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Word

One of the titles of the second person of the Trinity, indicating perhaps that by his acts and teachings God is revealed, somewhat as thought is by words, 1 John 1:1 5:7 Revelation 19:13. "The word of the Lord" was a common phrase in the Old Testament, always denoting some revelation of Jehovah. Long before the coming of Christ, the Jewish paraphrasts of the Bible used "The Word" in the passage where Jehovah occurred in the original; and the term was familiar to Jewish writers as the name of a divine being, the Son of God.

To show its true meaning and its application to our Savior, was of great importance to John, the last of the inspired writers, in whose later years certain errors as to the person of Christ, borrowed from Eastern philosophy, had begun to creep into the Christian church. He describes "The Word" as a personal and divine Being, self-existent, and coexistent from eternity with the Father, yet distinguished from him as The Son, the creator of all created things, the source of all life and light to men, and in the fullness of time incarnate among men, John 1:13,14. John's gospel is full and clear respecting the divinity of Christ, John 20:31.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Gr. Logos), one of the titles of our Lord, found only in the writings of John (John 1:1-14; 1 John 1:1; Revelation 19:13). As such, Christ is the revealer of God. His office is to make God known. "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him" (John 1:18). This title designates the divine nature of Christ. As the Word, he "was in the beginning" and "became flesh." "The Word was with God " and "was God," and was the Creator of all things (Comp. Psalm 33: 6; 107:20; 119:89; 147:18; Isaiah 40:8).

Word of God

(Hebrews 4:12, etc.). The Bible so called because the writers of its several books were God's organs in communicating his will to men. It is his "word," because he speaks to us in its sacred pages. Whatever the inspired writers here declare to be true and binding upon us, God declares to be true and binding. This word is infallible, because written under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and therefore free from all error of fact or doctrine or precept. (see INSPIRATION; BIBLE.) All saving knowledge is obtained from the word of God. In the case of adults it is an indispensable means of salvation, and is efficacious thereunto by the gracious influence of the Holy Spirit (John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:15, 16; 1 Peter 1:23).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The spoken sign of a conception or an idea; an articulate or vocal sound, or a combination of articulate and vocal sounds, uttered by the human voice, and by custom expressing an idea or ideas; a single component part of human speech or language; a constituent part of a sentence; a term; a vocable.

2. (n.) Hence, the written or printed character, or combination of characters, expressing such a term; as, the words on a page.

3. (n.) Talk; discourse; speech; language.

4. (n.) Account; tidings; message; communication; information; -- used only in the singular.

5. (n.) Signal; order; command; direction.

6. (n.) Language considered as implying the faith or authority of the person who utters it; statement; affirmation; declaration; promise.

7. (n.) Verbal contention; dispute.

8. (n.) A brief remark or observation; an expression; a phrase, clause, or short sentence.

9. (v. i.) To use words, as in discussion; to argue; to dispute.

10. (v. t.) To express in words; to phrase.

11. (v. t.) To ply with words; also, to cause to be by the use of a word or words.

12. (v. t.) To flatter with words; to cajole.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
WORD

wurd: The commonest term in the Old Testament for "word" is dabhar (also "matter" "thing"); in the New Testament logos ("reason," "discourse," "speech"); but also frequently rhema. Rhema is a "word" in itself considered; logos is a spoken word, with reference generally to that which is in the speaker's mind. Some of the chief applications of the terms may thus be exhibited:

(1) We have the word of Yahweh (or God; see below)

(a) as the revelation to the patriarch, prophet, or inspired person (Genesis 15:1 Exodus 20:1 Numbers 22:38, etc.);

(b) as spoken forth by the prophet (Exodus 4:30; Exodus 34:1 2 Kings 7:1 Isaiah 1:10, etc.).

(2) The word is often a commandment, sometimes equivalent to "the Law" (Exodus 32:28 Numbers 20:24 Deuteronomy 6:6 Psalm 105:8; Psalm 119:11, 17 Isaiah 66:2, etc.).

(3) As a promise and ground of hope (Psalm 119:25, 28, 38, etc.; 130:5, etc.).

(4) As creative, upholding, and preserving (Psalm 33:6; compare Genesis 1:3 Psalm 147:15, 18 Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 11:3 2 Peter 3:5, 7).

