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Lexicon :: Strong's H136 - 'ăḏōnāy

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Am emphatic form of אָדוֹן (H113)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 27b

Strong’s Definitions

אֲדֹנָי ʼĂdônây, ad-o-noy'; an emphatic form of H113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only):—(my) Lord.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 434x

The KJV translates Strong's H136 in the following manner: Lord (431x), lord (2x), God (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 434x
The KJV translates Strong's H136 in the following manner: Lord (431x), lord (2x), God (1x).
  1. my lord, lord

    1. of men

    2. of God

  2. Lord - title, spoken in place of Yahweh in Jewish display of reverence

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲדֹנָי ʼĂdônây, ad-o-noy'; an emphatic form of H113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only):—(my) Lord.
STRONGS H136: Abbreviations
אָדוֺן noun masculine
בִּי אֲדנָי Exodus 4:10, 13; Joshua 7:8 (J) Judges 6:15; Judges 13:8 is referred to God
(2) reference to God: אֲדֹנָי
a. my Lord Genesis 20:4 (? E) Exodus 15:17 (Samaritan יהוה) elsewhere in Hexateuch, J; Genesis 18:3(?); Genesis 18:27, 30, 31, 32; [H113 Genesis 19:2, 18(?)] Exodus 4:10; Exodus 4:13; Exodus 5:22; Exodus 34:9; Numbers 14:17; Joshua 7:8; also Judges 6:15; Judges 13:8; not Samuel; 1 Kings 22:6; 2 Kings 19:23; not Chron. except memorials Ezra 10:3 (reference to Ezra) Nehemiah 1:11; Nehemiah 4:8 [Nehemiah 4:14]; Wisdom Literature only Job 28:28 (doubtless scribal error for יהוֺה of many MSS.); not Hosea; Isaiah 37:24; [H3068 Isaiah 38:14], 16 (historical part); exile Isaiah 49:14 (compare H113 Isaiah 51:22); Micah 1:2; Psalm 16:2 + (47 times, chiefly this sense, except below b.; compare אֱלֹהַי וַאדֹנָי my Lord and my God Psalm 35:23; (writers that use אֱלֹהִים seldom use אֲדֹנָי);
b. Adonay proper name of God, parallel with Yahweh, substitution for it often by scribal error, & eventually supplanting it. In earlier Isaiah 3:17 + (19 times seeming to belong here), Amos 7:7, 8; Amos 9:1; Ezekiel 18:25, 29; Ezekiel 33:17, 20; (H3068 Ezekiel 21:14 [Ezekiel 21:9]) (probably אֲדֹנָי י׳ as in usual phrase); Zechariah 9:4; [H3068 Malachi 1:12], 14; Lamentations 1:14 + (14 times) Psalm 2:4; Psalm 37:13; Psalm 78:65; [H3068 Psalm 90:17] (? יהוה) Psalm 110:5 (Dalman puts most of these below (a); — many cases are doubtful); 1 Kings 3:10, [H3068 1 Kings 3:15] (Masoretic אדני for יהוה compare Dalm 2 Kings 7:6; Dalm rightly questions; he reads יהוה). The phrases אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהַי Psalm 38:16 [Psalm 38:15]; Psalm 86:12, Adonay my God; אֲדֹנָי הָאֱלֹהִים Daniel 9:3, אֱלֹהֵינוּ א׳ Daniel 9:9, 15, הָאֵל א׳ Daniel 9:4 favour taking א׳ Daniel 1:2; Daniel 9:7, 8 (יהוה ?) Daniel 9:16; Daniel 9:17; Daniel 9:19; Daniel 9:19; Daniel 9:19 as the divine name.
4. אֲדֹנָי יהוה
(a) my Lord Yahweh (see H3068 יהוה) Genesis 15:2, 8 (JE) Joshua 7:7 (J, Greek Version of the LXX omit י׳) Deuteronomy 3:24; Deuteronomy 9:26; Judges 6:22; Judges 16:28; [H3068 2 Samuel 7:1] (6 times) 1 Kings 2:26; 1 Kings 8:53; probably Amos 3:7, 8; Amos 7:2, 4, 5; Amos 9:8; Jeremiah 1:6; Jeremiah 4:10; Jeremiah 14:13; Jeremiah 32:17, 25; Ezekiel 4:14; Ezekiel 8:1; Ezekiel 9:8; Ezekiel 11:13; Ezekiel 20:49; Ezekiel 37:3 (יָדַע כִּי אֲני א׳ י׳) Ezekiel 13:9; Ezekiel 23:49; Ezekiel 24:24; Ezekiel 28:24; Ezekiel 29:16 inappropriate in mouth of God; strike out אֲדֹנָי (Co) or read אֱלֹהֵיכֶם י׳ (Dalm); Micah 1:2; Zephaniah 1:7; Obadiah 1; Zechariah 9:14; Psalm 71:5; Psalm 71:16; Psalm 73:28;
(b) apparently proper name Adonay Yahweh Isaiah 25:8; Jeremiah 44:26; exile Isaiah 40:10 + (10 times, but Isaiah 61:1, 11 read יהוה, Greek Version of the LXX);
(c) uncertain whether (a) or (b) in prophetic formula אָמַר י׳ א׳ Isaiah 7:7; Isaiah 28:16; Isaiah 30:15; Isaiah 49:22; Isaiah 52:4; Isaiah 65:13; Jeremiah 7:20; Amos 1:8; Amos 3:11; Amos 5:3; Amos 7:6; Obadiah 1; Ezekiel (131 times); י׳ נְאֻם א׳ Isaiah 56:8; Jeremiah 2:22; Amos 3:13; Amos 4:5; Amos 8:3, 9, 11; Ezekiel (80 times); י׳ דְּבַר־א׳ Ezekiel 6:3; Ezekiel 25:3; Ezekiel 36:4; י׳ נִשְׁבַּע א׳ Amos 4:2; Amos 6:8; י׳ כֹּה הִרְאַנִי א׳ Amos 7:1, 4; Amos 8:1.
5. יהוה אֲדֹנָי Yahweh my Lord Psalm 68:21 [Psalm 68:20]; Psalm 109:21; Psalm 140:8 [Psalm 140:7]; Psalm 141:8; Habakkuk 3:19.
6. אֲדֹנָי יהוה צְבָאוֺת
(a) my Lord Yahweh Ṣ (see H6635 צבאות) Psalm 69:7 [Psalm 69:6]; Amos 9:5; Isaiah 10:23; Isaiah 22:5, 12; Isaiah 28:22 compare אֱלֹהֵי הַצְבָאוֺת א׳ י׳, Yahweh, the God of Hosts my Lord Amos 5:16;
(b) a divine name, Adonay, Yahweh Jeremiah 46:10 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 50:25;
(c) uncertain are צ׳ י׳ כֹּה אָמַר א׳ Isaiah 10:24; Isaiah 22:14, 15; נְאֻם א׳ צ׳ י׳ Isaiah 3:15; Jeremiah 2:19; Jeremiah 49:5; Jeremiah 50:31.

