Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of anything; the constituent elements of conception; that into which a notion may be analyzed; the essence; the pith; the embodiment.
2. (n.) That of which the sensible universe and all existent bodies are composed; anything which has extension, occupies space, or is perceptible by the senses; body; substance.
3. (n.) That with regard to, or about which, anything takes place or is done; the thing aimed at, treated of, or treated; subject of action, discussion, consideration, feeling, complaint, legal action, or the like; theme.
4. (n.) That which one has to treat, or with which one has to do; concern; affair; business.
5. (n.) Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance; moment; -- chiefly in the phrases what matter ? no matter, and the like.
6. (n.) Inducing cause or occasion, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing; difficulty; trouble.
7. (n.) Amount; quantity; portion; space; -- often indefinite.
8. (n.) Substance excreted from living animal bodies; that which is thrown out or discharged in a tumor, boil, or abscess; pus; purulent substance.
9. (n.) That which is permanent, or is supposed to be given, and in or upon which changes are effected by psychological or physical processes and relations; -- opposed to form.
10. (n.) Written manuscript, or anything to be set in type; copy; also, type set up and ready to be used, or which has been used, in printing.
11. (v. i.) To be of importance; to import; to signify.
12. (v. i.) To form pus or matter, as an abscess; to maturate.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaMATTER
mat'-er: This word being a very general term may express various ideas. the Revised Version (British and American) therefore frequently changes the reading of the King James Version in order to state more definitely the meaning of the context (compare Exodus 24:14 1 Samuel 16:18; 1 Kings 8:59 2 Samuel 11:19; Esther 3:4 Psalm 35:20; Psalm 64:5 Proverbs 16:20; Proverbs 18:13). dabhar, and the Greek logos, both meaning "word," are very frequently translated by "matter." hule, "wood," is rendered "matter" in James 3:5 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "how much wood is kindled"; compare Sirach 28:10). Job 32:18 translates literally, "words"; also Daniel 4:17, "sentence." diaphero, "to carry in different places," "to differ," is rendered "to make matter" (Galatians 2:6). The meaning is "it makes a difference," "it matters," "it is of importance."
Greek4229. pragma -- a deed, a matter
... a deed, a matter. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: pragma Phonetic
Spelling: (prag'-mah) Short Definition: a thing done, a matter Definition: a ...
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4487. rhema -- a word, by impl. a matter
1271. dianoia -- the mind, disposition, thought
2473. isopsuchos -- like-minded
2774. kephalaion -- of the head, the main point
92. adikema -- a wrong, injury
5368. phileo -- to love
3056. logos -- a word (as embodying an idea), a statement, a ...
1308. diaphero -- to carry through, carry about, to differ, make a ...
419. anexeraunetos -- unsearchable
Strong's Hebrew2941. taam -- account, to be commanded, commandment, matter
... 2940, 2941. taam. 2942 . account, to be commanded, commandment, matter.
Transliteration: taam Phonetic Spelling: (tah'-am) Short Definition: account. ...
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5931. illah -- matter, affair, occasion
6569. peresh -- fecal matter
4406. millah -- a word, thing
2656. chephets -- delight, pleasure
1697. dabar -- speech, word
6600. pithgam -- a command, word, affair
4592. meat -- a little, fewness, a few
3602. kakah -- thus
1419. gadol -- great
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ThesaurusMatter (263 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) Affair worthy of account; thing of consequence; importance; significance;
moment; -- chiefly in the phrases what matter ? no matter, and the like. ...
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Cases (16 Occurrences)
Dispute (37 Occurrences)
Material (61 Occurrences)
Affair (5 Occurrences)
Debtor (7 Occurrences)
Debt (48 Occurrences)
Difficult (31 Occurrences)
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Bible ConcordanceMatter (263 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:32 but I -- I say to you, that whoever may put away his wife, save for the matter of whoredom, doth make her to commit adultery; and whoever may marry her who hath been put away doth commit adultery.
Matthew 8:33 and those feeding did flee, and, having gone to the city, they declared all, and the matter of the demoniacs.
