew 12:18)
  19. My Beloved (Matthew 12:18)
  20. The One Who Sows the Good Seed (Matthew 13:36)
  21. The Carpenter's Son (Matthew 13:55)
  22. God's Son (Matthew 14:33)
  23. Lord, Son of David (Matthew 15:22; 20:31)
  24. The Christ, the Son of the Living God (Matthew 16:16)
  25. Teacher (Matthew 19:16; 22:16, 24; 23:8)
  26. King (Matthew 21:5)
  27. He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord (Matthew 21:9)
  28. The Prophet Jesus (Matthew 21:11)
  29. The Chief Cornerstone (Matthew 21:42)
  30. The Christ (Matthew 22:42; Acts 17:3)
  31. Leader (Matthew 23:10)
  32. Master (Matthew 25:20, 22, 24)
  33. The King (Matthew 25:34, 40; Luke 19:28)
  34. The Shepherd (Matthew 26:31)
  35. The Christ, the Son of God (Matthew 26:63; John 11:27)
  36. Jesus the Galilean (Matthew 26:29)
  37. Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 26:71)
  38. Righteous Man (Matthew 27:19)
  39. Jesus the King of the Jews (Matthew 27:37)
  40. The Son (Matthew 28:19)
  41. The Holy One of God (Mark 1:24; Luke 4:34; John 6:69)
  42. Jesus, Son of the Most High God (Mark 5:7; Luke 8:28)
  43. The Carpenter, the Son of Mary (Mark 6:3)
  44. Good Teacher (Mark 10:17)
  45. Jesus, Son of David (Mark 10:47; Luke 18:38)
  46. Rabboni [i.e., My Master] (Mark 10:51)
  47. The Teacher (Mark 14:14; John 11:28)
  48. The Christ, the Son of the Blessed One (Mark 14:61)
  49. Christ, the King of Israel (Mark 15:32)
  50. The Lord Jesus (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:3; Acts1:21; 4:33; Acts 11:20)
  51. The Son of the Most High (Luke 1:32)
  52. The Holy Child [literally, the Holy Thing Begotten] (Luke 1:35)
  53. Savior, Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11)
  54. The Lord's Christ (Luke 2:26)
  55. My Son, My Chosen One (Luke 9:35)
  56. Jesus, Master (Luke 17:13)
  57. Jesus the Nazarene (Luke 24:19; John 18:5, 7; Acts 2:22; 22:8)
  58. The Word (John 1:1, 14)
  59. The Light (John 1:5, 7-9)
  60. The True Light (John 1:9)
  61. The Only Begotten from the Father [that is, unique, only one of His kind] (John 1:14)
  62. The Only Begotten God (John 1:18)
  63. The Lamb of God (John 1:29, 36)
  64. The Only Begotten Son of God (John 3:18)
  65. Jew (John 4:9)
  66. The Gift of God (John 4:10)
  67. The Savior of the World (John 4:42; 1 John 4:14)
  68. God (John 5:18; 10:33)
  69. The Prophet Who Is to Come into the World (John 6:14)
  70. The Bread of God (John 6:33)
  71. The Bread of Life (John 6:35, 48)
  72. The Living Bread (John 6:51)
  73. The Prophet (John 7:40)
  74. The Light of the World (John 8:12; 9:5)
  75. The Light of Life (John 8:12)
  76. I am (John 8:51)
  77. Rabbi (John 9:2)
  78. The Good Shepherd (John 10:11, 14)
  79. The Resurrection and Life (John 11:25)
  80. Lord and Teacher (John 13:13)
  81. The Lord and the Teacher (John 13:14)
  82. The Way (John 14:6)
  83. The Truth (John 14:6)
  84. The Life (John 14:6; 1 John 1:2)
  85. The True Vine (John 15:1)
  86. Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews (John 19:19)
  87. Him Whom they Pierced (John 19:37)
  88. My Lord and My God (John 20:28)
  89. Man (Acts 2:22; 17:31)
  90. Holy One (Acts 2:27; 13:35; Revelation 16:5)
  91. Lord and Christ (Acts 2:36)
  92. Jesus Christ the Nazarene (Acts 3:6; 4:10)
  93. Servant Jesus (Acts 3:13)
  94. The Holy and Righteous One (Acts 3:14)
  95. The Prince or Author of Life (Acts 3:15)
  96. Jesus, the Christ (Acts 3:20)
  97. Holy Servant Jesus (Acts 4:27, 30)
  98. The Righteous One (Acts 7:52)
  99. Jesus Christ (Acts 9:34; 10:36; 48)
  100. Lord of All (Acts 10:36; Romans 10:12)
  101. The Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 11:17; 28:31; Romans 13:14; 1 Corinthians 1:3)
  102. Christ Jesus (Acts 24:24; Romans 1:1; 6:3; 8;1, 11; 15:5, 16; 16:3)
  103. Descendant [Literally, Seed] of David (Romans 1:3)
  104. Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 1:4; 5:21; 6:23; 7:25; Galatians 3:11)
  105. Stone of Stumbling (Romans 9:33; 1 Peter 2:8)
  106. Rock of Offense (Romans 9:33; 1 Peter 2:8)
  107. The Armor of Light (Romans 13:12)
  108. Lord both of the Dead and of the Living (Romans 14:9)
  109. His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Corinthians 1:9)
  110. Christ the Power of God and the Wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)
  111. The Lord of Glory (1 Corinthians 2:8)
  112. Jesus our Lord (1 Corinthians 9:1; 1 Thessalonians 3:11)
  113. Christ the First Fruits (1 Corinthians 15:23)
  114. The Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45)
  115. Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 1:3; 8:9; Galatians 6:14, 18; Ephesians 1:3)
  116. The Son of God, Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 1:19)
  117. Him Who Knew No Sin (2 Corinthians 5:21)
  118. Indescribable Gift (2 Corinthians 9:15)
  119. The Seed of Abraham [This title is not directed stated. It is derived] (Galatians 3:16)
  120. The Beloved (Ephesians 1:6)
  121. Head Over All Things (Ephesians 1:22)
  122. The Head (Ephesians 4:15)
  123. The Savior of the Body (Ephesians 5:23)
  124. The Full Armor of Light (Ephesians 6:11, 13)
  125. Bond-Servant (Philippians 2:7)
  126. The Word of Life (Philippians 2:16)
