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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, “[fn]My Lord H113, if now I have found favor in Your sight, please do not [fn]pass Your servant by.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:12 - So Sarah laughed [fn]to herself, saying, “After I have become old, am I to have pleasure, my lord H113 being old also?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:2 - And he said, “Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” They said, “No, but we shall spend the night in the public square.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:6 - “Hear us, my lord H113: you are a [fn]mighty prince among us; bury your dead in the choicest of our graves; none of us will refuse you his grave for burying your dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:11 - “No, my lord H113, listen to me; I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the presence of the sons of my people I give it to you; bury your dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:15 - “My lord H113, listen to me: a plot of land worth [fn]four hundred shekels of silver—what is that between me and you? So bury your dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:9 - So the servant placed his hand under the thigh of his master H113 Abraham, and swore to him concerning this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:10 -

Then the servant took ten camels from the camels of his master H113, and went out with a variety of good things of his master’s H113 in his hand; so he set out and went to [fn]Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:12 - And he said, “LORD, God of my master H113 Abraham, please [fn]grant me success today, and show kindness to my master H113 Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - now may it be that the young woman to whom I say, ‘Please let down your jar so that I may drink,’ and [fn]who answers, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels also’—may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master H113.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:18 - And she said, “Drink, my lord H113”; then she quickly lowered her jar to her hand, and gave him a drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:27 - And he said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master H113 Abraham, who has not abandoned His kindness and His trustworthiness toward my master H113; as for me, the LORD has guided me in the way to the house of my master’s H113 brothers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - “The LORD has greatly blessed my master H113, so that he has become [fn]rich; and He has given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and servants and slave women, and camels and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:36 - “Now my master’s H113 wife Sarah bore a son to my master H113 [fn]in her old age, and he has given him all that he has.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:37 - “My master H113 made me swear, saying, ‘You shall not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:39 - “Then I said to my master H113, ‘Suppose the woman does not follow me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:42 -

“So I came today to the spring, and said, ‘LORD, God of my master H113 Abraham, if now You will make my journey on which I have been going successful;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:44 - and she says to me, “You drink, and I will draw for your camels also”—let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master’s H113 son.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:48 - “And I bowed low and worshiped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of my master H113 Abraham, who had guided me in the right way to take the daughter of my master’s H113 brother for his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:49 - “So now if you are going to [fn]deal kindly and truthfully with my master H113, tell me; and if not, tell me now, so that I may turn to the right or the left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:51 - “Here is Rebekah before you, take her and go, and let her be the wife of your master’s H113 son, as the LORD has spoken.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:54 - Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night. When they got up in the morning, he said, “Send me away to my master H113.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:56 - However, he said to them, “Do not delay me, since the LORD has prospered my way. Send me away so that I may go to my master H113.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:65 - She said to the servant, “Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?” And the servant said, “He is my master H113.” Then she took her [fn]veil and covered herself.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:35 - And she said to her father, “May my lord H113 not be angry that I cannot stand in your presence, because the [fn]way of women is upon me.” So he searched but did not find the [fn]household idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:4 - He commanded them, saying, “This is what you shall say to my lord H113 Esau: ‘Your servant Jacob says the following: “I have resided with Laban, and stayed until now;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:5 - and I have oxen, donkeys, flocks, and male and female servants; and I have sent messengers to tell my lord H113, so that I may find favor in your sight.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:18 - then you shall say, ‘These belong to your servant Jacob; it is a gift sent to my lord H113 Esau. And behold, he also is behind us.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:8 - And he said, “What do you mean by all this company which I have met?” And he said, “To find favor in the sight of my lord H113.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:13 - But he said to him, “My lord H113 knows that the children are frail and that the flocks and herds that are nursing are [fn]a matter of concern to me. And if they are driven hard just one day, all the flocks will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:14 - “Please let my lord H113 pass on ahead of his servant, and I will proceed at my leisure, at the pace of the cattle that are ahead of me and at the pace of the children, until I come to my lord H113 at Seir.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:15 -

Then Esau said, “Please let me leave with you some of the people who are with me.” But he said, “[fn]What need is there? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord H113.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:2 - And the LORD was with Joseph, so he became a [fn]successful man. And he was in the house of his master H113, the Egyptian.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:3 - Now his master H113 saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD made all that he did prosper in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:7 - And it came about after these events that his master’s H113 wife [fn]had her eyes on Joseph, and she said, “Sleep with me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:8 - But he refused and said to his master’s H113 wife, “Look, with me here, my master H113 [fn]does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has [fn]put me in charge of all that he owns.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:16 - So she [fn]left his garment beside her until his master H113 came home.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:19 -

Now when his master H113 heard the words of his wife which she spoke to him, saying, “[fn]This is what your slave did to me,” his anger burned.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:20 - So Joseph’s master H113 took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined; and he was there in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:1 -

Then it came about after these things, that the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord H113, the king of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:7 - So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who were with him in confinement in his master’s H113 house, “[fn]Why are your faces so sad today?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:10 - And they said to him, “No, my lord H113, but your servants have come to buy food.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:30 - “The man, the lord H113 of the land, spoke harshly with us, and took us for spies of the country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:33 - “But the man, the lord H113 of the land, said to us, ‘By this I will know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me and take grain for the famine of your households, and go.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:20 - and said, “Oh, my lord H113, we indeed came down the first time to buy food,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:5 - ‘Is this not that from which my lord H113 drinks, and which he indeed uses for divination? You have done wrong in doing this!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:7 - And they said to him, “Why does my lord H113 say such words as these? Far be it from your servants to do such a thing!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:8 - “Behold, the money which we found in the opening of our sacks we have brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord’s H113 house?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:9 - “With whomever of your servants it is found, he shall die, and we also shall be my lord’s H113 slaves.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:16 - So Judah said, “What can we say to my lord H113? What words can we speak? And how can we justify ourselves? God has found out the guilt of your servants; behold, we are my lord’s H113 slaves, both we and the one in whose [fn]possession the cup has been found.”

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