3754. hoti
Strong's Concordance
hoti: that, because
Original Word: ὅτι
Part of Speech: Conjunction
Transliteration: hoti
Phonetic Spelling: (hot'-ee)
Definition: that, because
Usage: that, since, because; may introduce direct discourse.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
conjunction from neut. of hostis,
that, because
NASB Translation
because (212), fact (3), how (2), saying (1), since (10), so (1), then (1), though (1), what (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3754: ὅτι

ὅτι (properly neuter of ὅστις), a conjunction (from Homer down) (Latinquod (cf. Winers Grammar, § 53, 8 b.; Buttmann, § 139, 51; § 149, 3)), marking:

I. the substance or contents (of a statement), that;

1. joined to verbs of saying and declaring (where the accusative and infinitive is used in Latin): ἀναγγέλλειν, Acts 14:27; διηγεῖσθαι, Acts 9:27; εἰπεῖν, Matthew 16:20; Matthew 28:7, 13; John 7:42; John 16:15; 1 Corinthians 1:15; λέγειν, Matthew 3:9; Matthew 8:11; Mark 3:28; Luke 15:7; John 16:20; Romans 4:9 (T Tr WH omit; L brackets ὅτι); , and very often; προειρηκέναι, 2 Corinthians 7:3; before the ὅτι in Acts 14:22 supply λέγοντες, contained in the preceding παρακαλοῦντες (cf. Buttmann, § 151, 11); ὅτι after γράφειν, 1 Corinthians 9:10; 1 John 2:12-14; μαρτυρεῖν, Matthew 23:31; John 1:34; John 3:28; John 4:44; ὁμολογεῖν, Hebrews 11:13; δεικνύειν, Matthew 16:21; δηλουν, 1 Corinthians 1:11; διδάσκειν, 1 Corinthians 11:14. after ἐμφανίζειν, Hebrews 11:14; δῆλον (ἐστιν), 1 Corinthians 15:27; Galatians 3:11; 1 Timothy 6:7 (where L T Tr WH omit δῆλον (and then ὅτι simply introduces the reason, because (Buttmann, 358 (308) to the contrary))); φανεροῦμαι (for φανερόν γίνεται περί ἐμοῦ), 2 Corinthians 3:3; 1 John 2:19. It is added — to verbs of swearing, and to forms of oath and affirmation: ὄμνυμι, Revelation 10:6; ζῶ ἐγώ (see ζάω, I. 1, p. 270{a}), Romans 14:11; μάρτυρα τόν Θεόν ἐπικαλοῦμαι, 2 Corinthians 1:23; πιστός Θεός, 2 Corinthians 1:18; ἐστιν ἀλήθεια Χριστοῦ ἐν ἐμοί, 2 Corinthians 11:10; ἰδού ἐνώπιον τοῦ Θεοῦ, Galatians 1:20; cf. Fritzsche, Ep. ad Romans, ii., p. 242f; (Winers Grammar, § 53, 9; Buttmann, 394 (338)); — to verbs of perceiving, knowing, remembering, etc.: ἀκούειν, John 14:28; βλέπειν, 2 Corinthians 7:8; Hebrews 3:19; James 2:22; θέασθαι, John 6:5; γινώσκειν, Matthew 21:45; Luke 10:11; John 4:53; 2 Corinthians 13:6; 1 John 2:5, etc.; after τοῦτο, Romans 6:6; εἰδέναι, Matthew 6:32; Matthew 