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Lexicon :: Strong's G3962 - patēr

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πατήρ
Transliteration
patēr (Key)
Pronunciation
pä-ta'r (Key)
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a root word
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 5:945,805

Strong’s Definitions

πατήρ patḗr, pat-ayr'; apparently a primary word; a "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote):—father, parent.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 419x

The KJV translates Strong's G3962 in the following manner: Father (268x), father (150x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 419x
The KJV translates Strong's G3962 in the following manner: Father (268x), father (150x).
  1. generator or male ancestor

    1. either the nearest ancestor: father of the corporeal nature, natural fathers, both parents

    2. a more remote ancestor, the founder of a family or tribe, progenitor of a people, forefather: so Abraham is called, Jacob and David

      1. fathers i.e. ancestors, forefathers, founders of a nation

    3. one advanced in years, a senior

  2. metaph.

    1. the originator and transmitter of anything

      1. the authors of a family or society of persons animated by the same spirit as himself

      2. one who has infused his own spirit into others, who actuates and governs their minds

    2. one who stands in a father's place and looks after another in a paternal way

    3. a title of honour

      1. teachers, as those to whom pupils trace back the knowledge and training they have received

      2. the members of the Sanhedrin, whose prerogative it was by virtue of the wisdom and experience in which they excelled, to take charge of the interests of others

  3. God is called the Father

    1. of the stars, the heavenly luminaries, because he is their creator, upholder, ruler

    2. of all rational and intelligent beings, whether angels or men, because he is their creator, preserver, guardian and protector

      1. of spiritual beings and of all men

    3. of Christians, as those who through Christ have been exalted to a specially close and intimate relationship with God, and who no longer dread him as a stern judge of sinners, but revere him as their reconciled and loving Father

    4. the Father of Jesus Christ, as one whom God has united to himself in the closest bond of love and intimacy, made acquainted with his purposes, appointed to explain and carry out among men the plan of salvation, and made to share also in his own divine nature

