Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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Forms of the word
χεῖλος, ους, τό
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lip; edge (of a shoreline)
a lip,

, and pl. τὰ χειλη, the lips, Mt. 15:8; Mk. 7:6; Rom. 3:13; Heb. 13:15; 1 Pet. 3:10; trop. χειλος τῆς θαλάσσης, the seashore, Heb. 11:12; meton. language, dialect, 1 Cor. 14:21*

Greek-English Concordance for χεῖλος

Matthew 15:8 ‘This people honors me with their lips (cheilesin | χείλεσιν | dat pl neut), but their hearts are far from me.
Mark 7:6 And he said to them, “Isaiah prophesied accurately about you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors me with their lips (cheilesin | χείλεσιν | dat pl neut), but their heart is far from me.
Romans 3:13 Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they deceive; the poison of asps is under their lips (cheilē | χείλη | acc pl neut);
1 Corinthians 14:21 In the Law it is written, “By people with strange tongues and by the lips (cheilesin | χείλεσιν | dat pl neut) of foreigners will I speak to this people, yet not even in this way will they listen to me, says the Lord.”
Hebrews 11:12 And so it was that from this one man, and he was already impotent, there were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven in number and as innumerable as the grains of sand along the shore (cheilos | χεῖλος | acc sg neut) of the sea
Hebrews 13:15 Through him, therefore, let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is to say, the fruit of lips (cheileōn | χειλέων | gen pl neut) acknowledging his name.
1 Peter 3:10 For “The one who desires to love life and to see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips (cheilē | χείλη | acc pl neut) from speaking deceit.