One of the names of God in the Hebrew Bible, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=El_Roi&oldid=944943194, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 March 2020, at 21:07. He knows everything about us. El Roi means: God who see me. El Roi (Hebrew: .mw-parser-output .script-hebrew,.mw-parser-output .script-Hebr{font-family:"SBL Hebrew","SBL BibLit","Frank Ruehl CLM","Taamey Frank CLM","Ezra SIL","Ezra SIL SR","Keter Aram Tsova","Taamey Ashkenaz","Taamey David CLM","Keter YG","Shofar","David CLM","Hadasim CLM","Simple CLM","Nachlieli",Cardo,Alef,"Noto Serif Hebrew","Noto Sans Hebrew","David Libre",David,"Times New Roman",Gisha,Arial,FreeSerif,FreeSans}אל ראי‎) is one of the names of God in the Hebrew Bible.

Hagar gave this name to the Lord at the well in the desert.

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He knows what we are going through at this moment and he is ready to reach out his hand just like he did to Hagar. God knows us and knows our problems. Hagar declares, in Genesis 16:13, “You are El Roi!” You are God who sees me! He witnesses our struggles and comes alongside us. The Hebrew word "rohi" (or "ro'i" or "ro'eh") is both a noun and a verb, meaning "a shepherd" and "a pasture", as well as "to shepherd" or "to pasture". God knows all our thoughts and feelings.

In this article, we’ll dive into the use of El Roi in Scripture, reasons to praise God for seeing us, and conclude with a prayer using this name of God.

He never forsakes us.

Hagar gave this name to the Lord at the well in the desert.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. El Roi means: God who see me. Hagar made the name very personal when she said, "You are the God who sees me."

We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. The name El Roi implies our value as a person, no matter who we are or what we do; it implies that God sees all He knows when we are confident or frightened. It is commonly translated as "the God who sees me" and is both a descriptive epithet for God using the word "El" (God) and a modifier indicating a quality of God.

A counselor is someone who guides others by warning or exhortation. “The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble and He knows those who take refuge in Him.” (Nahum 1:7) The Lord is not looking for your mistakes, but for ways to bless and comfort you! In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ( John 1:1).

Advocate (1 John 2:1) Comforter (John 14:16) The consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25) Pleader, mediator ( 1 Timothy 2:5). Jesus knew the thoughts of all those who were around him, proving that He is El Roi (Matthew 22:18; 26:21,34; Luke 5: 21-24). Wandering in the wilderness, desperate and alone, an angel of the Lord appears before Hagar to bring her instruction & comfort. He knows when we are saddened or joyful. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies.

Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are as essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Hagar, Sarai’s maidservant, fled her jealous master who treated her harshly after she bore Abram’s child. This term, besides illustrating that God is a person who the human can relate to, illustrates the omniscience and omnipresence of God. This indicates the intimacy YHWH desires between Himself and His people. Hagar, Sarai’s maidservant, fled her jealous master who treated her harshly after she bore Abram’s child. Rabbi Schneider, Shaliach – A Jewish Messenger Of Jesus. So, why not to think of Christ as that “wonderful counselor” as stated by the apostle Peter when he said, “you alone have the words of eternal life”. An extended translation of the word as a noun is also "friend" or "companion". We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. An Egyptian slave, Hagar encountered God in the desert and addressed him as El Roi, "the God who sees me."

El Roi means “The God who sees me.” When we feel most invisible and forgotten by everyone else, we can remember that God does see us. God knows all our thoughts and feelings. Not only is Christ the greatest "Wonder of God" but He is the one who has done and would do "Wonders" in his people. It is commonly translated as "the God who sees me" and is both a descriptive epithet for God using the word "El" (God) and a modifier indicating a quality of God.


El Roi (Hebrew: אל ראי ‎) is one of the names of God in the Hebrew Bible..

Christ is our wonderful counselor before God.
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Christ said about himself, “my words are Spirit and are Life”. Jesus knew the thoughts of all those who were around him, proving that He is El Roi (Matthew 22:18; 26:21,34; Luke 5: 21-24). Wandering in the wilderness, desperate and alone, an angel of the Lord appears before Hagar to bring her instruction & comfort.

Never believe you are alone, even in your darkest troubles. This term, besides illustrating that God is a person who the human can relate to, illustrates the omniscience and omnipresence of God. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience.

It was first mentioned in the Book of Genesis (Genesis 16:13), by Hagar, mother of Abraham's eldest son, Ishmael. Hagar declares, in Genesis 16:13, “You are El Roi!” You are God who sees me! He is our mediator and intercessor, who calms us down and advices us. The name El Roi implies much more than a God who is all-seeing and all-knowing. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website.

183–184. It was first mentioned in the Book of Genesis (Genesis 16:13), by Hagar, mother of Abraham's eldest son, Ishmael. He knows when we are optimistic or full of pessimism. God "seeing" us is much more than just his "awareness" of us. Christ himself is therefore identified as that “wonder” because we could say that Christ is “the wonder of God in person”. He knows when we are cheerful or disheartened. When we talk about God's omniscience we are referring not just to the fact that He knows it all, but that He perceives all the things we have in our hearts. Notably, this is the only occurrence of El Roi in the Bible. As our lawyer before God, He defends us in the court of justice of God, and he offers himself as payment for our transgressions. He also said, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matthew 7).