- For the Lord (yhwh) your God (ʾĕlōhîm) is the God (ʾĕlōhîm) of gods and the Lord of lords (ʾădōnê hāʾădōnîm), the great, the mighty, and the awesome God (ʾēl) who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. - Deuteronomy 10:17
- Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord (ʾādôn) of all the earth is crossing over ahead of you into the Jordan. - Joshua 3:11
When Adonai (ʾādôn) is used in the plural, like Elohim (ʾĕlōhîm), it is an intensive plural or plural of majesty and always refers to the plurality of God.
- I said to the Lord (yhwh), You are my Lord (ʾādôn); I have no god besides You. - Psalm 16:2
The title Adonai is used to emphasize the relationship between master and servant.
- So the servant placed his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master (ʾādôn), and swore to him concerning this matter. - Genesis 24:9
- Then it came about after these things, the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord (ʾādôn), the king of Egypt. - Genesis 40:1
As Adonai, God is sovereign.
- O Lord (yhwh), our Lord (ʾādôn), How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! - Psalm 8:1
Exodus 34:23 combines the name YHWH with the titles Elohim and Adonai.
- Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord God, the God (hāʾādōn yhwhʾĕlōhê) of Israel - Exodus 34:23
The combination of these titles with the personal name YHWH translates as the One Who Exists, the Lord of All is the Mighty Ones.