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:

1 Peter 2:3: "ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious."
1 Peter 2:13: "every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king,"
1 Peter 3:6: "Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well,"
1 Peter 3:12: "For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his"
1 Peter 3:12: "prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil."
1 Peter 3:15: "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and"
2 Peter 1:2: "and of Jesus our Lord,"
2 Peter 1:8: "the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 1:11: "everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 1:14: "even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me."
2 Peter 1:16: "and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were"
2 Peter 2:9: " The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve"
2 Peter 2:11: "against them before the Lord."
2 Peter 2:20: "through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,"
2 Peter 3:2: "the apostles of the Lord and Savior:"
2 Peter 3:8: "that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years,"
2 Peter 3:9: "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count"
2 Peter 3:10: "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in"
2 Peter 3:15: "that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved"
2 Peter 3:18: "and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
2 John 1:3: "the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son"
Jude 1:4: "Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ."
Jude 1:5: "knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of"
Jude 1:9: "accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee."
Jude 1:14: "of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his"
Jude 1:17: "the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;"
Jude 1:21: "the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal"
Revelation 1:8: "Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the"
Revelation 4:8: "day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord"
Revelation 4:11: "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and"
Revelation 7:14: "And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said"
Revelation 11:8: "where also our Lord was crucified."
Revelation 11:15: "of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and"
Revelation 11:17: "Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because"
Revelation 14:13: "dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the"
Revelation 15:3: "marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and"
Revelation 15:4: "shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name"
Revelation 16:5: "say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and"
Revelation 16:7: "altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and"
Revelation 17:14: "them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings:"
Revelation 17:14: "for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and"
Revelation 18:8: "with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her."
Revelation 19:1: "honor, and power, unto the Lord our God:"
Revelation 19:6: "saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth."
Revelation 19:16: "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
Revelation 19:16: "OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
Revelation 21:22: "therein: for the Lord God Almighty and"
Revelation 22:5: "candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light:"
Revelation 22:6: "and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets"
Revelation 22:20: "Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."

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