What does λόγος mean in the Greek?

Parse: Noun, Nominative Masculine Singular
Root: G3056 (λόγος)
Sense: of speech (more info)

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Frequency of λόγος

How λόγος is translated (KJV)

English Occurance
word 39
[let the] speech 1
saying 7
talk 1
report 4
the word 1
a word 2
message 5
statement 2
speech 2
divine utterance 1
reckoning 1

Verses with λόγος

Colossians 3:16
The word - of Christ let dwell in you richly all wisdom teaching and admonishing each other in psalms hymns [and] songs spiritual with - grace singing the hearts of you to God
Colossians 4:6
- [Let the] speech of you [be] always in grace with salt having been seasoned to know how it behooves you one each to answer
2 Thessalonians 3:1
- Finally pray brothers for us that the word of the Lord may spread quickly and may be glorified just as also with you
2 Timothy 2:9
in which I suffer hardship even to chains as an evildoer But the word - of God not is bound
2 Timothy 2:11
Trustworthy [is] the saying If for we have died together [with Him] also we will live together [with Him]
2 Timothy 2:17
and the talk of them like gangrene pasture to grow will have among whom are Hymenaeus Philetus
Acts 11:22
Was heard now the report in the ears of the church - being in Jerusalem concerning them and they sent forth Barnabas to go as far as Antioch
Acts 12:24
- But the word - of God continued to grow and to multiply
Acts 13:15
After then the reading of the law and of the Prophets sent the rulers of the synagogue to them saying Men brothers if any there is among you a word of exhortation toward the people speak
Acts 13:26
Men brothers sons of [the] family of Abraham and those among you fearing - God to us the message of the salvation this has been sent
Acts 13:49
Was carried then the word of the Lord through all the region
Acts 17:13
When however knew those from - Thessalonica Jews that also in - Berea was proclaimed by - Paul the word of God they came there also stirring up and agitating the crowds
Acts 19:20
Thus with might of the Lord the word continued to increase and prevail
Acts 6:5
And was pleasing the statement before all the multitude they chose Stephen a man full of faith [of the] Spirit holy Philip Prochorus Nicanor Timon Parmenas Nicolas a convert of Antioch
Acts 6:7
And the word - of God continued to increase was multiplied number of the disciples in Jerusalem exceedingly a great then multitude priests were becoming obedient to the faith
Luke 4:32
and they were astonished at the teaching of Him for with authority was the message
Luke 4:36
And came astonishment upon all they were speaking to one another saying What - word [is] this that with authority power He commands the unclean spirits they come out
Luke 5:15
Was spread abroad now still more the report concerning Him and were coming crowds great to hear to be healed from the sicknesses of them
Luke 7:17
And went out the report this in all - Judea concerning Him in all the surrounding region
Luke 8:11
Is now this the parable The seed is word - of God
Mark 4:15
These now are they along the road where is sown the word and when they hear immediately comes - Satan takes away the word - having been sown in them
Matthew 28:15
- And having taken the money they did as they were instructed And is spread abroad the report this among [the] Jews until the present day
Matthew 5:37
Let it be however the statement of you Yes ‘Yes [and] ‘No No The more than these from - evil comes
1 Corinthians 1:18
The message for - of the cross to those indeed perishing foolishness is those however being saved to us power of God it is
1 Corinthians 12:8
To one truly for through the Spirit is given a word of wisdom to another now of knowledge according to the same Spirit
1 Corinthians 14:36
Or from you the word - of God has gone out to you only has it come
1 Corinthians 15:54
When now the perishable this shall have put on the imperishable and mortal immortality then will come to pass the word - having been written Has been swallowed up death in victory
1 Corinthians 2:4
And the message of me the preaching [were] not in persuasive of wisdom words but demonstration of [the] Spirit of power
1 John 1:10
If we should say that not we have sinned a liar we make Him and the word of Him not is in us
1 John 2:7
Beloved not a commandment new I am writing to you but old which you have had from [the] beginning The commandment - old is the word that you have heard
1 John 2:14
I have written to you fathers because you know Him who [is] from [the] beginning young men strong you are and the word - of God in you abides you have overcome the evil [one]
