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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)
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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 -

And Abram said, “O Lord H136 Yahweh, what will You give me, as I go on being childless, and the [fn]heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:8 - And he said, “O Lord H136 Yahweh, how may I know that I will [fn]possess it?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:27 - And Abraham answered and said, “Now behold, I have [fn]ventured to speak to the Lord H136, although I am but dust and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:30 - Then he said, “Oh may the Lord H136 not be angry, and I shall speak; suppose thirty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:31 - And he said, “Now behold, I have [fn]ventured to speak to the Lord H136; suppose twenty are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the twenty.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:32 - Then he said, “Oh may the Lord H136 not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the ten.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:18 - But Lot said to them, “Oh no, my lords H136!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:4 - (Now Abimelech had not come near her.) Then he said, “Lord H136, will You kill a nation, even though righteous?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:10 -

Then Moses said to Yahweh, “Please, Lord H136, I have never been a man of words, neither [fn]recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your slave; for I am one with a [fn]hard mouth and a [fn]hard tongue.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:13 - But he said, “Please, Lord H136, [fn]send now the message by whomever You will.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:22 -

Then Moses returned to Yahweh and said, “O Lord H136, why have You brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me?

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:17 -

“You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance,

The place, O Yahweh, which You have made for You to inhabit,

The sanctuary, O Lord H136, which Your hands have established.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:9 - And he said, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord H136, I pray, let the Lord H136 go along in our midst, even though [fn]they are a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your own inheritance.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:17 - “So now, I pray, let the power of the Lord H136 be great, just as You have [fn]declared,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:24 - ‘O Lord H136 Yahweh, You have begun to show Your slave Your greatness and Your strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:26 - “And I prayed to Yahweh and said, ‘O Lord H136 Yahweh, do not destroy Your people, even Your inheritance, whom You have redeemed through Your greatness, whom You have brought out of Egypt with a strong hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:17 - “For Yahweh your God is the God of gods and the Lord H136 of lords, the great, the mighty, and the fearsome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:11 - “Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord H136 of all the earth is crossing over ahead of you into the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:13 - “And it will be that when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of Yahweh, the Lord H136 of all the earth, rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are [fn]flowing down from above [fn]will stand in one heap.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:14 - He said, “No! Rather I indeed come now as commander of the host of Yahweh.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and bowed down and said to him, “What has my lord H136 to say to his slave?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:7 - Joshua said, “Alas, O Lord H136 Yahweh, why did You ever bring this people over the Jordan, only to give us into the hand of the Amorites, to make us perish? If only we had been willing [fn]to live beyond the Jordan!
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:8 - “O Lord H136, what can I say since Israel has turned their [fn]back before their enemies?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:15 - But he said to Him, “O Lord H136, with what shall I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the least in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:22 - And Gideon saw that he was the angel of Yahweh, so [fn]he said, “Alas, O Lord H136 Yahweh! For now I have seen the angel of Yahweh face to face.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:8 -

Then Manoah entreated Yahweh and said, “O Lord H136, please let the man of God whom You have sent come to us again that he may instruct us what to do for the boy who is to be born.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:28 -

Then Samson called to Yahweh and said, “O Lord H136 Yahweh, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time, O God, that I may at once be avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:18 -

Then David the king went in and sat before Yahweh, and he said, “Who am I, O Lord H136 Yahweh, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far?

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:19 - “And yet this was a small thing in Your eyes, O Lord H136 Yahweh, for You have spoken also of the house of Your slave concerning the distant future. And this is the law of man, O Lord H136 Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:20 - “And again what more can David say to You? And You know Your slave, O Lord H136 Yahweh!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:22 - “For this reason You are great, O Lord H136 Yahweh; for there is none like You, and there is no God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:28 - “So now, O Lord H136 Yahweh, You are God, and Your words are truth, and You have [fn]promised this good thing to Your slave.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:29 - “So now, be pleased and bless the house of Your slave, that it may be forever before You. For You, O Lord H136 Yahweh, have spoken; and with Your blessing may the house of Your slave be blessed forever.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:26 -

Then to Abiathar the priest the king said, “Go to Anathoth to your own field, for you [fn]deserve to die; but I will not put you to death at this time, because you carried the ark of Lord H136 Yahweh before my father David, and because you were afflicted in everything with which my father was afflicted.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:10 -

[fn]And it was pleasing in the sight of the Lord H136 that Solomon had asked this thing.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:15 -

Then Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem and stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord H136, and offered burnt offerings and made peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:53 - “For You have separated them from all the peoples of the earth as Your inheritance, as You spoke by the hand of Moses Your [fn]servant, when You brought our fathers forth from Egypt, O Lord H136 Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:6 - Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle or shall I refrain?” And they said, “Go up, for the Lord H136 will give it into the hand of the king.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:6 - Now the Lord H136 had caused the camp of the Arameans to hear a sound of chariots and a sound of horses, even the sound of a great military force, so that they said to one another, “Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:23 -

‘Through your messengers you have [fn]reproached the Lord H136,

And you have said, “With my many chariots

I came up to the heights of the mountains,

To the remotest parts of Lebanon;

And I [fn]cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypresses.

And I [fn]entered its farthest lodging place, its thickest forest.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:11 - “O Lord H136, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your slave and the prayer of Your slaves who delight to fear Your name, and make Your slave successful today and grant him compassion before this man.”

Now I was the cupbearer to the king.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:14 - Then I saw their fear. And I arose and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people: “Do not fear them; remember the Lord H136 who is great and fearsome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:10 - Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord H136. Do not be grieved, for the joy of Yahweh is your strength.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:29 - are [fn]joining with their [fn]relatives, their nobles, and are entering into a curse and an oath to walk in God’s law, which was given by the hand of Moses, God’s servant, and to keep and to do all the commandments of Yahweh our Lord H136 and His judgments and His statutes;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 -

“So He said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord H136, that is wisdom;

And to turn away from evil is understanding.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:4 -

He who [fn]sits in the heavens laughs,

The Lord H136 mocks them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:2 -

O my soul, you have said to Yahweh, “You are [fn]my Lord H136;

I have no good without You.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:30 -

Their seed will serve Him;

It will be recounted about the Lord H136 to the coming generation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:8 -

To You, O Yahweh, I called,

And to the Lord H136 I made supplication:

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:17 -

Lord H136, how long will You look on?

Bring back my soul from their ravages,

My only life from the lions.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:22 -

You have seen it, O Yahweh, do not keep silent;

O Lord H136, do not be far from me.

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