2962. kurios
Strong's Concordance
kurios: lord, master
Original Word: κ?ριο?, ου, ?
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: kurios
Phonetic Spelling: (koo'-ree-os)
Definition: lord, master
Usage: lord, master, sir; the Lord.
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2962 kyrios – properly, a person exercising absolute ownership rights; lord (Lord).

[In the papyri, 2962 (kyrios) likewise denotes an owner (master) exercising full rights.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kuros (authority)
lord, master
NASB Translation
lord (10), Lord (626), Lord of lords (2), Lord's (12), lords (1), master (38), master's (3), masters (8), masters' (1), owner (6), owners (1), sir (11), sirs (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2962: κ?ριο?

κ?ριο?, κυρ?ου, ? (properly, an adjective κ?ριο?, κυρ?α, κ?ριον, also of two term.; properly equivalent to ? ?χων κ?ρο?, having power or authority) (from Pindar down), he to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has the power of deciding; master, lord; used a. universally, of the possessor and disposer of a thing, the owner (the Sept. for ?????, ??????): with the genitive of the thing, as το? ?μπελ?νο?, Matthew 20:8; Matthew 21:40; Mark 12:9; Luke 20:15; το? θερισμο?, Matthew 9:38; Luke 10:2; τ?? ο?κ?α?, the master, Mark 13:35 (Judges 19:12); το? πωλου, Luke 19:33; το? σαββ?του, possessed of the power to determine what is suitable to the sabbath, and of releasing himself and others from its obligations, Matthew 12:8; Mark 2:28; Luke 6:5. with the genitive of a person, one who has control of the person, the master (A. V. lord); in the household: δο?λου, παιδ?σκη?, ο?κον?μου, Matthew 10:24; Luke 12:46; Luke 14:21; Luke 16:3, 5; Acts 16:16, 19, etc.; absolutely, opposed to ο? δο?λοι, Ephesians 6:5, 9; Colossians 4:1, etc.; in the state, the sovereign, prince, chief: the Roman emperor ((on this use of κ?ριο? see at length Woolsey in Bib. Sacr. for July 1861, pp. 595-608)), Acts 25:26; once angels are called κ?ριοι, as those to whom, in the administration of the universe, departments are intrusted by God (see ?γγελο?, 2): 1 Corinthians 8:5.

b. κ?ριο? is a title of honor, expressive of respect and reverence, with which servants salute their master, Matthew 13:27; Matthew 25:20, 22; Luke 13:8; Luke 14:22, etc.; the disciples salute Jesus their teacher and master, Matthew 8:25; Matthew 16:22; Luke 9:54; Luke 10:17, 40; Luke 11:1; Luke 22:33, 38; John 11:12; John 13:6, 9, 13; John 21:15-17, 20f, etc., cf. 20:18; Luke 24:34; his followers salute Jesus as the Messiah, whose authority they acknowledge (by its repetition showing their earnestness (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 65, 5 a.)), κ?ριε, κ?ριε, Matthew 7:21; and R G in Luke 13:25; employed, too, by a son in addressing his father, Matthew 21:30; by citizens toward magistrates, Matthew 27:63; by anyone who wishes to honor a man of distinction, Matthew 8:2, 6, 8; Matthew 15:27; Mark 7:28; Luke 5:12; Luke 13:25; John 4:11, 15, 19; John 5:7; John 12:21; John 20:15; Acts 9:5; Acts 16:30; Acts 22:8.