Matthew 18:16 But if he do not hear thee, take with thee one or two besides, that every matter may stand upon the word of two witnesses or of three.
Matthew 18:19 Again I say to you, that if two of you shall agree on the earth concerning any matter, whatsoever it may be that they shall ask, it shall come to them from my Father who is in the heavens.
Matthew 21:25 John's Baptism, whence was it? --had it a heavenly or a human origin?" So they debated the matter among themselves. "If we say 'a heavenly origin,'" they argued, "he will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
Matthew 22:16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter who you teach, for you aren't partial to anyone.
Matthew 27:4 and said, "I have sinned, in betraying to death one who is innocent." "What does that matter to us?" they replied; it is your business."
Mark 1:45 But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to spread about the matter, so that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city, but was outside in desert places: and they came to him from everywhere.
Mark 5:43 but He gave strict injunctions that the matter should not be made known, and directed them to give her something to eat.
Mark 8:32 He spoke to them openly. Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
Mark 9:10 So they kept the matter to themselves, although frequently asking one another what was meant by the rising from the dead.
Mark 10:10 In the house, his disciples asked him again about the same matter.
Mark 11:31 So they debated the matter with one another. "Suppose we say, 'Heavenly,'" they argued, "he will ask, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
Luke 8:56 Her parents were astounded; but He forbad them to mention the matter to any one.
Luke 12:11 And when they are bringing you before synagogues and magistrates and governors, do not anxiously ponder the manner or matter of your defence, nor what you are to say;
Luke 16:10 The man who is honest in a very small matter is honest in a great one also; and he who is dishonest in a very small matter is dishonest in a great one also.
Luke 19:17 "'Well done, good servant,' he replied; 'because you have been faithful in a very small matter, be in authority over ten towns.'
Luke 20:5 So they debated the matter with one another. "If we say 'Heavenly,'" they argued, "he will say, 'Why did you not believe him?'
Luke 20:14 "But when the vine-dressers saw him, they discussed the matter with one another, and said, "'This is the heir: let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.'
John 2:4 "Leave the matter in my hands," He replied; "the time for me to act has not yet come."
John 3:25 There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John's disciples with some Jews about purification.
John 9:41 "If you were blind," answered Jesus, "you would have no sin; but as a matter of fact you boast that you see. So your sin remains!"
John 18:36 "My kingdom," replied Jesus, "does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my subjects would have resolutely fought to save me from being delivered up to the Jews. But, as a matter of fact, my kingdom has not this origin."
Acts 2:14 Peter however, together with the Eleven, stood up and addressed them in a loud voice. "Men of Judaea, and all you inhabitants of Jerusalem," he said, "be in no uncertainty about this matter but pay attention to what I say.
Acts 4:17 But to prevent the matter spreading any further among the people, let us stop them by threats from speaking in the future in this name to any one whatever."
Acts 8:21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn't right before God.
Acts 10:29 therefore also without gainsaying I came, having been sent for; I ask, therefore, for what matter ye did send for me?'
Acts 11:4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,
Acts 15:2 Between these new comers and Paul and Barnabas there was no little disagreement and controversy, until at last it was decided that Paul and Barnabas and some other brethren should go up to consult the Apostles and Elders in Jerusalem on this matter.
Acts 15:6 The apostles and the elders were gathered together to see about this matter.
Acts 17:32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
Acts 18:14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If indeed it were a matter of wrong or of wicked crime, you Jews, it would be reasonable that I should bear with you;
Acts 18:15 but if they are questions about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves. For I don't want to be a judge of these matters."
Acts 19:38 If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a matter against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them press charges against one another.
Acts 22:26 On hearing this question, the Captain went to report the matter to the Tribune. "What are you intending to do?" he said. "This man is a Roman citizen."
Acts 22:30 And on the morrow, desirous to know the certainty of the matter why he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to meet, and having brought Paul down set him before them.
Acts 24:9 And the Jews also joined in pressing the matter against Paul, saying that these things were so.
