Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1223: dia (pronounced dee-ah')

a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional):--after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) through

1a) of place

1a1) with

1a2) in

1b) of time

1b1) throughout

1b2) during

1c) of means

1c1) by

1c2) by the means of

2) through

2a) the ground or reason by which something is or is not done

2a1) by reason of

2a2) on account of

2a3) because of for this reason

2a4) therefore

2a5) on this account

Part of Speech: preposition

Relation: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act

Citing in TDNT: 2:65, 149


This word is used 610 times:

Matthew 1:22: "of the Lord by the prophet, saying,"
Matthew 2:5: "for thus it is written by the prophet,"
Matthew 2:15: "of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out"
Matthew 2:23: "that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene."
Matthew 4:4: "every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
Matthew 4:14: "it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,"
Matthew 6:25: " Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life,"
Matthew 7:13: "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the"
Matthew 7:13: "many there be which go in thereat:"
Matthew 8:17: "That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,"
Matthew 8:28: "man might pass by that way."
Matthew 10:22: "hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth"
Matthew 12:1: "went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his"
Matthew 12:17: "That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,"
Matthew 12:27: "do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your"
Matthew 12:31: " Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy"
Matthew 12:43: "out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest,"
Matthew 13:13: " Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing"
Matthew 13:21: "when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by"
Matthew 13:35: "That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open"
Matthew 13:52: "said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed"
Matthew 13:58: "many mighty works there because of their unbelief."
Matthew 14:2: "the dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in"
Matthew 14:3: "put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's"
Matthew 14:9: "king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat,"
Matthew 15:3: "the commandment of God by your tradition?"
Matthew 15:6: "mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your"
Matthew 17:20: "Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily"
Matthew 18:7: "but woe to that man by whom the offense"
Matthew 18:10: "heaven their angels do always behold the face"
Matthew 18:23: " Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king,"
Matthew 19:12: "eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake."
Matthew 19:24: "easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man"
Matthew 21:4: "that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,"
Matthew 21:43: " Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken"
Matthew 23:14: "and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater"
Matthew 23:34: " Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets,"
Matthew 24:9: "ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake."
Matthew 24:15: "abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand"
Matthew 24:22: "flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those"
Matthew 24:44: " Therefore be ye also ready: for in such"
Matthew 26:24: "woe unto that man by whom the Son of man"
Matthew 26:61: "and to build it in three days."
Matthew 27:9: "was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,"
Matthew 27:18: "For he knew that for envy they had delivered him."
Matthew 27:19: "many things this day in a dream because of him."
Mark 2:1: "he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that"
Mark 2:4: "not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the"
Mark 2:23: "it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the"
Mark 2:27: "The sabbath was made for man, and not man for"

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