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 9:17: "And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which"
Genesis 9:25: " And he said, be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren."
Genesis 9:26: " And he said, be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant."
Genesis 10:9: "before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter"
Genesis 11:3: " And they said to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn"
Genesis 11:4: " And they said, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make"
Genesis 11:6: "And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language;"
Genesis 12:1: "Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred,"
Genesis 12:7: "unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this"
Genesis 12:11: "he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold"
Genesis 12:12: "the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive."
Genesis 12:13: " Say, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul"
Genesis 12:18: "And Pharaoh Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why"
Genesis 12:19: "Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold"
Genesis 13:8: "And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee,"
Genesis 13:14: "And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from"
Genesis 14:19: "And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven"
Genesis 14:21: "And the king said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take"
Genesis 14:22: "And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up mine hand unto"
Genesis 14:23: "and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I"
Genesis 15:1: "unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I"
Genesis 15:2: "And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go"
Genesis 15:3: "And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born"
Genesis 15:4: "of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but"
Genesis 15:5: "And he brought him forth and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell"
Genesis 15:5: "the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be."
Genesis 15:7: " And he said him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur"
Genesis 15:8: " And he said, GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit"
Genesis 15:9: " And he said him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram"
Genesis 15:13: " And he said Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger"
Genesis 15:18: "a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this"
Genesis 16:2: "And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained"
Genesis 16:5: "And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given"
Genesis 16:6: "But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do"
Genesis 16:8: " And he said, Sarai's maid, whence camest"
Genesis 16:8: "whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee"
Genesis 16:9: "And the angel said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under"
Genesis 16:10: "And the angel said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not"
Genesis 16:11: "And the angel said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call"
Genesis 16:13: "God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after"
Genesis 17:1: "appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God;"
Genesis 17:3: "and God talked with him, saying,"
Genesis 17:9: "And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant"
Genesis 17:15: "And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call"
Genesis 17:17: "upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is a hundred years"
Genesis 17:18: "And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before"
Genesis 17:19: "And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call"
Genesis 18:3: " And said, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away,"
Genesis 18:5: "therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as"
Genesis 18:6: "into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine"

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