Master

Names of God including the word “master.”

Three names include this word. For more information, click on the name in the list.

God of my master Abraham

Master (see below)

Master in heaven

 

Master

One Hebrew word and three Greek words mean “Master.”

A name of God pictured in the Hebrew text - My master (Ba'ali) in Hosea 2:16.

My master (Ba’ali) in Hosea 2:16.

My Master in Hebrew:

Ba‘ali

Strong’s Concordance number: 1180

Bible reference: Hos. 2:16 (NIV)

“In that day,” declares the Lord,
“you will call me ‘my husband’;
you will no longer call me ‘my master.’”
(Hosea 2:16 NIV)

In the same verse, the Message Bible speaks of Israel having called God, “Slave-master.” The word “ba‘al” is also the name of a Canaanite god who imposed life-sapping slavery on his followers. God contrasted Himself with Ba‘al the dictatorial slave-master; instead, He is like a loving husband.

When the word ’adon is used for men, it is usually translated with this title. When it is used for God, it has a stronger note of reverence so it is translated “Lord.”

Master in Greek:

Kyrios

Strong’s Concordance number: 2962

Bible references: 38 times Kyrios is translated this way.

A photograph of the Greek text of 2 Tim. 2:21, Paul referred to Jesus as the Master using the word "despotēs."

In 2 Tim. 2:21, Paul referred to Jesus as the Master using the word “despotēs.”

Despotēs

Strong’s Concordance number: 1203

Bible references: 2 Tim. 2:21; 2 Pet. 2:1 (“Sovereign Lord” in the NIV, “Lord” in the  KJV); Jude 1:4 (“Sovereign” in the NIV, “Lord God” in the KJV).

Certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. (Jude 1:4)

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