King James Version (KJV)
“28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God (Elohim), to them who are the called according to his (Elohim’s ) purpose.”
Question, “what does Elohim (G-d) mean?” Answer, majestic or great ones.
Question, “where did we get the singular word G-d from”. Answer, historians and biblical theologians mostly agree it came from the Germanic peoples word Gudan, Gud (G-d) or Gawd – an assimilation of Germanic peoples into Catholicism and eventually into English – from as early as the fourth century AD. The Catholic church was known for integrating many peoples and their customs (no different to the SUNday worship in place of the original Sabbath rest day), these words and concepts more easily allowing for the indoctrination of what otherwise were pagan religion and deities. In essence, they came to realize that by turning a blind eye, even downright reasoning them in, that remnants of original pagan faiths would prove a vehicle to growing the so called church.
The singular word Gawd eventually becoming the common singular word G-d, regardless that the original word is indisputably plural (Elohim), changing the very essence which defines our true Creator: May YH forgive our ignorant ways, may His truth prevail in us all – in YH’shua.
In short, just another example of the importance of originally intended words, an exercise to benefit those who seek truth in Elohim; indeed, in YH’shua (YH’s salvation). Paraphrasing our Messiah, ” May Your (YHWH Elohim’s) Will (Word and Works) be done on earth (in us) as it is in heaven.” Amein, Amein 🙂