Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3756: hotou (pronounced hot'-oo)

a primary word; the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not:--+ long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) no, not; in direct questions expecting an affirmative answer

Part of Speech: particle

Relation: a primary word, the absolute negative [compare G3361] adverb


This word is used 1546 times:

Matthew 1:25: "And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn"
Matthew 2:18: "children, and would not be comforted, because they are not."
Matthew 2:18: "be comforted, because they are not."
Matthew 3:11: "whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize"
Matthew 4:4: "and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,"
Matthew 4:7: "unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."
Matthew 5:14: "that is set on a hill cannot be hid."
Matthew 5:17: "or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill."
Matthew 5:21: "that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever"
Matthew 5:27: "that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:"
Matthew 5:33: "that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the"
Matthew 5:36: "head, because thou canst not make one hair white"
Matthew 5:37: "be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these"
Matthew 5:37: "Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh"
Matthew 6:1: "of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father"
Matthew 6:5: "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites"
Matthew 6:20: "and where thieves do not break through nor steal:"
Matthew 6:24: "despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and"
Matthew 6:26: "of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor"
Matthew 6:26: "heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better"
Matthew 6:28: "how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:"
Matthew 6:30: "is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?"
Matthew 7:3: "eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own"
Matthew 7:18: "A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither"
Matthew 7:21: " Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into"
Matthew 7:22: "day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and"
Matthew 7:25: "house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock."
Matthew 7:29: "as one having authority, and not as the scribes."
Matthew 8:8: "and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under"
Matthew 8:20: "Son of man hath not where to lay his head."
Matthew 9:12: "unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick."
Matthew 9:13: "I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come"
Matthew 9:13: "not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but"
Matthew 9:14: "thy disciples fast not?"
Matthew 9:24: "for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And"
Matthew 10:20: "For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit"
Matthew 10:24: "The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above"
Matthew 10:26: "nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that"
Matthew 10:26: "and hid, that shall not be known."
Matthew 10:29: "one of them shall not fall on the ground"
Matthew 10:34: "on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."
Matthew 10:37: "more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth"
Matthew 10:37: "more than me is not worthy of me."
Matthew 10:38: "And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth"
Matthew 10:38: "after me, is not worthy of me."
Matthew 11:11: "Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the"
Matthew 11:17: "We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and"
Matthew 11:17: "we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented."
Matthew 11:20: "mighty works were done, because they repented not:"
Matthew 12:2: "disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day."

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