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tis (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably emphat. of τις (G5100)
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Strong’s Definitions

τίς tís, tis; probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions):—every man, how (much), + no(-ne, thing), what (manner, thing), where (-by, -fore, -of, -unto, - with, -withal), whether, which, who(-m, -se), why.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 537x

The KJV translates Strong's G5101 in the following manner: what (260x), who (102x), why (66x), whom (25x), which (17x), miscellaneous (67x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 537x
The KJV translates Strong's G5101 in the following manner: what (260x), who (102x), why (66x), whom (25x), which (17x), miscellaneous (67x).
  1. who, which, what

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
τίς tís, tis; probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions):—every man, how (much), + no(-ne, thing), what (manner, thing), where (-by, -fore, -of, -unto, - with, -withal), whether, which, who(-m, -se), why.
τίς, neuter τί, genitive τίνος, interrogative pronoun (from Homer down);
1. who, which, what? the Sept. τίς for מִי, τί for מָה;
a. used adjectivally, in a direct question: τίς βασιλεύς, Luke 14:31; τίς γυνή, Luke 15:8; τί περισσόν, Matthew 5:47; τί σημεῖον, John 2:18, and many other passages. in an indirect question, 1 Thessalonians 4:2, etc.; τινα ποῖον καιρόν, 1 Peter 1:11; used instead of a predicate in a direct question, τίς (namely, ἐστιν) αἰτία, Acts 10:21; τίς καί ποταπή γυνή, Luke 7:39; add, Romans 3:1; 1 Corinthians 9:18, etc.; neuter, Matthew 24:3; Mark 5:9; in an indirect question with the optative, Luke 8:9; τίς followed by ἄν, John 13:24 R G; Acts 21:33 (R G); τί with the optative, Luke 15:26 (Tr WH add ἄν, so L brackets); Luke 18:36 (L brackets Tr brackets WH marginal reading add ἄν); with the indicative, Ephesians 1:18;
b. used alone or Substantively: in a direct question, τίς ὑπέδειξεν ὑμῖν φυγεῖν; Matthew 3:7; Luke 3:7; Revelation 18:18, etc.; τίνος, Matthew 22:20, 28; Mark 12:10; τίνι, Luke 13:18; τινα, John 18:4, 7; τί θέλετε μοι δοῦναι; Matthew 26:15; τί in an indirect question, followed by the indicative, Matthew 6:3; John 13:12; 1 Corinthians 14:16; Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, and very often; followed by the aorist subjunctive, Matthew 6:25; Luke 12:11, etc.; followed by the optative with ἄν, Luke 1:62; Luke 6:11, etc. Emphatic words get prominence by being placed before the pronoun (Buttmann, § 151, 16): ὑμεῖς δέ τινα με λέγετε εἶναι, Matthew 16:15; Mark 8:29; Luke 9:20; καί ἡμεῖς τί ποιήσομεν (or ποιήσωμεν), Luke 3:14; οὗτος δέ τί, John 21:21 (cf. e. β.); add, John 1:19; John 8:5; John 9:17; Acts 19:15; Romans 9:19b (cf. Winer's Grammar, 274 (257)),Romans 9:20; Romans 14:4,10; Ephesians 4:9; James 4:12; examples from Greek writings are given in Passow, p. 1908b; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, B. I. 1 b.). A question is often asked by τίς as the leading word, when the answer expected is no one: Acts 8:33; Romans 7:24; Romans 8:33; Romans 9:19; Romans 10:16; Romans 11:34; 1 Corinthians 9:7; 2 Corinthians 11:29; Hebrews 1:5, 13. τίς εἰ μή, who... save (or but) (i. e. no one but), Mark 2:7; Luke 5:21; Romans 11:15; 1 Corinthians 2:11; Hebrews 3:18; 1 John 2:22; 1 John 5:5.