      1. by Jesus Christ himself

      2. by the apostles

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πατήρ patḗr, pat-ayr'; apparently a primary word; a "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote):—father, parent.
STRONGS NT 3962: πατήρ
πατήρ (from the root, pa; literally, nourisher, protector, upholder; (Curtius, § 348)), πατρός, πατρί, πατέρα, vocative πάτερ (for which the nominative πατήρ is five times used, and (anarthrous) πατήρ in John 17:21 T Tr WH, 24 and 25 L T Tr WH; cf. B. § 129, 5; Winers Grammar, § 29, 2; WH's Appendix, p. 158), plural πατέρες, πατέρων, πατρασι (Hebrews 1:1), πατέρας, (from Homer down), the Sept. for אָב, a father;
1. properly, equivalent to generator or male ancestor, and either
a. the nearest ancestor: Matthew 2:22; Matthew 4:21; Matthew 8:21; Luke 1:17; John 4:53; Acts 7:14; 1 Corinthians 5:1, etc.; οἱ πατέρες τῆς σαρκός, fathers of the corporeal nature, natural fathers (opposed to πατήρ τῶν πνευμάτων), Hebrews 12:9; plural of both parents, Hebrews 11:23 (not infrequent in secular auth, cf. Delitzsch at the passage); or
b. a more remote ancestor, the founder of a race or tribe, progenitor of a people, forefather: so Abraham is called, Matthew 3:9; Luke 1:73; Luke 16:24; John 8:39, 53; Acts 7:2; Romans 4:1 Rec., Romans 4:17f, etc.; Isaac, Romans 9:10; Jacob, John 4:12; David, Mark 11:10; Luke 1:32; plural, fathers i. e. ancestor's, forefathers, Matthew 23:30, 32; Luke 6:23, 26; Luke 11:47; John 4:20; John 6:31; Acts 3:13, 25; 1 Corinthians 10:1, etc., and often in Greek writings from Homer down; so too אָבות, 1 Kings 8:21; Psalm 21:5 (Ps. 22:5), etc.; in the stricter sense of the founders of a race, John 7:22; Romans 9:5; Romans 11:28.
c. equivalent to one advanced in years, a senior: 1 John 2:13f.
2. metaphorically;
a. the originator and transmitter of anything: πατήρ περιτομῆς, Romans 4:12; the author of a family or society of persons animated by the same spirit as himself: so πατήρ πάντων τῶν πιστευόντων, Romans 4:11, cf. Romans 4:12, 16 (1 Macc. 2:54); one who has infused his own spirit into others, who actuates and governs their minds, John 8:38, 41f, 44; the phrase ἐκ πατρός τίνος εἶναι is used of one who shows himself as like another in spirit and purpose as though he had inherited his nature from him, John 8:44.
b. one who stands in a father's place, and looks after another in paternal way: 1 Corinthians 4:15.
c. a title of honor (cf. Sophocles, Lexicon, under the word), applied to
α. teachers, as those to whom pupils trace back the knowledge and training they have received: Matthew 23:9 (of prophets, 2 Kings 2:12; 2 Kings 6:21).
β. the members of the Sanhedrin, whose prerogative it was, by virtue of the wisdom and experience in which they excelled, to take charge of the interests of others: Acts 7:2; Acts 22:1; cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus i., p. 7{a}.
3. God is called the Father,
a. τῶν φώτων (A. V. of lights i. e.) of the stars, the heavenly luminaries, because he is their creator, upholder, ruler, James 1:17.
b. of all rational and intelligent beings, whether angels or men, because he is their creator, preserver, guardian and protector: Ephesians 3:14f G L T Tr WH; τῶν πνευμάτων, of spiritual beings, Hebrews 12:9; and, for the same reason, of all men (πατήρ τοῦ παντός ἀνθρώπων γένους, Josephus, Antiquities 4, 8, 24): so in the Synoptic Gospels, especially Matthew, Matthew 6:4, 8, 15; Matthew 24:36; Luke 6:36; Luke 11:2; Luke 12:30, 32; John 4:21, 23; James 3:9; πατήρ ἐν (τοῖς) οὐρανοῖς, the Father in heaven, Matthew 5:16, 45, 48; Matthew 6:1, 9; Matthew 7:11, 21; Matthew 18:14; Mark 11:25, 26 R G L; Luke 11:13 (ἐξ οὐρανοῦ; cf. Buttmann, § 151, 2{a}; Winer's Grammar, § 66, 6); πατήρ οὐρανοῖς, the heavenly Father, Matthew 6:14, 26, 32; Matthew 15:13.
c. of Christians, as those who through Christ have been exalted to a specially close and intimate relationship with God, and who no longer dread him as the stern judge of sinners, but revere him as their reconciled and loving Father. This conception, common in the N. T. Epistles, shines forth with especial brightness in Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6; in John's use of the term it seems to include the additional idea of one who by the power of his Spirit, operative in the gospel, has begotten them anew to a life of holiness (see γεννάω, 2 d.): absolutely, 2 Corinthians 6:18; Ephesians 2:18; 1 John 2:1, 14(1 John 2:13),1 John 2:16; 1 John 3:1; Θεός καί πατήρ πάντων, of all Christians, Ephesians 4:6; with the addition of a genitive of quality (Winer's Grammar, § 34, 3 b.; § 132, 10), πατήρ τῶν οἰκτίρμων, 2 Corinthians 1:3; τῆς δόξης, Ephesians 1:17; on the phrases Θεός καί πατήρ ἡμῶν, Θεός πατήρ, etc., see Θεός, 3, p. 288{a}.
d. the Father of Jesus Christ, as one whom God has united to himself in the closest bond of love and intimacy, made acquainted with his purposes, appointed to explain and carry out among men the plan of salvation, and (as appears from the teaching of John) made to share also in his own divine nature; he is so called,
α. by Jesus himself: simply πατήρ (opposed to υἱός), Matthew 11:25-27; Luke 10:21; John 5:20-23, 26, 36; John 10:15, 30, etc.; πατήρ μου, Matthew 11:27; Matthew 25:34; Matthew 26:53; Luke 10:22; John 5:17; John 8:19, 49; John 10:18, 32, and often in John's Gospel; Revelation 2:28 (Revelation 2:27); Rev 3:5,21; with ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς added, Matthew 7:11, 21, 32; Matthew 12:50; Matthew 16:17; Matthew 18:10, 19; οὐράνιος, Matthew 15:13; ἐπουράνιος, Matthew 18:35 Rec.
β. by the apostles: Romans 15:6; 2 Corinthians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 11:31; Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 3:14 Rec.: Colossians 1:3; Hebrews 1:5; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6. See (Tholuck (Bergrede Christi) on Matthew 6:9; Weiss, Biblical Theol. d. N. T., Index under Vater; C. Wittichen, Die Idee Gottes als d. Vaters (Göttingen, 1865); Westcott, Epistles of St. John, pp. 27-34, and) below in υἱός and τέκνον.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

