What the scriptures say about
LORD
Ruler; Governor
Also see God, Almighty, Yahweh
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Exodus 20:2


LORD [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

# Heb. Jehovah, has been rendered in the English Bible LORD, printed in small capitals. This is the proper name of the God of the Hebrews. The form "Jehovah" is retained only in Exodus 6:3; Psalms 83:18; Isaiah 12:2; 26:4, both in the Authorized and the Revised Version.

# Heb. 'adon, means one possessed of absolute control. It denotes a master, as of slaves (Genesis 24:14,27), or a ruler of his subjects (45:8), or a husband, as lord of his wife (18:12).

The old plural form of this Hebrew word is 'Adonai. From a superstitious reverence for the name "Jehovah," the Jews, in reading their Scriptures, whenever that name occurred, always pronounced it 'Adonai .

# Greek kurios, a supreme master, etc. In the LXX. this is invariably used for "Jehovah" and "'Adonai."

# Heb. ba'al, a master, as having domination. This word is applied to human relations, as that of husband, to persons skilled in some art or profession, and to heathen deities. "The men of Shechem," literally "the baals of Shechem" (Judges 9:2,3). These were the Israelite inhabitants who had reduced the Canaanites to a condition of vassalage (Joshua 16:10; 17:13).

# Heb. seren, applied exclusively to the "lords of the Philistines" (Judges 3:3). The LXX. render it by satrapies. At this period the Philistines were not, as at a later period (1 Samuel 21:10), under a kingly government. (See Joshua 13:3; 1 Samuel 6:18.) There were five such lordships, viz., Gath, Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron.


LORD [Smith's Bible Dictionary]

see God,


LORD, THE LORD [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

lord, This English word in our Bible represents one Aramaic, 3 Greek and 9 Hebrew words, two of them in two forms. It thus expresses all grades of dignity, honor, and majesty.

It is not always possible to be sure of the sense in which the term is to be taken. In Genesis 18:3; 19:18, the translators waver between interpreting of the Divine Person and a finite angel (compare marginal readings).

It represents the most sacred Hebrew name for God, as their covenant God, Yah, Yahweh, and the more usual designation of Deity, 'Adhonay, 'Adhon, a term which they adopted to avoid pronouncing the most holy designation. They had placed on Leviticus 24:16 an interpretation that aroused such a dread that they seldom dared use the name at all.

When two of the words usually translated "Lord," both referring to God, occur together, the King James Version renders "Lord God," and the American Standard Revised Version "Lord Yahweh." the American Standard Revised Version has adopted the rule of using the covenant name transliterated, instead of the term "Lord," in which the King James Version adopts the rule of the Hebrews to avoid the holy name.

The Aramaic designation, Mare', occurs only in Dan (e.g. 2:47; 5:23), and the same word refers to a man (4:24).

Of the Greek words, Kurios is freely used of both the Deity and men. Despotes, of men in classic usage, occurs only of God, including the ascended Jesus, and is employed only 5 times. Megistanes (plural) is found once, of men (Mark 6:21). Rabboni (Hebrew in Greek letters) is applied only to the Christ, and is simply transliterated in the Revised Version (British and American), but rendered "Lord" in the King James Version (compare Mark 10:51).

Our English versions distinguish the 3 main uses of the term thus:

(1) "LORD" represents the Hebrew Yahweh, Septuagint Kurios, except where 'Adhonay or 'Adhon is combined with Yahweh (= "Lord God"); the American Standard Revised Version has in these examples employed the name as it is found in the Hebrew, simply transliterated.

(2) "Lord" corresponds to 'Adhonay, 'Adhon, Mare', also Greek Kurios (see (1)), and Despotes, for which the American Standard Revised Version has always "Master" in either the text or the margin.

(3) "Lord" ("lord") translates all the remaining 8 Hebrew words and the Greek words except Despotes. It is thus seen that Kurios corresponds to all three forms of writing the English term.

See JEHOVAH .

William Owen Carver


LORD'S [Thompson Chain Reference]
# Day

    * (First Day of the Week, Events that Occurred on)
    * Christ Appeared to Mary
          o Mark 16:9
    * Christ Appeared to the Two on the way to Emmaus
          o Luke 24:13
          o Luke 24:14
          o Luke 24:15
    * Christ Appeared to the Disciples
          o John 20:19
    * Paul Preached at Troas
          o Acts 20:7
          o 1 Corinthians 16:2
    * Worship celebrated on:
          o SEE Attendance
          o SEE Sanctuary
          o SEE Church; Attendance 

# Doings, The

    * (wonderful)
    * Genesis 24:50
    * 1 Samuel 3:11
    * Psalms 118:23
    * Psalms 126:3
    * Isaiah 28:21
    * Isaiah 29:14
    * Matthew 21:42
    * SEE Wonders 

# Prayer

    * Matthew 6:9-13
    * Luke 11:2-4

# Supper, The

    * Matthew 26:26
    * Mark 14:22
    * 1 Corinthians 10:16
    * 1 Corinthians 11:23 

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