(5) As personified (in Apocrypha, The Wisdom of Solomon 18:15; Ecclesiasticus 1:5, the Revised Version margin "omitted by the best authorities").

(6) As personal (John 1:1). Logos in Philo and Greek-Jewish philosophy meant both reason or thought and its utterance, "the whole contents of the divine world of thought resting in the Nous of God, synonymous with the inner life of God Himself and corresponding to the logos endiathetos of the human soul; on the other hand, it is the externalizing of this as revelation corresponding to the logos prophorikos in which man's thought finds expression (Schultz). Compare also the references to Creation by "the word of God" and its personifications; see LOGOS; incarnated in Jesus Christ (John 1:14 1 John 1:1, 2 Revelation 19:13, "His name is called, The Word of God," Ho Logos tou Theou). See PERSON OF CHRIST.

(7) Cannot be broken, endureth forever (2 Kings 10:10 Psalm 119:89 Isaiah 40:8, etc.).

(8) A designation of the gospel of Christ: sometimes simply "the word"; with Jesus "the word of the Kingdom" (Matthew 13:19 Mark 2:2 Acts 4:4, 29, 31, etc.). In John's Gospel Jesus frequently speaks of His "word" and "works" as containing the divine revelation and requirements made through Him, which men are asked to believe in, cherish and obey (John 5:24; John 6:63, 68, etc.); "the words of God" (John 3:34; John 8:47; John 14:10; John 17:8, 14, etc.); His "word" (logos and rhema) is to be distinguished from lalia, speech (compare Matthew 26:73 Mark 14:70), translated "saying," John 4:42 (4:41, "Many more believed because of his own word" (logos); 4:42, "not because of thy saying" (lalia), the Revised Version (British and American) "speaking"); in the only other occurrence of lalia in this Gospel (John 8:43) Jesus uses it to distinguish the outward expression from the inner meaning, "Why do ye not understand my speech?" (lalia), "Even because ye cannot hear my word" (logos).

(9) "Words" are distinguished from "power" (1 Corinthians 4:20 1 Thessalonians 1:5); are contrasted with "deed" (Malachi 2:17 1 Corinthians 4:20 1 John 3:18). (10) Paul refers to "unspeakable words" (arrheta rhemata) which he heard in Paradise (2 Corinthians 12:4), and to "words (logoi).... which the Spirit teacheth" (1 Corinthians 2:13).

For "word" the Revised Version (British and American) has "commandment" (Numbers 4:45, etc.); for "words," "things" (John 7:9; John 8:30; John 9:22, 40; 17:1), "sayings" (John 10:21; John 12:47, 48); for "enticing words," "persuasiveness of speech" (Colossians 2:4); conversely, "word" for "commandment" (Numbers 24:13; Numbers 27:14 Joshua 8:8, etc.), with numerous other changes.

W. L. Walker

Greek
3056. logos -- a word (as embodying an idea), a statement, a ...
... a word (as embodying an idea), a statement, a speech. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: logos Phonetic Spelling: (log'-os) Short Definition: a ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3056.htm - 8k

4487. rhema -- a word, by impl. a matter
... 4486, 4487. rhema. 4488 . a word, by impl. a matter. ... matter, business. 4487
(from 4483 , "to speak") -- a word, made "by the " (J. Thayer). ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/4487.htm - 8k

2031. epos -- a word
... a word. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: epos Phonetic Spelling:
(ep'-os) Short Definition: a word, so to speak Definition: a word, so to speak. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2031.htm - 6k

5514. Chloe a prim. word -- Chloe.
Chloe a prim. word. 5513, 5514. Chloe a prim. word. 5515 . Chloe. Part
of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: Chloe a prim. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/5514.htm - 6k

312. anaggello -- to bring back word, announce
... to bring back word, announce. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anaggello Phonetic
Spelling: (an-ang-el'-lo) Short Definition: I announce, make known ...
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1731. endeiknumi -- to indicate (by word or act), to prove
... to indicate (by word or act), to prove. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration:
endeiknumi Phonetic Spelling: (en-dike'-noo-mee) Short Definition: I show forth ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1731.htm - 8k