22:16; Mark 2:10; Luke 2:49; John 4:42; John 9:20, 24; Romans 2:2; Romans 6:9; Philippians 4:15f, and very often γνωστόν ἐστιν, Acts 28:28; ἐπιγινώσκειν, Mark 2:8; Luke 1:22; Acts 4:13; ἐπίστασθαί, Acts 15:7; νόειν, Matthew 15:17; ὁρᾶν, James 2:24; καταλαμβάνειν, Acts 4:13; Acts 10:34; συνιέναι, Matthew 16:12; ἀγνοεῖν, Romans 1:13; Romans 2:4; Romans 6:3, etc.; ἀναγινώσκειν, Matthew 12:5; Matthew 19:4; μνημονεύειν, John 16:5; — to verbs of thinking, believing, judging, hoping: λογίζεσθαι, John 11:50 L T Tr WH; after τοῦτο, Romans 2:3; 2 Corinthians 10:11; νομίζειν, Matthew 5:17; οἶμαι, James 1:7; πέπεισμαι, Romans 8:38; Romans 14:14; Romans 15:14; 2 Timothy 1:5, 12; πεποιθέναι, Luke 18:9; 2 Corinthians 2:3; Philippians 2:24; Galatians 5:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:4; Hebrews 13:18; πιστεύειν, Matthew 9:28; Mark 11:23; Romans 10:9; ὑπολαμβάνειν, Luke 7:43; δοκεῖν, Matthew 6:7; Matthew 26:53; John 20:15; ἐλπίζειν, Luke 24:21; 2 Corinthians 13:6; κρίνειν τοῦτο ὅτι, 2 Corinthians 5:14 (15); — to verbs of emotion (where in Latin now the accusative and infinitive is used, nowquod): θαυμάζειν Luke 11:38; χαίρειν, John 14:28; 2 Corinthians 7:9, 16; Philippians 4:10; 2 John 1:4; ἐν τούτῳ ὅτι, Luke 10:20; συγχαίρειν, Luke 15:6, 9; μέλει μοι (σοι, αὐτῷ), Mark 4:38; Luke 10:40; — to verbs of praising, thanking, blaming (where the Latin usesquod): ἐπαινεῖν, Luke 16:8; 1 Corinthians 11:2, 17; ἐξομολογεῖσθαι, Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; εὐχαριστεῖν, Luke 18:11; χάρις τῷ Θεῷ, Romans 6:17; χάριν ἔχω τίνι, 1 Timothy 1:12; ἔχω κατά τίνος, ὅτι etc. Revelation 2:4; ἔχω τοῦτο ὅτι, I have this (which is praiseworthy) that, Revelation 2:6; add, John 7:23 (but here ὅτι is causal; cf. Winer's Grammar, § 53, 8 b.); 1 Corinthians 6:7; — to the verb εἶναι, when that precedes with a demons. pronoun, in order to define more exactly what thing is or wherein it may be seen: αὕτη ἐστιν ὅτι (Latinquod), John 3:19; ἐν τούτῳ ὅτι, 1 John 3:16; 1 John 4:9f, 13, etc.; περί τούτου ὅτι, John 16:19; οὐχ οἷον δέ ὅτι (see οἷος), Romans 9:6; — to the verbs γίνεσθαι and εἶναι with an interrogative pronoun, as τί γέγονεν ὅτι etc., what has come to pass that? our how comes it that? John 14:22; τί (L marginal reading τίς) ἐστιν ἄνθρωπος, ὅτι, Hebrews 2:6 from Psalm 8:5. τίς λόγος οὗτος (namely, ἐστιν), ὅτι, Luke 4:36; ποταπός ἐστιν οὗτος, ὅτι, Matthew 8:27; τίς διδαχή αὕτη, ὅτι, Mark 1:27 Rec.; add Mark 4:41.