Acts 24:22 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.
Acts 25:16 To whom I answered that it is not the custom of the Romans to give up any man to destruction, before the accused has met the accusers face to face, and has had opportunity to make his defense concerning the matter laid against him.
Acts 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, they came to him into his lodging in great number; to whom he expounded 'the matter,' testifying the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both from the law of Moses and from the prophets, from morning till evening.
Romans 2:29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God.
Romans 4:1 What then will we say that Abraham, our forefather, has found according to the flesh?
Romans 9:28 for he is bringing the matter to an end, and cutting it short in righteousness; because a cutting short of the matter will the Lord accomplish upon the earth.
Romans 11:7 How then does the matter stand? It stands thus. That which Israel are in earnest pursuit of, they have not obtained; but God's chosen servants have obtained it, and the rest have become hardened.
Romans 14:4 Who are you that you should find fault with the servant of another? Whether he stands or falls is a matter which concerns his own master. But stand he will; for the Master can give him power to stand.
Romans 14:17 for the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Romans 16:2 that you receive her in the Lord, in a way worthy of the saints, and that you assist her in whatever matter she may need from you, for she herself also has been a helper of many, and of my own self.
1 Corinthians 4:3 But for me it is the very smallest matter that I be examined of you or of man's day. Nor do I even examine myself.
1 Corinthians 4:20 For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
1 Corinthians 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against his neighbor, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?
1 Corinthians 7:26 I suppose, therefore, this to be good because of the present necessity, that 'it is' good for a man that the matter be thus: --
1 Corinthians 7:36 If, however, a father thinks he is acting unbecomingly towards his still unmarried daughter if she be past the bloom of her youth, and so the matter is urgent, let him do what she desires; he commits no sin; she and her suitor should be allowed to marry.
1 Corinthians 7:37 But he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own heart, to keep his own virgin, does well.
1 Corinthians 8:10 For if any one were to see you, who know the real truth of this matter, reclining at table in an idol's temple, would not his conscience (supposing him to be a weak believer)
1 Corinthians 9:11 If we sowed unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your carnal things?
1 Corinthians 11:22 Why, have you no homes in which to eat and drink? Or do you wish to show your contempt for the Church of God and make those who have no homes feel ashamed? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this matter I certainly do not praise you.
1 Corinthians 12:18 But, as a matter of fact, God has arranged the parts in the body--every one of them--as He has seen fit.
1 Corinthians 12:20 But, as a matter of fact, there are many parts and but one body.
1 Corinthians 14:15 How then does the matter stand? I will pray in spirit, and I will pray with my understanding also. I will praise God in spirit, and I will praise Him with my understanding also.
1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake up righteously, and sin not; for some are ignorant of God: I speak to you as a matter of shame.
2 Corinthians 1:24 Not that we want to lord it over you in respect of your faith--we do, however, desire to help your joy--for in the matter of your faith you are standing firm.
2 Corinthians 4:17 for the momentary light matter of our tribulation, more and more exceedingly an age-during weight of glory doth work out for us --
2 Corinthians 7:11 For behold, this same thing, that you were made sorry in a godly way, what earnest care it worked in you. Yes, what defense, indignation, fear, longing, zeal, and vengeance! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be pure in the matter.
2 Corinthians 8:10 But in this matter I give you an opinion; for my doing this helps forward your own intentions, seeing that not only have you begun operations, but a year ago you already had the desire to do so.
2 Corinthians 8:14 but for equality. Your abundance at this present time supplies their lack, that their abundance also may become a supply for your lack; that there may be equality.
2 Corinthians 8:19 and not only so, but who was also appointed by the churches to travel with us in 'the matter of' this grace, which is ministered by us to the glory of the Lord, and 'to show' our readiness:
2 Corinthians 8:20 Avoiding this, that any man should blame us in 'the matter of' this bounty which is ministered by us:
2 Corinthians 9:3 Still I send the brethren in order that in this matter our boast about you may not turn out to have been an idle one; so that, as I have said, you may be ready;
2 Corinthians 9:5 I thought it necessary therefore to entreat the brothers that they would go before to you, and arrange ahead of time the generous gift that you promised before, that the same might be ready as a matter of generosity, and not of greediness.
