G4990 σωτήρ - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
a saviour, deliverer, preserver
a savior, deliverer, preserver.
a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ
Derivation: from G4982;

KJV Usage: saviour.

σωτήρ, -ῆρος, ὁ
(< σώζω), [in LXX for יָשַׁע and cognate forms ;]
saviour, deliverer, preserver, a freq. epithet of kings in the Ptolemaic and Rom. periods (Deiss., BS, 83; LAE, 368 f.; MM, xxiv), in NT,
__(a) of God (as LXX:
Refs Psa.24:5, Isa.12:2, al.): Luk.1:47, 1Ti.1:1 2:3 4:10, Tit.1:3 2:10 3:4, Ju 25
__(b) of Christ:
Refs Luk.2:11, Act.5:31 13:23, Php.3:20
; τ. κόσμου,
Refs Jhn.4:42, 1Jn.4:14
(for the general use of the word, see Westc., in l); ἡμῶν,
Refs 2Ti.1:10, Tit.1:4 3:6
; θεὸς (κύριος) καὶ σ. (see Deiss., LAE, 348.4; M, Pr., 84),
Refs Tit.2:13, 2Pe.1:1 1:11 2:20 3:2 3:18
; σ. τοῦ σώματος (i.e. of the Church; see: σῶμα, 5), Eph.5:23.†
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)

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 Saviour.
Luke 2:11 a Saviour,
John 4:42 the Saviour
Acts 5:31 a Saviour,
Acts 13:23 a Saviour,
Ephesians 5:23 the saviour
Philippians 3:20 the Saviour,
1 Timothy 1:1 Saviour,
1 Timothy 2:3 Saviour;
1 Timothy 4:10 the Saviour
2 Timothy 1:10 Saviour
Titus 1:3 Saviour;
Titus 1:4 Saviour.
Titus 2:10 Saviour
Titus 2:13 Saviour
Titus 3:4 Saviour
Titus 3:6 Saviour;
2 Peter 1:1 Saviour
2 Peter 1:11 Saviour
2 Peter 2:20 Saviour
2 Peter 3:2 Saviour:
2 Peter 3:18 Saviour
1 John 4:14 to be the Saviour
Jude 1:25 Saviour,

Distinct usage

8 Saviour
3 a Saviour,
3 Saviour;
3 the Saviour
2 Saviour.
2 Saviour,
1 to be the Saviour
1 Saviour:
1 the Saviour,

Corresponding Hebrew Words

soter H3444 yeshuah
soter H3467 yasha hi.
soter H3468 yesha

Related words

G4990 σωτήρ

G4991 σωτηρία
Feminine of a derivative of G4990 as (properly abstract) noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally)

KJV Usage: deliver, health, salvation, save, saving.

G4982 σώζω

From a primary word σῶς sōs̄ (contraction for the obsolete σάος saos , “safe”); to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively)

KJV Usage: heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.

G810 ἀσωτία
From a compound of G1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of G4982; properly unsavedness, that is, (by implication) profligacy

KJV Usage: excess, riot.

G1295 διασώζω
From G1223 and G4982; to save thoroughly, that is, (by implication or analogy) to cure, preserve, rescue, etc.

KJV Usage: bring safe, escape (safe), heal, make perfectly whole, save.

G4983 σῶμα
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively

KJV Usage: bodily, body, slave.

G4986 Σώπατρος
From the base of G4982 and G3962; of a safe father; Sopatrus, a Christian

KJV Usage: Sopater.

Compare G4989.

G4988 Σωσθένης
From the base of G4982 and that of G4599; of safe strength; Sosthenes, a Christian

KJV Usage: Sosthenes.

G4998 σώφρων
From the base of G4982 and that of G5424; safe (sound) in mind, that is, self controlled (moderate as to opinion or passion)

KJV Usage: discreet, sober, temperate.