2962. kurios
Strong's Concordance
kurios: lord, master
Original Word: κύριος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: kurios
Phonetic Spelling: (koo'-ree-os)
Definition: lord, master
Usage: lord, master, sir; the Lord.
HELPS Word-studies

2962 kýrios – properly, a person exercising absolute ownership rights; lord (Lord).

[In the papyri, 2962 (kýrios) 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: κύριος

κύριος, κυρίου, (properly, an adjective κύριος, κυρία, κύριον, also of two term.; properly equivalent to ἔχων κῦρος, 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 אָדון, בַּעַל): with the genitive of the thing, as τοῦ ἀμπελῶνος, Matthew 20:8; Matthew 21:40; Mark 12:9; Luke 20:15; τοῦ θερισμοῦ, Matthew 9:38; Luke 10:2; τῆς οἰκίας, the master, Mark 13:35 (Judges 19:12); τοῦ πωλου, Luke 19:33; τοῦ σαββάτου, 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: δούλου, παιδίσκης, οἰκονόμου, Matthew 10:24; Luke 12:46; Luke 14:21; Luke 16:3, 5; Acts 16:16, 19, etc.; absolutely, opposed to οἱ δοῦλοι, Ephesians 6:5, 9; Colossians 4:1, etc.; in the state, the sovereign, prince, chief: the Roman emperor ((on this use of κύριος see at length Woolsey in Bib. Sacr. for July 1861, pp. 595-608)), Acts 25:26; once angels are called κύριοι, as those to whom, in the administration of the universe, departments are intrusted by God (see ἄγγελος, 2): 1 Corinthians 8:5.

b. κύριος 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.)), κύριε, κύριε, 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 אֲדֹנָי, אֱלוהַּ, אֱלֹהִים, יְהוָה, and יָהּ; (the term κύριος is used of the gods from Pindar and Sophocles down, but "the address κύριε, 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 κύριε Θεός, and once (2, 7, 12) he writes κύριε ἐλέησόν (Lightfoot on Philippians, p. 314 note{3}))) — both with the article, κύριος: 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 ἔλεος, 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; κύριος τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καί τῆς γῆς, Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; Acts 17:24; κύριος τῶν κυριευόντων, 1 Timothy 6:15; κύριος Θεός, see Θεός, 3, p. 288a (and below); κύριος Θεός παντοκράτωρ, Revelation 4:8; κύριος σαβαώθ, Romans 9:29; ἄγγελος and ἄγγελος κυρίου, 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 κυρίου, Luke 4:18; Acts 8:39; with prepositions: ὑπό (R G add the article) κυρίου, Matthew 1:22; Matthew 2:15; παρά κυρίου, Matthew 21:42 and Mark 12:11, from Psalm 117:23 (); παρά κυρίῳ, 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 κύριος, 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 κύριος μου καί Θεός μου, John 20:28. ἀπό τοῦ κυρίου, 1 Corinthians 11:23; 2 Corinthians 5:6; πρός τόν κύριον 2 Corinthians 5:8; κύριος Ἰησοῦς, 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; κύριος Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, 1 Corinthians 16:22 (R; 23 R G L); 2 Corinthians 13:13 (14) (WH brackets Χριστός); Ephesians 1:2; 2 Timothy 4:22 (R G), etc.; κύριος ἡμῶν, 1 Timothy 1:14; 2 Timothy 1:8; Hebrews 7:14; 2 Peter 3:15; Revelation 11:15, etc.; with Ἰησοῦς added (L T Tr WH in 1 Thessalonians 3:11 and 13); Hebrews 13:20; Revelation 22:21 (L T Tr (yet without ἡμῶν)); so with Χριστός, Romans 16:18 (G L T Tr WH); and Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, 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 ((ἡμῶν)); 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:3; Galatians 6:18 (WH brackets ἡμῶν); Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 6:24; Romans 16:24 (R G); 1 Timothy 6:3, 14; Philemon 1:25 (T WH omit ἡμῶν); Philippians 4:23 (G L T Tr WH omit ἡμῶν), etc.; Ἰησοῦς Χριστός κύριος ἡμῶν, Romans 1:4; and Χριστός Ἰησης κύριος (ἡμῶν), Colossians 2:6; Ephesians 3:11; 1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:2; κύριος καί σωτήρ, 2 Peter 3:2 (cf. Buttmann, 155 (136)); with Ἰησοῦς Χριστός added, 2 Peter 3:18; without the article, simply κύριος: 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; κύριος κυρίων, 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: ἀπό κυρίου, Colossians 3:24; κατά κύριον, 2 Corinthians 11:17; πρός κύριον, 2 Corinthians 3:16; σύν κυρίῳ, 1 Thessalonians 4:17; ὑπό κύριον, 2 Thessalonians 2:13; on the phrase ἐν κυρίῳ, frequent in Paul, and except in his writings found only in Revelation 14:13, see ἐν, I. 6 b., p. 211b. The appellation κύριος, 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 Ἰησοῦς); 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 κύριος 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 ( κύριος τῆς εἰρήνης, cf. Θεός τῆς εἰρήνης, 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 ἑκάστῳ ὡς κύριος ἔδωκεν, 1 Corinthians 3:5, to understand God as referred to on account of what follows, especially on account of the words κατά τήν χάριν τοῦ Θεοῦ τήν δοθεῖσαν μοι in 1 Corinthians 3:10. On the other hand, κρινόμενοι ὑπό τοῦ κυρίου 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 κύριος et κύριος in actis et epistolis apostolorum. Erlang. 1828; Wesselus Scheffer, diss. theol. exhibens disquisitionem de vocis κύριος 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 κυρίου is dropped by the critical editors. Synonym: see δεσπότης, 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
θεοῦ θεῷ Ἰησοῦς και Κυριε Κύριε Κύριέ κυριοι κύριοι κυριοις κυρίοις Κυριον κυριόν κυρίον Κύριον κύριόν κύρίον ΚΥΡΙΟΣ κυριός κύριος κύριός κυριου κυριού Κυρίου κύριου κυρίους κυριω κυρίω κυρίῳ ΚΥΡΙΩΝ κυρίων κυρόυ Κύρου Χριστόν Χριστοῦ Christon Christón Christou Christoû Iesous Iesoûs Iēsous Iēsoûs Kurie kurio kuriō kurioi kuriois Kurion KURIŌN KURIOS Kuriou Kyrie Kýrie Kýrié kyrio kyriō kyrioi kyríoi kyríōi kýrioi kyriois kyríois Kyrion KYRIŌN kyríon kyríōn Kýrion kýrión KYRIOS kýrios kýriós Kyriou Kyríou theo theō theôi theō̂i theou theoû
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 1:20 N-GMS
GRK: ἰδοὺ ἄγγελος Κυρίου κατ' ὄναρ
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: ῥηθὲν ὑπὸ Κυρίου διὰ τοῦ
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: ὁ ἄγγελος Κυρίου καὶ παρέλαβεν
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: ἰδοὺ ἄγγελος Κυρίου φαίνεται 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: ῥηθὲν ὑπὸ Κυρίου διὰ τοῦ
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: ἰδοὺ ἄγγελος Κυρίου φαίνεται 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: τὴν ὁδὸν Κυρίου εὐθείας ποιεῖτε
KJV: the way of the Lord, make
INT: the way of [the] Lord straight make