c. this title is given α. to God, the ruler of the universe (so the Sept. for ???????, ???????, ????????, ??????, and ????; (the term κ?ριο? is used of the gods from Pindar and Sophocles down, but "the address κ?ριε, used in prayer to God, though frequent in Epictetus does not occur (so far as I am aware) in any heathen writing before the apostolic times; sometimes we find κ?ριε ? Θε??, and once (2, 7, 12) he writes κ?ριε ?λ?ησ?ν (Lightfoot on Philippians, p. 314 note{3}))) — both with the article, ? κ?ριο?: Matthew 1:22 (R G); ; Mark 5:19; Luke 1:6, 9, 28, 46; Acts 7:33; Acts 8:24; Acts 11:21; 2 Timothy 1:16, 18 (but see ?λεο?, 3); Hebrews 8:2; James 4:15; James 5:15; Jude 1:5 (R G), etc.; and without the article (cf. Winers Grammar, 124 (118); Buttmann, 88f (77f)): Matthew 21:9; Matthew 27:10; Mark 13:20; Luke 1:17, 38, 58, 66; Luke 2:9, 23, 26, 39; Acts 7:49; Hebrews 7:21; Hebrews 12:6; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 2:9; Jude (5 T Tr text WH text), 9; κ?ριο? το? ο?ρανο? κα? τ?? γ??, Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; Acts 17:24; κ?ριο? τ?ν κυριευ?ντων, 1 Timothy 6:15; κ?ριο? ? Θε??, see Θε??, 3, p. 288a (and below); κ?ριο? ? Θε?? ? παντοκρ?τωρ, Revelation 4:8; κ?ριο? σαβα?θ, Romans 9:29; ?γγελο? and ? ?γγελο? κυρ?ου, Matthew 1:20; Matthew 2:13, 19; Matthew 28:2; Luke 1:11; Luke 2:9; Acts 5:19; Acts 8:26; Acts 12:7; πνευαμα κυρ?ου, Luke 4:18; Acts 8:39; with prepositions: ?π? (R G add the article) κυρ?ου, Matthew 1:22; Matthew 2:15; παρ? κυρ?ου, Matthew 21:42 and Mark 12:11, from Psalm 117:23 (); παρ? κυρ??, 2 Peter 3:8. β. to the Messiah; and that αα. to the Messiah regarded universally: Luke 1:43; Luke 2:11; Matthew 21:3; Matthew 22:45; Mark 11:3; Mark 12:36; Luke 19:34; Luke 20:44. ββ. to Jesus as the Messiah, since by his death he acquired a special ownership in mankind, and after his resurrection was exalted to a partnership in the divine administration (this force of the word when applied to Jesus appears especially in Acts 10:36; Romans 14:8; 1 Corinthians 7:22; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Philippians 2:9-11): Ephesians 4:5; with the article ? κ?ριο?, Mark 16:19; Acts 9:1; Romans 14:8; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 6:13; 1 Corinthians 7:10, 12, 34; 1 Corinthians 9:5, 14; 1 Corinthians 10:22; 1 Corinthians 11:26; ( G L T Tr WH); Philippians 4:5; (2 Timothy 4:22 T Tr WH); Hebrews 2:3 (cf. Hebrews 2:7ff); James 5:7, etc. after his resurrection Jesus is addressed by the title ? κ?ριο? μου κα? ? Θε?? μου, John 20:28. ?π? το? κυρ?ου, 1 Corinthians 11:23; 2 Corinthians 5:6; πρ?? τ?ν κ?ριον 2 Corinthians 5:8; ? κ?ριο? ?ησο??, Acts 1:21; Acts 4:33; Acts 16:31; Acts 20:35; 1 Corinthians 11:23; (1 Corinthians 16:23 T Tr WH); 2 Corinthians 1:14; (2 Timothy 4:22 Lachmann); Revelation 22:20; ? κ?ριο? ?ησο?? Χριστ??, 1 Corinthians 16:22 (R; 23 R G L); 2 Corinthians 13:13 (14) (WH brackets Χριστ??); Ephesians 1:2; 2 Timothy 4:22 (R G), etc.; κ?ριο? ?μ?ν, 1 Timothy 1:14; 2 Timothy 1:8; Hebrews 7:14; 2 Peter 3:15; Revelation 11:15, etc.; with ?ησο?? added (L T Tr WH in 1 Thessalonians 3:11 and 13); Hebrews 13:20; Revelation 22:21 (L T Tr (yet without ?μ?ν)); so with Χριστ??, Romans 16:18 (G L T Tr WH); and ?ησο?? Χριστ??, 1 Thessalonians 1:3 (cf. Buttmann, 155 (136)); 1 Thessalonians 3:11 (R G), (Rec.); ; 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 14, 16; 2 Thessalonians 3:6 ((?μ?ν)); 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:3; Galatians 6:18 (WH brackets ?μ?ν); Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 6:24; Romans 16:24 (R G); 1 Timothy 6:3, 14; Philemon 1:25 (T WH omit ?μ?ν); Philippians 4:23 (G L T Tr WH omit ?μ?ν), etc.; ?ησο?? Χριστ?? ? κ?ριο? ?μ?ν, Romans 1:4; and Χριστ?? ?ηση? ? κ?ριο? (?μ?ν), Colossians 2:6; Ephesians 3:11; 1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:2; ? κ?ριο? κα? ? σωτ?ρ, 2 Peter 3:2 (cf. Buttmann, 155 (136)); with ?ησο?? Χριστ?? added, 2 Peter 3:18; without the article, simply κ?ριο?: 1 Corinthians 7:22, 25; 1 Corinthians 10:21; 1 Corinthians 16:10; 2 Corinthians 3:17; 2 Corinthians 12:1; 2 Timothy 2:24; James 5:11; 2 Peter 3:10; κ?ριο? κυρ?ων, i. e. Supreme Lord (cf. Winers Grammar, § 36, 2; (Buttmann, § 123, 12)): Revelation 19:16 (cf. in α. above; of God, Deuteronomy 10:17); with prepositions: ?π? κυρ?ου, Colossians 3:24; κατ? κ?ριον, 2 Corinthians 11:17; πρ?? κ?ριον, 2 Corinthians 3:16; σ?ν κυρ??, 1 Thessalonians 4:17; ?π? κ?ριον, 2 Thessalonians 2:13; on the phrase κυρ??, frequent in Paul, and except in his writings found only in Revelation 14:13, see , I. 6 b., p. 211b. The appellation ? κ?ριο?, applied to Christ, passed over in Luke and John even into historic narrative, where the words and works of Jesus prior to his resurrection are related: Luke 7:13; Luke 10:1; Luke 11:39; Luke 12:42; Luke 13:15; Luke 17:5; Luke 22:31 (R G L Tr brackets); John 4:1 (here T Tr marginal reading ?ησο??); John 6:23; John 11:2. There is nothing strange in the appearance of the term in the narrative of occurrences after his resurrection: Luke 24:34; John 20:2, 18, 20, 25; John 21:7, 12.

