4459. pós
Strong's Concordance
pós: how?
Original Word: πῶς
Part of Speech: Adverb; Adverb, Interrogative
Transliteration: pós
Phonetic Spelling: (poce)
Short Definition: how, in what manner
Definition: how, in what manner, by what means.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
interrog. adverb from the same as posos
Definition
how?
NASB Translation
how (101), what (1), why (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4459: πῶς

πῶς (from the obsolete ΠΟΣ, whence ποῦ, ποῖ, etc. (cf. Curtius, § 631)), adverb (from Homer down);

I. in interrogation; how? in what way? — in a direct question, followed by a. the indicative, it is the expression α. of one seeking information and desiring to be taught: Luke 1:34; Luke 10:26; John 3:9; John 9:26; 1 Corinthians 15:35 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 266 (250)); πῶς οὖν, John 9:10 Tdf. (but L WH brackets οὖν), John 9:19; Romans 4:10. β. of one about to controvert another, and emphatically deny that the thing inquired about has happened or been done: Matthew 12:29; Mark 3:23; Luke 11:18; John 3:4, 12; John 5:44, 47; John 6:52; John 9:16; 1 John 3:17; 1 John 4:20; Romans 3:6; Romans 6:2; 1 Corinthians 14:7, 9, 16; 1 Timothy 3:5; Hebrews 2:3; καί πῶς, Mark 4:13; John 14:5 (here L text Tr WH omit καί); πῶς οὖν, Matthew 12:26; Romans 10:14 R G; πῶς δέ, Romans 10:14a R G L marginal reading, 14b R G T, 15 R G (on this see in b. below). where something is asserted and an affirmative answer is expected, πῶς οὐχί is used: Romans 8:32; 2 Corinthians 3:8. γ. of surprise, intimating that what has been done or is said could not have been done or said, or not rightly done or said — being equivalent to how is it, or how has it come to pass, that etc.: Galatians 2:14 G L T Tr WH; Matthew 22:12; John 4:9; John 6:52; John 7:15; πῶς λέγεις, λέγουσι, κτλ., Mark 12:35; Luke 20:41; John 8:38; καί πῶς, Luke 20:44; Acts 2:8; καί πῶς σύ λέγεις, John 12:34; John 14:9 (here L T WH omit; Tr brackets καί); πῶς οὖν, John 6:42 (here T WH Tr text πῶς νῦν); Matthew 22:43; πῶς οὐ, how is it that ... not, why not? Matthew 16:11; Mark 8:21 R G L marginal reading; (R G T); Luke 12:56.

b. the deliberative subjunctive (where the question is, how that can be done which ought to be done): πῶς πληρωθῶσιν αἱ γραφαί, how are the Scriptures (which ought to be fulfilled) to be fulfilled? Matthew 26:54; πῶς φύγητε, how shall ye (who wish to escape) escape etc. Matthew 23:33; add, πῶς οὖν, Romans 10:14 L T Tr WH; πῶς δέ, Romans 10:14a L text T Tr WH; 14{b} L Tr WH; 15 L T Tr WH (Sir. 49:11); cf. Fritzsche on Romans, vol. ii., 405f c. followed by ἄν with the optative: πῶς γάρ ἄν δυναίμην; Acts 8:31 (on which see ἄν, III., p. 34b).

II. By a somewhat negligent use, occasionally met with, even in Attic writings, but more frequent in later authors, πῶς is found in indirect discourse, where regularly ὅπως ought to have stood; cf. Winers Grammar, § 57, 2 at the end; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, IV.).

a. with the indicative — present: Matthew 6:28; Mark 12:41; Luke 12:27; Acts 15:36; 1 Corinthians 3:10; Ephesians 5:15; Colossians 4:6; 1 Timothy 3:15; τό πῶς (on the article see , II. 10 a.); with the imperfect Luke 14:7; with the perfect, Revelation 3:3; with the aorist, Matthew 12:4; Mark 2:26 (here Tr WH brackets πῶς); Luke 8:36; Acts 9:27, etc.; after ἀναγινώσκειν, Mark 12:26 T Tr WH; how it came to pass that, etc. John 9:15; with the future: μέριμνα, πῶς ἀρέσει (because the direct question would be πῶς ἀρέσω;), 1 Corinthians 7:32-34 (but L T Tr WH ἀρέσῃ); ἐζήτουν πῶς αὐτόν ἀπολέσουσιν, how they shall destroy him (so that they were in no uncertainty respecting his destruction, but were only deliberating about the way in which they will accomplish it), Mark 11:18 R G (but the more correct reading here, according to the best manuscripts, including codex Siniaticus, is ἀπολέσωσιν 'how they should destroy him' (cf. Winers Grammar, § 41 b. 4 b.; Buttmann, § 139, 61; see the next entry)).

b. with the subjunctive, of the aorist and in deliberation: Mark 11:18 L T Tr WH; Mark 14:1, 11 (R G); Matthew 10:19; Luke 12:11; τό πῶς, Luke 22:2, 4; Acts 4:21.

III. in exclamation, how: πῶς δύσκολόν ἐστιν, Mark 10:24; πῶς παραχρῆμα, Matthew 21:20; πῶς δυσκόλως, Mark 10:23; Luke 18:24; with a verb, how (greatly): πῶς συνέχομαι, Luke 12:50; πῶς ἐφίλει αὐτόν, John 11:36.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
at all, somehow

Adverb from the base of pou; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way? (sometimes the question is indirect, how?); also as exclamation, how much! -- how, after (by) what manner (means), that. (Occasionally unexpressed in English).

see GREEK pou

Forms and Transliterations
πῶς pos pôs pōs pō̂s
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118 Occurrences


πῶς — 118 Occ.

