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:

Matthew 1:20: "on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream,"
Matthew 1:22: "was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,"
Matthew 1:24: "as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took"
Matthew 2:13: "were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream,"
Matthew 2:15: "was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,"
Matthew 2:19: "was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph"
Matthew 3:3: "Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight."
Matthew 4:7: "again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."
Matthew 4:10: "for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him"
Matthew 5:33: "thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:"
Matthew 6:24: "can serve two masters: for either he will hate the"
Matthew 7:21: "every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the"
Matthew 7:21: "that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom"
Matthew 7:22: "in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy"
Matthew 7:22: "that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name"
Matthew 8:2: "and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean."
Matthew 8:6: "And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home"
Matthew 8:8: "centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that"
Matthew 8:21: "disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go"
Matthew 8:25: "to him and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish."
Matthew 9:28: "said unto him, Yea, Lord."
Matthew 9:38: "Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth"
Matthew 10:24: "the servant above his lord."
Matthew 10:25: "servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house"
Matthew 11:25: "I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because"
Matthew 12:8: "Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day."
Matthew 13:27: "came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed"
Matthew 13:51: "say unto him, Yea, Lord."
Matthew 14:28: "answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid"
Matthew 14:30: "to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me."
Matthew 15:22: "saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter"
Matthew 15:25: "and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me."
Matthew 15:27: "she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat"
Matthew 15:27: "which fall from their masters' table."
Matthew 16:22: "saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee."
Matthew 17:4: "Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be"
Matthew 17:15: " Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore"
Matthew 18:21: "Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin"
Matthew 18:25: "not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and"
Matthew 18:26: "and worshiped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and"
Matthew 18:27: "Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion and loosed him,"
Matthew 18:31: "and came and told unto their lord all that was done."
Matthew 18:32: "Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked"
Matthew 18:34: "And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors,"
Matthew 20:8: "when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward,"
Matthew 20:30: "saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David."
Matthew 20:31: "saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David."
Matthew 20:33: "They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened."
Matthew 21:3: "unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and"
Matthew 21:9: "is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest."

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