What Does the Bible Say About Having a New Name? 11 Powerful Verses


Proverbs 22:1

ESVA good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
KJVA good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
NASBA good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.
NIVA good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
NLTChoose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.

Ecclesiastes 7:1

ESVA good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.
KJVA good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
NASBA good name is better than a good ointment, And the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth.
NIVA good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
NLTA good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born.

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Isaiah 62:2

ESVThe 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.
KJVAnd the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
NASBThe nations will see your righteousness, And all kings your glory; And you will be called by a new name Which the mouth of the LORD will designate.
NIVThe nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.
NLTThe nations will see your righteousness. World leaders will be blinded by your glory. And you will be given a new name by the LORD’s own mouth.

Genesis 17:15

ESVAnd God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.
KJVAnd God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
NASBThen God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.
NIVGod also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.
NLTThen God said to Abraham, “Regarding Sarai, your wife—her name will no longer be Sarai. From now on her name will be Sarah.

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Genesis 17:5

ESVNo longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
KJVNeither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
NASB“No longer shall your name be called Abram, But your name shall be Abraham; For I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.
NIVNo longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.
NLTWhat’s more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram. Instead, you will be called Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations.

John 15:16

ESVYou did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
KJVYe have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
NASB“You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.
NIVYou did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
NLTYou didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.

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Proverbs 18:10

ESVThe name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
KJVThe name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
NASBThe name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
NIVThe name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
NLTThe name of the LORD is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.

Revelation 2:17

ESVHe 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.’
KJVHe that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
NASBHe who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.’
NIVWhoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.
NLT“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give some of the manna that has been hidden away in heaven. And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it.

2 Corinthians 5:17

ESVTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
KJVTherefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
NASBTherefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
NIVTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
NLTThis means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

Acts 4:12

ESVAnd there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
KJVNeither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
NASB“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
NIVSalvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
NLTThere is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”

John 1:1

ESVIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
KJVIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
NASBIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
NIVIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
NLTIn the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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