2 Corinthians 11:6 And if in the matter of speech I am no orator, yet in knowledge I am not deficient. Nay, we have in every way made that fully evident to you.
2 Corinthians 11:12 But I will persist in the same line of conduct in order to cut the ground from under the feet of those who desire an opportunity of getting themselves recognized as being on a level with us in the matters about which they boast.
2 Corinthians 13:1 This third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every matter be established.
Galatians 2:6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man's person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:
Galatians 3:18 For if the inheritance comes through obedience to Law, it no longer comes because of a promise. But, as a matter of fact, God has granted it to Abraham in fulfilment of a promise.
Galatians 4:18 But it is good to be zealously sought in a good matter at all times, and not only when I am present with you.
Galatians 5:10 For my part I have strong confidence in you in the Lord that you will adopt my view of the matter. But the man--be he who he may--who is troubling you, will have to bear the full weight of the judgement to be pronounced on him.
Philippians 1:18 What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed. I rejoice in this, yes, and will rejoice.
Philippians 4:15 You yourselves also know, you Philippians, that in the beginning of the Good News, when I departed from Macedonia, no assembly shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you only.
Colossians 2:16 Let none therefore judge you in meat or in drink, or in matter of feast, or new moon, or sabbaths,
Colossians 2:23 which are, indeed, having a matter of wisdom in will-worship, and humble-mindedness, and neglecting of body -- not in any honour, unto a satisfying of the flesh.
1 Thessalonians 4:6 that no one should take advantage of and wrong a brother or sister in this matter; because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as also we forewarned you and testified.
2 Timothy 2:18 In the matter of the truth they have gone astray, saying that the Resurrection is already past, and so they are overthrowing the faith of some.
Hebrews 8:6 But, as a matter of fact, the ministry which Christ has obtained is all the nobler a ministry, in that He is at the same time the negotiator of a sublimer covenant, based upon sublimer promises.
Hebrews 9:26 In that case Christ would have needed to suffer many times, from the creation of the world onwards; but as a matter of fact He has appeared once for all, at the Close of the Ages, in order to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
James 3:16 for where zeal and rivalry 'are', there is insurrection and every evil matter;
1 Peter 4:16 But if one of you suffers for being a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this matter.
2 Peter 1:20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of private interpretation.
Jude 1:5 I desire to remind you--although the whole matter is already familiar to you--that the Lord saved a people out of the land of Egypt, but afterwards destroyed those who had no faith.
Genesis 12:17 And Jehovah plagueth Pharaoh and his house -- great plagues -- for the matter of Sarai, Abram's wife.
Genesis 18:14 Is any matter too wonderful for Jehovah? At the time appointed I will return to thee, at this time of the year, and Sarah shall have a son.
Genesis 21:11 The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.
Genesis 21:17 God heard the voice of the boy. The angel of God called to Hagar out of the sky, and said to her, "What ails you, Hagar? Don't be afraid. For God has heard the voice of the boy where he is.
Genesis 21:25 And Abraham reasoned with Abimelech concerning the matter of a well of water which Abimelech's servants have taken violently away,
Genesis 24:9 The servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
Genesis 24:50 Then Laban and Bethuel answered, "The thing proceeds from Yahweh. We can't speak to you bad or good.
Genesis 30:15 She said to her, "Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? Would you take away my son's mandrakes, also?" Rachel said, "Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son's mandrakes."
Genesis 37:11 and his brethren are zealous against him, and his father hath watched the matter.
Genesis 41:32 The dream was doubled to Pharaoh, because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
Genesis 43:18 and the men are afraid because they have been brought into the house of Joseph, and they say, 'For the matter of the money which was put back in our bags at the commencement are we brought in -- to roll himself upon us, and to throw himself on us, and to take us for servants -- our asses also.'
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