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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 - But Abram said, "O sovereign LORD, what will you give me since I continue to be childless, and my heir is Eliezer of Damascus?"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:8 - But Abram said, "O sovereign LORD, by what can I know that I am to possess it?"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:27 - Then Abraham asked, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord (although I am but dust and ashes),
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:30 - Then Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak! What if thirty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it if I find thirty there."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:31 - Abraham said, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the twenty."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:32 - Finally Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:18 - But Lot said to them, "No, please, Lord!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:4 - Now Abimelech had not gone near her. He said, "Lord, would you really slaughter an innocent nation?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:10 - Then Moses said to the LORD, "O my Lord, I am not an eloquent man, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant, for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:13 - But Moses said, "O my Lord, please send anyone else whom you wish to send!"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:22 - Moses returned to the LORD, and said, "Lord, why have you caused trouble for this people? Why did you ever send me?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:17 - You will bring them in and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, in the place you made for your residence, O Lord, the sanctuary, O LORD, that your hands have established.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:9 - and said, "If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, let my Lord go among us, for we are a stiff-necked people; pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:17 - So now, let the power of my Lord be great, just as you have said,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:24 - "O, Lord GOD, you have begun to show me your greatness and strength. (What god in heaven or earth can rival your works and mighty deeds?)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:26 - I prayed to him: O, Lord GOD, do not destroy your people, your valued property that you have powerfully redeemed, whom you brought out of Egypt by your strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:17 - For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God who is unbiased and takes no bribe,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:11 - Look! The ark of the covenant of the Ruler of the whole earth is ready to enter the Jordan ahead of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:13 - When the feet of the priests carrying the ark of the LORD, the Ruler of the whole earth, touch the water of the Jordan, the water coming downstream toward you will stop flowing and pile up."
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:14 - He answered, "Truly I am the commander of the LORD's army. Now I have arrived!" Joshua bowed down with his face to the ground and asked, "What does my master want to say to his servant?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:7 - Joshua prayed, "O, Master, LORD! Why did you bring these people across the Jordan to hand us over to the Amorites so they could destroy us?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:8 - If only we had been satisfied to live on the other side of the Jordan! O Lord, what can I say now that Israel has retreated before its enemies?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:15 - Gideon said to him, "But Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Just look! My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my family."
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:22 - When Gideon realized that it was the LORD's messenger, he said, "Oh no! Master, LORD! I have seen the LORD's messenger face to face!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:8 - Manoah prayed to the LORD, "Please, Lord, allow the man sent from God to visit us again, so he can teach us how we should raise the child who will be born."
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:28 - Samson called to the LORD, "O Master, LORD, remember me! Strengthen me just one more time, O God, so I can get swift revenge against the Philistines for my two eyes!"
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:18 - King David went in, sat before the LORD, and said, "Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my family, that you should have brought me to this point?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:19 - And you didn't stop there, O LORD God! You have also spoken about the future of your servant's family. Is this your usual way of dealing with men, O LORD God?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:20 - What more can David say to you? You have given your servant special recognition, O LORD God!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:22 - Therefore you are great, O LORD God, for there is none like you! There is no God besides you! What we have heard is true!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:28 - Now, O sovereign LORD, you are the true God! May your words prove to be true! You have made this good promise to your servant!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:29 - Now be willing to bless your servant's dynasty so that it may stand permanently before you, for you, O sovereign LORD, have spoken. By your blessing may your servant's dynasty be blessed on into the future!"
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:26 - The king then told Abiathar the priest, "Go back to your property in Anathoth. You deserve to die, but today I will not kill you because you did carry the ark of the sovereign LORD before my father David and you suffered with my father through all his difficult times."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:10 - The Lord was pleased that Solomon made this request.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:15 - Solomon then woke up and realized it was a dream. He went to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the Lord's covenant, offered up burnt sacrifices, presented peace offerings, and held a feast for all his servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:53 - After all, you picked them out of all the nations of the earth to be your special possession, just as you, O sovereign LORD, announced through your servant Moses when you brought our ancestors out of Egypt."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:6 - So the king of Israel assembled about four hundred prophets and asked them, "Should I attack Ramoth Gilead or not?" They said, "Attack! The sovereign one will hand it over to the king."
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:6 - The LORD had caused the Syrian camp to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a large army. Then they said to one another, "Look, the king of Israel has paid the kings of the Hittites and Egypt to attack us!"
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:23 - Through your messengers you taunted the sovereign master, 'With my many chariots I climbed up the high mountains, the slopes of Lebanon. I cut down its tall cedars, and its best evergreens. I invaded its most remote regions, its thickest woods.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:11 - Please, O Lord, listen attentively to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who take pleasure in showing respect to your name. Grant your servant success today and show compassion to me in the presence of this man." Now I was cupbearer for the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:14 - When I had 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 awesome Lord, and fight on behalf of your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your families!"
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:10 - He said to them, "Go and eat delicacies and drink sweet drinks and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared. For this day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:29 - hereby participate with their colleagues the town leaders and enter into a curse and an oath to adhere to the law of God which was given through Moses the servant of God, and to obey carefully all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, along with his ordinances and his statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 - And he said to mankind, 'The fear of the LORD - that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:4 - The one enthroned in heaven laughs in disgust; the Lord taunts them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:2 - I say to the LORD, "You are the Lord, my only source of well-being."
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:30 - A whole generation will serve him; they will tell the next generation about the sovereign Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:8 - To you, O LORD, I cried out; I begged the Lord for mercy:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:17 - O Lord, how long are you going to just stand there and watch this? Rescue me from their destructive attacks; guard my life from the young lions!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:22 - But you take notice, LORD! O Lord, do not remain far away from me!

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