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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 70 times in 67 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:4 - But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:11 - “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:36 - “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:16 - “But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:75 - And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:14 - But He answered him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:32 - But they did not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:72 - A second time the rooster crowed. Then Peter called to mind the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And when he thought about it, he wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:37 - “For with God nothing will be impossible.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:38 - Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:65 - Then fear came on all who dwelt around them; and all these sayings were discussed throughout all the hill country of Judea.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:15 - So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:17 - Now when they had seen Him, they made widely[fn] known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:19 - But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:29 - “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:50 - But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:51 - Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:2 - while Annas and Caiaphas were high priests,[fn] the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:4 - But Jesus answered him, saying,[fn] “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ [fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:5 - But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:1 - Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:45 - But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:34 - But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:26 - But they could not catch Him in His words in the presence of the people. And they marveled at His answer and kept silent.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:8 - And they remembered His words.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:11 - And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:34 - “For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:47 - “But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:63 - “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:68 - But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:20 - These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one laid hands on Him, for His hour had not yet come.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:47 - “He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:21 - Others said, “These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:47 - “And if anyone hears My words and does not believe,[fn] I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:48 - “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:10 - “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:7 - “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will[fn] ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:8 - “For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:14 - But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:20 - “Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:32 - “And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:11 - Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:13 - They also set up false witnesses who said, “This man does not cease to speak blasphemous[fn] words against this holy place and the law;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:22 - And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:37 - “that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:44 - While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:14 - ‘who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:16 - “Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:42 - So when the Jews went out of the synagogue,[fn] the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:38 - And the officers told these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans.

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