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Entry for Strong's #4487 - ῥῆμα

Transliteration
rhēma
Phonetics
hray'-mah  
Word Origin
from (4483)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
TDNT
4:69,505
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word
    1. any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning
    2. speech, discourse
      1. what one has said
    3. a series of words joined together into a sentence (a declaration of one's mind made in words)
      1. an utterance
      2. a saying of any sort as a message, a narrative 1c
    4. concerning some occurrence
  2. subject matter of speech, thing spoken of
    1. so far forth as it is a matter of narration
    2. so far as it is a matter of command
    3. a matter of dispute, case at law
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 561 ‑ אֵמֶר (ay'‑mer);  1681 ‑ דִּבָּה (dib‑baw');  1697 ‑ דָּבָר (daw‑bawr');  4405 ‑ מִלֶּה (mil‑law', mil‑leh');  4687 ‑ מִצְוָה (mits‑vaw');  4853 ‑ מַשָּׂא (mas‑saw');  6310 ‑ פֶּה (peh);  6600 ‑ פִּתְגָם (pith‑gawm');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (70) NAS (67) HCS (64)
Matthew 6
Mark 2
Luke 18
John 12
Acts 14
Romans 3
2 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 2
Hebrews 4
1 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
Jude 1
Revelation 1
Matthew 5
Mark 2
Luke 17
John 12
Acts 13
Romans 3
2 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 2
Hebrews 4
1 Peter 1
2 Peter 1
Jude 1
Matthew 5
Mark 2
Luke 17
John 12
Acts 13
Romans 4
2 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 2
Hebrews 4
1 Peter 2
2 Peter 1
BYZ TIS TR
N-APN 23
N-ASN 12
N-DPN 1
N-DSN 6
N-GPN 6
N-GSN 6
N-NPN 6
N-NSN 11
N-APN 21
N-ASN 11
N-DPN 1
N-DSN 5
N-GPN 6
N-GSN 6
N-NPN 6
N-NSN 11
N-APN 21
N-ASN 11
N-DPN 1
N-DSN 6
N-GPN 6
N-GSN 7
N-NPN 7
N-NSN 11
NA WH
N-APN 21
N-ASN 12
N-DPN 1
N-DSN 5
N-GPN 6
N-GSN 7
N-NPN 6
N-NSN 10
N-APN 21
N-ASN 12
N-DPN 1
N-DSN 5
N-GPN 6
N-GSN 7
N-NPN 6
N-NSN 14


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ῥῆμα, ατος, τό, ( ἐρῶ ) that which is said or spoken, word, saying, Archil. 50, Thgn. 1152, Simon. 37.14, 92 (where perh. it = cross ῥήτρα 11.2 ), Pi. (v. infr.), etc.; in Prose first in Hdt. (s.v.l.), ὁ νόος τοῦ ῥ . 7.162; τὰ λεγόμενά τινων [ῥήματα ] 8.83; τοῦ Πιττακοῦ . . περιεφέρετο τοῦτο τὸ ῥ . Pl. Prt. 343b; τὸ δόγμα τε καὶ ῥ . Id. R. 464a; opp. ἔργματα, Pi. N. 4.6; opp. ἔργον, Th. 5.111; opp. τὸ ἀληθές, Pl. Phd. 102b: prov., ῥήματα ἀντ' ἀλφίτων 'fine words butter no parsnips', ap. Suid.; ῥήματα πλέκων Pi. N. 4.94; ῥήματα θηρεύειν catch at one's words, And. 1.9; ῥ. ἱπποβάμονα, ῥ. μυριάμφορον, Ar. Ra. 821, Pax 521; ῥήματος ἐχόμενον depending on the word, Pl. Lg. 656c; τῷ ῥ. τῷ τόδε προσχρώμενοι the word τόδε, Id. Ti. 49e; τῷ ῥ. λέγειν, εἰπεῖν, say in so many words, Id. R. 340d, Grg. 450e, cf. Tht. 166d; κατὰ ῥῆμα ἀπαγγεῖλαι word for word, Aeschin. 2.122 .

2. phrase, opp. ὄνομα (a single word), Pl. Cra. 399b, Aeschin. 3.72; λέγοντες ἐν μύθοις τε καὶ ἐν ῥήμασιν Pl. Lg. 840c . verse, line, Ar. Ra. 1379, cf. 97 .

