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Lexicon :: Strong's G1203 - despotēs

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despotēs (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Perhaps from δέω (G1210) and posis (a husband)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:44,145

Trench's Synonyms: xxviii. κύριος, δεσπότης.

Strong’s Definitions

δεσπότης despótēs, des-pot'-ace; perhaps from G1210 and πόσις pósis (a husband); an absolute ruler ("despot"):—Lord, master.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x

The KJV translates Strong's G1203 in the following manner: Lord (5x), master (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x
The KJV translates Strong's G1203 in the following manner: Lord (5x), master (5x).
  1. a master, Lord

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
δεσπότης despótēs, des-pot'-ace; perhaps from G1210 and πόσις pósis (a husband); an absolute ruler ("despot"):—Lord, master.
δεσπότης, -ου, , [from Pindar down], a master, lord (as of δοῦλοι, οἰκέται): 1 Timothy 6:1, [2]; 2 Timothy 2:21; Titus 2:9; 1 Peter 2:18; God is thus addressed by one who calls himself his δοῦλος: Luke 2:29, cf. Acts 4:24, 29 (δεσπότης τῶν πάντων, Job 5:8; Wis. 6:8); Christ is so called, as one who has bought his servants, 2 Peter 2:1; rules over his church, Jude 1:4 [some take δ. here as designating God; cf. R. V. marginal reading]; and whose prerogative it is to take vengeance on those who persecute his followers, Revelation 6:10.
[Synonyms: δεσπότης κύριος: δ. was strictly the correlative of slave, δοῦλος, and hence denoted absolute ownership and uncontrolled power; κύριος had a wider meaning, applicable to the various ranks and relations of life, and not suggestive either of poperty or of absolutism. Ammonius under the word δεσπότης says δ. τῶν ἀργυρωνήτων· κύριος δὲ καὶ πατὴρ υἱοῦ καὶ αὐτός τις ἑαυτοῦ. So Philo, quis rer. div. heres § 6 ὥστε τὸν δεσπότην κύριον εῖναι καὶ ἔτι ὡσανεὶ φοβερὸν κύριον οὐ μόνον τὸ κῦρος καὶ τὸ κράτος ἁπάντων ἀνημμένον, ἀλλὰ καὶ δέος καὶ φόβον ἱκανὸν ἑμποιῆσαι. Cf. Trench § 28; Woolsey, in Bib. Sacr. for 1861, p. 599f; Schmidt ch. 161, 5.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

4:24; 4:29
1 Timothy
6:1, 2
2 Timothy
1 Peter
2 Peter

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1203 matches the Greek δεσπότης (despotēs),
which occurs 10 times in 10 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:29 -

“Now, Lord G1203, You are letting Your bond-servant depart in peace,

According to Your word;

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:24 - And when they heard this, they raised their voices to God with one mind and said, “[fn]Lord G1203, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND EVERYTHING THAT IS IN THEM,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:1 -

All who are under the yoke as slaves are to regard their own masters G1203 as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and our doctrine will not be [fn]spoken against.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 6:2 - Those who have believers as their masters G1203 must not be disrespectful to them because they are brothers or sisters, but must serve them all the more, because those who [fn]partake of the benefit are believers and beloved. Teach and [fn]preach these principles.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:21 - Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be an implement for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master G1203, prepared for every good work.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 2:9 -

Urge [fn]slaves to be subject to their own masters G1203 in everything, to be pleasing, not [fn]argumentative,

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:18 -

Servants, be subject to your masters G1203 with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are [fn]harsh.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:1 -

But false prophets also appeared among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master G1203 who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:4 - For certain people have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand [fn]marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into indecent behavior and deny our only Master G1203 and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:10 - and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O [fn]Lord G1203, holy and true, [fn]will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who live on the earth?”
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