  127. A Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:20)
  128. Beloved Son (Colossians 1:13)
  129. The Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15)
  130. The Firstborn of All Creation (Colossians 1:15)
  131. Head of the Body, the Church (Colossians 1:18)
  132. The Beginning (Colossians 1:18)
  133. The Firstborn from the Dead (Colossians 1:18)
  134. Christ Jesus the Lord (Colossians 2:6)
  135. Master in Heaven (Colossians 4:1)
  136. One Mediator, the Man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5)
  137. The Savior of All Men (1 Timothy 4:10)
  138. The Blessed and Only Sovereign (1 Timothy 6:15)
  139. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 19:16)
  140. Savior Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 1:10)
  141. Jesus Christ, Descendant of David (2 Timothy 2:8)
  142. The Lord, the Righteous Judge (2 Timothy 4:8)
  143. Christ Jesus Our Savior (Titus 1:4)
  144. Great God and Savior, Christ Jesus (Titus 2:13)
  145. Jesus Christ Our Savior (Titus 3:6)
  146. Heir of All Things (Hebrews 1:2)
  147. The Radiance of God's Glory (Hebrews 1:3)
  148. The Exact Representation of God's Nature (Hebrews 1:3)
  149. The Author of Their Salvation (Hebrews 2:10)
  150. Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of Our Confession (Hebrews 3:1)
  151. Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14)
  152. High Priest (Hebrews 4:15, 5:5)
  153. High Priest According to the Order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 5:10)
  154. Great Priest over the House of God (Hebrews 10:21)
  155. The Living God (Hebrews 10:31)
  156. Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of Faith (Hebrews 12:2)
  157. Jesus, the Mediator of a New Covenant (Hebrews 12:24)
  158. The Great Shepherd of the Sheep (Hebrews 13:20)
  159. Glorious Lord Jesus Christ (James 2:1)
  160. Lawgiver and Judge (James 4:12)
  161. The Lord of Sabaoth (James 5:4)
  162. The Judge (James 5:9)
  163. Choice Stone (1 Peter 2:6)
  164. Precious Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:6)
  165. Rock of Offense (1 Peter 2:8)
  166. The Shepherd and Guardian [or Bishop, Overseer] (1 Peter 2:25)
  167. The Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4)
  168. God and Savior, Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:1)
  169. Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:11; 3:18)
  170. The Morning Star (2 Peter 1:19)
  171. The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 2:20; 3:18)
  172. The Lord and Savior (2 Peter 3:2)
  173. The Word of Life (1 John 1:1)
  174. The Eternal Life (1 John 1:2)
  175. Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous (1 John 2:1)
  176. The Propitiation (1 John 2:2; 4:10)
  177. The True God and Eternal Life (1 John 5:20)
  178. Master and Lord, Jesus Christ (Jude 4)
  179. The Faithful Witness (Revelation 1:5)
  180. The Firstborn of the Dead ((Revelation 1:5)
  181. The Ruler of the Kings of the Earth (Revelation 1:5)
  182. The Alpha and the Omega (Revelation 1:8)
  183. The Lord God, Who Is and Who Was and Who Is to Come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8)
  184. The First and the Last (Revelation 1:17; 2:8)
  185. The Living One (Revelation 1:17)
  186. The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning [i.e. Origin or Source] of the Creation of God (Revelation 3:14)
  187. The Lion from the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5)
  188. The Root of David (Revelation 5:5)
  189. The Lamb (Revelation 5:12, 6:1, 7, 9; 7:9, 14, 17; 8:1)
  190. The Lord of the Earth (Revelation 11:4)
  191. The Male Child (Revelation 12:13)
  192. Lord God, the Almighty (Revelation 15:3; 16:7)
  193. Lord of Lords and King of Kings (Revelation 17:14)
  194. Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11)
  195. The Word of God (Revelation 19:13)
  196. The Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 22:13)
  197. The Root and the Descendant of David, the Bright Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)

  • In Revelation 19:12, the Bible says that Jesus has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. In the same chapter the Lord Jesus has been variously referred to as, "the Lamb," "Faithful and True," "The Word of God," and "KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."  Although God revealed to us several names and titles of Jesus in order to enhance our understanding of who He really is and our worship of Him, there is a name of Christ that He had not disclosed to us. This is to teach us that the secrets things belong to the Lord our God,  but the things revealed belonged to us (see Deuteronomy 29:29). There are mysteries connected with the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ that no created being will ever be able to understand. Although Apostle John was in the Spirit, he was unable to perceive the name let alone discern its meaning. However, that did not stop John from worshiping the Risen and Glorified Lord. Similarly, we do not need to know the unrevealed name of Jesus before giving Him the worship that is due Him. God has revealed so much of who He is to us. We must use what is made known to us of Jesus to worship Him as He really deserves.