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Yeshua, by Nancy Cupp, is a colorful watercolor of the Hebrew word of Yeshua, which means Jesus.


“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” Phillipians 2:10 


Nancy Cupp

22 x 30 inches



Part of the “Word In One Word” series

© Nancy Cupp. All rights reserved.


Yeshua (ye-SHOO-ah) or Yahshua, comes from Yahweh and is the Hebrew name for Jesus. Jehovah, Yahweh, Yeshua, Yahshua, and Joshua, all came from the tetragrammaton of YHVH. Yeshua means "YHVH saves" (Matt. 1:21) The name Yeshua comes from Joshua's Hebrew name, Yehoshua (יְהוֹ ֻשׁ ַע) which sometimes appears in its shortened form, Yeshua (e.g., 1 Chron. 24:11; Neh. 8:17). Yehoshua also means "YHVH saves or delivers”. The first letter in Yeshua is “yod” which has a “y” sound in Hebrew. When Yeshua is transliterated into Greek it comes out as Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous) (pronounced YAY-soos). In old English, the letter “j” had the “y” sound we use today. In early English Bibles they correctly pronounced the Hebrew pronunciation, using today’s Y sound, but spelled it with a J. As language shifted over time, the spellings did not keep up with the Hebrew pronunciations. Yeshua evolved into what sounded like Yaysoos in Greek and spelled in English as Jesus. Whether you use Yeshua (Hebrew) or Jesus (English), there is no other God able to save us. 


He is the only Savior 

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12 

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13

God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel. Acts 5:31

but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 2 Timothy 1:10

Every knee will bow to His name 

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. Philippians 2:10 


Ask in His name
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:24


Power in His name 

Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. Ephesians 1:21 


The Word In One Word Series