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Lexicon :: Strong's G4416 - prōtotokos

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πρωτότοκος
Transliteration
prōtotokos (Key)
Pronunciation
pro-tot-ok'-os
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
From πρῶτος (G4413) and the alternate of τίκτω (G5088)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:871,965

Strong’s Definitions

πρωτότοκος prōtótokos, pro-tot-ok'-os; from G4413 and the alternate of G5088; first-born (usually as noun, literally or figuratively):—firstbegotten(-born).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x

The KJV translates Strong's G4416 in the following manner: firstborn (7x), first begotten (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x
The KJV translates Strong's G4416 in the following manner: firstborn (7x), first begotten (2x).
  1. the firstborn

    1. of man or beast

    2. of Christ, the first born of all creation

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πρωτότοκος prōtótokos, pro-tot-ok'-os; from G4413 and the alternate of G5088; first-born (usually as noun, literally or figuratively):—firstbegotten(-born).
STRONGS NT 4416: πρωτότοκος
πρωτότοκος, πρωτότοκον (πρῶτος, τίκτω), the Sept. for בְּכור, firstborn;
a. properly: τόν υἱόν αὐτῆς τόν πρωτότοκον, Matthew 1:25 (where τόν πρωτότοκον is omitted by L T Tr WH but found in the Sinaiticus manuscript. (see Tdf., WH., at the passage)); Luke 2:7; τά πρωτότοκα αὐτῶν (genitive of the possessor ((?); αὐτῶν is more naturally taken with θίγῃ (Winer's Grammar, § 30, 8 c.), as by Prof. Grimm himself under the word θιγγάνω)), the firstborn whether of man or of beast, Hebrews 11:28 (πᾶν πρωτότοκον... ἀπό ἀνθρώπου ἕως κτήνους, Exodus 12:29; Psalm 104:36 (Ps. 105:36); (Philo de cherub. § 16; Pollux 4, 208)).
b. tropically Christ is called πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως (partitive genitive (see below), as in τά πρωτότοκα τῶν προβάτων, Genesis 4:4; τῶν βοῶν, Deuteronomy 12:17; τῶν υἱῶν σου, Exodus 22:29), who came into being through God prior to the entire universe of created things (R. V. the firstborn of all creation) (see κτίσις, 2 b.), Colossians 1:15; — this passage does not with certainty prove that Paul reckoned the λόγος in the number of created beings (as, among others, Usteri, Paulin. Lehrbegriff., p. 315, and Baur, Das Christenthum der drei ersten Jahrhh. 1st edition, p. 295, hold); since even Origen, who is acknowledged to have maintained the eternal generation of the Son by the Father, did not hesitate to call him (cf. Gieseler, Kirch.-Gesch. i., p. 261f edition 3; (i. 216 English translation, of edition 4, edited by Smith)) τόν ἀγενητον καί πάσης γενετῆς φύσεως πρωτότοκον (c. Celsus 6, 17), and even κτίσμα (a term which Clement of Alexandria also uses of the λόγος); cf. Joan. Damascen. orthod. fid. 4, 8 καί αὐτός ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ καί κτίσις ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ; (others would make the genitive in Colossians, the passage cited depend upon the comparitive force in (the first half of) πρωτότοκος (cf. πρωτότοκος ἐγώ σύ, 2 Samuel 19:43); but see Lightfoot at the passage (especially for the patristic interpretation)). In the same sense, apparently, he is called simply πρωτότοκος, Hebrews 1:6; πρωτότοκος ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, the first of the dead who was raised to life, Colossians 1:18; also τῶν νεκρῶν (partitive genitive), Revelation 1:5 (Rec. inserts ἐκ); πρωτότοκος ἐν πολλοῖς ἀδελφοῖς, who was the Son of God long before those who by his agency and merits are exalted to the nature and dignity of sons of God, with the added suggestion of the supreme rank by which he excels these other sons (cf. Psalm 88:28 (Ps. 89:28); Exodus 4:22; Jeremiah 38:9 (Jer. 31:9), Romans 8:29; ἐκκλησία πρωτοτόκων, the congregation of the pious Christian dead already exalted to the enjoyment of the blessedness of heaven (tacitly opposed to those subsequently to follow them thither), Hebrews 12:23; cf. DeWette ad loc. (Anthol. 8, 34; 9, 213.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
4:4
Exodus
4:22; 12:29; 22:29
Deuteronomy
12:17
2 Samuel
19:43
Psalms
89:28; 105:36
Jeremiah
31:9; 38:9
Matthew
1:25
Luke
2:7
Romans
8:29
Colossians
1:15; 1:18
Hebrews
1:6; 11:28; 12:23
Revelation
1:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4416 matches the Greek πρωτότοκος (prōtotokos),
which occurs 9 times in 9 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:25 - καὶ οὐκ ἐγίνωσκεν αὐτὴν ἕως οὗ ἔτεκεν τὸν υἱὸν αὐτῆς τὸν πρωτότοκον· G4416 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ Ἰησοῦν
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:7 - καὶ ἔτεκεν τὸν υἱὸν αὐτῆς τὸν πρωτότοκον G4416 καὶ ἐσπαργάνωσεν αὐτὸν καὶ ἀνέκλινεν αὐτὸν ἐν τῇ φάτνῃ διότι οὐκ ἦν αὐτοῖς τόπος ἐν τῷ καταλύματι
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:29 - ὅτι οὓς προέγνω καὶ προώρισεν συμμόρφους τῆς εἰκόνος τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ εἶναι αὐτὸν πρωτότοκον G4416 ἐν πολλοῖς ἀδελφοῖς·
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:15 - ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου πρωτότοκος G4416 πάσης κτίσεως
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:18 - καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν κεφαλὴ τοῦ σώματος τῆς ἐκκλησίας· ὅς ἐστιν ἀρχή πρωτότοκος G4416 ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν ἵνα γένηται ἐν πᾶσιν αὐτὸς πρωτεύων
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 1:6 - ὅταν δὲ πάλιν εἰσαγάγῃ τὸν πρωτότοκον G4416 εἰς τὴν οἰκουμένην λέγει Καὶ προσκυνησάτωσαν αὐτῷ πάντες ἄγγελοι θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:28 - Πίστει πεποίηκεν τὸ πάσχα καὶ τὴν πρόσχυσιν τοῦ αἵματος ἵνα μὴ ὀλοθρεύων τὰ πρωτότοκα G4416 θίγῃ αὐτῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:23 - πανηγύρει καὶ ἐκκλησίᾳ πρωτοτόκων G4416 ἐν οὐρανοῖς ἀπογεγραμμένων καὶ κριτῇ θεῷ πάντων καὶ πνεύμασιν δικαίων τετελειωμένων
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:5 - καὶ ἀπὸ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ μάρτυς πιστός πρωτότοκος G4416 ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν καὶ ἄρχων τῶν βασιλέων τῆς γῆς Τῷ ἀγαπήσαντι ἡμᾶς καὶ λούσαντι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμῶν ἐν τῷ αἵματι αὐτοῦ

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