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Lexicon :: Strong's G3962 - patēr

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πατήρ
Transliteration
patēr
Pronunciation
pä-tā'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 learned that the new ruler of Judea was Herod’s son Archelaus, he was afraid to go there. Then, after being warned in a dream, he left for the region of Galilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:9 - Don’t just say to each other, ‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.’ That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:21 - A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them to come, too.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:22 - They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:16 - In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:45 - In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:48 - But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:1 - “Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:4 - Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:6 - But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:8 - Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:9 - Pray like this:
Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:14 - “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:15 - But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:18 - Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:26 - Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:32 - These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:11 - So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:21 - “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:21 - Another of his disciples said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:20 - For it is not you who will be speaking—it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:21 - “A brother will betray his brother to death, a father will betray his own child, and children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:29 - What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin[fn]? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:32 - “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:33 - But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:35 - ‘I have come to set a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:37 - “If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:25 - At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:26 - Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:27 - “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:50 - Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:43 - Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s Kingdom. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:4 - For instance, God says, ‘Honor your father and mother,’[fn] and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:5 - But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given to you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:6 - In this way, you say they don’t need to honor their parents.[fn] And so you cancel the word of God for the sake of your own tradition.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:13 - Jesus replied, “Every plant not planted by my heavenly Father will be uprooted,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:17 - Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John,[fn] because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:27 - For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father and will judge all people according to their deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:10 - “Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:14 - In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:19 - “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:35 - “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters[fn] from your heart.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:5 - And he said, ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:19 - Honor your father and mother. Love your neighbor as yourself.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:29 - And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:23 - Jesus told them, “You will indeed drink from my bitter cup. But I have no right to say who will sit on my right or my left. My Father has prepared those places for the ones he has chosen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:31 - “Which of the two obeyed his father?” They replied, “The first.”[fn] Then Jesus explained his meaning: “I tell you the truth, corrupt tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the Kingdom of God before you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:9 - And don’t address anyone here on earth as ‘Father,’ for only God in heaven is your spiritual Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:30 - Then you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would never have joined them in killing the prophets.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:32 - Go ahead and finish what your ancestors started.

 
 
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