rhéma: a word, by impl. a matterOriginal Word: ῥῆμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (hray'-mah)
Short Definition: a thing spoken
Definition: a thing spoken, (a) a word or saying of any kind, as command, report, promise, (b) a thing, matter, business.
4487 rhḗma (from 4483 /rhéō, "to speak") – a spoken word, made "by the living voice" (J. Thayer). 4487 /rhḗma ("spoken-word") is commonly used in the NT (and in LXX) for the Lord speaking His dynamic, living word in a believer to inbirth faith ("His inwrought persuasion").
Ro 10:17: "So faith proceeds from (spiritual) hearing; moreover this hearing (is consummated) through a rhēma-word (4487 /rhḗma) from Christ" (Gk text).
[See also Gal 3:2,5 which refers to "the hearing of faith" (Gk text) – i.e. a spiritual hearing that goes with the divine inbirthing of faith.]Word Origin
from a modified form of ereó
a word, by impl. a matter
charge (1), discourse (1), fact (2), matters (1), message (2), nothing* (1), remark (1), say (1), say say (1), saying (1), sayings (3), statement (6), thing (2), things (4), word (18), words (22).
STRONGS NT 4487: ῤῆμα
ῤῆμα, ῤήματος, τό (from Ρ᾽ΑΩ, perfect passive ἐίρημαι), from Theognis, Herodotus, Pindar down; the Sept. chiefly for דָּבָר; also for אֹמֶר, מִלָּה, פֶּה, אִמְרָה, etc.;
1. properly, that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word (cf. ἔπος, also λόγος, I. 1); i. e.
a. any sound produced by the voice and having a definite meaning: Matthew 27:14; ῤῆμα γλώσσης, Sir. 4:24; φωνή ῤημάτων, a sound of words, Hebrews 12:19; ῤήματα ἄρρητα (unspeakable words), 2 Corinthians 12:4.
b. Plural, τά ῤήματα, speech, discourse (because it consists of words either few or many (cf. Philo, leg. alleg. 3, 61 τό δέ ῤῆμα μέρος λόγου)): Luke 7:1; Acts 2:14; words, sayings, John 8:20; John 10:21; Acts (); ; τῶν ῤημάτων τίνος, what one has said, Luke 24:8, 11, or taught, Romans 10:18; τοῖς ἐμοῖς ῥηματοις, my teachings, John 5:47; John 12:47; John 15:7; τά ῥημαψα ἅ ἐγώ λελάληκα, John 6:63; John 14:10; (ἀληθείας καί σωφροσύνης ῤήματα ἀποφθέγγομαι, Acts 26:25); ῤήματα ζωῆς αἰωνίου ἔχεις, thy teaching begets eternal life, John 6:68; τά ῤήματα τοῦ Θεοῦ, utterances in which God through someone declares his mind, John 8:47; λαλεῖ τίς τά ῤήματα τοῦ Θεοῦ, speaks what God bids him, John 3:34; λαλεῖν πάντα τά ῤήματα τῆς ζωῆς ταύτης, to deliver the whole doctrine concerning this life, i. e. the life eternal, Acts 5:20; τά ῤήματα ἅ ἔδωκας μοι, what thou hast bidden me to speak, John 17:8; ῤήματα λαλεῖν πρός τινα, ἐν οἷς etc. to teach one the things by which etc. Acts 11:14; τά ῤήματα τά προειρημενα ὑπό τίνος, what one has foretold, 2 Peter 3:2; Jude 1:17; λαλεῖν ῤήματα βλάσφημα εἰς τινα, to speak abusively in reference to one (see εἰς, B. II. 2 c. β.), Acts 6:11; κατά τίνος, against a thing, Acts 6:13 (G L T Tr WH omit βλάσφημα).
c. a series of words joined together into a sentence (a declaration of one's mind made in words); α. universally, an utterance, declaration (German eine Aeusserung).: Matthew 26:75; Mark 9:32; Mark 14:72; Luke 2:50; Luke 9:45; Luke 18:34; Luke 20:26; Acts 11:16; Acts 28:25; with adjectives, ῤῆμα ἀργόν, Matthew 12:36; εἰπεῖν πονηρόν ῤῆμα κατά τίνος, to assail one with abuse, Matthew 5:11 (R G; others omit ῤῆμα). β. a saying of any sort, as a message, a narrative: concerning some occurrence, λαλεῖν τό ῤῆμα περί τίνος, Luke 2:17; ῤῆμα τῆς πίστεως, the word of faith, i. e. concerning the necessity of putting faith in Christ, Romans 10:8; a promise, Luke 1:38; Luke 2:29; καλόν Θεοῦ ῤῆμα, God's gracious, comforting promise (of salvation), Hebrews 6:5 (see καλός, c.); καθαρίσας ... ἐν ῤήματι, according to promise (properly, on the ground of his word of promise, viz. the promise of the pardon of sins; cf. Mark 16:16), Ephesians 5:26 (others take ῤήματι here as equivalent to 'the gospel,' cf. Ephesians 6:17, Romans 10:8; (see Meyer at the passage)); the word by which something is commanded, directed, enjoined: Matthew 4:4 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 389 (364) n.); Luke 4:4 R G L Tr in brackets; Hebrews 11:3; a command, Luke 5:5; ἐγένετο ῤῆμα Θεοῦ ἐπί τινα, Luke 3:2 (Jeremiah 1:1; πρός τινα, Genesis 15:1; 1 Kings 18:1); plural ῤήματα παρά σου, words from thee, i. e. to be spoken by time, Acts 10:22; ῤῆμα τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ, his omnipotent command, Hebrews 1:3. doctrine, instruction (cf. Winer's Grammar, 123 (117)): (τό) ῤῆμα (τοῦ) Θεοῦ, divine instruction by the preachers of the gospel, Romans 10:17 (R G; but L T Tr WH ῤήματος Χριστοῦ; others give ῤήματος here the sense of command, commission; (cf. Meyer)); saving truth which has God for its author, Ephesians 6:17; also τοῦ κυρίου, 1 Peter 1:25; words of prophecy, prophetic announcement, τά ῤήματα τοῦ Θεοῦ, Revelation 17:17, Rec. (others, οἱ λόγοι τοῦ Θεοῦ).
