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Lexicon :: Strong's H113 - 'āḏôn

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root (meaning to rule)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 27b

Strong’s Definitions

אָדוֹן ʼâdôwn, aw-done'; or (shortened) אָדֹן ʼâdôn; from an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, i.e. controller (human or divine):—lord, master, owner. Compare also names beginning with 'Adoni-'.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 335x

The KJV translates Strong's H113 in the following manner: lord (197x), master(s) (105x), Lord (31x), owner (1x), sir (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 335x
The KJV translates Strong's H113 in the following manner: lord (197x), master(s) (105x), Lord (31x), owner (1x), sir (1x).
  1. firm, strong, lord, master

    1. lord, master

      1. reference to men

        1. superintendent of household,of affairs

        2. master

        3. king

      2. reference to God

        1. the Lord God

        2. Lord of the whole earth

    2. lords, kings

      1. reference to men

        1. proprietor of hill of Samaria

        2. master

        3. husband

        4. prophet

        5. governor

        6. prince

        7. king

      2. reference to God

        1. Lord of lords (probably = "thy husband, Yahweh")

    3. my lord, my master

      1. reference to men

        1. master

        2. husband

        3. prophet

        4. prince

        5. king

        6. father

        7. Moses

        8. priest

        9. theophanic angel

        10. captain

        11. general recognition of superiority

      2. reference to God

        1. my Lord,my Lord and my God

        2. Adonai (parallel with Yahweh)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָדוֹן ʼâdôwn, aw-done'; or (shortened) אָדֹן ʼâdôn; from an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, i.e. controller (human or divine):—lord, master, owner. Compare also names beginning with 'Adoni-'.
STRONGS H113: Abbreviations
אָדוֺן noun masculine Malachi 3:1 lord (Phoenician אדן) — א׳ Psalm 12:5 [Psalm 12:4] — אֲדוֺן Joshua 3:11 +; plural אֲדֹנִים Isaiah 26:13 +; construct אֲדֹנֵי Deuteronomy 10:17 +; suffix אֲדֹנֵינוּ 1 Samuel 25:14 + etc.; (אֲדֹנִי, אֲדֹנַי, אֲדֹנָי are variations of Masoretic pointing to distinguish divine reference from human. Plural, with few except an intensive plural of rank; word takes suffix as plural in all other person; so doubtless here. Original reading probably in all cases אֲדֹנַי (see DalmDer Gottesname Adonaj; LagBN 188 makes אֲדֹנָי an Aramaic formative); אֲדֹנִי now found in J + 51 times; in E † Genesis 31:35; Genesis 32:19 [Genesis 32:18; Genesis 42:10; Exodus 21:5; in P † Genesis 23:6, 11, 15; Numbers 36:2 (twice in verse); often Samuel & Kings; in Chronicles only in sources, 1 Chronicles 21:3 (3 times in verse); 1 Chronicles 21:23 (= 2 Samuel 24:3, 22) 2 Chronicles 2:13 [2 Chronicles 2:14]; 2 Chronicles 2:14 [2 Chronicles 2:15]; Isaiah & Jeremiah only in historical parts Isaiah 36:8, 9, 12; Jeremiah 37:20; Jeremiah 38:9; elsewhere Daniel 1:10; Daniel 10:16, 17, 19; Daniel 12:8; Zechariah 1:9; Zechariah 4:4, 5, 13; Zechariah 6:4; Psalm 110:1; Judges 4:18; Judges 6:13; Ruth 2:13; [בִּי אֲדנָי H316 Exodus 4:10, 13; Joshua 7:8 (J) Judges 6:15; Judges 13:8] is referred to God, but בִּי אֲדנִי Genesis 43:20; Genesis 44:18; Numbers 12:11 (J) 1 Samuel 1:26; 1 Samuel 25:24; 1 Kings 3:17, 26 reference to human superiors. There is uncertainty as to אֲדֹנָ֯י [H136 Genesis 18:3]; Genesis 19:18; אֲדֹ֯נַי Genesis 19:2) —
