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Lexicon :: Strong's G4487 - rhēma

ῥῆμα
Transliteration
rhēma
Pronunciation
rhā'-mä (Key)
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Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:69,505

Strong’s Definitions

ῥῆμα rhēma, hray'-mah; from G4483; an utterance (individually, collectively or specially),; by implication, a matter or topic (especially of narration, command or dispute); with a negative naught whatever:—+ evil, + nothing, saying, word.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 70x

The KJV translates Strong's G4487 in the following manner: word (56x), saying (9x), thing (3x), no thing (with G3756) (1x), not translated (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 70x
The KJV translates Strong's G4487 in the following manner: word (56x), saying (9x), thing (3x), no thing (with G3756) (1x), not translated (1x).
  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

        1. 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

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ῥῆμα rhēma, hray'-mah; from G4483; an utterance (individually, collectively or specially),; by implication, a matter or topic (especially of narration, command or dispute); with a negative naught whatever:—+ evil, + nothing, saying, word.
STRONGS NT 4487: ῤῆμα
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 (Acts 10:44); Acts 16:38; 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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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
15:1; 18:14
Deuteronomy
17:8; 19:15
1 Kings
18:1
Jeremiah
1:1
Matthew
4:4; 5:11; 12:36; 18:16; 26:75; 27:14
Mark
9:32; 14:72; 16:16
Luke
1:37; 1:38; 1:65; 2:15; 2:17; 2:19; 2:29; 2:50; 2:51; 3:2; 4:4; 5:5; 7:1; 9:45; 18:34; 20:26; 24:8; 24:11
John
3:34; 5:47; 6:63; 6:68; 8:20; 8:47; 10:21; 12:47; 14:10; 15:7; 17:8
Acts
2:14; 5:20; 5:32; 6:11; 6:13; 10:22; 10:37; 10:44; 11:14; 11:16; 13:42; 16:38; 26:25; 28:25
Romans
10:8; 10:8; 10:17; 10:18
2 Corinthians
12:4; 13:1
Ephesians
5:26; 6:17; 6:17
Hebrews
1:3; 6:5; 11:3; 12:19
1 Peter
1:25
2 Peter
3:2
Jude
1:17
Revelation
17:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4487 matches the Greek ῥῆμα (rhēma),
which occurs 66 times in 63 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:4 - But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say,
‘People do not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:36 - And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:16 - But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:75 - Suddenly, Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And he went away, weeping bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:14 - But Jesus made no response to any of the charges, much to the governor’s surprise.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:32 - They didn’t understand what he was saying, however, and they were afraid to ask him what he meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:72 - And immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Suddenly, Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And he broke down and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:37 - For nothing is impossible with God.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:38 - Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:65 - Awe fell upon the whole neighborhood, and the news of what had happened spread throughout the Judean hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:15 - When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:17 - After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:19 - but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:29 - “Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace,
as you have promised.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:50 - But they didn’t understand what he meant.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:51 - Then he returned to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. And his mother stored all these things in her heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:2 - Annas and Caiaphas were the high priests. At this time a message from God came to John son of Zechariah, who was living in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:5 - “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:1 - When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people, he returned to Capernaum.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:45 - But they didn’t know what he meant. Its significance was hidden from them, so they couldn’t understand it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:34 - But they didn’t understand any of this. The significance of his words was hidden from them, and they failed to grasp what he was talking about.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:26 - So they failed to trap him by what he said in front of the people. Instead, they were amazed by his answer, and they became silent.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:8 - Then they remembered that he had said this.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:11 - But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:34 - For he is sent by God. He speaks God’s words, for God gives him the Spirit without limit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:47 - But since you don’t believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:63 - The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:68 - Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:20 - Jesus made these statements while he was teaching in the section of the Temple known as the Treasury. But he was not arrested, because his time[fn] had not yet come.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:47 - Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:21 - Others said, “This doesn’t sound like a man possessed by a demon! Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:47 - I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:48 - But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:10 - Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:7 - But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:8 - for I have passed on to them the message you gave me. They accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:14 - Then Peter stepped forward with the eleven other apostles and shouted to the crowd, “Listen carefully, all of you, fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem! Make no mistake about this.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:20 - “Go to the Temple and give the people this message of life!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:32 - We are witnesses of these things and so is the Holy Spirit, who is given by God to those who obey him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:11 - So they persuaded some men to lie about Stephen, saying, “We heard him blaspheme Moses, and even God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:22 - They said, “We were sent by Cornelius, a Roman officer. He is a devout and God-fearing man, well respected by all the Jews. A holy angel instructed him to summon you to his house so that he can hear your message.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:37 - You know what happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee, after John began preaching his message of baptism.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:44 - Even as Peter was saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the message.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:14 - He will tell you how you and everyone in your household can be saved!’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:16 - Then I thought of the Lord’s words when he said, ‘John baptized with[fn] water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:42 - As Paul and Barnabas left the synagogue that day, the people begged them to speak about these things again the next week.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:38 - When the police reported this, the city officials were alarmed to learn that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:25 - But Paul replied, “I am not insane, Most Excellent Festus. What I am saying is the sober truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:25 - And after they had argued back and forth among themselves, they left with this final word from Paul: “The Holy Spirit was right when he said to your ancestors through Isaiah the prophet,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 10:8 - In fact, it says,
“The message is very close at hand;
it is on your lips and in your heart.”[fn]And that message is the very message about faith that we preach:

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