G3004 λέγω - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
λέγω
to lay asleep, lull to sleep
to gather, pick up
to say, speak
Dodson:
λέγω
I say, speak
(denoting speech in progress), (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.
Strong's:
λέγω
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
Derivation: a primary verb;

KJV Usage: ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.

G2036 G5346 G4483 G2980
TBESG:
λέγω
to speak
G:V
λέγω,
[in LXX very freq., chiefly for אמר; λέγει for נְאֻם, Gen.22:16, al. ;]
__1. in Hom., to pick out, gather, reckon, recount.
__2. In Hdt. and Att., to say, speak, affirm, declare: absol.,
Refs Act.13:15, 24:10
; before orat. dir.,
Refs Mat.9:34, Mrk.3:11, Jhn.1:29, al.
; before ὅτι recit.,
Refs Mrk.3:21, Luk.1:24, Jhn.6:14, al.
; accusative and inf.,
Refs Luk.11:18, Jhn.12:29, al.
; after another verb of speaking, προσφωνεῖν κ. λέγειν, Mat.11:17, al.; ἀπεκρίθη (ἐλάλησεν) λέγων (καὶ λέγει; Dalman, Words, 24 ff.),
Refs Mat.25:9, Mrk.3:33, 7:28, Luk.24:6, 7, al.
; of unspoken thought, λ. ἐν ἑαυτῷ,
Refs Mat.3:9, Luk.3:8, al.
; of writing,
Refs 2Co.8:8, Php.4:11, al.
; λέγει ἡ γραφή,
Refs Rom.4:3, Jas.2:23, al.
; with accusative of thing(s),
Refs Luk.8:8, 9:33, Jhn.5:34, al.
; σὺ λέγεις (a non-committal phrase; Swete, Mk., 359, 369f.),
Refs Mat.27:11, Mrk.15:2, Luk.23:3, Jhn.18:37
; with dative of person(s), before orat. dir.,
Refs Mat.8:20, Mrk.2:17, al.
mult.; id. before ὅτι, Mat.3:9, al.; with prep., πρός, μετά, περί, etc.,
Refs Mrk.4:41, Jhn.11:56, Heb.9:5, al.
; to mean (cl.),
Refs Mrk.14:71, Jhn.6:71, 1Co.10:29, al.
; to call, name, Mrk.10:18; pass.,
Refs Mat.9:9, Mrk.15:7
, al (cf. ἀντι-, δια- (-μαι), προ-, συλ-λέγω).
SYN.: λαλέω, which refers to the utterance, as λέγω to the meaning of what is said, its correspondence with thought (Tr., Syn., Ixxvi; Thayer, see word λαλέω). (AS)
Thayer:
1) to say, to speak
1a) affirm over, maintain
1b) to teach
1c) to exhort, advise, to command, direct
1d) to point out with words, intend, mean, mean to say
1e) to call by name, to call, name
1f) to speak out, speak of, mention


λέγω
legō
leg'-o
A primary verb; properly to “lay” forth, that is, (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

KJV Usage: ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say (-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.


View how G3004 λέγω is used in the Bible

First 30 of 1348 occurrences of G3004 λέγω

Matthew 1:16 is called
Matthew 1:20 saying,
Matthew 1:22 saying,
Matthew 2:2 Saying,
Matthew 2:13 saying,
Matthew 2:15 saying,
Matthew 2:17 saying,
Matthew 2:20 Saying,
Matthew 2:23 called
Matthew 3:2 saying,
Matthew 3:3 saying,
Matthew 3:9 to say
Matthew 3:9 I say
Matthew 3:14 him, saying,
Matthew 3:17 saying,
Matthew 4:6 saith
Matthew 4:9 saith
Matthew 4:10 saith
Matthew 4:14 saying,
Matthew 4:17 to say,
Matthew 4:18 called
Matthew 4:19 he saith
Matthew 5:2 saying,
Matthew 5:18 I say
Matthew 5:20 I say
Matthew 5:22 say
Matthew 5:26 I say
Matthew 5:28 say
Matthew 5:32 say
Matthew 5:34 say

