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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3056 Greek: logos


"a word," as embodying a conception or idea, denotes among its various meanings, "a saying, statement or declaration," uttered

(a) by God; RV, "word" or "words" (AV, "saying"), e.g., in Jhn 8:55; Rom 3:4; Rev 19:9; 22:6, 7, 9, 10;

(b) by Christ, e.g., Mar 8:32; 9:10; 10:22; Luk 9:28; Jhn 6:60; 21:23; the RV appropriately substitutes "word" or "words" for AV, "saying" or "sayings," especially in John's Gospel e.g. Jhn 7:36, 40; 8:51, 52; 10:19; 14:24; 15:20; 18:9, 32; 19:13;

(c) by an angel, Luk 1:29;

(d) by OT prophets, Jhn 12:38 (RV, "word") Rom 13:9 (ditto); 1Cr 15:54;

(e) by the Apostle Paul in the Pastoral Epp., 1Ti 1:15; 3:1; 4:9; 2Ti 2:11; Tts 3:8;

(f) by other men, Mar 7:29; Act 7:29; Jhn 4:37 (in general).
See ACCOUNT, and especially WORD.

2 Strong's Number: g4487 Greek: rhema


"that which is said, a word," is rendered "saying" or "sayings" in Mar 9:32; Luk 1:65; 2:17, 50, 51; 7:1; 9:45 (twice); Luk 18:34.

Note: In Act 14:18, "with these sayings" is, lit., "saying (lego) these things." For lalia, "saying," Jhn 4:42, AV, see SPEECH, No. 2.

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