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


"a word, an account," etc., is translated "thing" in Mat 21:24, AV (1st part), and Luk 20:3, AV, RV, "question" (in Mat 21:24, 2nd part, "these things" translates tauta, the neut. plur. of houtos, "this"); Luk 1:4; Act 5:24, AV (RV, "words").

2 Strong's Number: g4229 Greek: pragma


for which see MATTER, No. 2, is translated "thing" in Mat 18:19, as part of the word "anything," lit., "every thing;" Luk 1:1, AV only; Act 5:4; in Hbr 6:18; 10:1; 11:1, "things."

3 Strong's Number: g4487 Greek: rhema


"a saying, word," is translated "thing" in Luk 2:15; Luk 2:19, AV (RV, "saying"); in Act 5:32, "things."


(1) The neuter sing. and plur. of the article are frequently rendered "the thing" and neut. plur. of houtos, "this."

(2) So in this case of the neut. plur. of certain pronouns and adjectives without nouns, e.g., "all," "base," "heavenly," "which."

(3) When "thing" represents a separate word in the original, it is a translation of one or other of Nos. 1, 2, 3, above.

(4) In Phl 2:10, "things" is added in italics to express the meaning of the three adjectives.

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