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Lexicon :: Strong's G3784 - opheilō

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ὀφείλω
Transliteration
opheilō
Pronunciation
o-fā'-lō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
Or (in certain tenses) its prolonged form opheileo {of-i-leh'-o}; probably from the base of ὄφελος (G3786) (through the idea of accruing)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 5:559,746

Trench's Synonyms: cvii. Additional Synonyms

Strong’s Definitions

ὀφείλω opheílō, of-i'-lo; probably from the base of G3786 (through the idea of accruing); to owe (pecuniarily); figuratively, to be under obligation (ought, must, should); morally, to fail in duty:—behove, be bound, (be) debt(-or), (be) due(-ty), be guilty (indebted), (must) need(-s), ought, owe, should. See also G3785.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's G3784 in the following manner: ought (15x), owe (7x), be bound (2x), be (one's) duty (2x), be a debtor (1x), be guilty (1x), be indebted (1x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's G3784 in the following manner: ought (15x), owe (7x), be bound (2x), be (one's) duty (2x), be a debtor (1x), be guilty (1x), be indebted (1x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. to owe

    1. to owe money, be in debt for

      1. that which is due, the debt

  2. metaph. the goodwill due

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ὀφείλω opheílō, of-i'-lo; probably from the base of G3786 (through the idea of accruing); to owe (pecuniarily); figuratively, to be under obligation (ought, must, should); morally, to fail in duty:—behove, be bound, (be) debt(-or), (be) due(-ty), be guilty (indebted), (must) need(-s), ought, owe, should. See also G3785.
STRONGS NT 3784: ὀφείλω
ὀφείλω; imperfect ὤφειλον; present passive participle ὀφειλόμενος; from Homer down; to owe;
a. properly, to owe money, be in debt for: τίνι τί, Matthew 18:28; Luke 16:5; without a dative, Matthew 18:28; Luke 7:41; Luke 16:7; Philemon 1:18; τό ὀφειλόμενον, that which is due, the debt, Matthew 18:30; αὐτῷ (which L Tr WH omit), that due to him, Matthew 18:34.
b. metaphorically: τί, passive τήν εὔνοιαν ὀφειλομένην, the good-will due (A. V. (not R. V.) due benevolence), 1 Corinthians 7:3 Rec.; μηδενί μηδέν ὀφείλετε (here ὀφείλετε, on account of what precedes and what follows, must be taken in its broadest sense, both literal and tropical), εἰ μή τό ἀλλήλους ἀγαπᾶν, owe no one anything except to love one another, because we must never cease loving and the debt of love can never be paid, Romans 13:8. absolutely, to be a debtor, be bound: Matthew 23:16, 18; followed by an infinitive to be under obligation, bound by duty or necessity, to do something; it behooves one; one ought; used thus of a necessity imposed either by law and duty, or by reason, or by the times, or by the nature of the matter under consideration (according to Westcott (Epistles of John, p. 5), Cremer, others, denoting obligation in its special and personal aspects): Luke 17:10; John 13:14; John 19:7 (ὀφείλει ἀποθανεῖν, he ought to die); Acts 17:29; Romans 15:1, 27; 1 Corinthians 5:10; (1 Corinthians 7:36 (A. V. need so requireth)); 1 Corinthians 9:10; 11:7,10; 2 Corinthians 12:14; Ephesians 5:28; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 2:17; Hebrews 5:3, 12; 1 John 2:6; 1 John 3:16; 1 John 4:11; 3 John 1:8; ὤφειλον συνίστασθαι, I ought to have been commended, i. e. I can demand commendation, 2 Corinthians 12:11.
c. after the Chaldee (see ὀφειλέτης, b., ὀφείλημα, b.), ὀφείλω τίνι, to have wronged one and not yet made amends to him (A. V. indebted), Luke 11:4. (Compare: προσοφείλω.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
18:28; 18:28; 18:30; 18:34; 23:16; 23:18
Luke
7:41; 11:4; 16:5; 16:7; 17:10
John
13:14; 19:7
Acts
17:29
Romans
13:8; 15:1; 15:27
1 Corinthians
5:10; 7:3; 7:36; 9:10; 11:7; 11:10
2 Corinthians
12:11; 12:14
Ephesians
5:28
2 Thessalonians
1:3; 2:13
Philemon
1:18
Hebrews
2:17; 5:3; 5:12
1 John
2:6; 3:16; 4:11
3 John
1:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3784 matches the Greek ὀφείλω (opheilō),
which occurs 36 times in 35 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:28 - “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:30 - “And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:34 - “And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:16 - “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:18 - “And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:41 - “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:4 - And forgive us our sins,
For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:5 - “So he called every one of his master’s debtors to him, and said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:7 - “Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ So he said, ‘A hundred measures[fn] of wheat.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:10 - “So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:14 - “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:7 - The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to our[fn] law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:29 - “Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:8 - Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:1 - We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:27 - It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:10 - Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:3 - Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:36 - But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his virgin, if she is past the flower of youth, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let them marry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:10 - Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:7 - For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:10 - For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:11 - I have become a fool in boasting;[fn] you have compelled me. For I ought to have been commended by you; for in nothing was I behind the most eminent apostles, though I am nothing.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:14 - Now for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be burdensome to you; for I do not seek yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:28 - So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 1:3 - We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other,
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 2:13 - But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:18 - But if he has wronged you or owes anything, put that on my account.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:17 - Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:3 - Because of this he is required as for the people, so also for himself, to offer sacrifices for sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:12 - For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:6 - He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:16 - By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:11 - Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:8 - We therefore ought to receive[fn] such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth.
 
 
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