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λαλέω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
λαλέω
Greek transliteration: 
laleō
Simplified transliteration: 
laleo
Principal Parts: 
(ἐλάλουν), λαλήσω, ἐλάλησα, λελάληκα, λελάλημαι, ἐλαλήθην
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2980
GK Number: 
3281
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
296
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-1d(2a)
Gloss: 
to speak, talk
Definition: 
to make vocal utterance; to babble, to talk;, in NT absol. to exercise the faculty of speech, Mt. 9:33; to speak, Mt. 10:20; to hold converse with, to talk with, Mt. 12:46; Mk. 6:50; Rev. 1:12; to discourse, to make an address, Lk. 11:37; Acts 11:20; 21:39; to make announcement, to make a declaration, Lk. 1:55; to make mention, Jn. 12:41; Acts 2:31; Heb. 4:8; 2 Pet. 3:16; trans. to speak, address, preach, Mt. 9:18; Jn. 3:11; Tit. 2:1; to give utterance to, utter, Mk. 2:7; Jn. 3:34; to declare, announce, reveal, Lk. 24:25 et al.; to disclose, 2 Cor. 12:4

Greek-English Concordance for

Acts 10:46 For they were hearing them speaking (lalountōn | λαλούντων | pres act ptcp gen pl masc) with tongues and magnifying God. Then Peter declared,
Acts 11:14 who will speak (lalēsei | λαλήσει | fut act ind 3 sg) to you by which you and your entire household will be saved.’
Acts 11:15 And as I began to speak (lalein | λαλεῖν | pres act inf ), the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as he did upon us at the beginning.
Acts 11:19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution, which came to pass over Stephen, made their way as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking (lalountes | λαλοῦντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) the word to no one except Jews only.
Acts 11:20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch began to speak (elaloun | ἐλάλουν | imperf act ind 3 pl) also to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus.
Acts 13:42 As they went out, the people begged that these things be (lalēthēnai | λαληθῆναι | aor pass inf ) discussed (lalēthēnai | λαληθῆναι | aor pass inf ) with them on the next Sabbath.
Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy; and blaspheming, they began to contradict what was (laloumenois | λαλουμένοις | pres pass ptcp dat pl neut) being (laloumenois | λαλουμένοις | pres pass ptcp dat pl neut) said (laloumenois | λαλουμένοις | pres pass ptcp dat pl neut) by Paul.
Acts 13:46 Both Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God be (lalēthēnai | λαληθῆναι | aor pass inf ) spoken (lalēthēnai | λαληθῆναι | aor pass inf ) first to you. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are now turning to the Gentiles.
Acts 14:1 It came to pass in Iconium that Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the synagogue of the Jews and spoke (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ) in such a way that a large group of both Jews and Greeks believed.
Acts 14:9 This man listened to Paul speaking (lalountos | λαλοῦντος | pres act ptcp gen sg masc). Looking intently at him, Paul saw that he had faith to be healed,
Acts 14:25 And when they had spoken (lalēsantes | λαλήσαντες | aor act ptcp nom pl masc) the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia,
Acts 16:6 And they went through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ) the message in Asia.
Acts 16:13 And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we thought there would be a place of prayer, and we (elaloumen | ἐλαλοῦμεν | imperf act ind 1 pl) sat down and spoke (elaloumen | ἐλαλοῦμεν | imperf act ind 1 pl) to the women who had gathered there.
Acts 16:14 And a certain woman, named Lydia, a seller of purple cloths from the city of Thyatira, a worshipper of God, listened; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to what was said (laloumenois | λαλουμένοις | pres pass ptcp dat pl neut) by Paul.
Acts 16:32 And they spoke (elalēsan | ἐλάλησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) the word of the Lord to him, along with all who were in his house.
Acts 17:19 And they took hold of him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what is this new teaching being (laloumenē | λαλουμένη | pres pass ptcp nom sg fem) presented (laloumenē | λαλουμένη | pres pass ptcp nom sg fem) by you?
Acts 18:9 And the Lord said to Paul during the night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking (lalei | λάλει | pres act imperative 2 sg) and do not be silent,
Acts 18:25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke (elalei | ἐλάλει | imperf act ind 3 sg) and taught accurately the facts about Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.
Acts 19:6 And when Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke (elaloun | ἐλάλουν | imperf act ind 3 pl) in tongues and prophesied.
Acts 20:30 Even from among your own group will men arise, speaking (lalountes | λαλοῦντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) distortions of the truth, to draw the disciples away after them.
Acts 21:39 But Paul replied, “I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no obscure city. I beg you, let me speak (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ) to the people.”
Acts 22:9 Now those who were with me saw the light but did not understand the voice of the one who was speaking (lalountos | λαλοῦντος | pres act ptcp gen sg masc) to me.
Acts 22:10 And I said, ‘What shall I do, Lord?’ And the Lord said to me, ‘Get up and go on into Damascus, and there it will be told (lalēthēsetai | λαληθήσεται | fut pass ind 3 sg) you about all that has been assigned to you to do.’
Acts 23:9 Then there arose a great uproar, and certain of the scribes of the party of the Pharisees stood up and protested vigorously, saying, “We find nothing evil in this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken (elalēsen | ἐλάλησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) to him?”
Acts 23:18 So he took him and brought him to the commanding officer and said, “The prisoner Paul called me and asked me to bring this young man to you, as he has something to say (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ) to you.”
