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Elohim is used for others than God

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“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Genesis 1:26

Often Trinitarians use the following verse to show the plurality of the Godhead. However the word Elohim, literally denotes strength. It is made from the root aleph lamed, aleph being the Hebrew for Ox and lamed is Hebrew for shepherds staff. The ox denotes power and the shepherds staff represents ruling or authority. This can be seen clearly in places where Elohim is used for others than God:
Moses is called Elohim

Exo 7:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god(ELOHIM) to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

Satan is called Elohim

2Co 4:4 In whom the god (THEOS the greek equivalent of ELOHIM) of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Judges are called Elohim

Exo 22:9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges[elohim]; and whom the judges[elohim] shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour.

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  1. Psalms 82:6: “I have said, Ye (the Jews) are gods; and all of you are children of the most High

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