opheiletés: a debtorOriginal Word: ὀφειλέτης, ου, ὁPart of Speech:
a debtor, sinnerDefinition:
(a) a debtor, one who owes, one who is indebted, (b) one who has sinned against another (an Aramaism), a sinner.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
a debtorNASB Translation
culprits (1), debtors (1), indebted (1), owed (1), under obligation (3).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3781: ὀφειλέτηςὀφειλέτης
), 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
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.<1>
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