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Lexicon :: Strong's G5346 - phēmi

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phēmi (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Properly, the same as the base of φῶς (G5457) and φαίνω (G5316)
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Strong’s Definitions

φημί phēmí, fay-mee'; properly, the same as the base of G5457 and G5316; to show or make known one's thoughts, i.e. speak or say:—affirm, say. Compare G3004.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x

The KJV translates Strong's G5346 in the following manner: say (57x), affirm (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x
The KJV translates Strong's G5346 in the following manner: say (57x), affirm (1x).
  1. to make known one's thoughts, to declare

  2. to say

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
φημί phēmí, fay-mee'; properly, the same as the base of G5457 and G5316; to show or make known one's thoughts, i.e. speak or say:—affirm, say. Compare G3004.
φημί; imperfect ἔφην; (from φάω, to bring forth into the light (cf. Curtius, § 407)); hence (from Homer down) properly, to make known one's thoughts, to declare; to say: ἔφη, he said (once on a time), Matthew 26:61; historical writers, in quoting the words of anyone, prefix φησίν, ἔφη (Latinait, inquit): Luke 22:58; Acts 8:36, and often: φησίν and ἔφη are used of a person replying, Matthew 13:29; Luke 7:40; John 1:23; John 9:38; Acts 7:2, etc.; of one who asks a question, Matthew 27:23; Acts 16:30; Acts 21:37; ἔφη μεγάλη τῇ φωνή, Acts 26:24; ἀποκριθείς ἔφη, Matthew 8:8; (φησίν is interjected into the recorded speech of another (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 61, 6), Matthew 14:8; Acts 25:5, 22; Acts 26:25; also ἔφη, Acts 23:35; φησίν, like the Latinait, inquit, is employed especially in the later Greek usage with an indefinite subject (`impersonally') ( sagt, on dit, they say) (inserted in a sentence containing the words of another (cf. Winer's Grammar, as above)): 2 Corinthians 10:10 where L Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading φασίν (cf. Passow, ii, p. 2238a; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 1); Buttmann, § 129, 19; (Winer's Grammar, § 58, 9{b}. β.; § 64, 3)). φησίν namely, Θεός, 1 Corinthians 6:16 (here Lachmann brackets φησίν); Hebrews 8:5; (Winer's Grammar, 522 (486f)). The constructions of the verb are the following: ἔφη αὐτῷ, αὐτοῖς, he replied to him, to them, Matthew 4:7; Matthew 13:28; Matthew 21:27, etc.; Mark (Mark 9:12 T Tr text WH); Matt. 14:29; Luke 7:44; Acts 26:32; ἀποκριθείς αὐτῷ ἔφη, Luke 23:3; ἔφη πρός τινα, Luke 22:70; Acts 10:28; Acts 16:37; Acts 26:1; with an accusative of the thing, 1 Corinthians 10:15, 19; followed by ὅτι, 1 Corinthians 10:19; τοῦτο etc. ὅτι, 1 Corinthians 7:29 (Rec.bez elz; others omit ὅτι); 1 Corinthians 15:50; followed by an accusative with an infinitive, Romans 3:8. (On its alleged omission, see Winer's Grammar, § 64, 7 a. Compare: σύμφημι.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

4:7; 8:8; 13:28; 13:29; 14:8; 14:29; 21:27; 26:61; 27:23
7:40; 7:44; 22:58; 22:70; 23:3
1:23; 9:38
7:2; 8:36; 10:28; 16:30; 16:37; 21:37; 23:35; 25:5; 25:22; 26:1; 26:24; 26:25; 26:32
1 Corinthians
6:16; 7:29; 10:15; 10:19; 10:19; 15:50
2 Corinthians

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5346 matches the Greek φημί (phēmi),
which occurs 66 times in 65 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 4:7–Act 23:35)

