1203. despotés
Strong's Concordance
despotés: lord, master
Original Word: δεσπότης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: despotés
Phonetic Spelling: (des-pot'-ace)
Definition: lord, master
Usage: a lord, master, or prince.
HELPS Word-studies

1203 despótēs (from posis, "husband") – properly, an authority figure ("master") who exercises complete jurisdiction (wields unrestricted power).

[1203 (despótēs) implies someone exercising "unrestricted power and absolute domination, confessing no limitations or restraints" (R. Trench, 96).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
lord, master
NASB Translation
Lord (3), Master (3), masters (4).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1203: δεσπότης

δεσπότης, δεσπότου, (from Pindar down), a master, lord (as of δοῦλοι, οἰκέται): 1 Timothy 6:1,(2); 2 Timothy 2:21; Titus 2:9; 1 Peter 2:18; God is thus addressed by one who calls himself his δοῦλος: Luke 2:29, cf. Acts 4:24, 29 (δεσπότης τῶν πάντων, Job 5:8; Wis. 6:8); Christ is so called, as one who has bought his servants, 2 Peter 2:1; rules over his church, Jude 1:4 (some take δεσπότης here as designating God; cf. R. V. marginal reading); and whose prerogative it is to take vengeance on those who persecute his followers, Revelation 6:10. [SYNONYMS: δεσπότης, κύριος: δεσπότης was strictly the correlative of slave, δοῦλος, and hence, denoted absolute ownership and uncontrolled power; κύριος had a wider meaning, applicable to the various ranks and relations of life, and not suggestive either of property or of absolutism. Ammonius under the word δεσπότης says δεδσποτης τῶν ἀργυρωνητων. κύριος δέ καί πατήρ υἱοῦ καί αὐτός τίς ἑαυτοῦ. So Philo, quis rer. div. heres § 6 ὥστε τόν δεσπότην κύριον εἶναι καί ἔτι ὡσανεί φοβερόν κύριον, οὐ μόνον τό κῦρος καί τό κράτος ἁπάντων ἀνημμενον, ἀλλά καί δέος καί φόβον ἱκανόν ἐμποιησαι. Cf. Trench, § xxviii.; Woolsey, in Bib. Sacr. for 1861, p. 599f; Schmidt, chapter 161, 5.]

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
Lord, master.

Perhaps from deo and posis (a husband); an absolute ruler ("despot") -- Lord, master.

see GREEK deo

Forms and Transliterations
δεσποτα δεσποτά δέσποτα δεσποταις δεσπόταις δεσποτας δεσπότας δεσποτη δεσπότη δεσπότῃ δεσποτην δεσπότην δεσποτης δεσπότης δεσπότου δεσποτών despota déspota despotais despótais despotas despótas despote despotē despótei despótēi despoten despotēn despóten despótēn despotes despotēs despótes despótēs
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 2:29 N-VMS
GRK: δοῦλόν σου δέσποτα κατὰ τὸ
NAS: Now Lord, You are releasing
KJV: Lord, now lettest thou
INT: servant of you Master according to the

Acts 4:24 N-VMS
GRK: καὶ εἶπαν Δέσποτα σὺ ὁ
NAS: and said, O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN
KJV: and said, Lord, thou [art] God,
INT: and said Sovereign Lord you who

1 Timothy 6:1 N-AMP
GRK: τοὺς ἰδίους δεσπότας πάσης τιμῆς
NAS: their own masters as worthy
KJV: count their own masters worthy of all
INT: the own masters of all honor

1 Timothy 6:2 N-AMP
GRK: πιστοὺς ἔχοντες δεσπότας μὴ καταφρονείτωσαν
NAS: believers as their masters must not be disrespectful
KJV: believing masters, let them
INT: believing having masters not let them despise [them]

2 Timothy 2:21 N-DMS
GRK: εὔχρηστον τῷ δεσπότῃ εἰς πᾶν
NAS: useful to the Master, prepared
KJV: meet for the master's use, [and] prepared
INT: useful to the master for every

Titus 2:9 N-DMP
GRK: δούλους ἰδίοις δεσπόταις ὑποτάσσεσθαι ἐν
NAS: to their own masters in everything,
KJV: unto their own masters, [and] to
INT: Servants to their own masters to be subject in

1 Peter 2:18 N-DMP
GRK: φόβῳ τοῖς δεσπόταις οὐ μόνον
NAS: be submissive to your masters with all
KJV: [be] subject to [your] masters with
INT: fear to masters not only

2 Peter 2:1 N-AMS
GRK: ἀγοράσαντα αὐτοὺς δεσπότην ἀρνούμενοι ἐπάγοντες
NAS: denying the Master who bought
KJV: denying the Lord that bought
INT: having bought them Master denying bringing upon

Jude 1:4 N-AMS
GRK: τὸν μόνον δεσπότην καὶ κύριον
NAS: our only Master and Lord,
KJV: denying the only Lord God, and
INT: the only master and Lord

Revelation 6:10 N-NMS
GRK: πότε ὁ δεσπότης ὁ ἅγιος
NAS: How long, O Lord, holy
KJV: How long, O Lord, holy and
INT: when O Lord holy

Strong's Greek 1203
10 Occurrences

δέσποτα — 2 Occ.
δεσπόταις — 2 Occ.
δεσπότας — 2 Occ.
δεσπότῃ — 1 Occ.
δεσπότην — 2 Occ.
δεσπότης — 1 Occ.

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