λέγω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
λέγω
Greek transliteration: 
legō
Simplified transliteration: 
lego
Principal Parts: 
(ἔλεγον), ἐρῶ, εἶ\πον ορ εἶ\πα, εἴρηκα, εἴρημαι, ἐρρέθην ορ ἐρρήθην
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2036
GK Number: 
3306
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
2353
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-1b(2)
Gloss: 
say, said, the most general term for speaking in the NT, translated contextually with more specific words such as say, tell; ask, answer
Definition: 
to lay, to arrange, to gather; to say, Mt. 1:20; to speak, make an address or speech, Acts 26:1; to say mentally, in thought, Mt. 3:9; Lk. 3:8; to say in written language, Mk. 15:28; Lk. 1:63; Jn. 19:37; to say, as distinguished from acting, Mt. 23:3; to mention, speak of, Mk. 14:71; Lk. 9:31; Jn. 8:27; to tell, declare, narrate, Mt. 21:27; Mk. 10:32; to express, Heb. 5:11; to put forth, propound, Lk. 5:36; 13:6; Jn. 16:29; to mean, to intend to signify, 1 Cor. 1:12; 10:29; to say, declare, affirm, maintain, Mt. 3:9; 5:18; Mk. 12:18; Acts 17:7; 26:22; 1 Cor. 1:10; to enjoin, Acts 15:24; 21:21; Rom. 2:22; to term, designate, cull, Mt. 19:17; Mk. 12:37; Lk. 20:37; 23:2; 1 Cor. 8:5; to call by a name, Mt. 2:23; pass. to be further named, to be surnamed, Mt. 1:16; to be explained, interpreted, Jn. 4:25; 20:16, 24; in NT σὺ λέγεις, you say, a form of affirmative answer to a question Mt. 27:11; Mk. 15:2; Jn. 18:37

