4592. sémeion
Strong's Concordance
sémeion: a sign
Original Word: σημεῖον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: sémeion
Phonetic Spelling: (say-mi'-on)
Definition: a sign
Usage: a sign, miracle, indication, mark, token.
HELPS Word-studies

4592 sēmeíon – a sign (typically miraculous), given especially to confirm, corroborate or authenticate. 4592 /sēmeíon ("sign") then emphasizes the end-purpose which exalts the one giving it. Accordingly, it is used dozens of times in the NT for what authenticates the Lord and His eternal purpose, especially by doing what mere man can not replicate of take credit for.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as sémainó
a sign
NASB Translation
distinguishing mark (1), miracle (2), sign (35), signs (39).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4592: σημεῖον

σημεῖον, σημείου, τό (σημαίνω (or σῆμα)), from Aeschylus and Herodotus down, Hebrew אות, a sign, mark, token;

1. universally, that by which a person or a thing is distinguished from others and known: Matthew 26:48; Luke 2:12; 2 Thessalonians 3:17; σημεῖον περιτομῆς (explanatory genitive (cf. Buttmann, § 123, 4)), equivalent to σημεῖον, ἐστι περιτομή, circumcision which should be a sign of the covenant formed with God, Romans 4:11; τά σημεῖα τοῦ ἀποστόλου, the tokens by which one is proved to be an apostle, 2 Corinthians 12:12; a sign by which anything future is pre-announced, Mark 13:4; Luke 21:7; τό σημεῖον τῆς σής παρουσίας, genitive of the object, Matthew 24:3; τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, the sign which indicates that the Messiah will shortly, or forthwith, come from heaven in visible manifestation, Matthew 24:30; with a genitive of the subjunctive τά σημεῖα τῶν καιρῶν, i. e. the indications of future events which οἱ καιροί furnish, what οἱ καιροί portend, Matthew 16:3 (T brackets WH reject the passage); a sign by which one is warned, an admonition, 1 Corinthians 14:22. used of noteworthy personages, by whom God forcibly admonishes men and indicates to them what he would have them do: thus σημεῖον ἀντιλεγόμενον is said of Jesus Christ, Luke 2:34; Ἰωνᾶς ἐγένετο σημεῖον τοῖς Νινευίταις (Jonah 3:4), Luke 11:30; hence, τό σημεῖον Ἰωνᾶ, Luke 11:29, is equivalent to τό σημεῖον like to that ὅς ἦν Ἰωνᾶς, i. e. to the sign which was given by the mission and preaching of Jonah, to prompt men to seek salvation (Winer's Grammar, 189 (177)); in the same sense, υἱός τοῦ ἀνθρώπου says that he will be a σημεῖον, to the men of his generation, Luke 11:30; but in Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:4 τό σημεῖον Ἰωνᾶ is the miraculous experience which befell Jonah himself, cf. Matthew 12:40; that Luke reproduces Christ's words more correctly than Matthew is shown by De Wette and Bleek on Matthew 12:40, by Neander, Leben Jesu, p. 265f edition 1 (English translation, (3rd edition N. Y. 1851) § 165, p. 245f), and others; (but that Luke's report is less full than Matthew's, rather than at variance with it, is shown by Meyer, Weiss, Keil, and others (on Matthew, the passage cited)).

2. a sign, prodigy, portent, i. e. an unusual occurrence, transcending the common course of nature;

a. of signs portending remarkable events soon to happen: Luke 21:11, 25; Acts 2:19; Revelation 12:1, 3; Revelation 15:1.