d. There are some who hold that Paul (except in his quotations from the O. T. viz. Romans 4:8; Romans 9:28; Romans 11:34; 1 Corinthians 1:31; 1 Corinthians 2:16; 1 Corinthians 3:20; 1 Corinthians 10:26; 2 Corinthians 6:17; 2 Corinthians 10:17; 2 Timothy 2:19) uses the title κ?ριο? everywhere not of God, but of Christ. But, to omit instances where the interpretation is doubtful, as 1 Corinthians 7:25; 2 Corinthians 8:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:6; 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (? κ?ριο? τ?? ε?ρ?νη?, cf. ? Θε?? τ?? ε?ρ?νη?, 1 Thessalonians 5:23; but most of the blessings of Christianity are derived alike from God and from Christ), it is better at least in the words ?κ?στ? ?? ? κ?ριο? ?δωκεν, 1 Corinthians 3:5, to understand God as referred to on account of what follows, especially on account of the words κατ? τ?ν χ?ριν το? Θεο? τ?ν δοθε?σαν μοι in 1 Corinthians 3:10. On the other hand, κριν?μενοι ?π? το? κυρ?ου in 1 Corinthians 11:32 must certainly, I think, be taken of Christ, on account of 1 Corinthians 10:22, cf. 1 Corinthians 10:21. Cf. Gabler, Kleinere theol. Schriften, Bd. i., p. 186ff; Winer, De sensu vocum κ?ριο? et ? κ?ριο? in actis et epistolis apostolorum. Erlang. 1828; Wesselus Scheffer, diss. theol. exhibens disquisitionem de vocis κ?ριο? absolute positae in N. T. usu. Lugd. 1846 (a monograph I have not seen); (Stuart in the Bib. Repos. for Oct. 1831, pp. 733-776; cf. Weiss, Biblical Theol. d. N. T. § 76; Cremer, Biblical-theol. Lex. under the word; Abbot in the Journal of the Society for Biblical Literature and Exegesis for June and December, 1881, p. 126ff, June and December, 1883, p. 101f On the use of a capital initial, see WH. Introductory § 414). The word does not occur in the (Epistle to Titus (critical editions), the) First Epistle of John (nor in the Second or the Third; for in 2 John 1:3 κυρ?ου is dropped by the critical editors. Synonym: see δεσπ?τη?, at the end).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
God, Lord, master, Sir.