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Jesus said G5346 to him, “Again, it is written, ‘YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE [fn]LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:8 - But the centurion said G5346, “[fn]Lord, I am not good enough for You to come under my roof, but just [fn]say the word, and my [fn]servant will be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:28 - “And he said G5346 to them, ‘An [fn]enemy has done this!’ The slaves *said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:29 - “But he *said G5346, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:8 - Now having been prompted by her mother, she *said G5346, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:26 - And when Peter said G5346, “From strangers,” Jesus said G5346 to him, “Then the sons are [fn]exempt.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:21 - Jesus said G5346 to him, “If you wish to be [fn]complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:27 - And they answered Jesus and said, “We do not know.” He also said G5346 to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:21 - “His master said G5346 to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your [fn]master.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:23 - “His master said G5346 to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:34 - Jesus said G5346 to him, “Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:61 - and said, “This man stated G5346, ‘I am able to destroy the [fn]sanctuary of God and to rebuild it [fn]in three days.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:11 -

Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And Jesus said G5346 to him, “You yourself say it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:23 - And he said G5346, “Why, what evil did He do?” But they were crying out all the more, saying, “Let Him be crucified!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:65 - Pilate said G5346 to them, “You have a guard; go, make it as secure as you know how.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:12 - And He said G5346 to them, “Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:38 -

John said G5346 to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to hinder him because he was not following us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:20 - And he said G5346 to Him, “Teacher, I have kept all these things from my youth up.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:29 - Jesus said G5346, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:24 - Jesus said G5346 to them, “Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not [fn]understand the Scriptures nor the power of God?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:29 - But Peter said G5346 to Him, “Even though all may [fn]fall away, yet I will not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:40 - And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he [fn]replied G5346, “Say it, Teacher.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:44 - And turning toward the woman, He said G5346 to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 15:17 - “But when he came to himself, he said G5346, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:58 - A little later, another saw him and said G5346, “You are one of them too!” But Peter said G5346, “Man, I am not!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:70 - And they all said, “Are You the Son of God, then?” And He said G5346 to them, “You yourselves say that I am.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:3 - So Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him and said G5346, “You yourself say it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:40 - But the other answered, and rebuking him said G5346, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:23 - He said G5346, “I am A VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY OF THE [fn]LORD,’ as Isaiah the prophet said.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:38 - And he said G5346, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:29 - Therefore Pilate went out to them and *said G5346, “What accusation do you bring against this man?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:38 - And Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ [fn]for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:2 -

And he said G5346, “Hear me, brothers and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in [fn]Haran,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:36 - And as they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch *said G5346, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:28 - And he said G5346 to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a man who is a Jew to associate with a foreigner or to visit him; and yet God has shown me that I should not call any man defiled or unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:30 -

And Cornelius said G5346, “Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the [fn]ninth hour; and behold, a man stood before me in shining garments,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:31 - and he *said G5346, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your [fn]alms have been remembered before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:30 - and after he brought them out, he said G5346, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:37 - But Paul said G5346 to them, “Having beaten us in public without trial, men who are Romans, they have thrown us into prison. And now are they sending us away secretly? No indeed! But let them come themselves and bring us out.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:22 -

So Paul stood in the midst of the [fn]Areopagus and said G5346, “Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:35 - Now after calming the crowd, the city clerk *said G5346, “Men of Ephesus, what man is there after all who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of the image which fell down from heaven?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 21:37 -

As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the commander, “May I say something to you?” And he *said G5346, “Do you know Greek?

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:2 -

And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew language, they became even quieter; and he *said G5346,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:27 - And the commander came and said to him, “Tell me, are you a Roman?” And he said G5346, “Yes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:28 - And the commander answered, “I acquired this citizenship with a large sum of money.” And Paul said G5346, “But I have been born a citizen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:5 - And Paul said G5346, “I was not aware, brothers, that he was high priest; for it is written, ‘YOU SHALL NOT SPEAK EVIL OF A RULER OF YOUR PEOPLE.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:17 - And Paul called one of the centurions to him and said G5346, “Lead this young man to the commander, for he has something to report to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:18 - So he took him and led him to the [fn]commander and *said G5346, “Paul the prisoner called me to him and asked me to lead this young man to you since he has something to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:35 - he said G5346, “I will give you a hearing after your accusers arrive also,” giving orders for him to be kept in Herod’s [fn]Praetorium.

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