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:

Luke 20:44: "therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his"
Luke 22:31: "And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan"
Luke 22:33: "he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with"
Luke 22:38: "And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords."
Luke 22:49: "what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?"
Luke 22:61: "And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter"
Luke 22:61: "the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before"
Luke 23:42: "And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest"
Luke 24:3: "the body of the Lord Jesus."
Luke 24:34: "Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon."
John 1:23: "Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet"
John 4:1: "When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees"
John 4:11: "woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and"
John 4:15: "saith unto him, Sir, give me this water,"
John 4:19: "woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art"
John 4:49: "saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child"
John 5:7: "impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man,"
John 6:23: "they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:)"
John 6:34: "said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this"
John 6:68: "Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast"
John 8:11: "She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her,"
John 9:36: "said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?"
John 9:38: "And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him."
John 11:2: "that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his"
John 11:3: "unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick."
John 11:12: "said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well."
John 11:21: "Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my"
John 11:27: "She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou"
John 11:32: "feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my"
John 11:34: "him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see."
John 11:39: "of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been"
John 12:13: "that cometh in the name of the Lord."
John 12:21: "desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus."
John 12:38: "might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report?"
John 12:38: "to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
John 13:6: "Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?"
John 13:9: "Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only,"
John 13:13: "me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for"
John 13:14: "If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your"
John 13:16: "not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent"
John 13:25: "breast saith unto him, Lord, who is"
John 13:36: "Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered"
John 13:37: "Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow"
John 14:5: "Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest;"
John 14:8: "Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father,"
John 14:22: "unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt"
John 15:15: "servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but"
John 15:20: "not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also"
John 20:2: "unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the"
John 20:2: "unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the"

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