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

Forms and Transliterations
θεο? θε? ?ησο?? και Κυριε Κ?ριε Κ?ρι? κυριοι κ?ριοι κυριοι? κυρ?οι? Κυριον κυρι?ν κυρ?ον Κ?ριον κ?ρι?ν κ?ρ?ον ΚΥΡΙΟΣ κυρι?? κ?ριο? κ?ρι?? κυριου κυριο? Κυρ?ου κ?ριου κυρ?ου? κυριω κυρ?ω κυρ?? ΚΥΡΙΩΝ κυρ?ων κυρ?υ Κ?ρου Χριστ?ν Χριστο? Christon Christón Christou Christo? Iesous Ieso?s Iēsous Iēso?s Kurie kurio kuriō kurioi kuriois Kurion KURIōN KURIOS Kuriou Kyrie Kyrie Kyrié kyrio kyriō kyrioi kyríoi kyríōi kyrioi kyriois kyríois Kyrion KYRIōN kyríon kyríōn Kyrion kyrión KYRIOS kyrios kyriós Kyriou Kyríou theo theō the?i theō?i theou theo?
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 1:20 N-GMS
GRK: ?δο? ?γγελο? Κυρ?ου κατ' ?ναρ
NAS: an angel of the Lord appeared
KJV: the angel of the Lord appeared
INT: behold an angel of [the] Lord in a dream

Matthew 1:22 N-GMS
GRK: ?ηθ?ν ?π? Κυρ?ου δι? το?
NAS: was spoken by the Lord through
KJV: was spoken of the Lord by the prophet,
INT: having been spoken by the Lord through the

Matthew 1:24 N-GMS
GRK: ? ?γγελο? Κυρ?ου κα? παρ?λαβεν
NAS: as the angel of the Lord commanded
KJV: the angel of the Lord had bidden
INT: the angel of [the] Lord and took to [him]

Matthew 2:13 N-GMS
GRK: ?δο? ?γγελο? Κυρ?ου φα?νεται κατ'
NAS: an angel of the Lord appeared
KJV: the angel of the Lord appeareth
INT: behold an angel of [the] Lord appears in

Matthew 2:15 N-GMS
GRK: ?ηθ?ν ?π? Κυρ?ου δι? το?
NAS: had been spoken by the Lord through
KJV: was spoken of the Lord by the prophet,
INT: having been spoken by Lord through the

Matthew 2:19 N-GMS
GRK: ?δο? ?γγελο? Κυρ?ου φα?νεται κατ'
NAS: an angel of the Lord appeared
KJV: an angel of the Lord appeareth
INT: behold an angel of [the] Lord appears in

Matthew 3:3 N-GMS
GRK: τ?ν ?δ?ν Κυρ?ου ε?θε?α? ποιε?τε
KJV: the way of the Lord, make
INT: the way of [the] Lord straight make

Matthew 4:7 N-AMS
GRK: Ο?κ ?κπειρ?σει? Κ?ριον τ?ν θε?ν
KJV: not tempt the Lord thy God.
INT: not You will test [the] Lord the God

Matthew 4:10 N-AMS
GRK: γ?γραπται γ?ρ Κ?ριον τ?ν θε?ν
KJV: Thou shalt worship the Lord thy
INT: it has been written indeed [The] Lord the God