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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:2; 15:8; 18:3; 18:27; 18:30; 18:31; 18:32; 20:4


4:10; 4:10; 4:13; 4:13; 5:22; 15:17; 34:9




3:24; 9:26


7:7; 7:8; 7:8


6:15; 6:15; 6:22; 13:8; 13:8; 16:28

1 Kings

2:26; 3:10; 8:53; 22:6

2 Kings

7:6; 19:23




1:11; 4:14




2:4; 16:2; 35:23; 37:13; 38:15; 68:20; 69:6; 71:5; 71:16; 73:28; 78:65; 86:12; 109:21; 110:5; 140:7; 141:8


3:15; 3:17; 7:7; 10:23; 10:24; 22:5; 22:12; 22:14; 22:15; 25:8; 28:16; 28:22; 30:15; 37:24; 38:16; 40:10; 49:14; 49:22; 52:4; 56:8; 61:1; 61:11; 65:13


1:6; 2:19; 2:22; 4:10; 7:20; 14:13; 32:17; 32:25; 44:26; 46:10; 49:5; 50:25; 50:31




4:14; 6:3; 8:1; 9:8; 11:13; 13:9; 18:25; 18:29; 20:49; 23:49; 24:24; 25:3; 28:24; 29:16; 33:17; 33:20; 36:4; 37:3


1:2; 9:3; 9:4; 9:7; 9:8; 9:9; 9:15; 9:16; 9:17; 9:19; 9:19; 9:19


1:8; 3:7; 3:8; 3:11; 3:13; 4:2; 4:5; 5:3; 5:16; 6:8; 7:1; 7:2; 7:4; 7:4; 7:5; 7:6; 7:7; 7:8; 8:1; 8:3; 8:9; 8:11; 9:1; 9:5; 9:8


1; 1


1:2; 1:2






9:4; 9:14



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H136 matches the Hebrew אֲדֹנָי ('ăḏōnāy),
which occurs 445 times in 430 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 9 (Gen 15:2–Psa 35:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:2 -

But Abram said, “Lord GOD, what can you give me, since I am childless and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus? ”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:8 -

But he said, “Lord GOD, how can I know that I will possess it? ”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:27 -

Then Abraham answered, “Since I have ventured to speak to my lord ​— ​even though I am dust and ashes ​— ​

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:30 -

Then he said, “Let my lord not be angry, and I will speak further. Suppose thirty are found there? ”

He answered, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:31 -

Then he said, “Since I have ventured to speak to my lord, suppose twenty are found there? ”

He replied, “I will not destroy it on account of twenty.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:32 -

Then he said, “Let my lord not be angry, and I will speak one more time. Suppose ten are found there? ”

He answered, “I will not destroy it on account of ten.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:18 -

But Lot said to them, “No, my lords[fn] ​— ​please.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:4 -

Now Abimelech had not approached her, so he said, “Lord, would you destroy a nation even though it is innocent?

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:10 -

But Moses replied to the LORD, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent ​— ​either in the past or recently or since you have been speaking to your servant ​— ​because my mouth and my tongue are sluggish.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:13 -

Moses said, “Please, Lord, send someone else.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:22 -

So Moses went back to the LORD and asked, “Lord, why have you caused trouble for this people? And why did you ever send me?

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:17 -

You will bring them in and plant them

on the mountain of your possession;

LORD, you have prepared the place

for your dwelling;

Lord,[fn] your hands have established the sanctuary.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:9 -

Then he said, “My Lord, if I have indeed found favor with you, my Lord, please go with us (even though this is a stiff-necked people), forgive our iniquity and our sin, and accept us as your own possession.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:17 -

“So now, may my Lord’s power be magnified just as you have spoken:

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:24 -

“Lord GOD, you have begun to show your greatness and your strong hand to your servant, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can perform deeds and mighty acts like yours?

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:26 -

“I prayed to the LORD:

Lord GOD, do not annihilate your people, your inheritance, whom you redeemed through your greatness and brought out of Egypt with a strong hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:17 -

“For the LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awe-inspiring God, showing no partiality and taking no bribe.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:11 -

“when the ark of the covenant of the Lord of the whole earth goes ahead of you into the Jordan.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:13 -

“When the feet[fn] of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD, the Lord of the whole earth, come to rest in the Jordan’s water, its water will be cut off. The water flowing downstream will stand up in a mass.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:14 -

“Neither,” he replied. “I have now come as commander of the LORD’s army.”

