Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #559: 'amar (pronounced aw-mar')

a primitive root; to say (used with great latitude):--answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly, X indeed, X intend, name, X plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), X still, X suppose, talk, tell, term, X that is, X think, use (speech), utter, X verily, X yet.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to say, speak, utter

1a) (Qal) to say, to answer, to say in one' s heart, to think, to command, to promise, to intend

1b) (Niphal) to be told, to be said, to be called

1c) (Hithpael) to boast, to act proudly

1d) (Hiphil) to avow, to avouch

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 5308 times:

Genesis 1:3: "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
Genesis 1:6: "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide"
Genesis 1:9: "And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto"
Genesis 1:11: "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed,"
Genesis 1:14: "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide"
Genesis 1:20: "And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl"
Genesis 1:22: "And God them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters"
Genesis 1:24: "And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle,"
Genesis 1:26: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish"
Genesis 1:28: "And God them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish"
Genesis 1:29: "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing"
Genesis 2:16: "commanded the man, saying, Of every tree"
Genesis 2:18: "And the LORD said, It is not good that the man should be alone;"
Genesis 2:23: "And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh"
Genesis 3:1: "which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea,"
Genesis 3:1: "unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat"
Genesis 3:2: "And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees"
Genesis 3:3: "which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of"
Genesis 3:4: "And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:"
Genesis 3:9: "called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where"
Genesis 3:10: " And he said, thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I"
Genesis 3:11: " And he said, told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of"
Genesis 3:12: "And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave"
Genesis 3:13: "And the LORD said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman"
Genesis 3:13: "is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat."
Genesis 3:14: "And the LORD said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this,"
Genesis 3:16: "Unto he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow"
Genesis 3:17: "And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of"
Genesis 3:17: "the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed"
Genesis 3:22: "And the LORD said, Behold, the man is become as one of"
Genesis 4:1: "and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD."
Genesis 4:6: "And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance"
Genesis 4:8: "And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field,"
Genesis 4:9: "And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said,"
Genesis 4:9: "Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's"
Genesis 4:10: " And he said, hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto"
Genesis 4:13: "And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear."
Genesis 4:15: "And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold."
Genesis 4:23: "And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives"
Genesis 5:29: "his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work"
Genesis 6:3: "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he"
Genesis 6:7: "And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from"
Genesis 6:13: "And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before"
Genesis 7:1: "And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into"
Genesis 8:15: "unto Noah, saying,"
Genesis 8:21: "savor; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again"
Genesis 9:1: "Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish"
Genesis 9:8: "And God spoke unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,"
Genesis 9:8: "and to his sons with him, saying,"
Genesis 9:12: "And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make"

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