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Bible Dictionary: Define rhema, Definition of rhema


4487 ρημα rhema hray'-mah

from 4483; TDNT-4:69,505; {See TDNT 431} n n

AV-word 56, saying 9, thing 3, no thing + 3756 1, not tr 1; 70

1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word
1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning
1b) speech, discourse
1b1) what one has said
1c) a series of words joined together into a sentence (a declaration of one's mind made in words)
1c1) an utterance
1c2) a saying of any sort as a message, a narrative
1c2a) concerning some occurrence
2) subject matter of speech, thing spoken of
2a) so far forth as it is a matter of narration
2b) so far as it is a matter of command
2c) a matter of dispute, case at law


Matthew 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word <4487> that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 5:11  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil <4487> against you falsely, for my sake.
Matthew 12:36  But I say to you, That every idle word <4487> that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Matthew 18:16  But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word <4487> may be established.
Matthew 26:75  And Peter remembered the word <4487> of Jesus, which said to him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
Matthew 27:14  And he answered him to never a word <4487>; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
Mark 9:32  But they understood not that saying <4487>, and were afraid to ask him.
Mark 14:72  And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word <4487> that Jesus said to him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
Luke 1:37  For with God nothing <4487> shall be impossible.
Luke 1:38  And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to thy word <4487>. And the angel departed from her.
Luke 1:65  And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings <4487> were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.
Luke 2:15  And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even to Bethlehem, and see this thing <4487> which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known to us.
Luke 2:17  And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying <4487> which was told them concerning this child.
Luke 2:19  But Mary kept all these things <4487>, and pondered them in her heart.
Luke 2:29  Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word <4487>:
Luke 2:50  And they understood not the saying <4487> which he spake to them.
Luke 2:51  And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them: but his mother kept all these sayings <4487> in her heart.
Luke 3:2  Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word <4487> of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
Luke 4:4  And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word <4487> of God.
Luke 5:5  And Simon answering said to him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word <4487> I will let down the net.
Luke 7:1  Now when he had ended all his sayings <4487> in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
Luke 9:45  But they understood not this saying <4487>, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying <4487>.
Luke 18:34  And they understood none of these things: and this saying <4487> was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
Luke 20:26  And they could not take hold of his words <4487> before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.
Luke 24:8  And they remembered his words <4487>,
Luke 24:11  And their words <4487> seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
John 3:34  For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words <4487> of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure to him.
John 5:47  But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words <4487>?
John 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words <4487> that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.
John 6:68  Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words <4487> of eternal life.
John 8:20  These words <4487> spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
John 8:47  He that is of God heareth God's words <4487>: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
John 10:21  Others said, These are not the words <4487> of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words <4487>, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
John 12:48  He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words <4487>, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
John 14:10  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words <4487> that I speak to you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
John 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my words <4487> abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done to you.
John 17:8  For I have given to them the words <4487> which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
Acts 2:14  But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known to you, and hearken to my words <4487>:
Acts 5:20  Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words <4487> of this life.
Acts 5:32  And we are his witnesses of these things <4487>; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
Acts 6:11  Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words <4487> against Moses, and against God.
Acts 6:13  And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words <4487> against this holy place, and the law:
Acts 10:22  And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words <4487> of thee.
Acts 10:37  That word <4487>, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
Acts 10:44  While Peter yet spake these words <4487>, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.
Acts 11:14  Who shall tell thee words <4487>, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.
Acts 11:16  Then remembered I the word <4487> of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
Acts 13:42  And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words <4487> might be preached to them the next sabbath.
Acts 16:38  And the serjeants told these words <4487> to the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.
Acts 26:25  But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words <4487> of truth and soberness.
Acts 28:25  And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word <4487>, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet to our fathers,
Romans 10:8  But what saith it? The word <4487> is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word <4487> of faith, which we preach;
Romans 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word <4487> of God.
Romans 10:18  But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words <4487> to the ends of the world.
2 Corinthians 12:4  How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words <4487>, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
2 Corinthians 13:1  This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word <4487> be established.
Ephesians 5:26  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word <4487>,
Ephesians 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word <4487> of God:
Hebrews 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word <4487> of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Hebrews 6:5  And have tasted the good word <4487> of God, and the powers of the world to come,
Hebrews 11:3  Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word <4487> of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Hebrews 12:19  And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words <4487>; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
1 Peter 1:25  But the word <4487> of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word <4487> which by the gospel is preached to you.
2 Peter 3:2  That ye may be mindful of the words <4487> which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
Jude 1:17  But, beloved, remember ye the words <4487> which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Revelation 17:17  For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom to the beast, until the words <4487> of God shall be fulfilled.

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