2939. ktistés
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ktistés: a creator
Original Word: κτίστης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: ktistés
Phonetic Spelling: (ktis-tace')
Short Definition: a founder, creator, God
Definition: (often of the founder of a city), creator, God.

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Cognate: 2939 ktístēs – properly, one who creates out of nothing (Latin ex nihilo); the Creator (used only in 1 Pet 4:19). See 2936 (ktizō).

1 Pet 4:19: "Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will (2307 /thélēma) of God (2316 /theós) shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator (2939 /ktístēs) in doing what is right" (NASU).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ktizó
a creator
NASB Translation
Creator (1).

STRONGS NT 2939: κτίστης

κτίστης (on the accent, cf. Winers Grammar, § 6, 1 h. (cf. 94 (89); especially Chandler §§ 35, 36)), κτιστου, (κτίζω), a founder; a creator (Aristotle, Plutarch, others): of God, 1 Peter 4:19 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 122 (116)); (Judith 9:12; Sir. 24:8; 2 Macc. 1:24, etc.).


From ktizo; a founder, i.e. God (as author of all things) -- Creator.

see GREEK ktizo

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