Bill Mounce

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(ἐλάλουν), λαλήσω, ἐλάλησα, λελάληκα, λελάλημαι, ἐλαλήθην
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to speak, talk
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

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1 Corinthians 14:13 For this reason, the one who speaks (lalōn | λαλῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) in a tongue should pray that he will be able to interpret.
1 Corinthians 14:18 I thank God I (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) speak (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) in tongues more than all of you;
1 Corinthians 14:19 however, in church I would rather speak (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ) five words with my understanding, so as to instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.
1 Corinthians 14:21 In the Law it is written, “By people with strange tongues and by the lips of foreigners will I speak (lalēsō | λαλήσω | fut act ind 1 sg) to this people, yet not even in this way will they listen to me, says the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 14:23 So if the whole church assembles in the same place and everyone is speaking (lalōsin | λαλῶσιν | pres act subj 3 pl) in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your minds?
1 Corinthians 14:27 If any speak (lalei | λαλεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) in a tongue, it should be only two, or at the most three, and each in turn; and someone must interpret.
1 Corinthians 14:28 But if there is no one who can interpret, the speaker should remain silent in church and speak (laleitō | λαλείτω | pres act imperative 3 sg) to himself and to God.
1 Corinthians 14:29 Two or three should speak (laleitōsan | λαλείτωσαν | pres act imperative 3 pl) as prophets and others should weigh carefully what is said.
1 Corinthians 14:34 the women are to be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak (lalein | λαλεῖν | pres act inf ). Rather, they are to be submissive, as in fact the law says.
1 Corinthians 14:35 And if they want to find out about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak (lalein | λαλεῖν | pres act inf ) in church.
1 Corinthians 14:39 So, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking (lalein | λαλεῖν | pres act inf ) in tongues.
1 Corinthians 15:34 Sober up as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) say (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) this to your shame.
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not like so many, peddling the word of God. To the contrary, in Christ we (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) speak (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) in the sight of God as men of sincerity, as men sent from God.
2 Corinthians 4:13 But since we have the same spirit of faith as that which stands written, “I believed; therefore I spoke,” (elalēsa | ἐλάλησα | aor act ind 1 sg) we too believe, and thus we speak (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl),
2 Corinthians 7:14 For if I have boasted to him about anything regarding you, I have not been embarrassed, but just as everything we (elalēsamen | ἐλαλήσαμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) said (elalēsamen | ἐλαλήσαμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) to you was true, so also our boast to Titus about you has proved true.
2 Corinthians 11:17 What I am saying (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg), I (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) am (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) not saying (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.
2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they servants of Christ? — I (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) am (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) talking (lalō | λαλῶ | pres act ind 1 sg) like a madman! — I am even more so: in far more labors, in prison more often, in beatings more severe, facing death again and again.
2 Corinthians 12:4 was caught up into paradise and heard unspeakable words which are not permitted for a man to utter (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ).
2 Corinthians 12:19 Have you been thinking all along that we are defending ourselves to you? We (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) are (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) speaking (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) before God as those in Christ; and all that we do, dear friends, is for your upbuilding.
2 Corinthians 13:3 since you seek proof that Christ is (lalountos | λαλοῦντος | pres act ptcp gen sg masc) speaking (lalountos | λαλοῦντος | pres act ptcp gen sg masc) through me. He is not weak toward you but is powerful among you.
Ephesians 4:25 Therefore put off falsehood and let each one speak (laleite | λαλεῖτε | pres act imperative 2 pl) the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
Ephesians 5:19 speaking (lalountes | λαλοῦντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) to one another in psalms and hymns and songs inspired by the Spirit; singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,
Ephesians 6:20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ).
Philippians 1:14 and that most of the brothers, having gained confidence in the Lord by my imprisonment, dare more than ever to (lalein | λαλεῖν | pres act inf ) speak (lalein | λαλεῖν | pres act inf ) the word of God without fear.
Colossians 4:3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God will open a door for our message, so that we may declare (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ) the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains;
Colossians 4:4 that I may make it known as I should.