1065. ge -- emphasizes the word to which it is joined
... emphasizes the word to which it is joined. Part of Speech: Particle, Disjunctive
Particle Transliteration: ge Phonetic Spelling: (gheh) Short Definition: at ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1065.htm - 7k

2727. katecheo -- to teach by word of mouth
... to teach by word of mouth. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katecheo Phonetic
Spelling: (kat-ay-kheh'-o) Short Definition: I instruct orally Definition: I ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2727.htm - 8k

2036 -- answer, bid, bring word, command
answer, bid, bring word, command. Phonetic Spelling: (ep'-o) Short Definition:
answer. answer, bid, bring word, command A primary ...
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4007a. per -- indeed (adds force to the preceding word)
... 4007, 4007a. per. 4007b . indeed (adds force to the preceding word).
Transliteration: per Short Definition: if. Word Origin enclitic ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1697. dabar -- speech, word
... 1696, 1697. dabar. 1698 . speech, word. Transliteration: dabar Phonetic
Spelling: (daw-baw') Short Definition: word. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/1697.htm - 8k

4405. millah -- a word, speech, utterance
... 4404, 4405. millah or milleh. 4406 . a word, speech, utterance. Transliteration:
millah or milleh Phonetic Spelling: (mil-law') Short Definition: words. ...
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4406. millah -- a word, thing
... 4405, 4406. millah. 4407 . a word, thing. Transliteration: millah Phonetic
Spelling: (mil-law') Short Definition: matter. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/4406.htm - 6k

1703. dabbarah -- a word
... 1702, 1703. dabbarah or dabbereth. 1704 . a word. Transliteration: dabbarah
or dabbereth Phonetic Spelling: (dab-baw-raw') Short Definition: words. ...
/hebrew/1703.htm - 6k

6600. pithgam -- a command, word, affair
... 6599, 6600. pithgam. 6601 . a command, word, affair. Transliteration: pithgam
Phonetic Spelling: (pith-gawm') Short Definition: answer. ...
/hebrew/6600.htm - 6k

561. emer -- speech, word
... 560, 561. emer. 562 . speech, word. Transliteration: emer Phonetic Spelling:
(ay'-mer) Short Definition: words. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/561.htm - 6k

565a. imrah -- utterance, speech, word
... 565, 565a. imrah. 565b . utterance, speech, word. Transliteration: imrah
Short Definition: word. Word Origin from amar Definition ...
/hebrew/565a.htm - 5k

3983. memar -- a word
... 3982, 3983. memar. 3984 . a word. Transliteration: memar Phonetic Spelling:
(may-mar') Short Definition: command. Word Origin (Aramaic ...
/hebrew/3983.htm - 6k

565b. emrah -- utterance, speech, word
... utterance, speech, word. Transliteration: emrah Short Definition: word. Word Origin
from amar Definition utterance, speech, word NASB Word Usage word (1). ...
/hebrew/565b.htm - 5k

562. omer -- promise, speech, thing, word
... promise, speech, thing, word. Transliteration: omer Phonetic Spelling: (o'-mer)
Short Definition: promise. Word Origin see emer. promise, speech, thing, word ...
/hebrew/562.htm - 5k

Library

"And the Word was with God, and the Word was God. "
... Book II. 1. "And the Word was with God, and the Word was God.". "And the
Word was with God, and the Word was God." In the preceding ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of john/1 and the word was.htm

The Word of God
... THE WORD OF GOD. ... 1 Samuel 9:27. Samuel said to Saul: "Stand thou still awhile,
that I may show thee the word of God.". 1 Kings 12:22. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/bullinger/commentary on revelation/the word of god.htm

On the Incarnation of the Word
On the Incarnation of the Word. <. On the Incarnation of the Word Athanasius.
Table of Contents. Title Page. Chapter 1 Creation and the Fall. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/athanasius/on the incarnation of the word/

"Be Doers of the Word. "
... "BE DOERS OF THE WORD.". ... Let me emphasize what I have repeatedly said before:
to live as we should, we must live by every word of God. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/orr/how to live a holy life/be doers of the word.htm

The Word
... 4. THE WAY OF SALVATION 4.3 The Word. ... I begin with the best of these ordinances.
The word . . . which effectually worketh in you that believe.' 1 Thess 2:13. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/watson/the ten commandments/4 3 the word.htm

