Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

οὐ (οὐκ, οὐχ)

Vocabulary form: 



Oooo! That's not good!

Mnemonic Singing: 

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed.


oujk and oujc are different forms of ouj. ouj is used when the following word begins with a consonant. oujk is used when the next word begins with a vowel and smooth breathing, while oujc is used when the next word begins with a vowel and rough breathing. All forms mean "not.

Biblical Concordance

Matthew 1:25 but he had no (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) marital relations with her until she had given birth to a son; and he named him Jesus.
Matthew 2:18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) to be comforted, because they were no (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) more.”
Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but the one who comes after me is greater than I — I am not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) worthy even to remove his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Matthew 4:4 But he replied, “Man does not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Matthew 4:7 Jesus said to him, “It also stands written: ‘You shall not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot (ou | οὐ | adverb) be hidden.
Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the law or the prophets. I did not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) come to abolish, but to fulfill.
Matthew 5:18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away, not (ou | οὐ | adverb) a single iota or one little stroke will pass from the law until everything takes place.
Matthew 5:20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never (ou | οὐ | adverb) enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not (ou | οὐ | adverb) murder,’ and, ‘whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’
Matthew 5:26 I tell you the truth, you will certainly not (ou | οὐ | adverb) get out of there until you have paid the last penny.
Matthew 5:27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not (ou | οὐ | adverb) commit adultery.’
Matthew 5:33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) break an oath, but carry out the vows you made to the Lord.’
Matthew 5:36 Nor shall you take an oath by your head, because you cannot (ou | οὐ | adverb) make a single hair white or black.
Matthew 5:37 But let what you say be a simple ‘Yes, or ‘No (ou | οὔ | particle), anything more than this comes from the evil one.
Matthew 6:1 “Take care not to perform your good deeds before others so as to be seen by them; otherwise you have no (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) reward from your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 6:5 “And when you pray, do not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners that they may be seen by others. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward.
Matthew 6:20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not (ou | οὐ | adverb) break in and steal.
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot (ou | οὐ | adverb) serve God and possessions.
Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air, they neither (ou | οὐ | adverb) sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not (ouch | οὐχ | particle) more valuable than they?
Matthew 6:28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not (ou | οὐ | adverb) toil nor do they spin;
Matthew 6:30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is here today but tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not (ou | οὐ | particle) much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Matthew 7:3 And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye but pay no (ou | οὐ | adverb) attention to the log in your own eye?
Matthew 7:18 A healthy tree cannot (ou | οὐ | adverb) bear bad fruit, nor can an unhealthy tree bear good fruit.
Matthew 7:21 “Not (ou | οὐ | adverb) everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
Matthew 7:22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not (ou | οὐ | particle) prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?’
Matthew 7:25 When the rain came down, and the waters rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, it did not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) collapse because it had been founded on rock.
Matthew 7:29 for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not (ouch | οὐχ | adverb) as their scribes.
Matthew 8:8 But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) worthy for you to come under my roof, but just say the word and my servant will be healed.
Matthew 8:20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have lairs and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) to lay his head.”
Matthew 9:12 But when Jesus heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no (ou | οὐ | adverb) need of a doctor, but those who are sick.
Matthew 9:13 Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not (ou | οὐ | adverb) sacrifice.’ For I did not (ou | οὐ | adverb) come to call the pious, but sinners, to repentance.”
Matthew 9:14 Then the disciples of John came to him and asked, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast regularly, but your disciples do not (ou | οὐ | adverb) fast?”
Matthew 9:24 he said, “Leave now, for the girl is not (ou | οὐ | adverb) dead but only sleeping.” And they began to ridicule him.
Matthew 10:20 For it will not (ou | οὐ | adverb) be you speaking but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Matthew 10:23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to another; for I tell you the truth, you will not (ou | οὐ | adverb) finish going through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Matthew 10:24 “A disciple is not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
Matthew 10:26 “Therefore do not be afraid of them; for there is nothing covered that will not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) be uncovered, and hidden that will not (ou | οὐ | adverb) be made known.
Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not (ou | οὐ | adverb) one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
Matthew 10:34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) come to bring peace, but a sword.
Matthew 10:37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) worthy of me.
Matthew 10:38 And whoever does not (ou | οὐ | adverb) take up his cross and follow me is not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) worthy of me.
Matthew 10:42 And whoever, because he is a disciple, gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, I tell you the truth, he will by no means (ou | οὐ | adverb) lose his reward.”
Matthew 11:11 “I tell you the truth, there has not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) risen among those born of women anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
Matthew 11:17 ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) mourn.’
Matthew 11:20 Then he began to reprimand the towns in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not (ou | οὐ | adverb) repent:
Matthew 12:2 But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) lawful to do on a Sabbath.”
Matthew 12:3 But he said to them, “Have you not (ouk | οὐκ | particle) read what David did when he and those with him were hungry,
Matthew 12:4 how he entered the house of God and they ate the sacred bread, which it was not (ouk | οὐκ | adverb) lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but for the priests alone?
Matthew 12:5 Or have you not (ouk | οὐκ | particle) read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and yet are not guilty?