The Use of “O” in Addressing Deity: Part I

March 17, 2014

Using BibleWorks 7, I compiled the following instances of the use of the interjection “O” in addressing Deity. This data provides us with valuable information about various ways in which Scripture presents appropriate ways to address God using the interjection “O.”

By studying these 55 differing expressions used to address Deity, we can learn to vary our prayers to God. I plan to provide an analysis of this data in a separate post.

O Father John 17:5
O Father, Lord of heaven and earth Matt. 11:25; Lk. 10:21
O God Num. 12:13; Jdg. 16:28; 1 Chr. 17:17; Neh. 6:9; Ps. 5:10; 10:12; 16:1; 17:6; 25:22; 36:7; 42:1; 43:1, 4; 44:1, 4; 45:6; 48:9, 10; 51:1, 10, 17; 54:1, 2; 55:1, 23; 56:1, 7, 12; 57:1, 5, 7, 11; 58:6; 60:1, 10; 61:1, 5; 63:1; 64:1; 65:1; 66:10; 67:3, 5; 68:7, 9, 10, 24, 28, 35; 69:1, 5, 13, 29; 70:1, 5; 71:17, 18, 19; 72:1; 74:1, 10, 22; 75:1; 77:13, 16; 79:1; 80:3; 82:8; 83:1; 84:9; 86:14; 94:1; 108:1, 5, 11; 139:17, 19, 23; 144:9; Isa. 64:4; Heb. 1:8; 10:7, 9
O God of hosts Ps. 80:7, 14
O God of Israel 1 Ki. 8:26; Ps. 69:6
O God of Israel, the Saviour Isa. 45:15
O God of Jacob Ps. 76:6; 84:8
O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD Gen. 32:9
O God of my praise Ps. 109:1
O God of my righteousness Ps. 4:1
O God of my salvation Ps. 27:9
O God of our salvation 1 Chr. 16:35; Ps. 65:5; 79:9; 85:4
O God our shield Ps. 84:9
O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh Num. 16:22
O GOD the Lord Ps. 109:21; 140:7; 141:8
O God, thou God of my salvation Ps. 51:14
O king Ps. 145:1
O King of nations Jer. 10:7
O Lord Exod. 15:17; 34:9; Jos. 7:8; Neh. 1:11; Ps. 35:22; 44:23; 51:15; 55:9; 57:9; 59:11; 62:12; 73:20; 86:3f, 8, 9, 15; 130:3; Isa. 38:16; Dan. 9:7, 8, 16, 19 [3]; Rev. 4:11; 6:10; 15:4; 16:5
O LORD Exod. 15:6, 11, 16, 17; Num. 10:36; Deut. 21:8; 26:10; Jdg. 5:31; 2 Sam. 15:31; 22:29, 50; 23:17; 24:10; 1 Ki. 18:37; 19:4; 2 Ki. 20:3; 1 Chr. 17:19, 20, 27; 29:11; Ps. 3:3, 7; 5:1, 3, 8; 6:1, 2, 3, 4; 7:6, 8; 9:1, 13, 19, 20;   10:1, 12; 13:1; 17:1, 13, 14; 18:15, 49; 21:1; 22:19; 25:1, 4, 6, 11; 26:1, 2; 27:7, 11; 30:1, 8, 10; 31:1, 9, 14, 17; 33:22; 35:1, 22; 36:5; 38:1, 15, 21;   39:12; 40:11, 13; 41:10; 54:6; 59:8; 69:13, 16; 70:5; 71:1; 74:18; 85:7; 86:1, 6, 11; 88:13; 89:5, 15, 51; 90:13; 92:5, 9; 93:3, 5; 94:5, 12, 18; 101:1; 102:1, 12; 104:24; 106:4; 108:3; 115:1; 116:4, 16; 118:25; 119:12, 31, 33, 41, 52, 55, 57, 64, 65, 75, 89, 107, 108, 137, 145, 149, 151, 156, 159, 169, 174; 120:2; 123:3; 125:4; 126:4; 132:8; 135:13; 137:7; 138:4, 8; 139:21; 140:1, 4, 8; 141:3; 142:5; 143:1, 9, 11; 144:5; 145:10; Isa. 12:1; 26:8; 33:2; 37:17; 38:3, 14; 63:16, 17; 64:9, 12; Jer. 5:3; 10:23, 24; 12:1, 3; 14:7, 9; 17:13, 14; 18:19; 31:7; Lam. 1:9, 11, 20; 2:20; 3:55, 61, 64; 5:1, 19, 21; Hos. 9:14; Joel 1:19; 2:17; Jon. 1:14; 4:2f; Hab. 1:2; 3:2
O Lord GOD Deut. 3:24; 9:26; Jos. 7:7; Jdg. 6:22; 16:28; 2 Sam. 7:18, 19 [2], 28, 29; 1 Ki. 8:53; Ps. 71:5; Jer. 32:25; Ezek. 37:3; Amos 7:2, 5
O LORD God 2 Sam. 7:22, 25; 1 Chr. 17:16, 17; 2 Chr. 1:9; 6:41 [2], 42; Ps. 94:1
O Lord God Almighty Rev. 11:17
O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel 1 Chr. 29:18
O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God Neh. 1:5
O LORD God of hosts Ps. 59:5; 69:6; 80:4, 19; 84:8; 89:8; Jer. 15:16
O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel Ps. 59:5
O LORD God of Israel Jdg. 21:3; 1 Sam. 20:12; 23:10, 11; 2 Ki. 9:15; 2 Chr. 6:14, 16, 17; Ezra 9:15
O LORD God of my master Abraham Gen. 24:12; 42
O LORD God of my salvation Ps. 88:1
O LORD God of our fathers 2 Chr. 20:6
O LORD God of truth Ps. 31:5
O LORD of hosts 1 Sam. 1:11; Ps. 84:1, 3, 12; Jer. 11:20; 20:12; Zec. 1:2
O LORD of hosts, God of Israel Is. 37:16; 2 Sam. 7:27
O LORD our God 1 Chr. 29:16; 2 Chr. 14:11; Ps. 99;8; 106:47; Isa. 26:13; 37:20; Jer. 14:22
O Lord our God Dan. 9:15
O LORD our Lord Ps. 8:1; 8:9
O Lord, the great and dreadful God Dan. 9:4
O LORD, the hope of Israel Jer. 17:13
O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be Rev. 16:5
O most High Ps. 92:1
O my Father Matt. 26:39, 42
O my God 1 Chr. 17:25; Ezr. 9:6; Neh. 13:14, 22, 29, 31; Ps. 3:7; 22:2; 25:2; 38:21; 40:8, 17; 42:6; 59:1; 71:4, 12, 22; 83:13; 102:24; Dan. 9:18, 19
O my Lord Exod. 4:10, 13; Judg. 13:8; Zec. 1:9
O our God 2 Chr. 20:12; Ezra 9:10; Neh. 4:4; Dan. 9:17
O Shepherd of Israel Ps. 80:1
O thou God of my fathers Dan. 2:23
O thou Holy One of Israel Ps. 71:22
O thou most High Ps. 9:2; 56:2
O thou my God Ps. 86:2
O thou preserver of men Job 7:20
O thou that dwellest in the heavens Ps. 123:1
O thou that hearest prayer Ps. 65:2
O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel Ps. 22:3
O thou that savest by thy right hand . . . Ps. 17:7

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