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Lexicon :: Strong's G4487 - rhēma

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ῥῆμα
Transliteration
rhēma (Key)
Pronunciation
hray'-mah
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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 TR Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 4:4–Act 16:38)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:4 - But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD G4487 THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:11 - “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:36 - “But I tell you that every [fn]careless word G4487 that people [fn]speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:16 - “But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EVERY [fn]FACT G4487 MAY BE CONFIRMED.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:75 - And Peter remembered the word G4487 which Jesus had said, “Before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:14 - And He did not answer him with regard to even a single [fn]charge, G4487 so the governor was quite amazed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:32 - But they [fn]did not understand this statement, G4487 and they were afraid to ask Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:72 - Immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark G4487 to him, “Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” [fn]And he began to weep.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:37 - “For [fn]nothing G4487 will be impossible with God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:38 - And Mary said, “Behold, the [fn]bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” G4487 And the angel departed from her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:65 - Fear came on all those living around them; and all these matters G4487 were being talked about in all the hill country of Judea.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:15 - When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing G4487 that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:17 - When they had seen this, they made known the statement G4487 which had been told them about this Child.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:19 - But Mary treasured all these things, G4487 pondering them in her heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:29 - “Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace,
According to Your word; G4487
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:50 - But they did not understand the statement G4487 which He [fn]had made to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:51 - And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these [fn]things G4487 in her heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:2 - in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word G4487 of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:4 - And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:5 - Simon answered and said, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but [fn]I will do as You say G4487 and let down the nets.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:1 - When He had completed all His discourse G4487 in the hearing of the people, He went to Capernaum.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:45 - But they [fn]did not understand this statement, G4487 and it was concealed from them so that they would not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement. G4487
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:34 - But the disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement G4487 was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:26 - And they were unable to [fn]catch Him in a saying G4487 in the presence of the people; and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:8 - And they remembered His words, G4487
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:11 - But these words G4487 appeared [fn]to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:34 - “For He whom God has sent speaks the words G4487 of God; [fn]for He gives the Spirit without measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:47 - “But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” G4487
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:63 - “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words G4487 that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:68 - Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words G4487 of eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:20 - These words G4487 He spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:47 - “He who is of God hears the words G4487 of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:21 - Others were saying, “These are not the sayings G4487 of one demon-possessed. A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can he?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:47 - “If anyone hears My sayings G4487 and does not keep them, 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 sayings, G4487 has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 14:10 - “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words G4487 that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:7 - “If you abide in Me, and My words G4487 abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:8 - for the words G4487 which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:14 - But Peter, [fn]taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words. G4487
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:20 - “Go, stand and [fn]speak to the people in the temple [fn]the whole message G4487 of this Life.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:32 - “And we are witnesses [fn]of these things; G4487 and so 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 G4487 against Moses and against God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:13 - They put forward false witnesses who said, “This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:22 - They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, was divinely directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear [fn]a message G4487 from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:37 - you yourselves know the thing G4487 which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:44 - While Peter was still speaking these words, G4487 the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the [fn]message.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:14 - and he will speak words G4487 to you by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:16 - “And I remembered the word G4487 of the Lord, how He used to say, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized [fn]with the Holy Spirit.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:42 - As [fn]Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people kept begging that these [fn]things G4487 might be spoken to them the next Sabbath.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:38 - The policemen reported these words G4487 to the chief magistrates. They were afraid when they heard that they were Romans,

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