lutron: a ransomOriginal Word: λύτρον, ου, τόPart of Speech:
a ransom, an offering of expiationDefinition:
the purchasing money for manumitting slaves, a ransom, the price of ransoming; especially the sacrifice by which expiation is effected, an offering of expiation.
Cognate: 3083 lýtron (a neuter noun) – literally, the ransom-money (price) to free a slave. 3083 (lýtron) is used in the NT of the ultimate "liberty-price" – the blood of Christ which purchases (ransoms) believers, freeing them from all slavery (bondage) to sin. 3083 (lýtron) occurs twice in the NT (Mt 10:28; Mk 10:45), both times referring to this purchase (ransom-price) which Christ paid. See 3084 (lytroō).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a ransomNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3083: λύτρονλύτρον
), the Sept.
passim for כֹּפֶר
, etc.; the price for redeeming, ransom
(paid for slaves, Leviticus 19:20
; for captives, Isaiah 45:13
; for the ransom of a life, Exodus 21:30
; Numbers 35:31
f): ἀντί πολλῶν
, to liberate many from the misery and penalty of their sins, Matthew 20:28
; Mark 10:45
From luo; something to loosen with, i.e. A redemption price (figuratively, atonement) -- ransom.
see GREEK luo