Then Joshua bowed with his face to the ground in worship and asked him, “What does my lord want to say to his servant? ”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:7 -

“Oh, Lord GOD,” Joshua said, “why did you ever bring these people across the Jordan to hand us over to the Amorites for our destruction? If only we had been content to remain on the other side of the Jordan!

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:8 -

“What can I say, Lord, now that Israel has turned its back and run from its enemies?

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:15 -

He said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Look, my family is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s family.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:22 -

When Gideon realized that he was the angel of the LORD, he said, “Oh no, Lord GOD! I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face! ”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:8 -

Manoah prayed to the LORD and said, “Please, Lord, let the man of God you sent come again to us and teach us what we should do for the boy who will be born.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:28 -

He called out to the LORD: “Lord GOD, please remember me. Strengthen me, God, just once more. With one act of vengeance, let me pay back the Philistines for my two eyes.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:18 -

Then King David went in, sat in the LORD’s presence, and said,

Who am I, Lord GOD, and what is my house that you have brought me this far?

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:19 -

What you have done so far[fn] was a little thing to you, Lord GOD, for you have also spoken about your servant’s house in the distant future. And this is a revelation[fn] for mankind, Lord GOD.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:20 -

What more can David say to you? You know your servant, Lord GOD.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:22 -

This is why you are great, Lord GOD. There is no one like you, and there is no God besides you, as all we have heard confirms.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:28 -

Lord GOD, you are God; your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:29 -

Now, please bless your servant’s house so that it will continue before you forever. For you, Lord GOD, have spoken, and with your blessing your servant’s house will be blessed forever.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:26 -

The king said to the priest Abiathar, “Go to your fields in Anathoth. Even though you deserve to die, I will not put you to death today, since you carried the ark of the Lord GOD in the presence of my father David and you suffered through all that my father suffered.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:10 -

Now it pleased the Lord that Solomon had requested this.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:15 -

Then Solomon woke up and realized it had been a dream. He went to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the Lord’s covenant, and offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then he held a feast for all his servants.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:53 -

For you, Lord GOD, have set them apart as your inheritance

from all peoples of the earth,

as you spoke through your servant Moses

when you brought our ancestors out of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:6 -

So the king of Israel gathered the prophets, about four hundred men, and asked them, “Should I go against Ramoth-gilead for war or should I refrain? ”

They replied, “March up, and the Lord will hand it over to the king.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:6 -

for the Lord[fn] had caused the Aramean camp to hear the sound of chariots, horses, and a large army. The Arameans had said to each other, “The king of Israel must have hired the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Egypt to attack us.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:23 -

“You have mocked the Lord[fn] through[fn] your messengers.

You have said, ‘With my many chariots

I have gone up to the heights of the mountains,

to the far recesses of Lebanon.

I cut down its tallest cedars,

its choice cypress trees.

I came to its farthest outpost,

its densest forest.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:11 -

Please, Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant and to that of your servants who delight to revere your name. Give your servant success today, and grant him compassion in the presence of this man.[fn]

At the time, I was the king’s cupbearer.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:14 -

After I made an inspection, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord, and fight for your countrymen, your sons and daughters, your wives and homes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:10 -

Then he said to them, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, because the joy of the LORD is your strength.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:29 -

join with their noble brothers and commit themselves with a sworn oath[fn] to follow the law of God given through God’s servant Moses and to obey carefully all the commands, ordinances, and statutes of the LORD our Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 -

He said to mankind,

“The fear of the LORD —that is wisdom.

And to turn from evil is understanding.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:4 -

The one enthroned[fn] in heaven laughs;

the Lord ridicules them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:2 -

I[fn] said to the LORD, “You are my Lord;

I have nothing good besides you.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:30 -

Their descendants will serve him;

the next generation will be told about the Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:8 -

LORD, I called to you;

I sought favor from my Lord:

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:17 -

Lord, how long will you look on?

Rescue me from their ravages;

rescue my precious life from the young lions.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:22 -

You saw it, LORD; do not be silent.

Lord, do not be far from me.

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