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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 58 times in 57 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 4:7–Rom 3:8)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:7 - Jesus said G5346 to him, [fn]On the other hand, it is written: ‘YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:8 - But the centurion replied G5346, “[fn]Lord, I am not worthy 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, ‘[fn]An 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; while you are gathering up the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:8 - And after being prompted by her mother, she *said G5346, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:26 - 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 want 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 answering Jesus, they said, “We do not know.” He also said G5346 to them, “Neither am I telling 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 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 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]temple 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, “So You are the King of the Jews?” And Jesus said G5346 to him, It is as you say.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:23 - But he said G5346, “Why, what evil has He done?” Yet they kept shouting all the more, saying, “[fn]Crucify Him!”
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 14:29 - But Peter said G5346 to Him, “Even if they all [fn]fall away, yet I will not!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:40 - And Jesus responded 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 22:58 - And a little later, another person 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, “So You are the Son of God?” And He said G5346 to them, “You say correctly that I am.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:3 - Now Pilate asked Him, saying, “So You are the King of the Jews?” And He answered him and said G5346, It is as you say.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:23 - He said G5346, “I am THE VOICE OF ONE CALLING [fn]OUT IN THE WILDERNESS, ‘MAKE THE WAY OF THE LORD STRAIGHT,’ as Isaiah the prophet said.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:38 - And he said G5346, “I believe, Lord.” And he worshiped Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:38 - Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:2 - And [fn]Stephen said G5346, “Listen to me, [fn]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 - 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 that it is forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or visit a [fn]foreigner; and yet God has shown me that I am not to call any person [fn]unholy or unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:30 - 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 clothing,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:31 - and he *said G5346, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your charitable gifts 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, “After beating us in public without due process—men who are Romans—they threw us into prison; and now they are releasing us secretly? No indeed! On the contrary, let them come [fn]in person and lead us out.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:22 - So Paul stood in the midst of the [fn]Areopagus and said G5346, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in all respects.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:35 - After quieting the crowd, the town clerk *said G5346, “Men of Ephesus, what person is there after all who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the temple of the great [fn]Artemis and of the image which fell down from [fn]the sky?
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 [fn]Hebrew dialect, they became even more quiet; and he *said G5346,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:27 - The commander came and said to [fn]Paul, “Tell me, are you a Roman?” And he said G5346, “Yes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:28 - The commander answered, “I acquired this citizenship for a large sum of money.” And Paul said G5346, “But I was actually born a citizen.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:5 - And Paul said G5346, “I was not aware, brothers, that he is high priest; for it is written: ‘YOU SHALL NOT SPEAK EVIL OF A RULER OF YOUR PEOPLE.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:17 - Paul called one of the centurions to himself and said G5346, “Take 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 commander and *said G5346, “Paul the prisoner called me over to him and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 23:35 - he said G5346, “I will give you a hearing when your accusers arrive as well,” giving orders for [fn]Paul to be kept in Herod’s [fn]Praetorium.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:5 - “Therefore,” he *said G5346, “have the influential men among you [fn]go there with me, and if there is anything wrong [fn]about the man, have them bring charges against him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:22 - Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I also would like to hear the man myself.” “Tomorrow,” he *said G5346, “you shall hear him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 25:24 - And Festus *said G5346, “King Agrippa, and all you gentlemen present with us, you see this man about whom all the people of the Jews appealed to me, both in Jerusalem and here, shouting that he ought not to live any longer.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:1 - Now Agrippa said G5346 to Paul, “You are permitted to speak for yourself.” Then Paul extended his hand and proceeded to make his defense:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:24 - While [fn]Paul was stating these things in his defense, Festus *said G5346 in a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind! [fn]Your great learning is [fn]driving you insane.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:25 - But Paul *said G5346, “I am not insane, most excellent Festus; on the contrary, I am speaking out with [fn]truthful and rational words.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:28 - Agrippa replied to Paul, “[fn]In a short time you are going to persuade me to [fn]make a Christian of myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:32 - And Agrippa said G5346 to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:8 - And why not say (just as we are slanderously reported and as some claim G5346 that we say), “Let’s do evil that good may come of it”? [fn]Their condemnation is deserved.

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