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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g4750 Greek: stoma


akin to stomachos (which originally meant "a throat, gullet"), is used

(a) of "the mouth" of man, e.g., Mat 15:11; of animals, e.g., Mat 17:27; 2Ti 4:17 (figurative); Hbr 11:33; Jam 3:3; Rev 13:2 (2nd occurrence);

(b) figuratively of "inanimate things," of the "edge" of a sword, Luk 21:24; Hbr 11:34; of the earth, Rev 12:16;

(c) figuratively, of the "mouth," as the organ of speech,

(1) of Christ's words, e.g., Mat 13:35; Luk 11:54; Act 8:32; 22:14; 1Pe 2:22;

(2) of human, e.g., Mat 18:16; 21:16; Luk 1:64; Rev 14:5; as emanating from the heart, Mat 12:34; Rom 10:8, 9; of prophetic ministry through the Holy Spirit, Luk 1:70; Act 1:16; 3:18; 4:25; of the destructive policy of two world potentates at the end of this age, Rev 13:2, 5, 6; 16:13 (twice); of shameful speaking, Eph 4:29; Col 3:8;

(3) of the Devil speaking as a dragon or serpent, Rev 12:15, 16; 16:13;

(d) figuratively, in the phrase "face to face" (lit., "mouth to mouth"), 2Jo 1:12; 3Jo 1:14;

(e) metaphorically, of "the utterances of the Lord, in judgment," 2Th 2:8; Rev 1:16; 2:16; 19:15, 21; of His judgment upon a local church for its lukewarmness, Rev 3:16;

(f) by metonymy, for "speech," Mat 18:16; Luk 19:22; 21:15; 2Cr 13:1.

Note: In Act 15:27, logos, "a word," is translated "word of mouth," RV (AV, "mouth," marg., "word").

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1993 Greek: epistomizo


"to bridle" (epi, "upon," and A), is used metaphorically of "stopping the mouth, putting to silence," Tts 1:11. Cp. phrasso, "to stop, close," said of stopping the "mouths" of men, in Rom 3:19.

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