c. two questions are blended into one: τίς τί ἄρῃ, what each should take, Mark 15:24; τίς τί διεπραγματεύσατο, Luke 19:15 (not Tr WH); ἐγώ δέ τίς ἤμην δυνατός κωλῦσαι τόν Θεόν; who was I? was I able to withstand God? Acts 11:17; cf. Winers Grammar, § 66, 5, 3; Passow, p. 1909{a}; Ast, Platonic Lexicon, iii., p. 394; Franz V. Fritzsche, Index ad Lucian, dial. deor., p. 164; the same construction occurs in Latin writings; cf. Ramshorn, Latin Gram., p. 567. τίς is joined with conjunctions: καί τίς, Mark 10:26; Luke 10:29; Luke 18:26; Revelation 6:17 (see καί, I. 2 g.); τίς ἄρα, see ἄρα, 1; τίς οὖν, Luke 10:36 (here T WH omit; L Tr brackets οὖν); 1 Corinthians 9:18. τίς with a partitive genitive: Matthew 22:28; Mark 12:23; Luke 10:36; Acts 7:52; Hebrews 1:5, 13; with ἐκ and a genitive of the class, Matthew 6:27; Luke 14:28; John 8:46; in an indirect question with the optative, Luke 22:23 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 41 b. 4 c.); with ἄν added, Luke 9:46.
d. in indirect questions the neuter article is sometimes placed before the pronouns τίς and τί; see , II. 10 a.
e. Respecting the neuter τί the following particulars may be noted:
α. τί οὗτοι σου καταμαρτυροῦσιν; a condensed expression for τί τοῦτο ἐστιν, οὗτοι σου καταμαρτυροῦσιν; Matthew 26:62; Mark 14:60 (Buttmann, 251 (216) explains this expression differently); also τί τοῦτο ἀκούω περί σου; ((R. V.)) what is this (that) I hear of thee? (unless preference be given to the rendering, 'why do I hear this of thee' (see under β. below)), Luke 16:2; cf. Bornemann at the passage; (Winer's Grammar, § 66, 5, 3).
β. τί πρός ἡμᾶς; namely, ἐστιν, what is that to us? (Winers Grammar, 586 (545); Buttmann, 138 (121)), Matthew 27:4; John 21:22; τί ἐμοί καί σοι; see ἐγώ, 4; τί μοι etc. what have I to do with etc. 1 Corinthians 5:12; τί σοι or ὑμῖν δοκεῖ; (what thinkest thou etc.), Matthew 17:25; Matthew 22:17, 42; Matthew 26:66; John 11:56 (here before ὅτι supply in thought δοκεῖ ὑμῖν, to introduce a second question (R. V. What think ye? That he will not come etc.)). τί θέλεις; and τί θέλετε; followed by a subjunctive, our what wilt thou (that) I should etc.: Matthew 20:32 (here Lachmann brackets inserts ἵνα); Mark 10:51; Mark 15:12 (WH omits; Tr brackets θέλετε); Luke 18:41; 1 Corinthians 4:21; τί with the deliberative subjunctive: Matthew 6:31; Matthew 27:22; Mark 4:30 (here L marginal reading T Tr text WH πῶς); Luke 12:17; Luke 13:18; John 12:27; τί followed by a future: Acts 4:16 (where Lachmann's stereotyped edition; T Tr WH ποιήσωμεν); 1 Corinthians 15:29; τί (namely, ἐστιν (Buttmann, 358 (307); Winer's Grammar, § 64, 2 a.)) ὅτι etc., how is it that, etc. i. e. why etc., Mark 2:16 R G L; Luke 2:49; Acts 5:4, 9; τί γέγονεν, ὅτι etc. (R. V. what is come to pass that etc.), John 14:22; οὗτος δέ τί (namely, ἔσται or γενήσεται (Winers Grammar, 586 (546); Buttmann, 394 (338))), what will be his lot? John 21:21 (cf. Acts 12:18 τί ἄρα Πέτρος ἐγένετο; Xenophon, Hell. 2, 3, 17 τί ἐσοιτο πολιτεία). τί equivalent to διά τί, why? wherefore? (Matthiae, § 488,8; Krüger, § 46, 3 Anm. 4; (Winer's Grammar, § 21,3 N. 2)): Matthew 6:28; Matthew 7:3; Mark 2:7; Mark 11:3; Luke 2:48; Luke 6:41; Luke 12:57; Luke 24:38; John 7:19; John 18:23; Acts 14:15; Acts 26:8; Romans 3:7; Romans 9:19; 1 Corinthians 4:7; 1 Corinthians 10:30; 1 Corinthians 15:29; Galatians 3:19; Galatians 5:11; Colossians 2:20, and often. ἵνα τί or ἱνατί, see under the word, p. 305a. διά τί (or διατί (see διά, B. II. 2 a., p. 134b)), why? wherefore? Matthew 9:11, 14; Matthew 13:10; Mark 7:5; Mark 11:31; Luke 19:23, 31; John 7:45; John 13:37; Acts 5:3; 1 Corinthians 6:7; 2 Corinthians 11:11; Revelation 17:7, and often. εἰς τί, to what? to what end? to what purpose? Matthew 14:31; Matthew 26:8; Mark 14:4; Mark 15:34 (Wis. 4:17; Sir. 39:21). τί οὖν, etc. why then, etc.: Matthew 17:10; Matthew 19:7; Matthew 27:22; Mark 12:9; Luke 20:15; John 1:25; see also in οὖν, b. α.; τί οὖν ἐροῦμεν, see ibid. τί γάρ; see γάρ, II. 5.
