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Lexicon :: Strong's G4459 - pōs

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pōs (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Adverb from the base of ποῦ (G4226), an interrogative particle of manner
106x in 2 unique form(s)
105x in 3 unique form(s)
102x in 2 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

πῶς pōs, poce; adverb from the base of G4226; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way? (sometimes the question is indirect, how?); also as exclamation, how much!:—how, after (by) what manner (means), that. (Occasionally unexpressed in English).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 103x

The KJV translates Strong's G4459 in the following manner: how (99x), by what means (2x), after what manner (1x), that (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 103x
The KJV translates Strong's G4459 in the following manner: how (99x), by what means (2x), after what manner (1x), that (1x).
  1. how, in what way

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πῶς pōs, poce; adverb from the base of G4226; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way? (sometimes the question is indirect, how?); also as exclamation, how much!:—how, after (by) what manner (means), that. (Occasionally unexpressed in English).
πῶς (from the obsolete ΠΟΣ, whence ποῦ, ποῖ, etc. (cf. Curtius, § 631)), adverb (from Homer down);
I. in interrogation; how? in what way? — in a direct question, followed by
a. the indicative, it is the expression
α. of one seeking information and desiring to be taught: Luke 1:34; Luke 10:26; John 3:9; John 9:26; 1 Corinthians 15:35 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 266 (250)); πῶς οὖν, John 9:10 Tdf. (but L WH brackets οὖν), John 9:19; Romans 4:10.
β. of one about to controvert another, and emphatically deny that the thing inquired about has happened or been done: Matthew 12:29; Mark 3:23; Luke 11:18; John 3:4, 12; John 5:44, 47; John 6:52; John 9:16; 1 John 3:17; 1 John 4:20; Romans 3:6; Romans 6:2; 1 Corinthians 14:7, 9, 16; 1 Timothy 3:5; Hebrews 2:3; καί πῶς, Mark 4:13; John 14:5 (here L text Tr WH omit καί); πῶς οὖν, Matthew 12:26; Romans 10:14 R G; πῶς δέ, Romans 10:14a R G L marginal reading, 14b R G T, 15 R G (on this see in b. below). where something is asserted and an affirmative answer is expected, πῶς οὐχί is used: Romans 8:32; 2 Corinthians 3:8.
γ. of surprise, intimating that what has been done or is said could not have been done or said, or not rightly done or said — being equivalent to how is it, or how has it come to pass, that etc.: Galatians 2:14 G L T Tr WH; Matthew 22:12; John 4:9; John 6:52; John 7:15; πῶς λέγεις, λέγουσι, κτλ., Mark 12:35; Luke 20:41; John 8:38; καί πῶς, Luke 20:44; Acts 2:8; καί πῶς σύ λέγεις, John 12:34; John 14:9 (here L T WH omit; Tr brackets καί); πῶς οὖν, John 6:42 (here T WH Tr text πῶς νῦν); Matthew 22:43; πῶς οὐ, how is it that... not, why not? Matthew 16:11; Mark 8:21 R G L marginal reading; (R G T); Luke 12:56.
b. the deliberative subjunctive (where the question is, how that can be done which ought to be done): πῶς πληρωθῶσιν αἱ γραφαί, how are the Scriptures (which ought to be fulfilled) to be fulfilled? Matthew 26:54; πῶς φύγητε, how shall ye (who wish to escape) escape etc. Matthew 23:33; add, πῶς οὖν, Romans 10:14 L T Tr WH; πῶς δέ, Romans 10:14a L text T Tr WH; 14{b} L Tr WH; 15 L T Tr WH (Sir. 49:11); cf. Fritzsche on Romans, vol. ii., 405f
c. followed by ἄν with the optative: πῶς γάρ ἄν δυναίμην; Acts 8:31 (on which see ἄν, III., p. 34b).
II. By a somewhat negligent use, occasionally met with, even in Attic writings, but more frequent in later authors, πῶς is found in indirect discourse, where regularly ὅπως ought to have stood; cf. Winers Grammar, § 57, 2 at the end; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, IV.).
a. with the indicative — present: Matthew 6:28; Mark 12:41; Luke 12:27; Acts 15:36; 1 Corinthians 3:10; Ephesians 5:15; Colossians 4:6; 1 Timothy 3:15; τό πῶς (on the article see , II. 10 a.); with the imperfect Luke 14:7; with the perfect, Revelation 3:3; with the aorist, Matthew 12:4; Mark 2:26 (here Tr WH brackets πῶς); Luke 8:36; Acts 9:27, etc.; after ἀναγινώσκειν, Mark 12:26 T Tr WH; how it came to pass that, etc. John 9:15; with the future: μέριμνα, πῶς ἀρέσει (because the direct question would be πῶς ἀρέσω;), 1 Corinthians 7:32-34 (but L T Tr WH ἀρέσῃ); ἐζήτουν πῶς αὐτόν ἀπολέσουσιν, how they shall destroy him (so that they were in no uncertainty respecting his destruction, but were only deliberating about the way in which they will accomplish it), Mark 11:18 R G (but the more correct reading here, according to the best manuscripts, including codex Siniaticus, is ἀπολέσωσιν 'how they should destroy him' (cf. Winers Grammar, § 41 b. 4 b.; Buttmann, § 139, 61; see the next entry)).
b. with the subjunctive, of the aorist and in deliberation: Mark 11:18 L T Tr WH; Mark 14:1, 11 (R G); Matthew 10:19; Luke 12:11; τό πῶς, Luke 22:2, 4; Acts 4:21.
III. in exclamation, how: πῶς δύσκολόν ἐστιν, Mark 10:24; πῶς παραχρῆμα, Matthew 21:20; πῶς δυσκόλως, Mark 10:23; Luke 18:24; with a verb, how (greatly): πῶς συνέχομαι, Luke 12:50; πῶς ἐφίλει αὐτόν, John 11:36.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

