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how? in what way?; how!
interrogative particle, How? In what manner? By what means? Mt. 7:4; 22:12; Jn. 6:52; used in interrogations which imply a negative, Mt. 12:26, 29, 34; 22:45; 23:33; Acts 8:31; put concisely for How is it that? How does it come to pass that? Mt. 16:11; 22:43; Mk. 4:40; Jn. 7:15; with an indirect interrogation, how, in what manner, Mt. 6:28; 10:19; Mk. 11:18; put for τι, What? Lk. 10:26; put for ως, as a particle of exclamation, how, how much, how greatly, Mk. 10:23, 24

Greek-English Concordance for πῶς

John 6:42 And they were saying, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How (pōs | πῶς | conj) can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”
John 6:52 Then the Jews began to argue with one another, “How (pōs | πῶς | conj) can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
John 7:15 The Jews were astonished, and they asked, “How (pōs | πῶς | conj) does this man know the sacred letters, having never studied?”
John 8:33 They replied to him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone! How (pōs | πῶς | conj) can you say, ‘You will become free’?”
John 9:10 So they asked him, “How (pōs | πῶς | conj) then were your eyes opened?”
John 9:15 Then the Pharisees also asked him how (pōs | πῶς | conj) he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He daubed mud on my eyes, and I washed, and now I see.”
John 9:16 Then some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God because he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How (pōs | πῶς | conj) can a sinful man perform miraculous signs like this?” And there was a division among them.
John 9:19 and asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How (pōs | πῶς | conj) then does he now see?”
John 9:21 but how (pōs | πῶς | conj) it is that he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him, he is an adult. He will speak for himself.”
John 9:26 Therefore they said to him, “What did he do to you? How (pōs | πῶς | conj) did he open your eyes?”
John 11:36 So the Jews kept saying, “See how (pōs | πῶς | particle) he loved him!”
John 12:34 The crowd responded, “We have heard from the law that the Christ is to remain forever; so how (pōs | πῶς | conj) is it that you are saying that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?”
John 14:5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how (pōs | πῶς | conj) can we know the way?”
John 14:9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long a time with you, Philip, and you still do not know me? The one who has seen me has seen the Father! How (pōs | πῶς | conj) can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
Acts 2:8 And how (pōs | πῶς | conj) do we hear, each of us in his own language to which he was born?
Acts 4:21 And when they had threatened them further, they let them go, for they could not find how (pōs | πῶς | conj) to punish them on account of the people, since they all were praising God for what had happened.
Acts 8:31 And he said, “How (pōs | πῶς | conj) could I unless someone guide me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
Acts 9:27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and he related to them how (pōs | πῶς | conj) on the road he had seen the Lord, and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how (pōs | πῶς | conj) in Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.
Acts 11:13 And he told us how (pōs | πῶς | conj) he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and summon Simon, who is called Peter,
Acts 12:17 But Peter motioned to them with his hand to be silent, and he related how (pōs | πῶς | conj) the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, “Tell these things to James and to the brothers.” Then he departed and went to another place.
Acts 15:36 And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return indeed and visit the brothers in every city in which we announced the word of the Lord to see how (pōs | πῶς | conj) they are.”
Acts 20:18 And when they came to him, he said to them: “You yourselves know how (pōs | πῶς | conj) I lived among you the whole time from the first day on which I set foot in Asia,
Romans 3:6 By no means! For otherwise how (pōs | πῶς | conj) could God judge the world?
Romans 4:10 How (pōs | πῶς | conj) then was it credited to him? Was it after he was circumcised or before? It was not after his circumcision but before.
Romans 6:2 By no means! How (pōs | πῶς | particle) can we who died to sin go on living in it?
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how (pōs | πῶς | particle) will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Romans 10:14 But how (pōs | πῶς | conj) are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how (pōs | πῶς | conj) are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how (pōs | πῶς | conj) are they to hear unless someone proclaims the message?
Romans 10:15 And how (pōs | πῶς | conj) are they to proclaim the message unless they are sent? As it is written, “How timely are the feet of those who preach good news!”
1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, but someone else is building on it. Let each one take care how (pōs | πῶς | conj) he builds on it.
1 Corinthians 7:32 I want you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the things of the Lord, how (pōs | πῶς | conj) to please the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:33 But a married man is concerned about the things of the world, how (pōs | πῶς | conj) to please his wife,
1 Corinthians 7:34 and he is divided. An unmarried woman or a virgin is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the things of the world, how (pōs | πῶς | conj) to please her husband.
1 Corinthians 14:7 It is the same with lifeless things that produce sound, whether flute or harp; if they do not make a difference between notes, how (pōs | πῶς | conj) will what is being played on the flute or the harp be understood?
1 Corinthians 14:9 So it is with you; if you do not speak a clear message with your tongue, how (pōs | πῶς | conj) will anyone know what is being said? You will be speaking into the air.
1 Corinthians 14:16 Otherwise, if you are praising God by the Spirit, how (pōs | πῶς | conj) can anyone in the position of an outsider say, “Amen,” to your thanksgiving since he does not know what you are saying?
1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how (pōs | πῶς | conj) can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
1 Corinthians 15:35 But someone will ask, “How (pōs | πῶς | conj) are the dead raised? And with what kind of body will they come?”
2 Corinthians 3:8 how (pōs | πῶς | particle) much more glorious will be the ministry of the Spirit?
Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they were not behaving in a manner consistent with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, born a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, by what right (pōs | πῶς | conj) are you trying to make the Gentiles live like Jews?”
Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come to know God — or rather, are known by God — how (pōs | πῶς | particle) can you turn back again to the feeble and inferior elementary principles of the world? How can you want to be their slaves all over again?
Ephesians 5:15 So be very careful how (pōs | πῶς | conj) you live, not as unwise people but as wise,
Colossians 4:6 Your speech Your should always be winsome, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how (pōs | πῶς | conj) to answer each person.
1 Thessalonians 1:9 For they themselves report regarding us what kind of reception we had among you, and how (pōs | πῶς | conj) you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
1 Thessalonians 4:1 Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how (pōs | πῶς | conj) you ought to live so as to please God (even as you are doing), that you do so more and more.
2 Thessalonians 3:7 For you yourselves know how (pōs | πῶς | conj) our example should be followed, because we did not lead disorderly lives among you,
1 Timothy 3:5 (for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how (pōs | πῶς | conj) will he care for the church of God?),
1 Timothy 3:15 but if I wait, so that you may know how (pōs | πῶς | conj) it is necessary for people to conduct themselves in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.
Hebrews 2:3 how (pōs | πῶς | particle) 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,
1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world’s resources and sees his fellow Christian in need yet closes his heart against him, how (pōs | πῶς | particle) does the love of God abide in him?
Revelation 3:3 Remember, then, what (pōs | πῶς | conj) you received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.