Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


Vocabulary form: 
shmei:on, -ou, tov

sign, miracle


Semeio is a combining form meaning "sign" or "symptom."
Semeiology is sign language.
Semeiotic means, "pertaining to symptoms."


"S" is for sign; "M" is for miracle.


In John's gospel especially, miracles are signs as to who Jesus truly is.


SAY MAYON, little baby… Look! She said it! This is a SIGN!

Biblical Concordance

Acts 8:6 And with one accord the crowds paid attention to what was being said by Philip as they heard him and saw the signs (sēmeia | σημεῖα | acc pl neut) that he was performing.
Acts 8:13 Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he stayed constantly with Philip. And seeing signs (sēmeia | σημεῖα | acc pl neut) and great miracles happening, he was amazed.
Acts 14:3 So they stayed there for a considerable time, speaking out boldly about the Lord, who witnessed to the message of his grace, granting signs (sēmeia | σημεῖα | acc pl neut) and wonders to be done through their hands.
Acts 15:12 And the entire assembly fell silent, and listened to Barnabas and Paul recounting all the signs (sēmeia | σημεῖα | acc pl neut) and wonders that God had done through them among the Gentiles.
Romans 4:11 He received the sign (sēmeion | σημεῖον | acc sg neut) of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised, so that he would be the father of all who believe but have never been circumcised, that they too might have righteousness credited to them.
Romans 15:19 by the power of signs (sēmeiōn | σημείων | gen pl neut) and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled my ministry of proclaiming the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:22 For Jews demand signs (sēmeia | σημεῖα | acc pl neut) and Greeks are looking for wisdom,
1 Corinthians 14:22 So then tongues are for a sign (sēmeion | σημεῖον | acc sg neut), not for believers but for unbelievers, while prophecy is not for unbelievers but for believers.
2 Corinthians 12:12 The marks (sēmeia | σημεῖα | nom pl neut) of an apostle were done among you with all persistence, along with signs (sēmeiois | σημείοις | dat pl neut) and wonders and powerful deeds.
2 Thessalonians 2:9 The coming of the lawless one will be according to the activity of Satan, with all kinds of false miracles, signs (sēmeiois | σημείοις | dat pl neut), and wonders,
2 Thessalonians 3:17 The greeting is with my own hand — Paul’s — which is a mark (sēmeion | σημεῖον | nom sg neut) of genuineness in every letter; so I write.
Hebrews 2:4 while God supported their testimony by signs (sēmeiois | σημείοις | dat pl neut) and wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Revelation 12:1 Then a great sign (sēmeion | σημεῖον | nom sg neut) appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head was a crown of twelve stars.
Revelation 12:3 Then another sign (sēmeion | σημεῖον | nom sg neut) appeared in heaven: a huge red dragon that had seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven crowns.
Revelation 13:13 He performed impressive signs (sēmeia | σημεῖα | acc pl neut), even making fire come down from heaven in the sight of everyone;
Revelation 13:14 and by the signs (sēmeia | σημεῖα | acc pl neut) he was allowed to perform on behalf of the beast, he deceived those who live on the earth. He told them to make an image in honor of the beast who had been wounded by the sword yet lived.
Revelation 15:1 Then I saw another sign (sēmeion | σημεῖον | acc sg neut) in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, because with them the wrath of God is finished.
Revelation 16:14 They were demonic spirits, performing signs (sēmeia | σημεῖα | acc pl neut), who go out to the kings of the whole world to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty.
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet, who in his presence performed signs (sēmeia | σημεῖα | acc pl neut) by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire burning with sulfur.