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


"to say, speak:" see SAY, No. 1.

2 Strong's Number: g2980 Greek: laleo


for which see SAY, No. 2, is used several times in 1 Cor. 14; the command prohibiting women from speaking in a church gathering, 1Cr 14:34, 35, is regarded by some as an injunction against chattering, a meaning which is absent from the use of the verb everywhere else in the NT; it is to be understood in the same sense as in 1Cr 14:2, 3-6, 9, 11, 13, 18, 19, 21, 23, 27-29, 39.

3 Strong's Number: g4354 Greek: proslaleo


"to speak to or with" (pros, "to," and No. 2), is used in Act 13:43; 28:20.

4 Strong's Number: g5350 Greek: phthengomai


"to utter a sound or voice," is translated "to speak" in Act 4:18: 2Pe 2:16; in 2Pe 2:18, AV, "speak" (RV, "utter").

5 Strong's Number: g669 Greek: apophthengomai


"to speak forth" (apo, "forth," and No. 4), is so rendered in Act 2:14, RV (AV, "said"), and Act 26:25; in Act 2:2 it denotes to give utterance.

6 Strong's Number: g483 Greek: antilego


"to speak against," is so rendered in Luk 2:34; Jhn 19:12; Act 13:45, AV (RV, "contradicted"); 28:19, 22.

7 Strong's Number: g2635 Greek: katalaleo


synonymous with No. 6 (kata, "against," and No. 2), is always translated "to speak against" in the RV.

8 Strong's Number: g2551 Greek: kakologeo


"to speak evil:" see CURSE, B, No. 4.

9 Strong's Number: g4814 Greek: sullaleo


"to speak together" (sun, "with," and No. 2), is rendered "spake together" in Luk 4:36, RV.
See COMMUNE, No. 3, CONFER, No. 2, TALK.

10 Strong's Number: g4302 Greek: proeipon


"to speak or say before" (a 2nd aorist tense from an absolete present), is rendered "to speak before" in Act 1:16; 2Pe 3:2; Jud 1:17.

11 Strong's Number: g4399 Greek: prophthano


"to anticipate" (an extension, by pro, "before," of phthano, which has the same meaning), is rendered "spake first" in Mat 17:25, RV (AV, "prevented").

12 Strong's Number: g4377 Greek: prosphoneo


"to address, call to," is rendered "spake unto" (or "to") in Luk 23:20; Act 21:40; 22:2; "to call unto" (or "to") in Mat 11:16; Luk 6:13; 7:32; 13:12.

13 Strong's Number: g3004 Greek: eiro


for which see SAY, No. 4, has a 1st aorist, Passive participle rhethen, "spoken" or "spoken of," used in Mat 1:22; 2:15, 17, 23; 3:3; 4:14; 8:17; 13:35; 21:4; 22:31; 24:15; 27:9 (in some texts in Mat 27:35; Mar 13:14).


(1) In Hbr 12:5, AV, dialegomai, "to discuss, to reason," is translated "speaketh" (RV, "reasoneth").

(2) In Hbr 12:25, AV chrematizo, "to warn, instruct," is translated "spake" (RV, "warned"): see ADMONISH.

(3) In Eph 4:31, AV, blasphemia is translated "evil speaking:" see RAILING.

(4) In Hbr 12:19, prostithemi, "to put to, add," used with logos, "a word," is rendered "(that no word) more should be spoken," RV [AV, "(that) the word should (not) be spoken (to them) any more"].

(5) In Act 26:24, AV, apologeomai, "to make a defense" (RV), is rendered "spake for himself."
See ANSWER, B, No. 4.

(6) In Rom 15:21, AV, anangello, "to bring back word" (RV, "tidings... came"), is translated "he was... spoken of."

(7) For "is spoken of" in Rom 1:8, AV, see PROCLAIM, No. 2.

(8) For "spake out" in Luk 1:42, AV, see VOICE, Note.

(9) In Gal 4:15, there is no verb in the original for the AV, "ye spake of" (see RV).

(10) For "spoken against" in Act 19:36 see GAINSAY, C.

(11) For "speak reproachfully," 1Ti 5:14, see REVILE, C.

(12) In Act 21:3, AV, ginosko is translated "speak," RV, "know."

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