Bill Mounce

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Forms of the word
δεσπότης, -ου, ὁ
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master; Sovereign Lord
a lord, master, especially of slaves, 1 Tim. 6:1, 2; 2 Tim. 2:21; Tit. 2:9; 1 Pet. 2:18; by impl. as denoting the possession of supreme authority, Lord, sovereign, used of God, Lk. 2:29; Acts 4:24; Rev. 6:10; and of Christ, 2 Pet. 2:1; Jude 4

Greek-English Concordance for δεσπότης

Luke 2:29 “Now, Master (despota | δέσποτα | voc sg masc), you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word;
Acts 4:24 When they heard this, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord (despota | δέσποτα | voc sg masc), you who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything that is in them,
1 Timothy 6:1 As many as are under the yoke as slaves should consider their own masters (despotas | δεσπότας | acc pl masc) as worthy of all honor so that the name of God and the teaching might not be blasphemed.
1 Timothy 6:2 And let those who have believing masters (despotas | δεσπότας | acc pl masc) not despise them because they are brothers; rather, let them serve all the more since those benefiting from their act of kindness are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things.
2 Timothy 2:21 If, therefore, someone cleanses himself from these things, that person will be a vessel for honor, having been sanctified, useful to the master (despotē | δεσπότῃ | dat sg masc), prepared for every good work.
Titus 2:9 Urge slaves to be subject to their own masters (despotais | δεσπόταις | dat pl masc) in all things, to be pleasing, not talking back,
1 Peter 2:18 Household servants should be subject to their masters (despotais | δεσπόταις | dat pl masc) with all respect, not only to the good and kind but also to the unjust.
2 Peter 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master (despotēn | δεσπότην | acc sg masc) who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.
Jude 1:4 For certain men have stolen in unawares — men who long ago were designated for this condemnation — ungodly men who turn the grace of our God into an excuse for blatant immorality, and deny our only Master (despotēn | δεσπότην | acc sg masc) and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Revelation 6:10 And they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Sovereign Lord (despotēs | δεσπότης | voc sg masc), holy and true, before you bring judgment and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”