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 Corinthians 7:22: "For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman:"
1 Corinthians 7:22: "the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called,"
1 Corinthians 7:25: "I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as"
1 Corinthians 7:25: "as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful."
1 Corinthians 7:32: "careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:"
1 Corinthians 7:32: "how he may please the Lord:"
1 Corinthians 7:34: "careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both"
1 Corinthians 7:35: "that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction."
1 Corinthians 7:39: "to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord."
1 Corinthians 8:5: "there be gods many, and lords many,)"
1 Corinthians 8:6: "him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom"
1 Corinthians 9:1: "Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my"
1 Corinthians 9:1: "my work in the Lord?"
1 Corinthians 9:2: "are ye in the Lord."
1 Corinthians 9:5: "and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?"
1 Corinthians 9:14: "Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel"
1 Corinthians 10:21: "Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils:"
1 Corinthians 10:21: "the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and"
1 Corinthians 10:22: "Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?"
1 Corinthians 10:26: "the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof."
1 Corinthians 10:28: "sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness"
1 Corinthians 11:11: "without the man, in the Lord."
1 Corinthians 11:23: "have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you,"
1 Corinthians 11:23: "unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which"
1 Corinthians 11:26: "drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till"
1 Corinthians 11:27: "and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty"
1 Corinthians 11:27: "body and blood of the Lord."
1 Corinthians 11:29: "not discerning the Lord's body."
1 Corinthians 11:32: "when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with"
1 Corinthians 12:3: "that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy"
1 Corinthians 12:5: "but the same Lord."
1 Corinthians 14:21: "will they not hear me, saith the Lord."
1 Corinthians 14:37: "are the commandments of the Lord."
1 Corinthians 15:31: "Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily."
1 Corinthians 15:47: "second man is the Lord from heaven."
1 Corinthians 15:57: "victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:58: "the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor"
1 Corinthians 15:58: "not in vain in the Lord."
1 Corinthians 16:7: "a while with you, if the Lord permit."
1 Corinthians 16:10: "he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also"
1 Corinthians 16:19: "you much in the Lord, with the church that is in"
1 Corinthians 16:22: "love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema"
1 Corinthians 16:23: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you."
2 Corinthians 1:2: "our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ."
2 Corinthians 1:3: "even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father"
2 Corinthians 1:14: "the day of the Lord Jesus."
2 Corinthians 2:12: "was opened unto me of the Lord,"
2 Corinthians 3:16: "when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away."
2 Corinthians 3:17: "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the"
2 Corinthians 3:17: "where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

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