Distinct usage

322 saying,
161 saith
140 I say
60 saying
53 he saith
51 said
43 say
33 said,
29 he said
25 saith,
20 say,
16 he saith,
15 is called
14 to say
12 I speak
11 they say
11 and said
10 called
10 and said,
10 he said,
9 tell
9 sayest
9 I say,
8 they said,
8 I tell
7 saith he
7 I tell
7 he spoke
7 and saith
6 ye say,
6 they said
5 they say,
5 They say
5 I say
5 to say,
5 to speak
5 spoke
4 had said
4 speak
4 we say
4 (I speak
4 speaketh
3 which said,
3 callest thou
3 and saith,
3 said they
3 said he
3 that is called
3 She saith
3 calleth
3 him, saying,
2 that saith
2 They said
2 thou sayest.
2 sayest.
2 it, he saith
2 ye say
2 which is called
2 Say
2 he spoke.

Corresponding Hebrew Words

lego H559 amar qal.,ni.
lego H1326 batah
lego H1696 davar
lego H3576 kazav hi.
lego H4687 mitsvah
lego H4911 mashal qal,pi
lego H5001 naam
lego * H5002 neum
lego H5608 saphar pi.


Related words

G3004 λέγω

G483 ἀντίλεγω
ἀντίλεγω
antilegō
an-til'-eg-o
From G473 and G3004; to dispute, refuse

KJV Usage: answer again, contradict, deny, gainsay (-er), speak against.


G1256 διαλέγομαι
διαλέγομαι
dialegomai
dee-al-eg'-om-ahee
Middle voice from G1223 and G3004; to say thoroughly, that is, discuss (in argument or exhortation)

KJV Usage: dispute, preach (unto), reason (with), speak.


G1586 ἐκλέγομαι
ἐκλέγομαι
eklegomai
ek-leg'-om-ahee
Middle voice from G1537 and G3004 (in its primary sense); to select

KJV Usage: make choice, choose (out), chosen.


G1951 ἐπιλέγομαι
ἐπιλέγομαι
epilegomai
ep-ee-leg'-om-ahee
Middle voice from G1909 and G3004; to surname, select

KJV Usage: call, choose.


G2036 ἔπω
ἔπω
epō
ep'-o
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting)

KJV Usage: answer, bid, bring word, call, command, grant, say (on), speak, tell.

Compare G3004.

G2312 θεοδίδακτος
0θεοδίδακτος
theodidaktos
theh-od-id'-ak-tos
From G2316 and G1321; divinely instructed

KJV Usage: taught of God.


2312'
θεολόγος
theologos
theh-ol-og'-os
From G2316 and G3004; a “theologian”

KJV Usage: divine.


G2639 καταλέγω
καταλέγω
katalegō
kat-al-eg'-o
From G2596 and G3004 (in its original meaning); to lay down, that is, (figuratively) to enrol

KJV Usage: take into the number.


G2980 λαλέω
λαλέω
laleō
lal-eh'-o
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words

KJV Usage: preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter.

Compare G3004.

G3056 λόγος
λόγος
logos
log'-os
From G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ)

KJV Usage: account, cause, communication, X concerning, doctrine, fame, X have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say (-ing), shew, X speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work.


G3151 ματαιολόγος
ματαιολόγος
mataiologos
mat-ah-yol-og'-os
From G3152 and G3004; an idle (that is, senseless or mischievous) talker, that is, a wrangler

KJV Usage: vain talker.


G3473 μωρολογία
μωρολογία
mōrologia
mo-rol-og-ee'-ah
From a compound of G3474 and G3004; silly talk, that is, buffoonery

KJV Usage: foolish talking.


G3881 παραλέγομαι
παραλέγομαι
paralegomai
par-al-eg'-om-ahee
From G3844 and the middle of G3004 (in its original sense); (specifically) to lay one’s course near, that is, sail past

KJV Usage: pass, sail by.


G4302 προλέγω
προλέγω
prolegō
prol-eg'-o
From G4253 and G3004; to say beforehand, that is, predict, forewarn

KJV Usage: foretell, tell before.


G4483 ῥέω
ῥέω
rheō
hreh'-o
For certain tenses of which a prolonged form ( ἐρέω ereō ) is used; and both as alternate for G2036; perhaps akin (or identical) with G4482 (through the idea of pouring forth); to utter, that is, speak or say

KJV Usage: command, make, say, speak (of).

Compare G3004.

