3781. opheiletés
Strong's Concordance
opheiletés: a debtor
Original Word: ὀφειλέτης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: opheiletés
Phonetic Spelling: (of-i-let'-ace)
Definition: a debtor
Usage: (a) a debtor, one who owes, one who is indebted, (b) one who has sinned against another (an Aramaism), a sinner.
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3781 opheilétēs (a masculine noun) – a debtor; someone under obligation to pay back (discharge) a debt.

For the believer, 3781 /opheilétēs ("being a debtor") ends at Calvary where Christ paid all our debt in His blood. He extends total release to us, forgiving the penalty for each time we spent His gift of life rather than invested it. Indeed, the blood of Jesus removes all the penalty (condemnation) of sin (Jn 19:30).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from opheiló
a debtor
NASB Translation
culprits (1), debtors (1), indebted (1), owed (1), under obligation (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3781: ὀφειλέτης

ὀφειλέτης, ὀφειλετου, (ὀφείλω), one who owes another, a debtor: properly, of one who owes another money (Plato, legg. 5, 736 d.; Plutarch; others); with a genitive of the sum due, Matthew 18:24. Metaphorically,

a. one held by some obligation, bound to some duty: ὀφειλέτης εἰμί, equivalent to ὀφείλω, followed by an infinitive, Galatians 5:3 (Sophocles Aj. 590); ὀφειλέτης εἰμί τίνος, to be one's debtor i. e. under obligations of gratitude to him for favors received, Romans 15:27; τίνι (dative commodi), to be under obligation to do something for someone, Romans 1:14; Romans 8:12.

b. one who has not yet made amends to one whom he has injured: Matthew 6:12; in imitation of the Chaldean חַיָב, one who owes God penalty or of whom God can demand punishment as something due, i. e. a sinner, Luke 13:4.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
debtor, which owed, sinner.

From opheilo; an ower, i.e. Person indebted; figuratively, a delinquent; morally, a transgressor (against God) -- debtor, which owed, sinner.

see GREEK opheilo

Forms and Transliterations
οφειλεται οφειλέται ὀφειλέται οφειλεταις οφειλέταις ὀφειλέταις οφειλετης οφειλέτης ὀφειλέτης opheiletai opheilétai opheiletais opheilétais opheiletes opheiletēs opheilétes opheilétēs
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 6:12 N-DMP
GRK: ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν
NAS: as we also have forgiven our debtors.
KJV: forgive our debtors.
INT: forgive the debtors of us

Matthew 18:24 N-NMS
GRK: εἷς αὐτῷ ὀφειλέτης μυρίων ταλάντων
NAS: [them], one who owed him ten thousand
KJV: unto him, which owed him
INT: one to him a debtor of ten thousand talents

Luke 13:4 N-NMP
GRK: ὅτι αὐτοὶ ὀφειλέται ἐγένοντο παρὰ
NAS: and killed them were [worse] culprits than
KJV: they were sinners above all
INT: that these debtors were beyond

Romans 1:14 N-NMS
GRK: καὶ ἀνοήτοις ὀφειλέτης εἰμί
NAS: I am under obligation both to Greeks
KJV: I am debtor both to the Greeks,
INT: and foolish a debtor I am

Romans 8:12 N-NMP
GRK: οὖν ἀδελφοί ὀφειλέται ἐσμέν οὐ
NAS: brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh,
KJV: we are debtors, not
INT: then brothers debtors we are not

Romans 15:27 N-NMP
GRK: γάρ καὶ ὀφειλέται εἰσὶν αὐτῶν
NAS: they were pleased [to do so], and they are indebted to them. For if
KJV: and their debtors they are. For
INT: indeed and debtors they are of them

Galatians 5:3 N-NMS
GRK: περιτεμνομένῳ ὅτι ὀφειλέτης ἐστὶν ὅλον
NAS: who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep
KJV: that he is a debtor to do the whole
INT: being circumcised that a debtor he is all

Strong's Greek 3781
7 Occurrences

ὀφειλέται — 3 Occ.
ὀφειλέταις — 1 Occ.
ὀφειλέτης — 3 Occ.

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