G3004

λέγω

legō

Verb · A root word

A primary verb; properly, to "lay" forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean:—ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.

Outline

  1. to say, to speak
    1. affirm over, maintain
    2. to teach
    3. to exhort, advise, to command, direct
    4. to point out with words, intend, mean, mean to say
    5. to call by name, to call, name
    6. to speak out, speak of, mention

Usages (1/25)

Matthew 2:13

Breakdown

Joseph was told to go into Egypt because there was a heavy concentration of Israelites in Egypt (In Josephus's history, it is claimed that, after the first Ptolemy took Judea, he led some 120,000 Jewish captives to Egypt from the areas of Judea).

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Matthew 2:15

Quoting Hosea 11:1

When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

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Matthew 3:3

Quoting Isaiah 40:3

¶ The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

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Matthew 3:17

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The Most High was validating that Yahawashi was greater than Moses and Elijah

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Matthew 4:6

Quoting Psalms 91:11

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

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Matthew 4:10

Quoting Deuteronomy 6:13

Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

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Matthew 8:17

Quoting Isaiah 53:4

¶ Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

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