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Lexicon :: Strong's G1100 - glōssa

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glōssa (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
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TDNT Reference: 1:719,123

Strong’s Definitions

γλῶσσα glōssa, gloce-sah'; of uncertain affinity; the tongue; by implication, a language (specially, one naturally unacquired):—tongue.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 50x

The KJV translates Strong's G1100 in the following manner: tongue (50x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 50x
The KJV translates Strong's G1100 in the following manner: tongue (50x).
  1. the tongue, a member of the body, an organ of speech

  2. a tongue

    1. the language or dialect used by a particular people distinct from that of other nations

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
γλῶσσα glōssa, gloce-sah'; of uncertain affinity; the tongue; by implication, a language (specially, one naturally unacquired):—tongue.
γλῶσσα, -ης, , [from Homer down], the tongue;
1. the tongue, a member of the body, the organ of speech: Mark 7:33, 35; Luke 1:64; Luke 16:24; 1 Corinthians 14:9; James 1:26; James 3:5, 6, 8; 1 Peter 3:10; 1 John 3:18; [Revelation 16:10]. By a poetic and rhetorical usage, especially Hebraistic, that member of the body which is chiefly engaged in some act has ascribed to it what belongs to the man; the tongue is so used in Acts 2:26 (ἠγαλλιάσατο γλῶσσά μου); Romans 3:13; Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:11 (the tongue of every man); of the little tongue-like flames symbolizing the gift of foreign tongues, in Acts 2:3.
2. a tongue, i. e. the language used by a particular people in distinction from that of other nations: Acts 2:11; hence, in later Jewish usage (Isaiah 66:18; Daniel 3:4; Daniel 5:19 Theodotion; Daniel 6:25; 7:14 Theodotion; Judith 3:8) joined with φυλή, λαός, ἔθνος, it serves to designate people of various languages [cf. Winer's Grammar, 32], Revelation 5:9; Revelation 7:9; Revelation 10:11; Revelation 11:9; Revelation 13:7; Revelation 14:6; Revelation 17:15. λαλεῖν ἑτέραις γλώσσαις to speak with other than their native i. e. in foreign tongues, Acts 2:4, cf. Acts 2:6-11; γλώσσαις λαλεῖν καιναῖς to speak with new tongues which the speaker has not learned previously, Mark 16:17 [but Tr text WH text omit; Tr marginal reading brackets καιναῖς]; cf. De Wette on Acts, p. 27ff [correct and supplement his references by Meyer on 1 Corinthians 12:10; cf. also B. D. under the word Tongues, Gift of]. From both these expressions must be carefully distinguished the simple phrases λαλεῖν γλώσσαις, γλώσσαις λαλεῖν, λαλεῖν γλώσσῃ, γλώσσῃ λαλεῖν (and προσεύχεσθαι γλώσσῃ, 1 Corinthians 14:14), to speak with (in) a tongue (the organ of speech), to speak with tongues; this, as appears from 1 Corinthians 14:7ff, is the gift of men who, rapt in an ecstasy and no longer quite masters of their own reason and consciousness, pour forth their glowing spiritual emotions in strange utterances, rugged, dark, disconnected, quite unfitted to instruct or to influence the minds of others: Acts 10:46; Acts 19:6; 1 Corinthians 12:30; 1 Corinthians 13:1; 1 Corinthians 14:2, 4-6, 13, 18, 23, 27, 39. The origin of the expression is apparently to be found in the fact, that in Hebrew the tongue is spoken of as the leading instrument by which the praises of God are proclaimed ( τῶν θείων ὕμνων μελῳδός, 4 Macc. 10:21, cf. Psalm 34:28 (Ps. 35:28); Psalms 65:17 (Ps. 66:17); Psalms 70:24 (Ps. 71:24); Psalm 125:2 (Ps. 126:2); Acts 2:26; Philippians 2:11; λαλεῖν ἐν γλώσσῃ, Psalm 38:4 (Ps. 39:4), and that according to the more rigorous conception of inspiration nothing human in an inspired man was thought to be active except the tongue, put in motion by the Holy Spirit (καταχρῆται ἕτερος αὐτοῦ τοῖς φωνητηρίοις ὀργάνοις, στόματι καὶ γλώττῃ πρὸς μήνυσιν ὧν ἂν θέλῃ, Philo, rer. div. haer. § 53 [i. 510, Mang. edition]); hence, the contrast διὰτοῦνοὸς [critical editions τῷ νοἲ) λαλεῖν, 1 Corinthians 14:19 cf. 1 Corinthians 14:9. The plural in the phrase γλώσσαις λαλεῖν, used even of a single person (1 Corinthians 14:5f), refers to the various motions of the tongue. By metonymy, of the cause for the effect, γλῶσσαι tongues are equivalent to λόγοι ἐν γλώσσῃ (1 Corinthians 14:19) words spoken in a tongue (Zungenvorträge): 1 Corinthians 13:8; 1 Corinthians 14:22; γένη γλωσσῶν, 1 Corinthians 12:10, 28, of which two kinds are mentioned viz. προσευχή and ψαλμός, 1 Corinthians 14:15; γλῶσσαν ἔχω, something to utter with a tongue, 1 Corinthians 14:26. [On 'Speaking with Tongues' see, in addition to the discussions above referred to, Wendt in the 5th edition of Meyer on Acts (Acts 2:4); Heinrici, Korinthierbriefe, i., 372ff; Schaff, Hist. of the Chr. Church, i. 234-245 (1882); Farrar, St. Paul, i. 95ff.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