2. in elliptical formulas (Buttmann, 358 (307); (Winer's Grammar, 585 (544) note)): τί ὅτι etc., equivalent to τί ἐστιν ὅτι (A. V. how is it that), wherefore? Mark 2:16 R G L (others omit τί; cf. 5 below, and see ὅστις, 4); Luke 2:49; Acts 5:4, 9. οὐχ ὅτι for οὐ λέγω ὅτι, our not that, not as though, cf. Buttmann, § 150, 1; (Winer's Grammar, 597 (555)); thus, John 6:46; John 7:22; 2 Corinthians 1:24; 2 Corinthians 3:5; Philippians 3:12; Philippians 4:11. ὅτι is used for εἰς ἐκεῖνο ὅτι (in reference to the fact that (English seeing that, in that")): thus in John 2:18; (Meyer (see his note on 1 Corinthians 1:26) would add many other examples, among them John 9:17 (see below)); for ἐν τούτῳ ὅτι, Romans 5:8; for περί τούτου ὅτι, concerning this, that: so after λαλεῖν, Mark 1:34; Luke 4:41 (others take ὅτι, in these examples and those after διαλογ. which follow in a causal sense; cf. Winer's Grammar, as below (Ellicott on 2 Thessalonians 3:7)); after λέγειν, John 9:17 (see above); after διαλογίζεσθαι, Matthew 16:8; Mark 8:17 (after ἀποστέλλειν σπιστολας, 1 Macc. 12:7). See examples from classic authors in Fritzsche on Matthew, p. 248f; (Meyer, as above; cf. Winer's Grammar, § 53, 8b.).

3. Noteworthy is the attraction, not uncommon, by which the noun that would naturally be the subject of the subjoined clause, is attracted by the verb of the principal clause and becomes its object (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 66, 5; B § 151, 1 a.); as, οἴδατε τήν οἰκίαν Στεφανᾶ, ὅτι ἐστιν ἀπαρχή, for οἴδατε, ὅτι οἰκία Στεφανᾶ, κτλ., 1 Corinthians 16:15; also after εἰδέναι and ἰδεῖν, Mark 12:34; 1 Thessalonians 2:1; so after other verbs of knowing, declaring, etc.: Matthew 25:24; John 9:8; Acts 3:10; Acts 9:20; 1 Corinthians 3:20; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Revelation 17:8, etc.; ὅν ὑμεῖς λέγετε ὅτι Θεός ὑμῶν ἐστι, for περί οὐ (cf. Luke 21:5) ὑμεῖς λέγετε ὅτι, John 8:54.

4. As respects construction, ὅτι is joined in the N. T.

a. to the indicative even where the opinion of another is introduced, and therefore according to classical usage the optative should have been used; as, διεστείλατο ... ἵνα μηδενί εἴπωσιν, ὅτι αὐτός ἐστιν Χριστός, Matthew 16:20; add, ; , etc.

b. to that subjunctive after ὀυτ μή which differs scarcely at all from the future (see μή, IV. 2, p. 411a; (cf. Winer's Grammar, 508 (473))): Matthew 5:20; Matthew 26:29 (R G; others omit ὅτι); Mark 14:25; Luke 21:32; John 11:56 (where before ὅτι supply δοκεῖτε, borrowed from the preceding δοκεῖ); but in Romans 3:8 ὅτι before ποιήσωμεν (hortatory subjunctive (cf. Winers Grammar, § 41 a. 4 a.; Buttmann, 245 (211))) is recitative (see 5 below), depending on λέγουσι (Winers Grammar, 628 (583); Buttmann, § 141, 3).

c. to the infinitive, by a mingling of two constructions, common even in classic Greek, according to which the writer beginning the construction with ὅτι falls into the construction of the accusative with an infinitive: Acts 27:10; cf. Winers Grammar, 339 (318) N. 2; (sec. 63, 2c.; Buttmann, 383 (328)). On the anacoluthon found in 1 Corinthians 12:2, according to the reading ὅτι ὅτε (which appears in the Sinaiticus manuscript also (and is adopted by L brackets T Tr WH (yet cf. their note))), cf. Buttmann, 383f (328f).

