G4990 σωτήρ - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
σωτήρ
a saviour, deliverer, preserver
Dodson:
σωτήρ
a savior, deliverer, preserver.
Strong's:
σωτήρ
a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ
Derivation: from G4982;

KJV Usage: saviour.

G4982
Thayer:
σωτήρ, -ῆρος, ὁ (σώζω), fr. Pind. and Aeschyl. down, Sept. for , , [], savior, deliverer; preserver; (Vulg. [exc. Lk. i. 47 (where salutaris)] salvator, Luth. Heiland) [cf. B. D. s. v. Saviour, I.]; (Cic. in Verr. ii. 2, 62 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, esp. 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 L. and S.] s. v.; Paulus, Exgt. Hdbch. üb. d. drei erst. Evang. i. p. 103 sq.; [Wetstein on Lk. ii. 11; B.D. u.s.]) In the N.T. the word is applied to God,—σωτ. μου, he who signally exalts me, Lk. i. 47; ὁ σωτ. ἡμῶν, the author of our salvation through Jesus Christ (on the Christian conception of 'to save', see σώζο, b. [and on the use of σωτήρ cf. Westcott on 1 Jn. iv. 14]), 1 Tim. i. 1; ii. 3; Tit. i. 3; ii. 10; iii. 4; with διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ added, Jude 25 [Rec. om. διὰ Ἰ. Χ.]; σωτὴρ πάντων, 1 Tim. iv. 10 (cf. Ps. xxiii. (xxiv.) 5; xxvi. (xxvii.) 1; Is. xii. 2; xvii. 10; xlv. 15,21; Mic. vii. 7, etc.);—to the Messiah, and Jesus as the Messiah, through whom God gives salvation: Lk. ii. 11; Acts v. 31; xiii. 23; ὁ σωτ. τοῦ κόσμου, Jn. iv. 42; 1 Jn. iv. 14; ἡμῶν, 2 Tim. i. 10; Tit. i. 4; ii. 13; iii. 6; σωτὴρ Ἰσοῦς Χριστός, 2 Pet. i.[1 Where Rec.bez elz inserts ἡμῶν)], 11; ii. 20; iii. 18; ὁ κύριος καὶ σωτήρ, 2 Pet. iii. 2; σωτὴρ τοῦ σώματος, univ. ('the savior' i. e.) preserver of the body, i. e. of the church, Eph. v. 23 (σωτὴρ ὄντως ἁπάντων ἐστὶ καὶ γενέτωρ, of God the preserver of the world, Aristot. de mundo, c. 6 p. 397b, 20); σωτήρ is used of Christ as the giver of future salvation, on his return from heaven, Phil. iii. 20. ["The title is confined (with the exception of the writings of St Luke) to the later writings of the N. T." (Westcott u. s.)]*
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)



σωτήρ
sōtēr
so-tare'
From G4982; a deliverer, that is, God or Christ

KJV Usage: saviour.


View how G4990 σωτήρ is used in the Bible

24 occurrences of G4990 σωτήρ

Luke 1:47
Luke 2:11
John 4:42
Acts 5:31
Acts 13:23
Ephesians 5:23
Philippians 3:20
1 Timothy 1:1
1 Timothy 2:3
1 Timothy 4:10
2 Timothy 1:10
Titus 1:3
Titus 1:4
Titus 2:10
Titus 2:13
Titus 3:4
Titus 3:6
2 Peter 1:1
2 Peter 1:11
2 Peter 2:20
2 Peter 3:2
2 Peter 3:18
1 John 4:14
Jude 1:25

Corresponding Hebrew Words

soter H3444 yeshuah
soter H3467 yasha hi.
soter H3468 yesha