Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3004: lego (pronounced leg'-o)

a primary verb; properly, to "lay" forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas 2036 and 5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while 4483 is properly to break silence merely, and 2980 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.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



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

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a root word

Citing in TDNT: 4:69, 505


This word is used 1347 times:

Matthew 1:16: "was born Jesus, who is called Christ."
Matthew 1:20: "unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear"
Matthew 1:22: "by the prophet, saying,"
Matthew 2:2: " Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for"
Matthew 2:13: "to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child"
Matthew 2:15: "by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my"
Matthew 2:17: "Jeremiah the prophet, saying,"
Matthew 2:20: " Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother,"
Matthew 2:23: "and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken"
Matthew 3:2: "And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Matthew 3:3: "the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the"
Matthew 3:9: "And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham"
Matthew 3:9: "Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able"
Matthew 3:14: "John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized"
Matthew 3:17: "a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved"
Matthew 4:6: "And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast"
Matthew 4:9: "And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if"
Matthew 4:10: "Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written,"
Matthew 4:14: "Isaiah the prophet, saying,"
Matthew 4:17: "began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom"
Matthew 4:18: "two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his"
Matthew 4:19: "And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make"
Matthew 5:2: "mouth, and taught them, saying,"
Matthew 5:18: "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth"
Matthew 5:20: "For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed"
Matthew 5:22: "But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his"
Matthew 5:26: "Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till"
Matthew 5:28: "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman"
Matthew 5:32: "But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away"
Matthew 5:34: "But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither"
Matthew 5:39: "But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but"
Matthew 5:44: "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless"
Matthew 6:2: "of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."
Matthew 6:5: "they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their"
Matthew 6:16: "unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward."
Matthew 6:25: "Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life,"
Matthew 6:29: "And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all"
Matthew 6:31: "Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What"
Matthew 7:21: "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into"
Matthew 8:2: "a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst"
Matthew 8:3: "his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately"
Matthew 8:4: "And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but"
Matthew 8:6: "And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home"
Matthew 8:7: "And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him."
Matthew 8:9: "under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth;"
Matthew 8:10: "said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith,"
Matthew 8:11: "And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east"
Matthew 8:17: "Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities,"
Matthew 8:20: "And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes,"
Matthew 8:25: "came to him and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish."

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