γ. Hebraistically for מָה, how, how greatly, how much, with adjectives and verbs in exclamations (Winers Grammar, § 21 N. 3; cf. Buttmann, 254 (218)): Matthew 7:14 G L Tr; Luke 12:49 (on this see εἰ, I. 4 at the end), (Psalm 3:2; 2 Samuel 6:20; Song of Solomon 1:10; τί πολύ τό ἀγαθόν σου; Symm. Psalm 30:19).
2. equivalent to πότερος, ποτερα, πότερον, whether of two, which of the two: Matthew 21:31; Matthew 23:17 (here L τί; see below); Matt. 27:17, 21; Luke 22:27; neuter τί, Matthew 9:5; (Matthew 23:17 Lachmann, Matthew 23:19); Mark 2:9; Luke 5:23; Philippians 1:22; cf. Ast, Platonic Lexicon, iii., p. 394 Matthiae, § 488, 4; Winer's Grammar, 169 (159).
3. equivalent to ποῖος, ποίᾳ, ποῖον, of what sort, what (kind): Mark 1:27; Mark 6:2; Luke 4:36; Luke 8:9; Luke 24:17; John 7:36; Acts 17:19; 1 Corinthians 15:2; Ephesians 1:18f. Cf. Hermann on Viger, p. 731.
4. By a somewhat inaccurate usage, yet one not unknown to Greek writings, it is put for the relatives ὅς and ὅστις: thus, τινα (L T Tr WH τί) με ὑπονοεῖτε εἶναι, οὐκ εἰμί ἐγώ (where one would expect ὅν). Acts 13:25; δοθήσεται ὑμῖν, τί λαλήσετε (λαλήσητε T Tr WH; L brackets the clausel, Matthew 10:19; ἑτοίμασον, τί δειπνήσω, Luke 17:8; (οἶδα τινας ἐξελεξάμην, John 13:18 T Tr text WH); especially after ἔχειν (as in the Greek writings): οὐκ ἔχουσι, τί φάγωσιν, Matthew 15:32; Mark 6:36; Mark 8:1f; cf. Winers Grammar, § 25, 1; Buttmann, 251 (216); on the distinction between the Latin habeo quid and habeo quod cf. Ramshorn, Latin Gram., p. 565f.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Samuel
Song of Songs
3:7; 5:47; 6:3; 6:25; 6:27; 6:28; 6:31; 7:3; 7:14; 9:5; 9:11; 9:14; 10:19; 13:10; 14:31; 15:32; 16:15; 17:10; 17:25; 19:7; 20:32; 21:31; 22:17; 22:20; 22:28; 22:28; 22:42; 23:17; 23:17; 23:19; 24:3; 26:8; 26:15; 26:62; 26:66; 27:4; 27:17; 27:21; 27:22; 27:22
1:27; 2:7; 2:7; 2:9; 2:16; 4:30; 5:9; 6:2; 6:36; 7:5; 8:1; 8:29; 10:26; 10:51; 11:3; 11:31; 12:9; 12:10; 12:23; 14:4; 14:60; 15:12; 15:24; 15:34
1:62; 2:48; 2:49; 3:7; 3:14; 4:36; 5:21; 5:23; 6:11; 6:41; 7:39; 8:9; 8:9; 9:20; 9:46; 10:29; 10:36; 10:36; 12:11; 12:17; 12:49; 12:57; 13:18; 13:18; 14:28; 14:31; 15:8; 15:26; 16:2; 17:8; 18:26; 18:36; 18:41; 19:15; 19:23; 19:31; 20:15; 22:23; 22:27; 24:17; 24:38
1:19; 1:25; 2:18; 7:19; 7:36; 7:45; 8:5; 8:46; 9:17; 11:56; 12:27; 13:12; 13:18; 13:24; 13:37; 14:22; 18:4; 18:7; 18:23; 21:21; 21:21; 21:22
4:16; 5:3; 5:4; 5:9; 7:52; 8:33; 10:21; 11:17; 12:18; 13:25; 14:15; 17:19; 19:15; 21:33; 26:8
3:1; 3:7; 7:24; 8:33; 9:19; 9:19; 9:19; 9:20; 10:16; 11:15; 11:34; 14:4; 14:10
1 Corinthians
2:11; 4:7; 4:21; 5:12; 6:7; 9:7; 9:18; 9:18; 10:30; 14:16; 15:2; 15:29; 15:29
2 Corinthians
11:11; 11:29
3:19; 5:11
1:18; 1:18; 4:9
1 Thessalonians
1:5; 1:5; 1:13; 1:13; 3:18
1 Peter
1 John
2:22; 5:5
2:7; 2:11; 2:17; 6:17; 17:7; 18:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5101 matches the Greek τίς (tis),
which occurs 563 times in 508 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Page 1 / 11 (Mat 3:7–Mat 20:6)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:7 -

