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the transliteration of the Hebrew word tsebha'oth, meaning “hosts,” “armies” (Romans 9:29; James 5:4)

In the LXX the Hebrew word is rendered by “Almighty.” (See Rev. 4:8; compare Isaiah 6:3.)

It may designate Jehovah as either (1) God of the armies of Earth, or (2) God of the armies of the stars, or (3) God of the unseen armies of angels; or perhaps it may include all these ideas.