1 Kings
8:21
2 Kings
2:12; 6:21
Psalms
21:5; 22:5
Matthew
2:22; 3:9; 4:21; 5:16; 5:45; 5:48; 6:1; 6:4; 6:8; 6:9; 6:9; 6:14; 6:15; 6:26; 6:32; 7:11; 7:11; 7:21; 7:21; 8:21; 11:25; 11:26; 11:27; 11:27; 12:50; 15:13; 15:13; 16:17; 18:10; 18:14; 18:19; 18:35; 23:9; 23:30; 23:32; 24:36; 25:34; 26:53
Mark
11:10; 11:25; 11:26
Luke
1:17; 1:32; 1:73; 6:23; 6:26; 6:36; 10:21; 10:22; 11:2; 11:13; 11:47; 12:30; 12:32; 16:24
John
4:12; 4:20; 4:21; 4:23; 4:53; 5:17; 5:20; 5:21; 5:22; 5:23; 5:26; 5:36; 6:31; 7:22; 8:19; 8:38; 8:39; 8:41; 8:44; 8:44; 8:49; 8:53; 10:15; 10:18; 10:30; 10:32; 17:21
Acts
3:13; 3:25; 7:2; 7:2; 7:14; 22:1
Romans
4:1; 4:11; 4:12; 4:12; 4:16; 4:17; 8:15; 9:5; 9:10; 11:28; 15:6
1 Corinthians
4:15; 5:1; 10:1
2 Corinthians
1:3; 1:3; 6:18; 11:31
Galatians
4:6
Ephesians
1:3; 1:17; 2:18; 3:14; 3:14; 4:6
Colossians
1:3
Hebrews
1:1; 1:5; 11:23; 12:9; 12:9
James
1:17; 3:9
1 Peter
1:3
1 John
2:1; 2:13; 2:13; 2:14; 2:16; 3:1
Revelation
1:6; 2:27; 2:28; 3:5; 3:21

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3962 matches the Greek πατήρ (patēr),
which occurs 415 times in 366 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 8 (Mat 2:22–Mat 23:32)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:22 - But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father G3962 Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:9 - and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father’; G3962 for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:21 - Going on from there He saw two other brothers, [fn]James the son of Zebedee, and [fn]John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, G3962 mending their nets; and He called them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:22 - Immediately they left the boat and their father, G3962 and followed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:16 - “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father G3962 who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:45 - so that you may [fn]be sons of your Father G3962 who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:48 - “Therefore [fn]you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father G3962 is perfect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:1 - “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father G3962 who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:4 - so that your [fn]giving will be in secret; and your Father G3962 who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:6 - “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father G3962 who is in secret, and your Father G3962 who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:8 - “So do not be like them; for your Father G3962 knows what you need before you ask Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:9 - “Pray, then, in this way:
‘Our Father G3962 who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:14 - “For if you forgive [fn]others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father G3962 will also forgive you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:15 - “But if you do not forgive [fn]others, then your Father G3962 will not forgive your transgressions.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:18 - so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father G3962 who is in secret; and your Father G3962 who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:26 - “Look at the birds of the [fn]air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father G3962 feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:32 - “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father G3962 knows that you need all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:11 - “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father G3962 who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:21 - “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father G3962 who is in heaven will enter.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:21 - Another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” G3962
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:20 - “For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father G3962 who speaks in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:21 - “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father G3962 his child; and children will rise up against parents and [fn]cause them to be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:29 - “Are not two sparrows sold for a [fn]cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. G3962
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:32 - “Therefore everyone who [fn]confesses Me before men, I will also confess [fn]him before My Father G3962 who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:33 - “But whoever [fn]denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father G3962 who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:35 - “For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER G3962, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:37 - “He who loves father G3962 or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:25 - At that [fn]time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, G3962 Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:26 - “Yes, Father, G3962 for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:27 - “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; G3962 and no one knows the Son except the Father; G3962 nor does anyone know the Father G3962 except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:50 - “For whoever does the will of My Father G3962 who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:43 - “Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father. G3962 He who has ears, [fn]let him hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:4 - “For God said, ‘HONOR YOUR FATHER G3962 AND MOTHER,’ and, ‘HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER G3962 OR MOTHER IS TO [fn]BE PUT TO DEATH.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:5 - “But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father G3962 or mother, “Whatever I have that would help you has been [fn]given to God,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:6 - he is not to honor his father G3962 or his mother[fn].’ And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:13 - But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father G3962 did not plant shall be uprooted.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:17 - And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon [fn]Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father G3962 who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:27 - “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father G3962 with His angels, and WILL THEN [fn]REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS [fn]DEEDS.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:10 - “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father G3962 who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:14 - “So it is not the will [fn]of your Father G3962 who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:19 - “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them [fn]by My Father G3962 who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:35 - “My heavenly Father G3962 will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from [fn]your heart.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:5 - and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER G3962 AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:19 - HONOR YOUR FATHER G3962 AND MOTHER; and YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:29 - “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father G3962 or mother [fn]or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive [fn]many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:23 - He *said to them, “My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.” G3962
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:31 - “Which of the two did the will of his father?” G3962 They *said, “The first.” Jesus *said to them, “Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes [fn]will get into the kingdom of God before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:9 - “Do not call anyone on earth your father; G3962 for One is your Father, G3962 He who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:30 - and say, ‘If we had been living in the days of our fathers, G3962 we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:32 - “Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers. G3962

 
 
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