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Lexicon :: Strong's G4990 - sōtēr

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sōtēr (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:1003,1132

Strong’s Definitions

σωτήρ sōtḗr, so-tare'; from G4982; a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ:—saviour.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's G4990 in the following manner: Saviour (24x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's G4990 in the following manner: Saviour (24x).
  1. saviour, deliverer, preserver

    The name was given by the ancients to deities, esp. tutelary deities, to princes, kings, and in general to men who had conferred signal benefits upon their country, and in more degenerate days by the way of flattery to personages of influence.(Wigram) The word soter was a common Greek epithet for the gods (e.g., Zeus, Apollo, and Hermes), active personalities in world affairs (e.g., Epicurus) and rulers (e.g., Ptolemy Philopator, and later Roman Emporers). (cf. LSJ and BDAG)
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
σωτήρ sōtḗr, so-tare'; from G4982; a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ:—saviour.
σωτήρ, σωτῆρος, (σῴζω), from Pindar and Aeschylus down, the Sept. for יֶשַׁע, יְשׁוּעָה (מושִׁיעַ ), savior, deliverer; preserver; (Vulg. (except Luke 1:47 (where salutaris)) salvator, Luth. Heiland) (cf. B. D., under the word, I.); (Cicero, in Verr. 2:2, 63 Hoc quantum est? Ita magnum, ut Latine uno verbo exprimi non possit. Is est nimirum 'soter', qui salutem dedit. The name was given by the ancients to deities, especially tutelary deities, to princes, kings, and in general to men who had conferred signal benefits upon their country, and in the more degenerate days by way of flattery to personages of influence; see Passow (or Liddell and Scott), under the word; Paulus, Exgt. Hdbch. üb. d. drei erst. Evang. i., p. 103f; (Wetstein on Luke 2:11; B. D. as above)). In the N. T. the word is applied to God — Σωτήρ μου, he who signally exalts me, Luke 1:47; σωτήρ ἡμῶν, the author of our salvation through Jesus Christ (on the Christian conception of 'to save', see σῴζω, b. (and on the use of σωτήρ cf. Westcott on 1 John 4:14)), 1 Timothy 1:1; 1 Timothy 2:3; Titus 1:3; Titus 2:10; Titus 3:4; with διά Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ added, Jude 1:25 (Rec. omits διά Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ); σωτήρ πάντων, 1 Timothy 4:10 (cf. Psalm 23:5 (Ps. 24:5); Psalm 26:1 (Ps. 27:1); Isaiah 12:2; Isaiah 17:10; Isaiah 45:15, 21; Micah 7:7, etc.); — to the Messiah, and Jesus as the Messiah, through whom God gives salvation: Luke 2:11; Acts 5:31; Acts 13:23; σωτήρ τοῦ κόσμου, John 4:42; 1 John 4:14; ἡμῶν, 2 Timothy 1:10; Titus 1:4; Titus 2:13; Titus 3:6; σωτήρἸησοῦς Χριστός, 2 Peter 1:11 (2 Peter 1:1 (where Rec.bez elz inserts ἡμῶν)),11; 2 Peter 2:20; 3:18; κύριος καί σωτήρ, 2 Peter 3:2; σωτήρ τοῦ σώματος, universally ('the savior' i. e.) preserver of the body, i. e. of the church, Ephesians 5:23 (σωτήρ ὄντως ἁπάντων ἐστι καί γενέτωρ, of God the preserver of the world, Aristotle, de mundo, c. 6, p. 397{b}, 20); σωτήρ is used of Christ as the giver of future salvation, on his return from heaven, Philippians 3:20. ("The title is confined (with the exception of the writings of St Luke) to the later writings of the N. T." (Westcott as above.))
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

23:5; 24:5; 26:1; 27:1
12:2; 17:10; 45:15; 45:21
1:47; 1:47; 2:11; 2:11
5:31; 13:23
1 Timothy
1:1; 2:3; 4:10
2 Timothy
1:3; 1:4; 2:10; 2:13; 3:4; 3:6
2 Peter
1:1; 1:11; 2:20; 3:2; 3:18
1 John
4:14; 4:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4990 matches the Greek σωτήρ (sōtēr),
which occurs 24 times in 24 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:47 - And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior G4990.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:11 - for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior G4990, who is [fn]Christ the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:42 - and they were saying to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One truly is the Savior G4990 of the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:31 - “He is the one whom God exalted [fn]to His right hand as a [fn]Prince and a Savior G4990, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:23 - “From the descendants of this man, according to promise, God has brought to Israel a Savior G4990, Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:23 - For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior G4990 of the body.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:20 - For our [fn]citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior G4990, the Lord Jesus Christ;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:1 - Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior G4990, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:3 - This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior G4990,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 4:10 - For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have set our hope on the living God, who is the Savior G4990 of all mankind, especially of believers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:10 - but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior G4990 Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:3 - but at the proper time revealed His word in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior G4990;
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:4 - To Titus, my true [fn]son [fn]in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior G4990.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 2:10 - not stealing, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior G4990 in every respect.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 2:13 - looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of [fn]our great God and Savior G4990, Christ Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:4 - But when the kindness of God our Savior G4990 and His love for mankind appeared,
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:6 - whom He richly poured out upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior G4990,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:1 - [fn]Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have received a faith of the same [fn]kind as ours, [fn]by the righteousness of our God and Savior G4990, Jesus Christ:
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:11 - for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior G4990 Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:20 - For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior G4990 Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:2 - to remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior G4990 spoken by your apostles.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:18 - but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior G4990 Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:14 - We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior G4990 of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:25 - to the only God our Savior G4990, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority before all time and now and [fn]forever. Amen.
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