Matthew 4:7 N-AMS
GRK: Οὐκ ἐκπειράσεις Κύριον τὸν θεόν
KJV: not tempt the Lord thy God.
INT: not You will test [the] Lord the God

Matthew 4:10 N-AMS
GRK: γέγραπται γάρ Κύριον τὸν θεόν
KJV: Thou shalt worship the Lord thy
INT: it has been written indeed [The] Lord the God

Matthew 5:33 N-DMS
GRK: δὲ τῷ κυρίῳ τοὺς ὅρκους
KJV: shalt perform unto the Lord thine
INT: moreover to the Lord the oaths

Matthew 6:24 N-DMP
GRK: δύναται δυσὶ κυρίοις δουλεύειν ἢ
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: λέγων μοι Κύριε κύριε εἰσελεύσεται
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 Κύριε κύριε εἰσελεύσεται εἰς
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: τῇ ἡμέρᾳ Κύριε κύριε οὐ
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: ἡμέρᾳ Κύριε κύριε οὐ τῷ
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: αὐτῷ λέγων Κύριε ἐὰν θέλῃς
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: καὶ λέγων Κύριε ὁ παῖς
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: ἑκατόνταρχος ἔφη Κύριε οὐκ εἰμὶ
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: εἶπεν αὐτῷ Κύριε ἐπίτρεψόν 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: αὐτὸν λέγοντες Κύριε σῶσον ἀπολλύμεθα
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: αὐτῷ Ναί κύριε
NAS: They said to Him, Yes, Lord.
KJV: unto him, Yea, Lord.
INT: to him Yes Lord

Matthew 9:38 N-GMS
GRK: οὖν τοῦ κυρίου τοῦ θερισμοῦ
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: ὑπὲρ τὸν κύριον αὐτοῦ
NAS: a slave above his master.
KJV: above his lord.
INT: above the master of him

Matthew 10:25 N-NMS
GRK: ὡς ὁ κύριος αὐτοῦ εἰ
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 πάτερ κύριε τοῦ οὐρανοῦ
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

Κύριε — 120 Occ.
κυρίῳ — 99 Occ.
κυρίων — 3 Occ.
κύριοι — 6 Occ.
κυρίοις — 5 Occ.
Κύριον — 68 Occ.
κύριος — 177 Occ.
Κυρίου — 244 Occ.

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