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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3004 Greek: lego


and the 2nd aorist form eipon, used to supply this tense in lego, are frequently translated "to tell," e.g., Mat 2:13, RV, "I tell," AV, "I bring (thee) word;" Mat 10:27.
See SAY, No. 1.

2 Strong's Number: g2980 Greek: laleo


for which see SAY, No. 2, is usually rendered "to speak," in the RV (for AV, "to tell"), e.g., Mat 26:13; Luk 1:45; 2:17, 18, 20; Act 11:14; 27:25; but RV and AV, "to tell" in Jhn 8:40; Act 9:6; 22:10.

3 Strong's Number: g1583 Greek: eklaleo


"to speak out" (ek), is translated "tell" in Act 23:22.

4 Strong's Number: g3004 Greek: eiro


for which see SAY, No. 4, is rendered "to tell" in Mat 21:24; Mar 11:29; Jhn 14:29; Rev 17:7.

5 Strong's Number: g518 Greek: apangello


"to announce, declare, report" (usually as a messenger), is frequently rendered "to tell," e.g., Mat 8:33; 14:12.
See BRING, No. 36.

6 Strong's Number: g312 Greek: anangello


"to bring back word, announce," is sometimes rendered "to tell," e.g., Jhn 5:15; 2Cr 7:7.
See DECLARE, No. 1.

7 Strong's Number: g1334 Greek: diegeomai


for which see DECLARE, No. 6, is rendered "to tell," in the AV and RV, in Mar 9:9; Hbr 11:32.

8 Strong's Number: g1834 Greek: exegeomai


for which see DECLARE, No. 8, is translated "told" in Luk 24:35, AV (RV, "rehearsed").

9 Strong's Number: g1285 Greek: diasapheo


"to make clear" (dia, "throughout," saphes, "clear"), explain fully, is translated "told" in Mat 18:31.

10 Strong's Number: g3377 Greek: menuo


is rendered "told" in Act 23:30, AV: see SHEW, No. 7.

11 Strong's Number: g4280 Greek: proeiro


(prolego) "to tell before," is so rendered in Mat 24:25: see FORETELL, FOREWARN.

Note: In the following, oida, "to know," is translated "tell" in the AV (RV, "know"), Mat 21:27; Mar 11:33; Luk 20:7; Jhn 3:8; 8:14; 16:18; 2Cr 12:2.


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