1 John 5:7
For three there are - bearing testimony in - heaven the Father Word and the Holy Spirit these - one are
2 Corinthians 1:18
Faithful however - God [is] that the word of us to you not was Yes and No
2 Corinthians 10:10
For the letters indeed they say [are] weighty and strong - but the presence of the body weak the speech having been ignored
John 1:1
In [the] beginning was the Word and with - God God
John 1:14
And the Word flesh became dwelt among us we beheld the glory of Him a glory as of an only begotten from [the] Father full of grace truth
John 10:35
If them he called gods to whom the word - of God came and not is able to be broken the Scripture
John 12:38
so that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled that said Lord who has believed the report of us And arm of [the] Lord to whom has been revealed
John 12:48
The [one] rejecting Me and not receiving the words of Me has [one] judging him The word which I spoke that will judge him in the last day
John 14:24
The [one] not loving Me the words of Me not does keep and the word that you hear not is Mine but of the having sent Father
John 15:25
But [this is] that may be fulfilled the word - in the law of them having been written - They hated Me without cause
John 17:17
Sanctify them by the truth the word - of You truth is
John 18:9
so that might be fulfilled the word that He had spoken - Those whom You have given Me not I lost of them not one
John 18:32
that the word - of Jesus might be fulfilled which He had spoken signifying what death He was about to die
John 21:23
Went out therefore this - saying among the brothers that the disciple that not dies said however to him Jesus he dies but If him I desire to remain until I come what [is it] to you
John 4:37
In for this the saying is TRUE - One - sowing and another reaping
John 6:60
Many therefore having heard of the disciples of Him said Difficult is the word this who is able it to hear
John 7:36
What is the word this that He said You will seek Me and not will find Me Where am I you not are able to come
John 8:37
I know that seed of Abraham you are but you seek Me to kill because the word - of Me not receives a place in you
Revelation 19:13
and having been clothed with a garment having been dipped in blood is called the name of Him The Word - of God
Romans 9:6
[It is] not as however that has failed the word - of God Not for all who [are] of Israel [are] these Israel
Romans 9:9
Of [the] promise for the word [is] this At the time this I will come and there will be - to Sarah a son
Ephesians 4:29
Any word unwholesome out of the mouth of you not let go forth but if any good for edification of the need so that it may give grace to those hearing
Ephesians 6:19
and also for me that to me may be given divine utterance in [the] opening of the mouth of me with boldness to make known the mystery gospel
Titus 2:5
self-controlled pure keepers at home kind being subject to the own husbands so that not the word - of God should be maligned
Titus 3:8
Trustworthy [is] the saying and concerning these things I want you to affirm strongly so that may take care good works to be devoted to those believing God These things are excellent profitable - to men
1 Thessalonians 1:8
From you for has sounded forth the word of the Lord not only in - Macedonia and in - Achaia but every place the faith of you - toward - God has gone abroad so as for no need to have us to say anything
1 Timothy 1:15
Trustworthy [is] the saying and of full acceptance worthy that Christ Jesus came into the world sinners to save of whom [the] foremost am I
1 Timothy 3:1
Trustworthy [is] the saying If anyone overseership aspires to of good a work he is desirous
1 Timothy 4:9
Trustworthy [is] the saying and of full acceptance worthy
Hebrews 2:2
If for the by angels having been spoken word was unalterable and every transgression disobedience received a just recompense
Hebrews 4:2
And for we are [those] having had the gospel preached just as they [did] but not did profit the message of [their] hearing them not having been united with the faith of those having heard
Hebrews 4:12
Living [is] for the word - of God and active sharper than any sword two-edged even penetrating as far as [the] division of soul spirit of joints and also marrows able to judge [the] thoughts intentions of [the] heart
Hebrews 4:13
And not there is creature hidden before Him all things however [are] uncovered laid bare to the eyes of Him to whom [is] our - reckoning
Hebrews 5:11
Concerning this [there is] much from us - speech and difficult in interpretation to speak since sluggish you have become in the hearings