Acts 26:22 Obtaining help, therefore, from God, until this day I have stood testifying both to small and great, saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said (elalēsan | ἐλάλησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) would come to pass:
Acts 26:26 For the king knows about these matters, and to him I (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) am (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) speaking (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) boldly, for I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this was not done in a corner.
Acts 26:31 and after they had left the room, they spoke (elaloun | ἐλάλουν | imperf act ind 3 pl) to one another, saying, “This man is doing nothing worthy of death or imprisonment.”
Acts 27:25 So be of good courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will be so, just as it has been told (lelalētai | λελάληται | perf pass ind 3 sg) me.
Acts 28:21 And they said to him, “We have received no letters from Judea about you, nor have any of the brothers come from there and reported or spoken (elalēsen | ἐλάλησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) any bad about you.
Acts 28:25 And not being in harmony among themselves, they departed after Paul made one further statement. “The Holy Spirit was right in saying (elalēsen | ἐλάλησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet:
Romans 3:19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it (lalei | λαλεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) speaks (lalei | λαλεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world may be held accountable to God.
Romans 7:1 Or do you not know, brethren (for I (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) am (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) speaking (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) to those who know the law), that the law is binding on a person only so long as he lives?
Romans 15:18 For I will not venture to (lalein | λαλεῖν | pres act inf ) speak (lalein | λαλεῖν | pres act inf ) of (lalein | λαλεῖν | pres act inf ) anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in bringing the Gentiles to obedience, by word and deed,
1 Corinthians 2:6 However, we (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) do (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) speak (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) wisdom among those who are mature, although it is not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish.
1 Corinthians 2:7 Rather, we speak (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) the wisdom of God; a wisdom that was hidden in mystery and that God had determined before the ages for our glory.
1 Corinthians 2:13 And we (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) speak (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) about (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.
1 Corinthians 3:1 And so, brothers, I could not speak (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ) to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:8 Am (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) I (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) saying (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) these things from a merely human point of view? Or does not the Law say the same?
1 Corinthians 12:3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking (lalōn | λαλῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:30 Not all have gifts of healing, do they? Not all speak (lalousin | λαλοῦσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) in tongues, do they? Not all are able to interpret, are they?
1 Corinthians 13:1 If I (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act subj 1 sg) speak (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act subj 1 sg) in the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I talked (elaloun | ἐλάλουν | imperf act ind 1 sg) like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways.
1 Corinthians 14:2 For the one speaking (lalōn | λαλῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) in a tongue speaks (lalei | λαλεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) not to men but to God; indeed, no one understands him, yet he (lalei | λαλεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) is (lalei | λαλεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) speaking (lalei | λαλεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) mysteries by the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 14:3 On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks (lalei | λαλεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) to people for their edification, encouragement, and consolation.
1 Corinthians 14:4 The one who speaks (lalōn | λαλῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) in a tongue edifies himself, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.
1 Corinthians 14:5 Now I would like all of you to speak (lalein | λαλεῖν | pres act inf ) in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks (lalōn | λαλῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) in tongues, unless he interprets so that the church may receive edification.
1 Corinthians 14:6 But as it is, brothers, if I come to you speaking (lalōn | λαλῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) in tongues, how will I benefit you unless I (lalēsō | λαλήσω | aor act subj 1 sg) impart (lalēsō | λαλήσω | aor act subj 1 sg) to you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or teaching?
1 Corinthians 14:9 So it is with you; if you do not speak a clear message with your tongue, how will anyone know what is being said (laloumenon | λαλούμενον | pres pass ptcp nom sg neut)? You will be speaking (lalountes | λαλοῦντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) into the air.
1 Corinthians 14:11 But if I do not grasp the meaning of the language, I will be a foreigner to the speaker (lalounti | λαλοῦντι | pres act ptcp dat sg masc) and the speaker (lalōn | λαλῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) a foreigner to me.

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