Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

God, Lord, master, Sir, supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller

Greek: κύριος, kyrios (G2962)

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Here are God, Lord, master, Sir and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word κύριος mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2962

Greek Base Word: κύριος

Usage: God, Lord, master, Sir

Definition: Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title).

Detailed definition:

  1. He to whom a person or thing belongs, about which he has power of deciding; master, lord.
    1. The possessor and disposer of a thing.
      1. The owner; one who has control of the person, the master.
      2. In the state: the sovereign, prince, chief, the Roman emperor.
    2. Is a title of honor expressive of respect and reverence, with which servants salute their master.
    3. This title is given to: God, the Messiah.

Derived terms: From κῦρος (supremacy).


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈky.ri.os
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈkju.ri.ows
  3. Transliteration: kyrios
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: KOO-ree-ose
  5. Modern Pronunciation: KYOO-ree-ose

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