Lord of lords

The name “Lord of lords” expresses the truth that God is supreme over every other ruler and authority. It is related to other biblical names of God that speak of His supremacy over spiritual entities and the rulers of the world. It often appears alongside those similar names for God: God of gods (Deut. 10:17; Ps. 136:2; Dan. 11:36), Lord of kings (Dan. 2:47), and King of kings (1 Tim. 6:15; Rev. 17:14; 19:16). Jesus Christ is also called the ruler (or prince, KJV) of the kings of the earth (Rev. 1:5).

Picture of the name, Lord of lords (Adonei ha’adonim), in the Hebrew text of Deuteronomy 10:17

Lord of lords (’Adonei ha’adonim) in the Hebrew text of Deuteronomy 10:17

Hebrew Words for Lord of lords:

’Adonei ha’adonim

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 136, 113

Bible references: Deut. 10:17; Ps. 136:3

For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward. (Deuteronomy 10:17 KJV)

Greek Words for Lord of lords:

Lord of lords pictured in the Greek text of Revelation 19:16.

Lord of lords in the Greek text of Revelation 19:16.

Kyrios kyriōn

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2962, 2962

Bible references: 1 Tim. 6:15; Rev. 17:14; 19:16

[Ten kings] will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers. (Revelation 17:14 NIV)

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