3. subject of speech, matter, Hebraism in LXX and NT, Genesis 15:1; Genesis 22:1, De. 2.7, Ev.Luke 1:37; Luke 1:65; Luke 2:15; cf. ῥητός IV. 2 .

II Gramm., verb, opp. ὄνομα (noun), Pl. Sph. 262a sq., Cra. 425a, al., Arist. Po. 1457a14, Diog.Bab.Stoic. 3.213: from the fact that a Verb usually forms the predicate ( Arist. Int. 16b6 ), ῥῆμα is applied to an Adj. when used as a predicate, ib. 16a13, 20b1 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ῤῆμα, ῤήματος, τό (from Ρ᾽ΑΩ, perfect passive ἐίρημαι), from Theognis, Herodotus, Pindar down; the Sept. chiefly for דָּבָר; also for אֹמֶר, מִלָּה, פֶּה, אִמְרָה, etc.;

1. properly, that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word (cf. ἔπος, also λόγος, I. 1); i. e.

a. any sound produced by the voice and having a definite meaning: Matthew 27:14; ῤῆμα γλώσσης, Sir. 4:24; φωνή ῤημάτων, a sound of words, Hebrews 12:19; ῤήματα ἄρρητα (unspeakable words), 2 Corinthians 12:4.

b. Plural, τά ῤήματα, speech, discourse (because it consists of words either few or many (cf. Philo, leg. alleg. 3, 61 τό δέ ῤῆμα μέρος λόγου)): Luke 7:1; Acts 2:14; words, sayings, John 8:20; John 10:21; Acts (); ; τῶν ῤημάτων τίνος, what one has said, Luke 24:8, 11, or taught, Romans 10:18; τοῖς ἐμοῖς ῥηματοις, my teachings, John 5:47; John 12:47; John 15:7; τά ῥημαψα ἐγώ λελάληκα, John 6:63; John 14:10; (ἀληθείας καί σωφροσύνης ῤήματα ἀποφθέγγομαι, Acts 26:25); ῤήματα ζωῆς αἰωνίου ἔχεις, thy teaching begets eternal life, John 6:68; τά ῤήματα τοῦ Θεοῦ, utterances in which God through someone declares his mind, John 8:47; λαλεῖ τίς τά ῤήματα τοῦ Θεοῦ, speaks what God bids him, John 3:34; λαλεῖν πάντα τά ῤήματα τῆς ζωῆς ταύτης, to deliver the whole doctrine concerning this life, i. e. the life eternal, Acts 5:20; τά ῤήματα ἔδωκας μοι, what thou hast bidden me to speak, John 17:8; ῤήματα λαλεῖν πρός τινα, ἐν οἷς etc. to teach one the things by which etc. Acts 11:14; τά ῤήματα τά προειρημενα ὑπό τίνος, what one has foretold, 2 Peter 3:2; Jude 1:17; λαλεῖν ῤήματα βλάσφημα εἰς τινα, to speak abusively in reference to one (see εἰς, B. II. 2 c. β.), Acts 6:11; κατά τίνος, against a thing, Acts 6:13 (G L T Tr WH omit βλάσφημα).