35:28; 38:4; 39:4; 66:17; 71:24; 125:2; 126:2
3:4; 5:19; 6:25; 7:14
7:33; 7:35; 16:17
1:64; 16:24
2:3; 2:4; 2:4; 2:6; 2:7; 2:8; 2:9; 2:10; 2:11; 2:11; 2:26; 2:26; 10:46; 19:6
3:13; 14:11
1 Corinthians
12:10; 12:10; 12:28; 12:30; 13:1; 13:8; 14; 14:2; 14:5; 14:7; 14:9; 14:9; 14:13; 14:14; 14:15; 14:18; 14:19; 14:19; 14:22; 14:23; 14:26; 14:27; 14:39
2:11; 2:11
1:26; 3:5; 3:6; 3:8
1 Peter
1 John
5:9; 7:9; 10:11; 11:9; 13:7; 14:6; 16:10; 17:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1100 matches the Greek γλῶσσα (glōssa),
which occurs 50 times in 47 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:33 - Jesus took him aside from the crowd, by himself, and put His fingers into his ears, and after spitting, He touched his tongue G1100 with the saliva;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:35 - And his ears were opened, and the [fn]impediment of his tongue G1100 [fn]was removed, and he began speaking plainly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:17 - “These [fn]signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; G1100
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:64 - And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue G1100 loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:24 - “And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, G1100 for I am in agony in this flame.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:3 - And there appeared to them tongues G1100 as of fire [fn]distributing themselves, and [fn]they [fn]rested on each one of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:4 - And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other [fn]tongues, G1100 as the Spirit was giving them [fn]utterance.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:11 - Cretans and Arabs—we hear them in our own tongues G1100 speaking of the mighty deeds of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:46 - For they were hearing them speaking with tongues G1100 and exalting God. Then Peter answered,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:6 - And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues G1100 and prophesying.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:13 - “THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:11 - For it is written,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:10 - and to another the [fn]effecting of [fn]miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the [fn]distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, G1100 and to another the interpretation of tongues. G1100
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:28 - And God has [fn]appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then [fn]miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. G1100
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:30 - All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, G1100 do they? All do not interpret, do they?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:1 - If I speak with the tongues G1100 of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 13:8 - Love never fails; but if there are gifts of [fn]prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, G1100 they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:2 - For one who speaks in a tongue G1100 does not speak to men but to God; for no one [fn]understands, but [fn]in his spirit he speaks mysteries.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:4 - One who speaks in a tongue G1100 edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:5 - Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, G1100 but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, G1100 unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:6 - But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, G1100 what will I profit you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of teaching?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:9 - So also you, unless you utter by the tongue G1100 speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:13 - Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue G1100 pray that he may interpret.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:14 - For if I pray in a tongue, G1100 my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:18 - I thank God, I speak in tongues G1100 more than you all;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:19 - however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue. G1100
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:22 - So then tongues G1100 are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:23 - Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, G1100 and [fn]ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:26 - What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, G1100 has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:27 - If anyone speaks in a tongue, G1100 it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:39 - Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues. G1100
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:11 - and that every tongue G1100 will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:26 - If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not [fn]bridle his tongue G1100 but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:5 - So also the tongue G1100 is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:6 - And the tongue G1100 is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue G1100 is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our [fn]life, and is set on fire by [fn]hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:8 - But no one can tame the tongue; G1100 it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:10 - For,
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 3:18 - Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, G1100 but in deed and truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:9 - And they *sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the [fn]book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue G1100 and people and nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:9 - After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, G1100 standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 10:11 - And they *said to me, “You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and tongues G1100 and kings.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:9 - Those from the peoples and tribes and tongues G1100 and nations will look at their dead [fn]bodies for three and a half days, and [fn]will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:7 - It was also given to him to make war with the [fn]saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue G1100 and nation was given to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:6 - And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who [fn]live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue G1100 and people;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:10 - Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues G1100 because of pain,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:15 - And he *said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. G1100
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