G4691 σπερμολόγος
σπερμολόγος
spermologos
sper-mol-og'-os
From G4690 and G3004; a seed picker (as the crow), that is, (figuratively) a sponger, loafer (specifically a gossip or trifler in talk)

KJV Usage: babbler.


G4758 στρατολογέω
στρατολογέω
stratologeō
strat-ol-og-eh'-o
From a compound of the base of G4756 and G3004 (in its original sense); to gather (or select) as a warrior, that is, enlist in the army

KJV Usage: choose to be a soldier.


G4816 συλλέγω
συλλέγω
sullegō
sool-leg'-o
From G4862 and G3004 in its original sense; to collect

KJV Usage: gather (together, up).


G4883 συναρμολογέω
συναρμολογέω
sunarmologeō
soon-ar-mol-og-eh'-o
From G4862 and a derivative of a compound of G719 and G3004 (in its original sense of laying); to render close jointed together, that is, organize compactly

KJV Usage: be fitly framed (joined) together.


G5346 φημί
φημί
phēmi
fay-mee'
Properly the same as the base of G5457 and G5316; to show or make known one’s thoughts, that is, speak or say

KJV Usage: affirm, say.

Compare G3004.

G5542 χρηστολογία
χρηστολογία
chrēstologia
khrase-tol-og-ee'-ah
From a compound of G5543 and G3004; fair speech, that is, plausibility

KJV Usage: good words.


G5573 ψευδολόγος
ψευδολόγος
pseudologos
psyoo-dol-og'-os
From G5571 and G3004; mendacious, that is, promulgating erroneous Christian doctrine

KJV Usage: speaking lies.


G2036 ἔπω

ἔπω
epō
ep'-o
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting)

KJV Usage: answer, bid, bring word, call, command, grant, say (on), speak, tell.

Compare G3004.

G471 ἀντέπω
ἀντέπω
antepō
an-tep'-o
From G473 and G2036; to refute or deny

KJV Usage: gainsay, say against.


G550 ἀπειπόμην
ἀπειπόμην
apeipomēn
ap-i-pom'-ane
Reflexive past of a compound of G575 and G2036; to say off for oneself, that is, disown

KJV Usage: renounce.


G2031 ἔπος
ἔπος
epos
ep'-os
From G2036; a word

KJV Usage: X say.


G2046 ἐρέω
ἐρέω
ereō
er-eh'-o
Probably a fuller form of G4483; an alternate for G2036 in certain tenses; to utter, that is, speak or say

KJV Usage: call, say, speak (of), tell.


G4277 προέπω
προέπω
proepō
pro-ep'-o
From G4253 and G2036; to say already, to predict

KJV Usage: forewarn, say (speak, tell) before.

Compare G4280.

G4483 ῥέω
ῥέω
rheō
hreh'-o
For certain tenses of which a prolonged form ( ἐρέω ereō ) is used; and both as alternate for G2036; perhaps akin (or identical) with G4482 (through the idea of pouring forth); to utter, that is, speak or say

KJV Usage: command, make, say, speak (of).

Compare G3004.

G5346 φημί

φημί
phēmi
fay-mee'
Properly the same as the base of G5457 and G5316; to show or make known one’s thoughts, that is, speak or say

KJV Usage: affirm, say.

Compare G3004.

G2036 ἔπω
ἔπω
epō
ep'-o
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting)

KJV Usage: answer, bid, bring word, call, command, grant, say (on), speak, tell.

Compare G3004.

G4396 προφήτης
προφήτης
prophētēs
prof-ay'-tace
From a compound of G4253 and G5346; a foreteller (“prophet”); by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet

KJV Usage: prophet.


G4852 σύμφημι
σύμφημι
sumphēmi
soom'-fay-mee
From G4862 and G5346; to say jointly, that is, assent to

KJV Usage: consent unto.


G5334 φάσις
φάσις
phasis
fas'-is
From G5346 (not the same as “phase”, which is from G5316); a saying, that is, report

KJV Usage: tidings.


G5335 φάσκω
φάσκω
phaskō
fas'-ko
Prolongation from the same as G5346; to assert

KJV Usage: affirm, profess, say.


G5345 φήμη
φήμη
phēmē
fay'-may
From G5346; a saying, that is, rumor (“fame”)

KJV Usage: fame.