Hebrews 7:28
The law for men appoints as high priests having weakness word however of the oath which [is] after the law a Son to age having been perfected
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1 Kgs 2 Kgs 1 Chron 2 Chron Ezra
Neh Esth Job Psa Prov
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Ezek Dan Hos Joel Amos
Obad Jnh Micah Nah Hab
Zeph Haggai Zech Mal
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Rom (2) 1 Cor (5) 2 Cor (2) Gal Ephes (2)
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2 Tim (3) Titus (2) Philem Hebrews (6) James
1 Pet 2 Pet 1 John (4) 2 John 3 John
Jude Rev (1)

Greek Commentary Search

Mark 4:15 Where the word is sown [οπου σπειρεται ο λογος]
Explanatory detail only in Mark. [source]
Luke 7:17 This report [ο λογος ουτος]
That God had raised up a great prophet who had shown his call by raising the dead. [source]
Luke 8:11 The seed is the word of God [ο σπορος εστιν ο λογος του τεου]
The article with both subject and predicate as here means that they are interchangeable and can be turned round: The word of God is the seed. The phrase “the word of God” does not appear in Matthew and only once in Mark (Mark 7:13) and John (John 10:35), but four times in Luke (Luke 5:1; Luke 8:11, Luke 8:21; Luke 11:28) and twelve times in Acts. In Mark 4:14 we have only “the word.” In Mark 3:31 we have “the will of God,” and in Matthew 12:46 “the will of my Father” where Luke 8:21 has “the word of God.” This seems to show that Luke has the subjective genitive here and means the word that comes from God. [source]
John 7:36 What is this word? [Τις εστιν ο λογος ουτοσ]
Puzzled and uneasy over this unintelligible saying. Even Peter is distressed over it later (John 13:3). [source]
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh [και ο λογος σαρχ εγενετο]
See John 1:3 for this verb and note its use for the historic event of the Incarnation rather than ην — ēn of John 1:1. Note also the absence of the article with the predicate substantive σαρχ — sarx so that it cannot mean “the flesh became the Word.” The Pre-existence of the Logos has already been plainly stated and argued. John does not here say that the Logos entered into a man or dwelt in a man or filled a man. One is at liberty to see an allusion to the birth narratives in Matthew 1:16-25; Luke 1:28-38, if he wishes, since John clearly had the Synoptics before him and chiefly supplemented them in his narrative. In fact, one is also at liberty to ask what intelligent meaning can one give to John‘s language here apart from the Virgin Birth? What ordinary mother or father ever speaks of a child “becoming flesh”? For the Incarnation see also 2 Corinthians 8:9; Galatians 4:4; Romans 1:3; Romans 8:3; Philemon 2:7.; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 2:14. “To explain the exact significance of εγενετο — egeneto in this sentence is beyond the powers of any interpreter” (Bernard). Unless, indeed, as seems plain, John is referring to the Virgin Birth as recorded in Matthew and Luke. “The Logos of philosophy is, John declares, the Jesus of history” (Bernard). Thus John asserts the deity and the real humanity of Christ. He answers the Docetic Gnostics who denied his humanity. Dwelt among us First aorist ingressive aorist active indicative of σκηνοω — skēnoō old verb, to pitch one‘s tent or tabernacle First aorist middle indicative of τεαομαι — theaomai (from τεα — thea spectacle). The personal experience of John and of others who did recognize Jesus as the Shekinah glory John employs τεαομαι — theaomai again in John 1:32 (the Baptist beholding the Spirit coming down as a dove) and John 1:38 of the Baptist gazing in rapture at Jesus. So also John 4:35; John 11:45; 1 John 1:1.; 1 John 4:12, 1 John 4:14. By this word John insists that in the human Jesus he beheld the Shekinah glory of God who was and is the Logos who existed before with God. By this plural John speaks for himself and all those who saw in Jesus what he did. As of the only begotten from the Father Strictly, “as of an only born from a father,” since there is no article with μονογενους — monogenous or with πατρος — patros In John 3:16; 1 John 4:9 we have τον μονογενη — ton monogenē referring to Christ. This is the first use in the Gospel of πατηρ — patēr of God in relation to the Logos. Μονογενης — Monogenēs (only born rather than only begotten) here refers to the eternal relationship of the Logos (as in John 1:18) rather than to the Incarnation. It distinguishes thus between the Logos and the believers as