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Lexicon :: Strong's G4990 - sōtēr

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σωτήρ
Transliteration
sōtēr (Key)
Pronunciation
so-tare'
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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.
STRONGS G4990:
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

Psalms
23:5; 24:5; 26:1; 27:1
Isaiah
12:2; 17:10; 45:15; 45:21
Micah
7:7
Luke
1:47; 1:47; 2:11; 2:11
John
4:42
Acts
5:31; 13:23
Ephesians
5:23
Philippians
3:20
1 Timothy
1:1; 2:3; 4:10
2 Timothy
1:10
Titus
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
Jude
1:25

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

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

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:47 - and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:11 - Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:42 - They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:31 - God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:23 - “From this man’s descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:23 - For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:20 - But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 1:1 - Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 2:3 - This is good, and pleases God our Savior,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 4:10 - That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:10 - but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:3 - and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:4 - To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 2:10 - and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 2:13 - while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:4 - But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared,
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:6 - whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:1 - Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 1:11 - and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:20 - If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:2 - I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:18 - But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:14 - And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:25 - to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
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