G5350 φθέγγομαι
φθέγγομαι
phtheggomai
ftheng'-gom-ahee
Probably akin to G5338 and thus to G5346; to utter a clear sound, that is, (genitive case) to proclaim

KJV Usage: speak.


G5457 φῶς
φῶς
phōs
foce
From an obsolete φάω phaō (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare G5316 and G5346); luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative)

KJV Usage: fire, light.


G4483 ῥέω

ῥέω
rheō
hreh'-o
For certain tenses of which a prolonged form ( ἐρέω ereō ) is used; and both as alternate for G2036; perhaps akin (or identical) with G4482 (through the idea of pouring forth); to utter, that is, speak or say

KJV Usage: command, make, say, speak (of).

Compare G3004.

G368 ἀναντίῤῥητος
ἀναντίῤῥητος
anantirrhētos
an-an-tir'-hray-tos
From G1 (as a negatively particle) and a presumed derivative of a compound of G473 and G4483; indisputable

KJV Usage: cannot be spoken against.


G720 ἀρνέομαι
ἀρνέομαι
arneomai
ar-neh'-om-ahee
Perhaps from G1 (as a negative particle) and the middle of G4483; to contradict, that is, disavow, reject, abnegate

KJV Usage: deny, refuse.


G2036 ἔπω
ἔπω
epō
ep'-o
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting)

KJV Usage: answer, bid, bring word, call, command, grant, say (on), speak, tell.

Compare G3004.

G2046 ἐρέω
ἐρέω
ereō
er-eh'-o
Probably a fuller form of G4483; an alternate for G2036 in certain tenses; to utter, that is, speak or say

KJV Usage: call, say, speak (of), tell.


G3954 παῤῥησία
παῤῥησία
parrhēsia
par-rhay-see'-ah
From G3956 and a derivative of G4483; all out spokenness, that is, frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication assurance

KJV Usage: bold (X -ly, -ness, -ness of speech), confidence, X freely, X openly, X plainly (-ness).


G4487 ῥῆμα
ῥῆμα
rhēma
hray'-mah
From G4483; an utterance (individually, collectively or specifically); by implication a matter or topic (especially of narration, command or dispute); with a negative naught whatever

KJV Usage: + evil, + nothing, saying, word.


G4489 ῥήτωρ
ῥήτωρ
rhētōr
hray'-tore
From G4483; a speaker, that is, (by implication) a forensic advocate

KJV Usage: orator.


G4490 ῥητῶς
ῥητῶς
rhētōs
hray-toce'
Adverb from a derivative of G4483; out spokenly, that is, distinctly

KJV Usage: expressly.


G2980 λαλέω

λαλέω
laleō
lal-eh'-o
A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words

KJV Usage: preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter.

Compare G3004.

G215 ἀλάλητος
ἀλάλητος
alalētos
al-al'-ay-tos
From G1 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G2980; unspeakable

KJV Usage: unutterable, which cannot be uttered.


G216 ἄλαλος
ἄλαλος
alalos
al'-al-os
From G1 (as a negative particle) and G2980; mute

KJV Usage: dumb.


G1255 διαλαλέω
διαλαλέω
dialaleō
dee-al-al-eh'-o
From G1223 and G2980; to talk throughout a company, that is, converse or (generally) publish

KJV Usage: commune, noise abroad.


G1583 ἐκλαλέω
ἐκλαλέω
eklaleō
ek-lal-eh'-o
From G1537 and G2980; to divulge

KJV Usage: tell.


G2637 κατάλαλος
κατάλαλος
katalalos
kat-al'-al-os
From G2596 and the base of G2980; talkative against, that is, a slanderer

KJV Usage: backbiter.


G2981 λαλιά
λαλιά
lalia
lal-ee-ah'
From G2980; talk

KJV Usage: saying, speech.


G3424 μογιλάλος
μογιλάλος
mogilalos
mog-il-al'-os
From G3425 and G2980; hardly talking, that is, dumb (tongue tied)

KJV Usage: having an impediment in his speech.


G4354 προσλαλέω
προσλαλέω
proslaleō
pros-lal-eh'-o
From G4314 and G2980; to talk to, that is, converse with

KJV Usage: speak to (with).


G4814 συλλαλέω
συλλαλέω
sullaleō
sool-lal-eh'-o
From G4862 and G2980; to talk together, that is, converse

KJV Usage: commune (confer, talk) with, speak among.