Greek-English Concordance for λέγω

Matthew 1:16 Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, from whom Jesus was born, who is called (legomenos | λεγόμενος | pres pass ptcp nom sg masc) Christ.
Matthew 1:20 But as he pondered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying (legōn | λέγων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc), “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for that which has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1:22 All this took place so that what was spoken (rhēthen | ῥηθέν | aor pass ptcp nom sg neut) by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled:
Matthew 2:2 saying (legontes | λέγοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc), “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star at its rising and have come to worship him.”
Matthew 2:5 They told (eipan | εἶπαν | aor act ind 3 pl) him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
Matthew 2:8 Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying (eipen | εἶπεν | aor act ind 3 sg), “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, report back to me, so that I also may go and worship him.”
Matthew 2:13 After they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph, saying (legōn | λέγων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc), “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell (eipō | εἴπω | aor act subj 1 sg) you; for Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
Matthew 2:15 and was there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what was spoken (rhēthen | ῥηθέν | aor pass ptcp nom sg neut) by the Lord through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I have called my son.”
Matthew 2:17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken (rhēthen | ῥηθέν | aor pass ptcp nom sg neut) by the prophet Jeremiah:
Matthew 2:20 saying (legōn | λέγων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc), “Rise, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.”
Matthew 2:23 And he went and settled in a town called (legomenēn | λεγομένην | pres pass ptcp acc sg fem) Nazareth, that what was spoken (rhēthen | ῥηθέν | aor pass ptcp nom sg neut) by the prophets might be fulfilled: “He will be called a Nazarene.”
Matthew 3:2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Matthew 3:3 For this is he who was spoken (rhētheis | ῥηθείς | aor pass ptcp nom sg masc) of by Isaiah the prophet when he said (legontos | λέγοντος | pres act ptcp gen sg masc), ‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’”
Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said (eipen | εἶπεν | aor act ind 3 sg) to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Matthew 3:9 and do not presume you can say (legein | λέγειν | pres act inf ) to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father’; for I say (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) to you that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
Matthew 3:14 But John tried to prevent him, saying (legōn | λέγων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc), “I need to be baptized by you, and yet do you come to me?”
Matthew 3:15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him.
Matthew 3:17 And a voice from heaven said (legousa | λέγουσα | pres act ptcp nom sg fem), “This is my Son, the Beloved, in whom I delight.”
Matthew 4:3 And the tempter came to him and said (eipen | εἶπεν | aor act ind 3 sg), “If you are the Son of God, command (eipe | εἰπέ | aor act imperative 2 sg) these stones to become bread.”
Matthew 4:4 But he replied, “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Matthew 4:6 and said (legei | λέγει | pres act ind 3 sg) to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it stands written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and, ‘on their hands they will hold you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
Matthew 4:9 and he said (eipen | εἶπεν | aor act ind 3 sg) to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”
Matthew 4:10 Then Jesus said (legei | λέγει | pres act ind 3 sg) to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it stands written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve him alone.’”
Matthew 4:14 so that what was spoken (rhēthen | ῥηθέν | aor pass ptcp nom sg neut) by Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled:
Matthew 4:17 From then on Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 4:18 As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who was called (legomenon | λεγόμενον | pres pass ptcp acc sg masc) Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.
Matthew 4:19 And he said (legei | λέγει | pres act ind 3 sg) to them, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Matthew 5:2 And he opened his mouth and began to teach them, saying: (legōn | λέγων | pres act ptcp nom sg masc)
Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and say (eipōsin | εἴπωσιν | aor act subj 3 pl) all kinds of evil against you falsely on account of me.
Matthew 5:18 I (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) tell (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single iota or one little stroke will pass from the law until everything takes place.
Matthew 5:20 For I tell (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:21 “You have heard that it was said (errethē | ἐρρέθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) to those of old, ‘You shall not murder,’ and, ‘whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’
Matthew 5:22 But I say (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) to you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; and whoever says (eipē | εἴπῃ | aor act subj 3 sg) to his brother, ‘Raka,’ will be liable to the council; and whoever says (eipē | εἴπῃ | aor act subj 3 sg), ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.
Matthew 5:26 I (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) tell (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) you the truth, you will certainly not get out of there until you have paid the last penny.
Matthew 5:27 “You have heard that it was said (errethē | ἐρρέθη | aor pass ind 3 sg), ‘You shall not commit adultery.’
Matthew 5:28 But I say (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Matthew 5:31 “And it was said (errethē | ἐρρέθη | aor pass ind 3 sg), ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a written notice of divorce.’
Matthew 5:32 But I say (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman is made to commit adultery.
Matthew 5:33 “Again, you have heard that it was said (errethē | ἐρρέθη | aor pass ind 3 sg) to those of old, ‘You shall not break an oath, but carry out the vows you made to the Lord.’
Matthew 5:34 But I say (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) to you, do not take an oath at all; neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God,
Matthew 5:38 “You have heard that it was said (errethē | ἐρρέθη | aor pass ind 3 sg), ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’
Matthew 5:39 But I say (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) to you, do not resist the evildoer; but whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other as well.
Matthew 5:43 “You have heard that it was said (errethē | ἐρρέθη | aor pass ind 3 sg), ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
Matthew 5:44 But I say (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Matthew 6:2 So whenever you give alms do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. I (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) tell (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) you the truth, they have received their reward.
Matthew 6:5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners that they may be seen by others. I (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) tell (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) you the truth, they have received their reward.
Matthew 6:16 “And when you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces so that they will appear to others as fasting; I (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) tell (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) you the truth, they have their reward.
Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I say (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) to you, ‘Do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Matthew 6:29 but I say (legō | λέγω | pres act ind 1 sg) to you that not even Solomon in all his royal splendor was clothed like one of these.
Matthew 6:31 So then, do not be anxious, saying (legontes | λέγοντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc), ‘What shall we eat?’ or, ‘What shall we drink?’ or, ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’ —

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