children John clearly means to say that “the manifested glory of the Word was as it were the glory of the Eternal Father shared with His only Son” (Bernard). Cf. John 8:54; John 14:9; John 17:5. Full Probably indeclinable accusative adjective agreeing with δοχαν — doxan (or genitive with μονογενους — monogenous) of which we have papyri examples (Robertson, Grammar, p. 275). As nominative πληρης — plērēs can agree with the subject of εσκηνωσεν — eskēnōsen Of grace and truth Curiously this great word χαρις — charis (grace), so common with Paul, does not occur in John‘s Gospel save in John 1:14, John 1:16, John 1:17, though αλητεια — alētheia (truth) is one of the keywords in the Fourth Gospel and in 1John, occurring 25 times in the Gospel and 20 in the Johannine Epistles, 7 times in the Synoptics and not at all in Revelation (Bernard). In John 1:17 these two words picture the Gospel in Christ in contrast with the law of Moses. See Epistles of Paul for origin and use of both words. [source]
Acts 13:15 If ye have any word of exhortation for the people [ει τις εστιν εν υμιν λογος παρακλησεως προς τον λαον]
Literally, if there is among you any word of exhortation for the people. It is a condition of the first class and assumed to be true, a polite invitation. On “exhortation” (παρακλησις — paraklēsis) See note on Acts 9:31. It may be a technical phrase used in the synagogue (Hebrews 13:22; 1 Timothy 4:13). [source]
Acts 13:26 The word of this salvation [ο λογος της σωτηριας ταυτης]
The message of Jesus as Saviour (Acts 13:23), long ago promised and now come to us as Saviour. [source]
Romans 9:9 A word of promise [επαγγελιας ο λογος ουτος]
Literally, “this word is one of promise.” Paul combines Genesis 18:10,14 from the lxx. [source]
1 Corinthians 1:18 For the word of the cross [ο λογος γαρ ο του σταυρου]
Literally, “for the preaching (with which I am concerned as the opposite of wisdom of word in 1 Corinthians 1:17) that (repeated article ο — ho almost demonstrative) of the cross.” “Through this incidental allusion to preaching St. Paul passes to a new subject. The discussions in the Corinthian Church are for a time forgotten, and he takes the opportunity of correcting his converts for their undue exaltation of human eloquence and wisdom” (Lightfoot). [source]
1 Corinthians 12:8 The Word of wisdom [λογος σοπιας]
Old words. Λογος — Logos is reason, then speech. Wisdom is intelligence, then practical action in accord with it. Here it is speech full of God‘s wisdom (1 Corinthians 2:7) under the impulse of the Spirit of God. This gift is placed first (revelation by the Spirit). The word of knowledge (λογος γνωσεως — logos gnōseōs). This gift is insight (illumination) according to (κατα — kata) the same Spirit. [source]
1 Corinthians 12:8 The word of knowledge [λογος γνωσεως]
This gift is insight (illumination) according to (κατα — kata) the same Spirit. [source]
Ephesians 6:19 That utterance may be given unto me [ινα μοι δοτηι λογος]
Final clause with ινα — hina and first aorist passive subjunctive of διδωμι — didōmi to give. See a like request in Colossians 4:3. Paul wishes their prayer for courage for himself. [source]
Colossians 3:16 The word of Christ [ο λογος του Χριστου]
This precise phrase only here, though “the word of the Lord” in 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:1. Elsewhere “the word of God.” Paul is exalting Christ in this Epistle. Χριστου — Christou can be either the subjective genitive (the word delivered by Christ) or the objective genitive (the word about Christ). See note on 1 John 2:14. [source]
2 Thessalonians 3:1 That the word of the Lord may run and be glorified [ινα ο λογος του κυριου τρεχηι και δοχαζηται]
Usual construction of ινα — hina after προσευχομαι — proseuchomai sub-final use, content and purpose combined. Note present subjunctive with both verbs rather than aorist, may keep on running and being glorified, two verbs joined together nowhere else in the N.T. Paul probably derived this metaphor from the stadium as in 1 Corinthians 9:24.; Galatians 2:2; Romans 9:16; Philemon 2:16; 2 Timothy 4:7. Lightfoot translates “may have a triumphant career.” On the word of the Lord see note on 1 Thessalonians 1:8. Paul recognizes the close relation between himself and the readers. He needs their prayers and sympathy and he rejoices in their reception of the word of the Lord already, even as also it is with you “As it does in your case” (Frame). [source]
1 Timothy 1:15 Faithful is the saying [πιστος ο λογος]
