MOST COMMON WORD IN THE BIBLE

MOST COMMON WORD IN THE BIBLE

What is the most common word in the Bible? Lord. Lord is by far the most used word in the Old and New Testaments. Depending on which translation you use, there are anywhere from 7,000 to 9,000 uses of Lord. The next most common is God at 4,000 times. That is around 5,000 more uses: more than double the occurrence! One of the reasons why it is so commonly seen is the extremely high reverence for the name of God Jews had in their culture. When God revealed his name, Yahweh, the Jews saw this name as so holy, set apart, powerful, and high above us, that they would not write His name down. Instead, they used Lord. Lord is the name of God. In fact, the only way to acquire salvation is to confess Jesus as Lord (Romans 10:9). The repetition alone shows importance, but confessing His name leading to salvation has a high emphasis as well. Maybe there is something God is trying to get across to us. The Greek word for Lord is kurios, meaning a person who exercises absolute ownership rights. He is the ruler of the universe. In Hebrews it says of Jesus, “he upholds the universe by the word of his power.” He deserves everything in creation, because it belongs to Him. It is HIS creation and nothing we can see, create, (or even think), is completely ours. The Lord has absolute ownership rights over EVERYTHING. We are no longer our own because we have been bought. The Lord paid the highest price by giving us His son to die so we would...

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