†1. singular lord, master
(1) reference to men:
(a) superintendent of household, or of affairs Genesis 45:8, 9 (E) = Psalm 105:21;
(b) master Psalm 12:5 [Psalm 12:4];
(2) reference to God, הָאָדוֺן יהוה the Lord Yahweh (see H3068 יהוה) Exodus 23:17; Exodus 34:23 (Covenant codes); אֲרוֺן כָּל־הָאָרֶץ Lord of the whole earth Joshua 3:11, 13 (J) Psalm 97:5; Zechariah 4:14; Zechariah 6:5; Micah 4:13; צֻבָאוֺת י׳ הָא׳, earlier Isaiah 1:24; Isaiah 3:1; Isaiah 10:33; Isaiah 19:4 (אֲדֹנָי Isaiah 10:16 in common MT; not Massora, doubtless scribal error); הָא׳ Malachi 3:1; אָדוֺן Psalm 114:7.
2. plural lords, kings Deuteronomy 10:17 = Psalm 136:3; Isaiah 26:13; elsewhere intensive plural of rank, lord, master,
(1) reference to men:
(a) proprietor of hill Samaria 1 Kings 16:24;
(b) master Genesis 40:7 (E) Exodus 21:4 (twice in verse); Exodus 21:6, 8, 32 (Covenant code) Genesis 24:9 + (J, + 11 times) Deuteronomy 23:16 [Deuteronomy 23:15]; Judges 19:11, 12 + 13 times Samuel & Kings; Job 3:19; Psalm 123:2; Proverbs 25:13; Proverbs 27:18; Proverbs 30:10; Isaiah 24:2; Amos 4:1; [H136 Zephaniah 1:9]; Malachi 1:6 (twice in verse);
(c) husband Judges 19:26, 27; Psalm 45:12 [Psalm 45:11];
(d) prophet 2 Kings 2:3, 5, 16;
(e) governor Nehemiah 3:5;
(g) king Genesis 40:1 (E) Judges 3:25 + 40 times Samuel & Kings; Chronicles only in sources 1 Chronicles 12:19 compare 1 Samuel 29:4; 2 Chronicles 13:6; 18:16 = 1 Kings 22:17; Isaiah 19:4; Isaiah 22:18; Isaiah 36:12; Isaiah 37:4, 6; Jeremiah 27:4;
(2) reference to God Malachi 1:6; אֲדֹנֵי הָאֲדֹנִים Lord of lords Deuteronomy 10:17 = Psalm 136:3; אֲדֹנֵינוּ Psalm 135:5; Psalm 147:5; Nehemiah 8:10; אֲדֹנֵינוּ י׳ Psalm 8:2 Psalm 8:1; Psalm 8:10 [Psalm 8:9]; Nehemiah 10:30 Nehemiah 10:29; אֲדֹנַיִח י׳ Isaiah 51:22 (probably = thy husband, Yahweh); אֲדֹנָיו Hosea 12:15 [Hosea 12:14] (possibly error for אֲדֹנָי).
3. suffix 1st person singular (אֲדֹנַי) אֲדֹנִי
(1) reference to men: my lord, my master,
(a) master Exodus 21:5 (Covenant code) Genesis 24:12 +, Genesis 44:5 (J, + 20 times) 1 Samuel 30:13, 15; 2 Kings 5:3, 20, 22; 2 Kings 6:15;
(b) husband Genesis 18:12 (J);
(d) prince Genesis 42:10 (E), Genesis 23:6, 11, 15 (P), Genesis 43:20; Genesis 44:18 +, Genesis 47:18, + (J, + 12 times); Judges 4:18;
(e) king 1 Samuel 22:12 + (Samuel & Kings + 75 times);
(f) father Genesis 31:35 (E);
(g) Moses Exodus 32:22; Numbers 11:28; Numbers 12:11; Numbers 32:25, 27 (J); Numbers 36:2 (twice in verse) (P);
(h) priest 1 Samuel 1:15, 26 (twice in verse);
(i) theophanic angel Joshua 5:14; Judges 6:13;
(j) captain 2 Samuel 11:11;
(k) general recognition of superiority Genesis 24:18; Genesis 32:5 [Genesis 32:4 + Genesis 33:8 +; Genesis 44:7 + (J, + 13 times), Ruth 2:13; 1 Samuel 25:24 + (15 times);

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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:12; 19:2; 19:18; 23:6; 23:6; 23:11; 23:11; 23:15; 23:15; 24:9; 24:12; 24:18; 31:35; 31:35; 32:4; 32:18; 33:8; 40:1; 40:7; 42:10; 42:10; 42:10; 42:30; 42:33; 43:20; 43:20; 44:5; 44:7; 44:8; 44:18; 44:18; 45:8; 45:9; 47:18


21:4; 21:5; 21:5; 21:6; 21:8; 21:32; 23:17; 32:22; 34:23


11:28; 12:11; 12:11; 32:25; 32:27; 36:2; 36:2


10:17; 10:17; 10:17; 23:15


3:11; 3:11; 3:13; 5:14


3:25; 4:18; 4:18; 6:13; 6:13; 19:11; 19:12; 19:26; 19:27


2:13; 2:13

1 Samuel

1:15; 1:26; 1:26; 22:12; 25:14; 25:24; 25:24; 29:4; 29:10; 30:13; 30:15

2 Samuel

11:11; 24:3; 24:22

1 Kings

3:17; 3:26; 16:24; 18:7; 18:13; 22:17

2 Kings

2:3; 2:5; 2:16; 2:19; 4:16; 4:28; 5:3; 5:20; 5:22; 6:5; 6:15; 8:5

1 Chronicles

12:19; 21:3; 21:23

2 Chronicles

2:14; 2:15; 13:6; 18:16


3:5; 8:10; 10:29




8:1; 8:9; 12:4; 12:4; 45:11; 97:5; 105:21; 110:1; 114:7; 123:2; 135:5; 136:3; 136:3; 147:5


25:13; 27:18; 30:10


1:24; 3:1; 10:16; 10:33; 19:4; 19:4; 22:18; 24:2; 26:13; 26:13; 36:8; 36:9; 36:12; 36:12; 37:4; 37:6; 51:22


22:18; 27:4; 34:5; 37:20; 38:9


1:10; 10:16; 10:17; 10:19; 12:8








1:9; 4:4; 4:5; 4:13; 4:14; 6:4; 6:5


1:6; 1:6; 3:1; 3:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H113 matches the Hebrew אָדוֹן ('āḏôn),
which occurs 329 times in 281 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 6 (Gen 18:3–Gen 44:16)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:3 - And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:12 - Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord H113 being old also?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:2 - And he said, Behold now, my lords, H113 turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:6 - Hear us, my lord: H113 thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:11 - Nay, my lord, H113 hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:15 - My lord, H113 hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:9 - And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, H113 and sware to him concerning that matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:10 - And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, H113 and departed; for all the goods of his master H113 were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:12 - And he said, O LORD God of my master H113 Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master H113 Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. H113
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:18 - And she said, Drink, my lord: H113 and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:27 - And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master H113 Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master H113 of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's H113 brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - And the LORD hath blessed my master H113 greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:36 - And Sarah my master's H113 wife bare a son to my master H113 when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:37 - And my master H113 made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:39 - And I said unto my master, H113 Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:42 - And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master H113 Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:44 - And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's H113 son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:48 - And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master H113 Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's H113 brother's daughter unto his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:49 - And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, H113 tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:51 - Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's H113 son's wife, as the LORD hath spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:54 - And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master. H113
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:56 - And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master. H113
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:65 - For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: H113 therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:35 - And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord H113 that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:4 - And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord H113 Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:5 - And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, H113 that I may find grace in thy sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:18 - Then thou shalt say, They be thy servant Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord H113 Esau: and, behold, also he is behind us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:8 - And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord. H113
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:13 - And he said unto him, My lord H113 knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:14 - Let my lord, H113 I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord H113 unto Seir.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:15 - And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord. H113
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:2 - And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master H113 the Egyptian.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:3 - And his master H113 saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:7 - And it came to pass after these things, that his master's H113 wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:8 - But he refused, and said unto his master's H113 wife, Behold, my master H113 wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:16 - And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord H113 came home.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:19 - And it came to pass, when his master H113 heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:20 - And Joseph's master H113 took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:1 - And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord H113 the king of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:7 - And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's H113 house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:10 - And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, H113 but to buy food are thy servants come.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:30 - The man, who is the lord H113 of the land, spake roughly to us, and took us for spies of the country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:33 - And the man, the lord H113 of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:20 - And said, O sir, H113 we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:5 - Is not this it in which my lord H113 drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:7 - And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord H113 these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:8 - Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's H113 house silver or gold?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:9 - With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's H113 bondmen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:16 - And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? H113 what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's H113 servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.

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