6:28; 10:19; 12:4; 12:26; 12:29; 16:11; 21:20; 22:12; 22:43; 23:33; 26:54
2:26; 3:23; 4:13; 8:21; 10:23; 10:24; 11:18; 11:18; 12:26; 12:35; 12:41; 14:1; 14:11
1:34; 8:36; 10:26; 11:18; 12:11; 12:27; 12:50; 12:56; 14:7; 18:24; 20:41; 20:44; 22:2; 22:4
3:4; 3:9; 3:12; 4:9; 5:44; 5:47; 6:42; 6:52; 6:52; 7:15; 8:38; 9:10; 9:15; 9:16; 9:19; 9:26; 11:36; 12:34; 14:5; 14:9
2:8; 4:21; 8:31; 9:27; 15:36
3:6; 4:10; 6:2; 8:32; 10:14; 10:14; 10:14; 10:14
1 Corinthians
3:10; 7:32; 7:33; 7:34; 14:7; 14:9; 14:16; 15:35
2 Corinthians
1 Timothy
3:5; 3:15
1 John
3:17; 4:20

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4459 matches the Greek πῶς (pōs),
which occurs 105 times in 102 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 3 (Mat 6:28–Jhn 5:47)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:28 - “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how G4459 the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:4 - “Or how G4459 [fn]can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:19 - “But when they deliver you over, do not worry about how G4459 or what you are to say; for it will be given to you in that hour what you are to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:4 - how G4459 he entered the house of God, and they ate the [fn]consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:26 - “And if Satan casts out Satan, he [fn]is divided against himself; how G4459 then will his kingdom stand?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:29 - “Or how G4459 can anyone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:34 - “You brood of vipers, how G4459 can you, being evil, speak [fn]what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:11 - “How G4459 is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the [fn]leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:20 -

And seeing this, the disciples marveled, saying, “How G4459 did the fig tree wither all at once?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:12 - and he *said to him, ‘Friend, how G4459 did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:43 - He *said to them, “Then how G4459 does David [fn]in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:45 -

“Therefore, if David calls Him ‘Lord,’ how G4459 is He his son?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:33 - “You serpents, you brood of vipers, how G4459 [fn]will you escape the [fn]sentence of [fn]hell?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:54 - “Therefore, how G4459 will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:26 - how G4459 he entered the house of God around the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the [fn]consecrated bread, which is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests, and he also gave it to those who were with him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:23 - And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, “How G4459 can Satan cast out Satan?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:13 -

And He *said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How G4459 will you understand all the parables?

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:40 - And He said to them, “Why are you so cowardly? Do you still have no faith?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:16 - And those who had seen it recounted to them how G4459 this had happened to the demon-possessed man, and all about the swine.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:21 - And He was saying to them, “Do you not yet understand?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:12 - And He said to them, “Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how G4459 is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:23 -

And Jesus, looking around, *said to His disciples, “How G4459 hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:24 - And the disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus *answered again and *said to them, “Children, how G4459 hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:18 - And the chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how G4459 to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:35 -

And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How G4459 is it that the scribes say that the [fn]Christ is the son of David?

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:41 -

And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how G4459 the crowd was putting [fn]money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:1 -

Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how G4459, after seizing Him in secret, they might kill Him;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:11 - And when they heard this, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he began seeking how G4459 to betray Him at an opportune time.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:34 - But Mary said to the angel, “How G4459 will this be, since I [fn]am a virgin?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:42 - “How G4459 can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:18 - “So beware how G4459 you listen, for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he [fn]thinks he has shall be taken away from him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:36 - And those who had seen it reported to them how G4459 the man who was demon-possessed had been [fn]saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:26 - And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How G4459 do you read it?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:18 - “But if Satan also is divided against himself, how G4459 will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:11 - “Now when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how G4459 or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:27 - “Consider the lilies, how G4459 they grow: they neither toil nor spin, but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:50 - “But I have a baptism to [fn]undergo, and how G4459 distressed I am until it is finished!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:56 - “You hypocrites! You know how to examine the appearance of the earth and the sky, but [fn]why G4459 do you not examine this present time?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:7 -

And He was telling a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how G4459 they were picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:24 - And Jesus looked at him and said, “How G4459 hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:41 -

Then He said to them, “How G4459 is it that they say the [fn]Christ is David’s son?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:44 -

“Therefore David calls Him ‘Lord,’ so how G4459 is He his son?”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:2 - And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how G4459 they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:4 - And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how G4459 he might betray Him to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:4 -

Nicodemus *said to Him, “How G4459 can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:9 -

Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How G4459 can these things be?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:12 - “If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how G4459 will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:9 - Therefore the Samaritan woman *said to Him, “How G4459 do You, being a Jew, ask for a drink from me, being a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:44 - “How G4459 can you believe, when you receive [fn]glory from one another and you do not seek the [fn]glory that is from the only God?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:47 - “But if you do not believe his writings, how G4459 will you believe My words?”

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