Matthew 6:28 Adv
GRK: τοῦ ἀγροῦ πῶς αὐξάνουσιν οὐ
NAS: Observe how the lilies
KJV: of the field, how they grow;
INT: of the field how they grow [they do] not

Matthew 7:4 Adv
GRK: πῶς ἐρεῖς τῷ
NAS: Or how can you say to your brother,
KJV: Or how wilt thou say to thy
INT: Or how will you say to the

Matthew 10:19 Adv
GRK: μὴ μεριμνήσητε πῶς ἢ τί
NAS: you over, do not worry about how or
KJV: no thought how or what
INT: not be anxious how or what

Matthew 12:4 Adv
GRK: πῶς εἰσῆλθεν εἰς
NAS: how he entered the house
KJV: How he entered into the house
INT: How he entered into

Matthew 12:26 Adv
GRK: ἑαυτὸν ἐμερίσθη πῶς οὖν σταθήσεται
NAS: himself; how then
KJV: against himself; how shall then
INT: himself he was divided How then will stand

Matthew 12:29 Adv
GRK: πῶς δύναταί τις
NAS: Or how can anyone
KJV: Or else how can one
INT: Or how is able anyone

Matthew 12:34 Adv
GRK: γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν πῶς δύνασθε ἀγαθὰ
NAS: of vipers, how can
KJV: of vipers, how can ye,
INT: Offspring of vipers how are you able good things

Matthew 16:11 Adv
GRK: πῶς οὐ νοεῖτε
NAS: How is it that you do not understand
KJV: How is it that ye do
INT: How not understand you

Matthew 21:20 Adv
GRK: ἐθαύμασαν λέγοντες Πῶς παραχρῆμα ἐξηράνθη
NAS: and asked, How did the fig tree
KJV: saying, How soon
INT: marveled saying How immediately is dried up

Matthew 22:12 Adv
GRK: αὐτῷ Ἑταῖρε πῶς εἰσῆλθες ὧδε
NAS: to him, 'Friend, how did you come
KJV: Friend, how camest thou
INT: to him Friend how did you enter here

Matthew 22:43 Adv
GRK: λέγει αὐτοῖς Πῶς οὖν Δαυὶδ
NAS: to them, Then how does David
KJV: unto them, How then
INT: He says to them How then David

Matthew 22:45 Adv
GRK: αὐτὸν κύριον πῶς υἱὸς αὐτοῦ
NAS: calls Him 'Lord,' how is He his son?
KJV: him Lord, how is he his
INT: him Lord how son of him

Matthew 23:33 Adv
GRK: γεννήματα ἐχιδνῶν πῶς φύγητε ἀπὸ
NAS: of vipers, how will you escape
KJV: of vipers, how can ye
INT: offspring of vipers how shall you escape from

Matthew 26:54 Adv
GRK: πῶς οὖν πληρωθῶσιν
NAS: How then will the Scriptures
KJV: But how then shall the scriptures
INT: How then should be fulfilled

Mark 2:26 Adv
GRK: πῶς εἰσῆλθεν εἰς
NAS: how he entered the house
KJV: How he went into
INT: how he entered into

Mark 3:23 Adv
GRK: ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς Πῶς δύναται Σατανᾶς
NAS: to them in parables, How can
KJV: in parables, How can Satan
INT: he said to them How can Satan

Mark 4:13 Adv
GRK: ταύτην καὶ πῶς πάσας τὰς
NAS: parable? How will you understand
KJV: parable? and how then will ye know all
INT: this and how all the

Mark 4:30 Adv
GRK: Καὶ ἔλεγεν Πῶς ὁμοιώσωμεν τὴν
NAS: And He said, How shall we picture
INT: And he said To what shall we liken the

Mark 5:16 Adv
GRK: οἱ ἰδόντες πῶς ἐγένετο τῷ
NAS: it described to them how it had happened
KJV: them how it befell
INT: the [ones] having seen [it] how it happened to him

Mark 9:12 Adv
GRK: πάντα καὶ πῶς γέγραπται ἐπὶ
NAS: all things. And [yet] how is it written
KJV: all things; and how it is written of
INT: all things and how it has been written of

Mark 10:23 Adv
GRK: μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ Πῶς δυσκόλως οἱ
NAS: to His disciples, How hard
KJV: disciples, How hardly
INT: disciples of him How difficultly those

Mark 10:24 Adv
GRK: αὐτοῖς Τέκνα πῶς δύσκολόν ἐστιν
NAS: to them, Children, how hard
KJV: unto them, Children, how hard is it
INT: to them Children how difficult it is

Mark 11:18 Adv
GRK: καὶ ἐζήτουν πῶς αὐτὸν ἀπολέσωσιν
NAS: [this], and [began] seeking how to destroy
KJV: sought how they might destroy
INT: and they sought how him they shall destroy

Mark 12:26 Adv
GRK: τοῦ βάτου πῶς εἶπεν αὐτῷ
NAS: [the burning] bush, how God
INT: the bush how spoke to him

Mark 12:35 Adv
GRK: τῷ ἱερῷ Πῶς λέγουσιν οἱ
NAS: in the temple, How [is it that] the scribes
KJV: in the temple, How say the scribes
INT: the temple How say the

118 Occurrences

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