Five times in the Pastorals (1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 3:1; 1 Timothy 4:9; Titus 3:8; 2 Timothy 2:11). It will pay to note carefully πιστισ πιστευω πιστος — pistisπιστος — pisteuōλογος — pistos Same use of οτι — pistos (trustworthy) applied to αποδοχης — logos in Titus 1:9; Revelation 21:5; Revelation 22:6. Here and probably in 2 Timothy 2:11 a definite saying seems to be referred to, possibly a quotation (αχιος — hoti) of a current saying quite like the Johannine type of teaching. This very phrase (Christ coming into the world) occurs in John 9:37; John 11:27; John 16:28; John 18:37. Paul, of course, had no access to the Johannine writings, but such “sayings” were current among the disciples. There is no formal quotation, but “the whole phrase implies a knowledge of Synoptic and Johannine language” (Lock) as in Luke 5:32; John 12:47. [source]
1 Timothy 3:1 Faithful is the saying [πιστος ο λογος]
Here the phrase points to the preceding words (not like 1 Timothy 1:15) and should close the preceding paragraph. [source]
2 Timothy 2:11 Faithful is the saying [πιστος ο λογος]
The saying which follows here though it can refer to the preceding as in 1 Timothy 4:9. See note on 1 Timothy 1:15. It is possible that from here to the end of 2 Timothy 2:13 we have the fragment of an early hymn. There are four conditions in these verses (2 Timothy 2:11), all of the first class, assumed to be true. Parallels to the ideas here expressed are found in 2 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Corinthians 4:8; 2 Corinthians 7:3; Romans 6:3-8; Colossians 3:1-4. Note the compounds with συν — sun For υπομενομεν — hupomenomen (we endure) see note on 1 Corinthians 13:7 and for απιστουμεν — apistoumen (we are faithless) see note on Romans 3:3. The verb αρνεομαι — arneomai to deny Here in 2 Timothy 2:13 it has the notion of proving false to oneself, a thing that Christ “cannot” (ου δυναται — ou dunatai) do. [source]
Titus 3:8 The saying [ο λογος]
In Titus 3:4-7. [source]
Hebrews 4:12 The word of God [ο λογος του τεου]
That just quoted about the promise of rest and God‘s rest, but true of any real word of God. Living Cf. the Living God (Hebrews 3:12). In Philo and the Book of Wisdom the Logos of God is personified, but still more in John 1:1-18 where Jesus is pictured as the Logos on a par with God. “Our author is using Philonic language rather than Philonic ideas” (Moffatt). See John 6:63: “The words which I have spoken are spirit and are life.” Active Energetic, powerful (John 1:12; Philemon 3:21; Colossians 1:29). Sharper Comparative of τομος — tomos cutting (from τεμνω — temnō to cut), late adjective, here only in the N.T. Than Often so after a comparative (Luke 16:8; 2 Corinthians 12:13). Two-edged “Two-mouthed” Present middle participle of αχρι μερισμου — diikneomai old verb to go through, here only in N.T. Even to the dividing Old word from μερος — merizō As in 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 15:45, but not an argument for trichotomy. Psychology is constantly changing its terminology. Of both joints and marrow From αρμος — arō to join, comes Μυελος — harmos old word, here only in the N.T. μυω — Muelos (from κριτικος — muō to shut), old word, here only in N.T. This surgeon goes into and through the joints and marrow, not cleaving between them. Quick to discern Verbal adjective in -κρινω — ikos from εντυμησεων και εννοιων καρδιας — krinō skilled in judging, as the surgeon has to be and able to decide on the instant what to do. So God‘s word like his eye sees the secret lurking doubt and unbelief “of the thoughts and intents of the heart” The surgeon carries a bright and powerful light for every dark crevice and a sharp knife for the removal of all the pus revealed by the light. It is a powerful picture here drawn. [source]
Revelation 19:13 The Word of God [ο Λογος του τεου]
Some scholars hold this addition inconsistent with Revelation 19:12, but it may be merely the explanation of the secret name or still another name besides that known only to himself. The personal use of the Logos applied to Christ occurs only in the Johannine writings unless that is the idea in Hebrews 4:12. In John 1:1, John 1:14 it is merely ο Λογος — ho Logos (the Word), in 1 John 1:1 ο Λογος της ζωης — ho Logos tēs zōēs (the Word of Life), while here it is ο Λογος του τεου — ho Logos tou theou (the Word of God), one of the strongest arguments for identity of authorship. The idiom here is one common in Luke and Paul for the teaching of Christ (Luke 5:1; Luke 8:11, etc.; 1 Corinthians 14:36; 2 Corinthians 2:17, etc.). Jesus is himself the final and perfect revelation of God to men (Hebrews 1:1.). [source]