Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


Vocabulary form: 
ou|toV, au{th, tou:to

sg: this; he, she, it;
pl: these; they

Mnemonic Singing: 

This is my Father's world,
and to my listening ears


There is much more to this word than we are presenting here. Its form changes considerably in its different genders. ou|toV is covered in detail in chapter 13. As an adjective it means "this" (singular) and "these" (plural), and as a noun it means "this one."

Biblical Concordance

John 7:39 Now he said this (touto | τοῦτο | acc sg neut) about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet present, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.
John 7:40 After hearing these (toutōn | τούτων | gen pl masc) words, some of the crowd began to say, “This (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) man really is the prophet.”
John 7:41 Others were saying, “This (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) man is the Christ.” But others were saying, “Surely the Christ does not come from Galilee, does he?
John 7:49 As for this (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) mob that does not know the law — they are accursed!”
John 8:4 they said to Jesus, “Teacher, this (hautē | αὕτη | nom sg fem) woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.
John 8:6 (They said this (touto | τοῦτο | acc sg neut) as a trap, so they could have some basis for accusing him.) Jesus bent down and started writing on the ground with his finger.
John 8:20 Jesus spoke these (tauta | ταῦτα | acc pl neut) words near the treasury as he was teaching in the temple. No one seized him because his hour had not yet come.
John 8:23 He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this (toutou | τούτου | gen sg masc) world; I am not of this (toutou | τούτου | gen sg masc) world.
John 8:26 I have many things to say about you by way of judgment; but the one who sent me is truthful, and I say to the world only that (tauta | ταῦτα | acc pl neut) which I have heard from him.”
John 8:28 So Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he. I do nothing on my own, but speak only those (tauta | ταῦτα | acc pl neut) things (tauta | ταῦτα | acc pl neut) the Father has taught me.
John 8:30 As he was saying these (tauta | ταῦτα | acc pl neut) things, many came to believe in him.
John 8:40 But now you are intent on killing me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This (touto | τοῦτο | acc sg neut) is not what Abraham did!
John 8:47 Whoever belongs to God listens to the words of God. The reason why you do not listen is that you do not belong to God.”
John 9:2 And his disciples questioned him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
John 9:3 Jesus answered, “It is not that this (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) man sinned, or his parents; but it happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
John 9:6 After saying this (tauta | ταῦτα | acc pl neut), he spat on the ground and made mud with his saliva; then he daubed the mud on the man’s eyes
John 9:8 Then the neighbors and those who were used to seeing him as a beggar said, “Is not this (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) the man who used to sit and beg?”
John 9:9 Some said, “He is the one.” (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) Others said, “No, but he looks like him.” But he himself kept saying, “I am the man.”
John 9:16 Then some of the Pharisees said, “This (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) man is not from God because he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How 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 (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”
John 9:20 His parents answered, saying, “We know that this (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) is our son and that he was born blind;
John 9:22 His parents said this (tauta | ταῦτα | acc pl neut) because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess Jesus to be the Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.
John 9:23 For this (touto | τοῦτο | acc sg neut) reason his parents said, “He is an adult, ask him.”
John 9:24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give the glory to God! We know that this (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) man is a sinner.”
John 9:29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this (touton | τοῦτον | acc sg masc) fellow, we do not even know where he comes from.”
John 9:30 The man responded to them, saying, “This (toutō | τούτῳ | dat sg neut) is an amazing thing, that you do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes!
John 9:31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is devout and does his will, God listens to him (toutou | τούτου | gen sg masc).
John 9:33 If this (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) man (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) were not from God, he could do nothing.”
John 9:39 Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this (touton | τοῦτον | acc sg masc) world, so that those who cannot see may receive their sight, and that those who think they see may become blind.”
John 9:40 Some of the Pharisees who were near him heard this (tauta | ταῦτα | acc pl neut), and said to him, “Surely we are not blind too, are we?”
John 10:3 The watchman allows him (toutō | τούτῳ | dat sg masc) to enter, and the sheep pay attention to his voice; he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
John 10:6 Jesus told them this (tautēn | ταύτην | acc sg fem) figurative story, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
John 10:16 I have other sheep which are not of this (tautēs | ταύτης | gen sg fem) fold. These too I must bring. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock, with one shepherd.
John 10:17 Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order that I may take it back again.
John 10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down of my own free will. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it back again. This (tautēn | ταύτην | acc sg fem) command I received from my Father.”
John 10:19 Once again there was a division among the Jews because of these (toutous | τούτους | acc pl masc) words.
John 10:21 Others were saying, “These (tauta | ταῦτα | nom pl neut) are not the words of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”
John 10:25 Jesus answered them, “I did tell you, yet you do not believe. The works that I am doing in my Father’s name speak on my behalf.
John 10:41 Many people came to him and were saying, “John performed no miraculous sign, but everything he said about this (toutou | τούτου | gen sg masc) man was true!”
John 11:4 But when Jesus heard this, he said, “This (hautē | αὕτη | nom sg fem) illness will not lead to death, but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
John 11:7 Then after this (touto | τοῦτο | acc sg neut) he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.”
John 11:9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in a day? If a person walks during the day, he will not stumble, because he sees the light of this (toutou | τούτου | gen sg masc) world.
John 11:11 These (tauta | ταῦτα | acc pl neut) things he said, and after that (touto | τοῦτο | acc sg neut) he told them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going there to wake him from sleep.”
John 11:26 and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (touto | τοῦτο | acc sg neut)
John 11:28 And when she had said this (touto | τοῦτο | acc sg neut), she went back and spoke privately to her sister Mary, saying, “The Teacher is here and is asking for you.”
John 11:37 But some of them said, “Was not this (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) man (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc), who could open the eyes of the blind man, able to do something so that Lazarus (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) would not have died?”
John 11:43 When he had said this (tauta | ταῦτα | acc pl neut), he called out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!
John 11:47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the Council together and said, “What are we going to do? For this (houtos | οὗτος | nom sg masc) man is performing many signs.
John 11:51 He did not say this (touto | τοῦτο | acc sg neut) on his own, but being high priest that year he was prophesying that Jesus was about to die for the nation,
John 12:5 “Why was not this (touto | τοῦτο | nom sg neut) perfume sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?”