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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #3781 - ὀφειλέτης
- one who owes another, a debtor
- one held by some obligation, bound by some duty
- one who has not yet made amends to whom he has injured:
- one who owes God penalty or whom God can demand punishment as something due, i.e. a sinner
ὀφειλ-έτης, ου, ὁ,
debtor, τινι Pl. Lg. 736d, etc.; ὀ. εἰμί c. inf.,
I am under bond to.., S. Aj. 590, cf. Romans 8:12 : — fem. ὀφειλ-έτις, ιδος, E. Rh. 965.
ὀφειλέτης, ὀφειλετου, ὁ (ὀφείλω), one who owes another, a debtor: properly, of one who owes another money (Plato, legg. 5, 736 d.; Plutarch; others); with a genitive of the sum due, Matthew 18:24. Metaphorically,
a. one held by some obligation, bound to some duty: ὀφειλέτης εἰμί, equivalent to ὀφείλω, followed by an infinitive, Galatians 5:3 (Sophocles Aj. 590); ὀφειλέτης εἰμί τίνος, to be one's debtor i. e. under obligations of gratitude to him for favors received, Romans 15:27; τίνι (dative commodi), to be under obligation to do something for someone, Romans 1:14; Romans 8:12.
b. one who has not yet made amends to one whom he has injured: Matthew 6:12; in imitation of the Chaldean חַיָב, one who owes God penalty or of whom God can demand punishment as something due, i. e. a sinner, Luke 13:4.
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* ὀφειλέτης , -ου , ὁ
a debtor: c. gen. (of the amount), Matthew 18:24. Metaph., of obligation or duty in general, with reference to favours received or injury done, etc.: Matthew 6:12, Romans 1:14; Romans 8:12; Romans 15:27, Galatians 5:3; of sinners, in relation to God (= Heb. חַיָּב ; cf. Sir (Hebrews 8:5) (6)), Luke 13:4.†
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For the meaning ";coast along"; in Acts 27:8, Field (Notes, p. 143 f.) cites Diod. Sic. xiii. 3 κἀκεῖθεν ἤδη παρελέγοντο τὴν Ἰταλίαν, xiv. 55 αἱ δὲ τριήρεις ἔπλευσαν εἰς τὴν Λιβύην, παρελέγοντο δὲ τὴν γῆν. In BGU II. 665ii. 14 (i/A.D.) ἐνε ̣τ ̣είλατο γὰρ θέων πα ̣ρ ̣α ̣[λ ]έγων, the verb seems to refer to casual, incidental speech.
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