5. ὅτι is placed before direct discourse (`recitative' ὅτι) (Buttmann,sec. 139, 51; Winer's Grammar, § 65, 3 c.; § 60, 9 (and Moulton's note)): Matthew 2:23(?); ; Mark ( T Tr WH (see 2 above); but see ὅστις, 4); (cf. Buttmann, 237 (204)); Luke 1:61; Luke 2:23; Luke 4:43; Luke 15:27; John 1:20; John 4:17; John 15:25; John 16:17; Acts 15:1; Hebrews 11:18; 1 John 4:20; Revelation 3:17, etc.; most frequently after λέγω, which see II. 1 a., p. 373{a} bottom (Noteworthy is 2 Thessalonians 3:10, cf. Buttmann, § 139, 53.)

II. the reason why anything is said to be or to be done, because, since, for that, for (a causal conjunc.; Latinquod,quia,quom,nam); (on the difference between it and γάρ cf. Westcott, Epistles of John, p. 70);

a. it is added to a speaker's words to show what ground he gives for his opinion; as, μακάριος etc. ὅτι, Matthew 5:4-12; Matthew 13:16; Luke 6:20; Luke 14:14; after οὐαί, Matthew 11:21; Matthew 23:13-15, 23, 25, 27, 29; Luke 6:24; Luke 10:13; Luke 11:42-44, 46, 52; Jude 1:11; cf. further, Matthew 7:13; Matthew 17:15; Matthew 25:8; Mark 5:9; Mark 9:38 (G Tr marginal reading omit; Tr text brackets the clause); Luke 7:47; Luke 23:40; John 1:30; John 5:27; John 9:16; John 16:9-11, 14, 16 (T Tr WH omit; L brackets the clause); Acts 1:5, and often; — or is added by the narrator, to give the reason for his own opinion: Matthew 2:18; Matthew 9:36; Mark 3:30; Mark 6:34; John 2:25; Acts 1:17; — or, in general, by a teacher, and often in such a way that it relates to his entire statement or views: Matthew 5:43; 1 John 4:18; 2 John 1:7; Revelation 3:10.

b. ὅτι makes reference to some word or words that precede or immediately follow it (cf. Winers Grammar, § 23, 5; § 53, 8 b.; Buttmann, § 127, 6); as, διά τοῦτο, John 8:47; John 10:17; John 12:39; 1 John 3:1, etc. διά τί; Romans 9:32; 2 Corinthians 11:11. χάριν τίνος; 1 John 3:12. οὕτως, Revelation 3:16. ἐν τούτῳ, 1 John 3:20. ὅτι in the protasis, John 1:50(); . It is followed by διά τοῦτο, John 15:19. οὐχ ὅτι ... ἀλλ' ὅτι, not because ... but because, John 6:26; John 12:6.

III. On the combination ὡς ὅτι see ὡς, I. 3.

STRONGS NT 3754: ὅτι (interrog) [ὅτι (interrog) interrogative, i. e. , τί or τί, see ὅστις, 4 (and at the beginning).) ὅστις, 4 (and at the beginning).]

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
as great as, as many as

Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because -- as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.

see GREEK hostis

Forms and Transliterations
έτι ὅ ο¦τι ὅ¦τι οτ' Οτι οτί ότι ὅτι τι τί ho hó ho¦ti hó¦ti hoti hóti o oti ti tí
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 2:16 Conj
GRK: Ἡρῴδης ἰδὼν ὅτι ἐνεπαίχθη ὑπὸ
KJV: when he saw that he was mocked
INT: Herod having seen that he had been tricked by

Matthew 2:18 Conj
GRK: ἤθελεν παρακληθῆναι ὅτι οὐκ εἰσίν
KJV: be comforted, because they are
INT: would be comforted because no more are they

Matthew 2:22 Conj
GRK: ἀκούσας δὲ ὅτι Ἀρχέλαος βασιλεύει
KJV: when he heard that Archelaus
INT: Having heard moreover that Archelaus reigns over

Matthew 2:23 Conj
GRK: τῶν προφητῶν ὅτι Ναζωραῖος κληθήσεται
KJV: the prophets, He shall be called
INT: the prophets that a Nazarene will he be called