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who G5101 warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:13 -

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how G5101 will it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out to be trampled under foot by men.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:46 - “For if you love those who love you, what G5101 reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:47 - “And if you greet only your brothers, what G5101 more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:3 - “But when you [fn]give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what G5101 your right hand is doing,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:25 -

“For this reason I say to you, [fn]do not be worried about your [fn]life, as to what G5101 you will eat or what G5101 you will drink; nor for your body, as to what G5101 you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:27 - “And which G5101 of you by worrying can add a single [fn]cubit to his [fn]life span?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:28 - “And why G5101 are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:31 - “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What G5101 will we eat?’ or ‘What G5101 will we drink?’ or ‘What G5101 will we wear for clothing?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:3 - “And why G5101 do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:9 - “Or what G5101 man is there among you [fn]who, when his son asks for a loaf, [fn]will give him a stone?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:14 - “For the gate is narrow and the way is constricted that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:26 - And He *said to them, “Why G5101 are you so cowardly, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and [fn]it became perfectly calm.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:29 - And behold, they cried out, saying, “[fn]What G5101 do we have to do with You, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the [fn]time?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:5 - “For which G5101 is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:11 - And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “Why G5101 is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:13 - “But go and learn [fn]what G5101 this means: ‘I DESIRE [fn]COMPASSION, [fn]AND NOT SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:14 -

Then the disciples of John *came to Him, [fn]asking, “Why G5101 do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:11 - “And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who G5101 is worthy in it, and stay there until you leave.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:19 - “But when they deliver you over, do not worry about how or what G5101 you are to say; for it will be given to you in that hour what G5101 you are to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:7 -

Now as these men were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, “What G5101 did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:8 - [fn]But what G5101 did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ [fn]palaces!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:9 - [fn]But what G5101 did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:16 -

“But to what G5101 shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, who call out to the other children,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:3 - But He said to them, “Have you not read what G5101 David did when he became hungry, he and his companions,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:7 - “But if you had known what G5101 this [fn]means, ‘I DESIRE [fn]COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:11 - And He said to them, “What G5101 man [fn]is there among you who has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:27 - “And if I by [fn]Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom G5101 do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:48 - But [fn]Jesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, “Who G5101 is My mother and who G5101 are My brothers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:10 -

And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why G5101 do You speak to them in parables?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:31 - And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, “You of little faith, why G5101 did you doubt?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:2 - “Why G5101 do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:3 - And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:32 -

And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, “I feel compassion for the crowd, because they [fn]have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:8 - But Jesus, aware of this, said, “You men of little faith, why G5101 do you discuss among yourselves that you have no bread?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:13 -

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, saying, “Who G5101 do people say that the Son of Man is?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:15 - He *said to them, “But who G5101 do you say that I am?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:26 - “For what G5101 will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what G5101 will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:10 - And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why G5101 then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:19 -

Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why G5101 could we not cast it out?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:25 - He *said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What G5101 do you think, Simon? From whom G5101 do the kings of the earth collect tolls or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:1 -

At that [fn]time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who G5101 then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:12 -

“What G5101 do you think? If any man has one hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying?

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:7 - They *said to Him, “Why G5101 then did Moses command to GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:16 -

And behold, someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what G5101 good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:17 - And He said to him, “Why G5101 are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:20 - The young man *said to Him, “All these things I have kept; what G5101 am I still lacking?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:25 - And when the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who G5101 can be saved?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:27 -

Then Peter answered and said to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You; what G5101 then will there be for us?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:6 - “And about the [fn]eleventh hour he went out and found others standing around; and he *said to them, ‘Why G5101 have you been standing here idle all day long?’

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