c. a series of words joined together into a sentence (a declaration of one's mind made in words); α. universally, an utterance, declaration (German eine Aeusserung).: Matthew 26:75; Mark 9:32; Mark 14:72; Luke 2:50; Luke 9:45; Luke 18:34; Luke 20:26; Acts 11:16; Acts 28:25; with adjectives, ῤῆμα ἀργόν, Matthew 12:36; εἰπεῖν πονηρόν ῤῆμα κατά τίνος, to assail one with abuse, Matthew 5:11 (R G; others omit ῤῆμα). β. a saying of any sort, as a message, a narrative: concerning some occurrence, λαλεῖν τό ῤῆμα περί τίνος, Luke 2:17; ῤῆμα τῆς πίστεως, the word of faith, i. e. concerning the necessity of putting faith in Christ, Romans 10:8; a promise, Luke 1:38; Luke 2:29; καλόν Θεοῦ ῤῆμα, God's gracious, comforting promise (of salvation), Hebrews 6:5 (see καλός, c.); καθαρίσας ... ἐν ῤήματι, according to promise (properly, on the ground of his word of promise, viz. the promise of the pardon of sins; cf. Mark 16:16), Ephesians 5:26 (others take ῤήματι here as equivalent to 'the gospel,' cf. Ephesians 6:17, Romans 10:8; (see Meyer at the passage)); the word by which something is commanded, directed, enjoined: Matthew 4:4 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 389 (364) n.); Luke 4:4 R G L Tr in brackets; Hebrews 11:3; a command, Luke 5:5; ἐγένετο ῤῆμα Θεοῦ ἐπί τινα, Luke 3:2 (Jeremiah 1:1; πρός τινα, Genesis 15:1; 1 Kings 18:1); plural ῤήματα παρά σου, words from thee, i. e. to be spoken by time, Acts 10:22; ῤῆμα τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ, his omnipotent command, Hebrews 1:3. doctrine, instruction (cf. Winer's Grammar, 123 (117)): (τό) ῤῆμα (τοῦ) Θεοῦ, divine instruction by the preachers of the gospel, Romans 10:17 (R G; but L T Tr WH ῤήματος Χριστοῦ; others give ῤήματος here the sense of command, commission; (cf. Meyer)); saving truth which has God for its author, Ephesians 6:17; also τοῦ κυρίου, 1 Peter 1:25; words of prophecy, prophetic announcement, τά ῤήματα τοῦ Θεοῦ, Revelation 17:17, Rec. (others, οἱ λόγοι τοῦ Θεοῦ).

2. In imitation of the Hebrew דָּבָר, the subject matter of speech, thing spoken of, thing; and that a. so far forth as it is a matter of narration: Luke 2:15; Acts 10:37; plural, Luke 1:65; Luke 2:19, 51; Acts 5:32; Acts 13:42.

b. in so far as it is matter of command: Luke 1:37 (see ἀδυνατέω, b.) (Genesis 18:14; Deuteronomy 17:8).

c. a matter of dispute, case at law: Matthew 18:16; 2 Corinthians 13:1 (A. V. retains 'word' here and in the preceding passage) (Deuteronomy 19:15).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ῥῆμα , -τος , τό ,

[in LXX chiefly for H1697, also for H6310, and Aram. H6600, etc.;]

1. prop., of that which is said or spoken,

(a) a word: Matthew 27:14, 2 Corinthians 12:4; pl., τὰ ῥ ., of speech, discourse, Luke 7:1, John 8:20, Acts 2:14, Romans 10:18, 2 Peter 3:2, al.;

(b) opp. to ὄνομα (a single word), a saying, statement, word of prophecy, instruction or command (in cl., phrase): Matthew 26:75, Mark 9:32, Luke 1:38; Luke 2:50, Acts 11:16, Romans 10:8, Hebrews 11:3; . θεοῦ (κυρίου ), Luke 3:2, Acts 11:16, Ephesians 6:17, Hebrews 6:5; Hebrews 11:3, 1 Peter 1:25 (LXX); τὰ ῥ . τ . θεοῦ , John 3:34; John 8:47; . ἀργόν , Matthew 12:36; . ἄρρητα , 2 Corinthians 12:4.

2. Like Heb. H1697 (but perh. also a Gk. colloquialism, v. Kennedy, Sources, 124; Thackeray, Gr., 41), of that which is the subject of speech, a thing, matter (Genesis 15:1, Deuteronomy 17:8, al.): Luke 1:37; Luke 2:15, Acts 10:37; pl., Luke 1:65; Luke 2:19; Luke 2:51, Acts 5:32; Acts 13:42.


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

σεμνότης in the NT is confined to the Pastoral Epp., where it is translated castitas by the Vg in 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:4, but better by gravitas, ";seriousness,"; ";dignity,"; in Titus 2:7. Lock ad 1 Timothy 2:2 in ICC cites Tert. Praescr. 43 ubi metus in Deum, ibi grauitas honesta, as indicating whence the ";dignity"; is derived. Cf. Aristeas 171 διὰ τὴν σεμνότητα καὶ φυσικὴν διάνοιαν τοῦ νόμου. Exx. of the word from the inscrr. are Syll 371 (= .3807).11 (i/A.D.), where a doctor ἀνάλογον πεποίηται τὴν ἐπιδημίαν τῇ περὶ ἑαυτὸν ἐν πᾶσι σεμνότητι, and OGIS 567.19 (ii/A.D.) ἐπί τε συνηγορίαις καὶ σεμνότητι.

 

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