Master / lord
As we have seen so far, the Common Version of the existing Bible translations use very simple words in many different ways. I think, therefore, that these multiple uses of so many words contributes to the confusion we have when we read the Bible. Perfect examples of these ‘interchangeable words’, are found whenever we see the words, “lord”, “Lord”, “lord’s”, “Lord’s”, “master”, “Master”, “master’s” and “Master’s”. Even after removing the incorrect translation of, “The LORD” from the whole of Scripture, and even after replacing that expression with the Exalted Name, YEHOWAH, we are still left with a jumble of inconsistent words that refer to either lord(s) and/or Master(s), and because of those inconsistencies, we do not have a clear grasp for the meaning of either word.
Two primary Hebrew words are involved in this inconsistent mix, and what I have learned in my studies is that there is no need for any confusion. The two Hebrew words involved are, “Adon” and “Adonay”.
Simply put, whenever Adon is used, the word we should be reading in our Bible must be translated as lord, lords, or lord’s – all lower case. This is so, because this word always speaks toward those instances when humans are talking to or about other humans. The use of Adon in these instances is an expression of respect. This word is also appropriate whenever a human is talking with another created being, such as an angel, whenever that other created being is NOT the Creator.
In contrast to this is the word Adonay, which is used whenever a created being is talking to or about The Creator. Adonay, therefore, is interpreted as Master throughout the ENB, and it is always an upper case word.
While Scripture IS designed to require study for understanding, knowledge and wisdom, Scripture is not designed to confuse us at the most base levels. The Exalted Name Bible™ uses “lord” and “Master” consistently from Genesis to Revelation, thereby eliminating as much confusion as possible. I believe you will appreciate the consistency.