Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2962: kurios (pronounced koo'-ree-os)

from kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title):-- God, Lord, master, Sir.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; master, lord

1a) the possessor and disposer of a thing

1a1) the owner; one who has control of the person, the master

1a2) in the state: the sovereign, prince, chief, the Roman emperor

1b) is a title of honour expressive of respect and reverence, with which servants greet their master

1c) this title is given to: God, the Messiah

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from kuros (supremacy)

Citing in TDNT: 3:1039, 486


This word is used 751 times:

Acts 16:31: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou"
Acts 16:32: "the word of the Lord, and to all that were in"
Acts 17:24: "therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth,"
Acts 17:27: "That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him,"
Acts 18:8: "chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house;"
Acts 18:9: "Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by"
Acts 18:25: "in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit,"
Acts 18:25: "the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism"
Acts 19:5: "the name of the Lord Jesus."
Acts 19:10: "the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and"
Acts 19:13: "the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you"
Acts 19:17: "the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified."
Acts 19:20: "mightily grew the word of God and prevailed."
Acts 20:19: "Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many"
Acts 20:21: "faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ."
Acts 20:24: "ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify"
Acts 20:35: "the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said,"
Acts 21:13: "the name of the Lord Jesus."
Acts 21:14: "The will of the Lord be done."
Acts 21:20: "heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest,"
Acts 22:8: "answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me,"
Acts 22:10: "I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said"
Acts 22:10: "Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise,"
Acts 22:16: "the name of the Lord."
Acts 22:19: "And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned"
Acts 23:11: "night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer,"
Acts 25:26: "no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth"
Acts 26:15: "said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I"
Acts 28:31: "those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all"
Romans 1:3: "Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed"
Romans 1:7: "our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 4:8: "Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin."
Romans 4:24: "him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;"
Romans 5:1: "God through our Lord Jesus Christ:"
Romans 5:11: "God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom"
Romans 5:21: "Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 6:11: "Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 6:23: "Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 7:25: "Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind"
Romans 8:39: "Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 9:28: "because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth."
Romans 9:29: "Isaiah said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed,"
Romans 10:9: "with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in"
Romans 10:12: "for the same Lord over all is rich unto all"
Romans 10:13: "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Romans 10:16: "For Isaiah saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?"
Romans 11:3: " Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars;"
Romans 11:34: "who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his"
Romans 12:11: "in spirit; serving the Lord;"
Romans 12:19: "I will repay, saith the Lord."

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