Biblical Concept: In the Lord


Vocabulary: evn kuri,w| / en kurio / Kurios = Lord = 1. generally—a. owner, master, one who has full control of something b. as a respectful designation used in addressing persons of varying social or political rank, often equivalent to our sir 2. in specialized usage a. as a designation of God b. as a designation of the Roman emperor c. as a designation of Jesus Christ, with emphasis on his authority and frequently in contrast to dou/loj (slave) d. In some passages it is not clear whether God or Christ is meant e. as designation of a divine messenger f. in general of beings or persons who elicit devotion appropriate to deity (deities)


(Explanatory parentheses are mine.)


NAS Romans 14:14 I know and am convinced in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but to him who thinks anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.  (In the Lord overcomes past paganism.)


NAS Romans 16:2 that you receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and that you help her in whatever matter she may have need of you; for she herself has also been a helper of many, and of myself as well.  (In the Lord = a special saint status = spiritual help.)


 8 Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.  (In the Lord = a spiritual greeting.)


 11 Greet Herodion, my kinsman. Greet those of the household of Narcissus, who are in the Lord. (In the Lord = a spiritual greeting.)


 12 Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, workers in the Lord. Greet Persis the beloved, who has worked hard in the Lord.  (In the Lord = a spiritual greeting = a life philosophy.)


 13 Greet Rufus, a choice man in the Lord, also his mother and mine. (In the Lord = a spiritual greeting.)


 22 I, Tertius, who write this letter, greet you in the Lord. (In the Lord = a spiritual greeting.)


NAS 1 Corinthians 1:31 that, just as it is written, "Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord."  (See Jeremiah 9:23-24.  In the Lord = standards to boast about.)


NAS 1 Corinthians 4:17 For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, and he will remind you of my ways which are in Christ, just as I teach everywhere in every church.  (In the Lord = a life philosophy.)


NAS 1 Corinthians 7:22 For he who was called in the Lord while a slave, is the Lord's freedman; likewise he who was called while free, is Christ's slave.  (In the Lord supersedes social condition.  In the Lord is the social condition.  Your social condition is silly compared to in the Lord.)


 39 A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.  (In the Lord = Christian marry Christian.)


NAS 1 Corinthians 9:1 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord?  (Apostle = worker par excellence in the Lord.)


 2 If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.  (Apostle = worker par excellence in the Lord.)


NAS 1 Corinthians 11:11 However, in the Lord, neither is woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.  (In the Lord makes sexists ignorant.  Sexists who are Christians are ignorant.)


NAS 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.  (Work in the Lord = reward.)


NAS 1 Corinthians 16:19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Prisca greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.  (In the Lord = a spiritual greeting = a life philosophy.)


NAS 2 Corinthians 2:12 Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord, (In the Lord = gospel service.)


NAS 2 Corinthians 10:17 But he who boasts, let him boast in the Lord. (See Jeremiah 9:23-24.  In the Lord = standards to boast about.)


NAS Galatians 5:10 I have confidence in you in the Lord, that you will adopt no other view; but the one who is disturbing you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is.  (In the Lord = the basis for spiritual confidence in others.)


NAS Ephesians 2:21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together is growing into a holy temple in the Lord;  (God’s household [see 2:19] is based on the cornerstone Christ [see 2:20], the temple in the Lord and a dwelling of God in the Spirit [see 2:22].) (Church is about God not humans.)


NAS Ephesians 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, (Irony: A prisoner in the Lord talks of Christian walking.)


 17 This I say therefore, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, (Speaking in / for the Lord--improve.)


NAS Ephesians 5:8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light  (In the Lord changes everything for the human.)


NAS Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  (In the Lord is for children too.)


 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. (In the Lord = strength.)


 21 But that you also may know about my circumstances, how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you.


NAS Philippians 1:14 and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.  (In the Lord counters fear.)


NAS Philippians 2:19 But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition. (In the Lord = will / hope orientation.)


 24 and I trust in the Lord that I myself also shall be coming shortly. (In the Lord = trust orientation.)


 29 Therefore receive him in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard;  (Spiritual reception in the Lord.)


NAS Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you. (In the Lord = rejoice.)


NAS Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, so stand firm in the Lord, my beloved. (In the Lord = stand firm.)


 2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony in the Lord. (In the Lord = harmony.)


 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! (In the Lord = rejoice.)


 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. (In the Lord = rejoice.)


NAS Colossians 3:18 Wives, be subject (u`pota,ssw / hupotasso; hupo = under, tasso = arrange + imperative present passive inflection = be arranged under) to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. (In the Lord = fitting attitudes.)


 20 Children, be obedient (u`pakou,w / hupakouo; hupo = under, akouo = to listen) to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. (In the Lord = well-pleasing attitudes.)


NAS Colossians 4:7 As to all my affairs, Tychicus, our beloved brother and faithful servant and fellow bond-servant in the Lord, will bring you information. (In the Lord = service.)


 17 And say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it." (In the Lord = ministry.)


NAS 1 Thessalonians 3:8 for now we really live, if you stand firm in the Lord. (In the Lord = stand firm.)


NAS 1 Thessalonians 4:1 Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that, as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you may excel still more. (In the Lord = exhortation = improvement.)


NAS 1 Thessalonians 5:12 But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over (proi<sthmi / proistemi; pro = before, histemi = to stand) you in the Lord and give you instruction, (In the Lord = instruction.)


NAS 2 Thessalonians 3:4 And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing and will continue to do what we command. (In the Lord = confidence.)


 12 Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread. (In the Lord = command and exhortation.)


NAS Philemon 1:16 no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. (In the Lord = brothers.)


 20 Yes, brother, let me benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ. (In the Lord = benefit.)


NAS Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, "Write, 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!'" "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them." (In the Lord = blessed.)





(Hyperlinked from above)

Jeremiah 9:23-24  23 Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;  24 but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD.