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ὀφειλέτης, ου, ὁ
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debtor, one who owes, is obligated, guilty
a debtor, one who owes, Mt. 18:24; met. one who is in any way bound, or under obligation to perform any duty, Rom. 1:14; 8:12; 15:27; Gal. 5:3; in NT one who fails in duty, a delinquent, offender, Mt. 6:12; a sinner, Lk. 13:4, cf. v. 2*

Greek-English Concordance for ὀφειλέτης

Matthew 6:12 and forgive us our sins, as we also forgive those who sin (opheiletais | ὀφειλέταις | dat pl masc) against us.
Matthew 18:24 And when he had begun to settle them, a man who (opheiletēs | ὀφειλέτης | nom sg masc) owed (opheiletēs | ὀφειλέτης | nom sg masc) ten thousand talents was brought to him.
Luke 13:4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them — do you think that they were worse offenders (opheiletai | ὀφειλέται | nom pl masc) than all the others living in Jerusalem?
Romans 1:14 I am a debtor (opheiletēs | ὀφειλέτης | nom sg masc) both to the Greeks and to the barbarians, to the wise as well as to the foolish.
Romans 8:12 So then, brethren, we are debtors (opheiletai | ὀφειλέται | nom pl masc), not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh,
Romans 15:27 They were pleased to do so, in fact, they are obligated (opheiletai | ὀφειλέται | nom pl masc) to them; for if the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they ought also to be of service to them in material things.
Galatians 5:3 And furthermore I declare to every man who agrees to circumcision that he is obligated (opheiletēs | ὀφειλέτης | nom sg masc) to obey the entire law.