Matthew 5:33 N-DMS
GRK: δ? τ? κυρ?? το?? ?ρκου?
KJV: shalt perform unto the Lord thine
INT: moreover to the Lord the oaths

Matthew 6:24 N-DMP
GRK: δ?ναται δυσ? κυρ?οι? δουλε?ειν ?
NAS: two masters; for either
KJV: serve two masters: for either
INT: is able two masters to serve either

Matthew 7:21 N-VMS
GRK: λ?γων μοι Κ?ριε κ?ριε ε?σελε?σεται
NAS: who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,'
KJV: unto me, Lord, Lord,
INT: says to me Lord Lord will enter

Matthew 7:21 N-VMS
GRK: μοι Κ?ριε κ?ριε ε?σελε?σεται ε??
NAS: to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter
KJV: unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into
INT: to me Lord Lord will enter into

Matthew 7:22 N-VMS
GRK: τ? ?μ?ρ? Κ?ριε κ?ριε ο?
NAS: to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord,
KJV: that day, Lord, Lord, have we
INT: the day Lord Lord not

Matthew 7:22 N-VMS
GRK: ?μ?ρ? Κ?ριε κ?ριε ο? τ?
NAS: Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy
KJV: day, Lord, Lord, have we not
INT: day Lord Lord not

Matthew 8:2 N-VMS
GRK: α?τ? λ?γων Κ?ριε ??ν θ?λ??
NAS: before Him, and said, Lord, if
KJV: him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt,
INT: him saying Lord if you are willing

Matthew 8:6 N-VMS
GRK: κα? λ?γων Κ?ριε ? πα??
NAS: and saying, Lord, my servant is lying
KJV: And saying, Lord, my servant
INT: and saying Lord the servant

Matthew 8:8 N-VMS
GRK: ?κατ?νταρχο? ?φη Κ?ριε ο?κ ε?μ?
NAS: said, Lord, I am
KJV: and said, Lord, I am not
INT: centurion said Lord not I am

Matthew 8:21 N-VMS
GRK: ε?πεν α?τ? Κ?ριε ?π?τρεψ?ν μοι
NAS: said to Him, Lord, permit
KJV: said unto him, Lord, suffer me
INT: said to him Lord allow me

Matthew 8:25 N-VMS
GRK: α?τ?ν λ?γοντε? Κ?ριε σ?σον ?πολλ?μεθα
NAS: Save [us], Lord; we are perishing!
KJV: him, saying, Lord, save us:
INT: him saying Lord save us we are perishing

Matthew 9:28 N-VMS
GRK: α?τ? Να? κ?ριε
NAS: They said to Him, Yes, Lord.
KJV: unto him, Yea, Lord.
INT: to him Yes Lord

Matthew 9:38 N-GMS
GRK: ο?ν το? κυρ?ου το? θερισμο?
NAS: beseech the Lord of the harvest
KJV: therefore the Lord of the harvest,
INT: therefore the Lord of the harvest

Matthew 10:24 N-AMS
GRK: ?π?ρ τ?ν κ?ριον α?το?
NAS: a slave above his master.
KJV: above his lord.
INT: above the master of him

Matthew 10:25 N-NMS
GRK: ?? ? κ?ριο? α?το? ε?
NAS: like his master. If
KJV: as his lord. If they have called
INT: as the master of him If

Matthew 11:25 N-VMS
GRK: σοι π?τερ κ?ριε το? ο?ρανο?
NAS: You, Father, Lord of heaven
KJV: thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and
INT: you O Father Lord of the heaven

Strong's Greek 2962
722 Occurrences

Κ?ριε — 120 Occ.
κυρ?? — 99 Occ.
κυρ?ων — 3 Occ.
κ?ριοι — 6 Occ.
κυρ?οι? — 5 Occ.
Κ?ριον — 68 Occ.
κ?ριο? — 177 Occ.
Κυρ?ου — 244 Occ.

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