אָדוֹן Strong’s #113 adon

And Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

Genesis 18:12


The Hebrew word adon is “one who has authority over another” or as it is usually translated, a “lord” and is used in the Bible for both men and God. However, from a Hebraic perspective, a “lord” is not one who simply rules over another, but rather one who provides for and protects those under his charge. At this point, a little Hebrew grammar is in order to help understand what the Hebrew behind the word “Lord” really means.