How the Word is the Maker of all Things, and Even the Holy Spirit ...
... Book II. 6. How the Word is the Maker of All Things, and Even the Holy
Spirit Was Made Through Him. "All things were made through ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of john/6 how the word is.htm

'Constrained by the Word'
... THE ACTS CHAP. XIII TO END 'CONSTRAINED BY THE WORD'. 'And when Silas and
Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/constrained by the word.htm

Section 6, 7. When the Word and Son Hungered, Wept, and was ...
... Section 6, 7. When the Word and Son hungered, wept, and was wearied, He acted as
our Mediator, taking on Him what was ours, that He might impart to us what was ...
/.../athanasius/select works and letters or athanasius/section 6 7 when the.htm

The Word in Eternity, in the World, and in the Flesh
... THE WORD IN ETERNITY, IN THE WORLD, AND IN THE FLESH. 'In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/the word in eternity in.htm

A Word in the Prayer.
... CHAPTER I. A WORD IN THE PRAYER. CHRIST'S WORDS. ... It matters not where we meet
the word, if it is Christ's we are touched and made tender. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rees/the heart-cry of jesus/chapter i a word in.htm

Thesaurus
Word (8118 Occurrences)
... As the Word, he "was in the beginning" and "became flesh." "The Word was with God "
and "was God," and was the Creator of all things (Comp. ...Word of God. ...
/w/word.htm - 16k

By-word (6 Occurrences)
By-word. Byword, By-word. Caanan . ... Hebrew millah (Job 30:9), a word or speech,
and hence object of talk; Hebrew mashal (Psalm 44:14), a proverb or parable. ...
/b/by-word.htm - 8k

Word's (3 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Word's (3 Occurrences). ... (KJV WBS). 1 Peter 2:2 as new-born
babes the word's pure milk desire ye, that in it ye may grow, (YLT). ...
/w/word's.htm - 7k

Word-striving (1 Occurrence)
Word-striving. Word's, Word-striving. Wore . Multi-Version
Concordance Word-striving (1 Occurrence). 1 Timothy 6:4 he ...
/w/word-striving.htm - 6k

Hell (53 Occurrences)
... five times. This word sheol is derived from a root-word meaning "to ask,"
"demand;" hence insatiableness (Proverbs 30:15, 16). It ...
/h/hell.htm - 29k

Sown (45 Occurrences)
... Matthew 13:19 When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn't understand
it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart ...
/s/sown.htm - 20k

Solemnity (3 Occurrences)
... sol'-em, so-lem'-ni-ti: The word "solemn" had (1) at first the meaning "once in
the year," through its derivation from Latin sollus, "whole," annus, "year." As ...
/s/solemnity.htm - 12k

Solemn (100 Occurrences)
... sol'-em, so-lem'-ni-ti: The word "solemn" had (1) at first the meaning "once in
the year," through its derivation from Latin sollus, "whole," annus, "year." As ...
/s/solemn.htm - 43k

Quicken (16 Occurrences)
... Of these words (1) and (4) had simply the sense of life, and this idea was in 1611
adequately given, by the word "quick," although this sense of the word has ...
/q/quicken.htm - 13k

Saviour (157 Occurrences)
... evil. In its highest sense the word indicates the relation sustained by
our Lord to his redeemed ones, he is their Saviour. The ...
/s/saviour.htm - 39k

Concordance
Word (8118 Occurrences)

Word occurs 8118 times in 12 translations.

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Word of God: Called: Holy Scriptures

Word of God: Called: Law of the Lord

Word of God: Called: Oracles of God

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Word of God: Called: Sword of the Spirit

Word of God: Called: The Word

Word of God: Called: Word of Christ

Word of God: Called: Word of God

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Word of God: Not to be Added To, or Taken From

Word of God: Not to be Handled Deceitfully

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Word of God: Searching of, Commanded

Word of God: Taught by the Apostles

Word of God: Testify of Jesus

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Word of God: The People Stood and Responded by Saying "Amen"

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Word of God: To be Read Publicly

Word of God: Unbelief In

Word of God: Unclassified Scriptures Relating To

Word of Truth

Word: A Title of Jesus

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Stumblingblock (14 Occurrences)

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