b. of miracles and wonders by which God authenticates the men sent by him, or by which men prove that the cause they are pleading is God's: Matthew 12:38; Matthew 16:1, 4; Mark 8:11; Mark 16:17, 20; Luke 11:16, 29; Luke 23:8; John 2:11, 18, 23; John 3:2; John 4:54; John 6:2, 14, 26, 30; John 7:31; John 9:16; John 10:41; John 11:47; John 12:18, 37; John 20:30; Acts 2:22, 43; Acts 8:6; 1 Corinthians 1:22; but time power διδόναι σημεῖα, by which men are deceived, is ascribed also to false teachers, false prophets, and to demons: Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Revelation 13:13; Revelation 16:14; Revelation 19:20; 2 Thessalonians 2:9. σημεῖα καί τέρατα (וּמֹפְתִים אֹתות) or (yet less frequent) τέρατα καί σημεῖα (terms which differ not in substantial meaning but only in origin; cf. Fritzsche, Romans, vol. iii., p. 270f; (Trench, § xci.)) are found conjoined: Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; John 4:48; Acts 2:19, 43; Acts 4:30; Acts 5:12; Acts 6:8; Acts 7:36; Acts 14:3; Acts 15:12; Romans 15:19; 2 Thessalonians 2:9, (Deuteronomy 28:46; Deuteronomy 34:11; Nehemiah 9:10; Isaiah 8:18; Isaiah 20:3; Jeremiah 39:20 (); Wis. 8:8 Wis. 10:16; Polybius 3, 112, 8; Philo, vit. Moys. 1:16; Josephus, Antiquities 20, 8, 6; b. j. prooem. 11; Plutarch, Alex. 75; Aelian v. h. 12,57); with καί δυνάμεσιν added, 2 Corinthians 12:12; Hebrews 2:4; σημεῖα καί δυνάμεις, Acts 8:13; δυνάμεις καί τέρατα καί σημεῖα, Acts 2:22; διδόναι σημεῖα (see δίδωμι, B. II. 1 a.): Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22 (here Tdf. ποιεῖν, σημεῖον, see ποιέω, I. 1 c.); σημεῖα are said γίνεσθαι διά τίνος in Acts 2:43; 4:(),; (here ποιεῖν σημεῖον, see above); τό σημεῖον τῆς ἰάσεως, the miracle, which was the healing, Acts 4:22.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
miracle, sign, token, wonder.

Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of semaino; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally -- miracle, sign, token, wonder.

see GREEK semaino

Forms and Transliterations
σημεια σημεία σημείά σημεῖα σημειοις σημείοις σημειον σημείον σημείόν σημεῖον σημεῖόν σημείου σημείω σημειων σημείων semeia semeîa sēmeia sēmeîa semeiois semeíois sēmeiois sēmeíois semeion semeíon semeîon semeîón sēmeion sēmeiōn sēmeíōn sēmeîon sēmeîón
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 12:38 N-ANS
GRK: ἀπὸ σοῦ σημεῖον ἰδεῖν
NAS: we want to see a sign from You.
KJV: we would see a sign from thee.
INT: from you a sign to see

Matthew 12:39 N-ANS
GRK: καὶ μοιχαλὶς σημεῖον ἐπιζητεῖ καὶ
NAS: craves for a sign; and [yet] no
KJV: seeketh after a sign; and
INT: and adulterous a sign seeks for and

Matthew 12:39 N-NNS
GRK: ἐπιζητεῖ καὶ σημεῖον οὐ δοθήσεται
NAS: and [yet] no sign will be given
KJV: there shall no sign be given
INT: seeks for and a sign not will be given

Matthew 12:39 N-ANS
GRK: μὴ τὸ σημεῖον Ἰωνᾶ τοῦ
NAS: will be given to it but the sign of Jonah
KJV: but the sign of the prophet
INT: not the sign of Jonah the

Matthew 16:1 N-ANS
GRK: ἐπηρώτησαν αὐτὸν σημεῖον ἐκ τοῦ
NAS: Him to show them a sign from heaven.
KJV: them a sign from
INT: asked him a sign out of

Matthew 16:3 N-ANP
GRK: τὰ δὲ σημεῖα τῶν καιρῶν
NAS: but cannot [discern] the signs of the times?
KJV: not [discern] the signs of the times?
INT: moreover [the] signs of the times

Matthew 16:4 N-ANS
GRK: καὶ μοιχαλὶς σημεῖον ἐπιζητεῖ καὶ
NAS: seeks after a sign; and a sign
KJV: seeketh after a sign; and
INT: and adulterous a sign seeks and

Matthew 16:4 N-NNS
GRK: ἐπιζητεῖ καὶ σημεῖον οὐ δοθήσεται
NAS: a sign; and a sign will not be given
KJV: there shall no sign be given
INT: seeks and a sign not will be given

