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Lexicon :: Strong's G3962 - patēr

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πατήρ
Transliteration
patēr (Key)
Pronunciation
pat-ayr'
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a root word
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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 G3962:
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 418 times in 372 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 3 / 8 (Luk 12:30–Jhn 6:42)

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:30 - For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father G3962 knoweth that ye have need of these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:32 - Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's G3962 good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:53 - The father G3962 shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; G3962 the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:26 - If any man come to me, and hate not his father, G3962 and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:12 - And the younger of them said to his father, G3962 Father, G3962 give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:17 - And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's G3962 have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:18 - I will arise and go to my father, G3962 and will say unto him, Father, G3962 I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:20 - And he arose, and came to his father. G3962 But when he was yet a great way off, his father G3962 saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:21 - And the son said unto him, Father, G3962 I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:22 - But the father G3962 said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:27 - And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father G3962 hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:28 - And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father G3962 out, and intreated him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:29 - And he answering said to his father, G3962 Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:24 - And he cried and said, Father G3962 Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:27 - Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, G3962 that thou wouldest send him to my father's G3962 house:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:30 - And he said, Nay, father G3962 Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:20 - Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father G3962 and thy mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:29 - And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father G3962 hath appointed unto me;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:42 - Saying, Father, G3962 if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:34 - Then said Jesus, Father, G3962 forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:46 - And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, G3962 into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:49 - And, behold, I send the promise of my Father G3962 upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:14 - And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) G3962 full of grace and truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:18 - No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, G3962 he hath declared him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 2:16 - And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's G3962 house an house of merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:35 - The Father G3962 loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:12 - Art thou greater than our father G3962 Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:20 - Our fathers G3962 worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:21 - Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. G3962
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:23 - But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father G3962 in spirit and in truth: for the Father G3962 seeketh such to worship him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:53 - So the father G3962 knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:17 - But Jesus answered them, My Father G3962 worketh hitherto, and I work.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:18 - Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, G3962 making himself equal with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:19 - Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father G3962 do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:20 - For the Father G3962 loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:21 - For as the Father G3962 raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:22 - For the Father G3962 judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:23 - That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. G3962 He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father G3962 which hath sent him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:26 - For as the Father G3962 hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:30 - I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father G3962 which hath sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:36 - But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father G3962 hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father G3962 hath sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:37 - And the Father G3962 himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:43 - I am come in my Father's G3962 name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:45 - Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: G3962 there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:27 - Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father G3962 sealed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:31 - Our fathers G3962 did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:32 - Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father G3962 giveth you the true bread from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:37 - All that the Father G3962 giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:39 - And this is the Father's G3962 will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:42 - And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father G3962 and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?

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