Matthew 3:9 Conj
GRK: γὰρ ὑμῖν ὅτι δύναται ὁ
KJV: I say unto you, that God is able
INT: indeed to you that able is

Matthew 4:6 Conj
GRK: γέγραπται γὰρ ὅτι Τοῖς ἀγγέλοις
KJV: for it is written, He shall give his
INT: it has been written indeed to the angels

Matthew 4:12 Conj
GRK: Ἀκούσας δὲ ὅτι Ἰωάννης παρεδόθη
KJV: had heard that John
INT: having heard moreover that John had been arrested

Matthew 5:3 Conj
GRK: τῷ πνεύματι ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστὶν
KJV: in spirit: for theirs
INT: in the spirit for theirs is

Matthew 5:4 Conj
GRK: οἱ πενθοῦντες ὅτι αὐτοὶ παρακληθήσονται
KJV: [are] they that mourn: for they
INT: they who mourn for they will be comforted

Matthew 5:5 Conj
GRK: οἱ πραεῖς ὅτι αὐτοὶ κληρονομήσουσιν
KJV: [are] the meek: for they
INT: the meek for they will inherit

Matthew 5:6 Conj
GRK: τὴν δικαιοσύνην ὅτι αὐτοὶ χορτασθήσονται
KJV: after righteousness: for they
INT: righteousness for they will be filled

Matthew 5:7 Conj
GRK: οἱ ἐλεήμονες ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἐλεηθήσονται
KJV: [are] the merciful: for they
INT: the merciful for they will receive mercy

Matthew 5:8 Conj
GRK: τῇ καρδίᾳ ὅτι αὐτοὶ τὸν
KJV: in heart: for they
INT: in heart for they

Matthew 5:9 Conj
GRK: οἱ εἰρηνοποιοί ὅτι αὐτοὶ υἱοὶ
KJV: [are] the peacemakers: for they
INT: the peacemakers for they sons

Matthew 5:10 Conj
GRK: ἕνεκεν δικαιοσύνης ὅτι αὐτῶν ἐστὶν
KJV: for righteousness' sake: for theirs is
INT: on account of righteousness for theirs is

Matthew 5:12 Conj
GRK: καὶ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε ὅτι ὁ μισθὸς
KJV: be exceeding glad: for great
INT: and exult for the reward

Matthew 5:17 Conj
GRK: Μὴ νομίσητε ὅτι ἦλθον καταλῦσαι
KJV: Think not that I am come to destroy
INT: not Think that I came to abolish

Matthew 5:20 Conj
GRK: γὰρ ὑμῖν ὅτι ἐὰν μὴ
KJV: I say unto you, That except your
INT: indeed to you That if not

Matthew 5:21 Conj
GRK: Ἠκούσατε ὅτι ἐρρέθη τοῖς
KJV: Ye have heard that it was said
INT: You have heard that it was said to the

Matthew 5:22 Conj
GRK: λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι πᾶς ὁ
KJV: say unto you, That whosoever is angry
INT: say to you that every one who

Matthew 5:23 Conj
GRK: κἀκεῖ μνησθῇς ὅτι ὁ ἀδελφός
KJV: and there rememberest that thy brother
INT: and there shall remember that the brother

Matthew 5:27 Conj
GRK: Ἠκούσατε ὅτι ἐρρέθη Οὐ
KJV: Ye have heard that it was said
INT: You have heard that it was said not

Matthew 5:28 Conj
GRK: λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι πᾶς ὁ
KJV: say unto you, That whosoever looketh
INT: say to you that every one that

Matthew 5:32 Conj
GRK: λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι πᾶς ὁ
KJV: unto you, That whosoever
INT: say to you that everyone who

Matthew 5:33 Conj
GRK: Πάλιν ἠκούσατε ὅτι ἐρρέθη τοῖς
KJV: ye have heard that it hath been said
INT: Again you have heard that it was said to the

Strong's Greek 3754
1309 Occurrences

ὅτι — 1309 Occ.

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