Matthew 16:4 N-NNS
GRK: μὴ τὸ σημεῖον Ἰωνᾶ καὶ
NAS: it, except the sign of Jonah.
KJV: but the sign of the prophet
INT: not the sign of Jonah And

Matthew 24:3 N-NNS
GRK: τί τὸ σημεῖον τῆς σῆς
NAS: and what [will be] the sign of Your coming,
KJV: what [shall be] the sign of thy
INT: what [is] the sign the your

Matthew 24:24 N-ANP
GRK: καὶ δώσουσιν σημεῖα μεγάλα καὶ
NAS: great signs and wonders,
KJV: shall shew great signs and wonders;
INT: and will give signs great and

Matthew 24:30 N-NNS
GRK: φανήσεται τὸ σημεῖον τοῦ υἱοῦ
NAS: And then the sign of the Son of Man
KJV: shall appear the sign of the Son
INT: will appear the sign of the Son

Matthew 26:48 N-ANS
GRK: ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς σημεῖον λέγων Ὃν
NAS: Him gave them a sign, saying,
KJV: gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever
INT: gave them a sign saying whomever

Mark 8:11 N-ANS
GRK: παρ' αὐτοῦ σημεῖον ἀπὸ τοῦ
NAS: with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven,
KJV: of him a sign from heaven,
INT: from him a sign from

Mark 8:12 N-ANS
GRK: αὕτη ζητεῖ σημεῖον ἀμὴν λέγω
NAS: seek for a sign? Truly
KJV: seek after a sign? verily
INT: this seeks a sign Truly I say

Mark 8:12 N-ANS
GRK: γενεᾷ ταύτῃ σημεῖον
NAS: to you, no sign will be given
KJV: There shall no sign be given
INT: generation this a sign

Mark 13:4 N-NNS
GRK: τί τὸ σημεῖον ὅταν μέλλῃ
NAS: be, and what [will be] the sign when
KJV: and what [shall be] the sign when all
INT: what [will be] the sign when are going

Mark 13:22 N-ANP
GRK: καὶ δώσουσιν σημεῖα καὶ τέρατα
NAS: and will show signs and wonders,
KJV: and shall shew signs and wonders,
INT: and will give signs and wonders

Mark 16:17 N-NNP
GRK: σημεῖα δὲ τοῖς
NAS: These signs will accompany those
KJV: these signs shall follow
INT: signs moreover the [ones]

Mark 16:20 N-GNP
GRK: τῶν ἐπακολουθούντων σημείων Πάντα δὲ
NAS: the word by the signs that followed
KJV: the word with signs following. Amen.
INT: the following upon [it] signs all moreover

Luke 2:12 N-NNS
GRK: ὑμῖν τὸ σημεῖον εὑρήσετε βρέφος
NAS: This [will be] a sign for you: you will find
KJV: this [shall be] a sign unto you;
INT: to you the sign you will find a baby

Luke 2:34 N-ANS
GRK: καὶ εἰς σημεῖον ἀντιλεγόμενον
NAS: in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed--
KJV: for a sign which shall be spoken against;
INT: and for a sign [to be] spoken against

Luke 11:16 N-ANS
GRK: δὲ πειράζοντες σημεῖον ἐξ οὐρανοῦ
NAS: [Him], were demanding of Him a sign from heaven.
KJV: of him a sign from heaven.
INT: moreover testing a sign from heaven

Luke 11:29 N-ANS
GRK: πονηρά ἐστιν σημεῖον ζητεῖ καὶ
NAS: it seeks for a sign, and [yet] no
KJV: they seek a sign; and
INT: an evil is a sign it seeks after and

Luke 11:29 N-NNS
GRK: ζητεῖ καὶ σημεῖον οὐ δοθήσεται
NAS: and [yet] no sign will be given
KJV: there shall no sign be given it,
INT: it seeks after and a sign not will be given

Strong's Greek 4592
77 Occurrences

σημεῖα — 32 Occ.
σημείων — 3 Occ.
σημείοις — 4 Occ.
σημεῖον — 38 Occ.

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