Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


οὗτος means “this (these).”

οὗτος is my Son, the Beloved, in whom I delight” (Matt 3:17).

Mounce's Expository Dictionary (abridged): 

Adjective οὗτος (houtos), GK G4047 (S 3778), 1,387x. Demonstrative pronoun meaning “this,” “this person” or “this thing” (Mt. 3:3, 9, 17; 8:9; 10:2; 24:34). It is frequently used by way of contempt, “this fellow” (Mt. 13:55; 27:47).