1 Thessalonians 1:8 The word of the Lord has echoed forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so we have no need to say (lalein | λαλεῖν | pres act inf ) anything.
1 Thessalonians 2:2 We had previously suffered and been shamefully treated in Philippi, as you know, but we had the courage in our God to declare (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ) to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition.
1 Thessalonians 2:4 but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl), not to please man, but God who tests our hearts.
1 Thessalonians 2:16 who prevent us from speaking (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ) to the Gentiles that they might be saved. Their goal has always been to complete the full number of their sins. But God’s wrath has caught up with them at last!
1 Timothy 5:13 But at the same time they also learn to be idlers, flitting about among houses, but not only idlers but also gossips and busybodies, speaking (lalousai | λαλοῦσαι | pres act ptcp nom pl fem) about things that they should not.
Titus 2:1 But you, speak (lalei | λάλει | pres act imperative 2 sg) what is fitting for healthy teaching.
Titus 2:15 Speak (lalei | λάλει | pres act imperative 2 sg) these things and encourage and rebuke with all authority; let no one disregard you.
Hebrews 1:1 In the past God spoke (lalēsas | λαλήσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) to our fathers at different times and in various ways through the prophets,
Hebrews 1:2 but in these final days he has spoken (elalēsen | ἐλάλησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom he also created the material universe.
Hebrews 2:2 For if the message spoken (lalētheis | λαληθείς | aor pass ptcp nom sg masc) through angels became firmly established and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty,
Hebrews 2:3 how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? Which at first was declared by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard,
Hebrews 2:5 Now it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl).
Hebrews 3:5 Now Moses was faithful in all God’s household as a servant, bearing witness to those things that would be spoken later (lalēthēsomenōn | λαληθησομένων | fut pass ptcp gen pl neut),
Hebrews 4:8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have (elalei | ἐλάλει | imperf act ind 3 sg) spoken (elalei | ἐλάλει | imperf act ind 3 sg) of another time after that.
Hebrews 5:5 So also Christ did not exalt himself to become high priest, but was appointed by the one who said (lalēsas | λαλήσας | aor act ptcp nom sg masc) to him, “You are my Son, today I have become your Father”;
Hebrews 6:9 But we are convinced of better things in your case, beloved — things that accompany salvation — even though we (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) speak (laloumen | λαλοῦμεν | pres act ind 1 pl) as we do.
Hebrews 7:14 For it is perfectly clear that our Lord is descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said (elalēsen | ἐλάλησεν | aor act ind 3 sg) nothing about priests.
Hebrews 9:19 For when (lalētheisēs | λαληθείσης | aor pass ptcp gen sg fem) every commandment of the law had (lalētheisēs | λαληθείσης | aor pass ptcp gen sg fem) been (lalētheisēs | λαληθείσης | aor pass ptcp gen sg fem) declared (lalētheisēs | λαληθείσης | aor pass ptcp gen sg fem) by Moses to all the people, taking the blood of calves and goats together with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, he sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which faith he was attested as righteous, God himself showing his approval by accepting his gifts. And though he died, he (lalei | λαλεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) still speaks (lalei | λαλεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) through his faith.
Hebrews 11:18 of whom he had been told (elalēthē | ἐλαλήθη | aor pass ind 3 sg), “It is through Isaac that descendants will be named for you.”
Hebrews 12:24 and to Jesus, mediator of a new covenant, and to sprinkled blood speaking (lalounti | λαλοῦντι | pres act ptcp dat sg neut) more effectively than the blood of Abel.
Hebrews 12:25 Take care not to disregard the one who is speaking! (lalounta | λαλοῦντα | pres act ptcp acc sg masc) For if those did not escape when they disregarded the one who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we reject the one who warns from heaven.
Hebrews 13:7 Continue to remember your leaders, those who spoke (elalēsan | ἐλάλησαν | aor act ind 3 pl) God’s message to you; reflect on the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
James 1:19 Understand this, my dear brothers: everyone must be quick to listen, slow to speak (lalēsai | λαλῆσαι | aor act inf ), and slow to become angry.