According to the Book of Genesis, Jehovah-jireh (Jehovah/YHVH will see), or Yahweh-yireh (as in most modern translations) was the place in the land of Moriah where God told Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering. Abraham named this place after Jehovah provided a ram to sacrifice in place of Isaac. Genesis 22:14[1]

The contemporary English Translation of the Greek Septuagint Bible contains, "The Lord hath seen."[2] Some translations render it "the LORD will provide", with "LORD" taking the place of the Tetragrammaton. One Latin version of the Bible rendered the name in Latin as Dominus videt ("The Lord sees").[3]

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  1. Genesis 22:14 "And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen."
  3. Biblia Sacra iuxta Vulgatam Clementinam, Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, MCMXCIX, ISBN 84-7914-021-6. Gen 22,14

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