2. In imitation of the Hebrew דָּבָר, the subject matter of speech, thing spoken of, thing; and that a. so far forth as it is a matter of narration: Luke 2:15; Acts 10:37; plural, Luke 1:65; Luke 2:19, 51; Acts 5:32; Acts 13:42.
b. in so far as it is matter of command: Luke 1:37 (see ἀδυνατέω, b.) (Genesis 18:14; Deuteronomy 17:8).
c. a matter of dispute, case at law: Matthew 18:16; 2 Corinthians 13:1 (A. V. retains 'word' here and in the preceding passage) (Deuteronomy 19:15).<1>
From rheo; an utterance (individually, collectively or specially),; by implication, a matter or topic (especially of narration, command or dispute); with a negative naught whatever -- + evil, + nothing, saying, word.
see GREEK rheo ρημα ρήμα ρήμά ῥῆμα ῥῆμά ρήμασι ρήμασί ρημασιν ρήμασιν ῥήμασιν ρηματα ρήματα ρήματά ῥήματα ῥήματά ρηματι ρήματι ρήματί ῥήματι ῥήματί ρηματος ρήματος ρήματός ῥήματος ρηματων ρημάτων ῥημάτων rema rēma remasin rēmasin remata rēmata remati rēmati rematon rēmatōn rematos rēmatos rhema rhêma rhêmá rhēma rhē̂ma rhē̂má rhemasin rhēmasin rhḗmasin rhemata rhēmata rhḗmata rhḗmatá rhemati rhēmati rhḗmati rhḗmatí rhematon rhemáton rhēmatōn rhēmátōn rhematos rhēmatos rhḗmatos
Strong's Greek 4487
ῥῆμα — 23 Occ.
ῥήμασιν — 1 Occ.
ῥήματα — 27 Occ.
ῥήματι — 6 Occ.
ῥημάτων — 6 Occ.
ῥήματος — 7 Occ.
Matthew 4:4 N-DNS
BIB: ἐπὶ παντὶ ῥήματι ἐκπορευομένῳ διὰ
NAS: BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS
KJV: by every word that proceedeth out of
INT: by every word coming out of
Matthew 12:36 N-NNS
BIB: ὅτι πᾶν ῥῆμα ἀργὸν ὃ
NAS: careless word that people
KJV: every idle word that men
INT: that every word careless that
Matthew 18:16 N-NNS
BIB: σταθῇ πᾶν ῥῆμα
NAS: WITNESSES EVERY FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED.
KJV: every word may be established.
INT: might be strengthened every word
Matthew 26:75 N-GNS
BIB: Πέτρος τοῦ ῥήματος Ἰησοῦ εἰρηκότος
NAS: remembered the word which Jesus
KJV: remembered the word of Jesus,
INT: Peter the word of Jesus who had said
Matthew 27:14 N-ANS
BIB: οὐδὲ ἓν ῥῆμα ὥστε θαυμάζειν
NAS: to even a [single] charge, so
KJV: a word; insomuch
INT: not even one word so that marveled
Mark 9:32 N-ANS
BIB: ἠγνόουν τὸ ῥῆμα καὶ ἐφοβοῦντο
NAS: But they did not understand [this] statement, and they were afraid
KJV: they understood not that saying, and
INT: they understood not the saying and were afraid
Mark 14:72 N-ANS
BIB: Πέτρος τὸ ῥῆμα ὡς εἶπεν
NAS: had made the remark to him, Before
KJV: called to mind the word that
INT: Peter the word that said
Luke 1:37 N-NNS
BIB: θεοῦ πᾶν ῥῆμα
INT: God every thing
Luke 1:38 N-ANS
BIB: κατὰ τὸ ῥῆμά σου καὶ
NAS: to me according to your word. And the angel
KJV: according to thy word. And the angel
INT: according to the word of you And
Luke 1:65 N-NNP
BIB: πάντα τὰ ῥήματα ταῦτα
NAS: these matters were being talked about
KJV: these sayings were noised abroad
INT: all the things words these
Luke 2:15 N-ANS
BIB: ἴδωμεν τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο τὸ
NAS: this thing that has happened
KJV: this thing which is come to pass,
INT: let us see the word this that
Luke 2:17 N-GNS
BIB: περὶ τοῦ ῥήματος τοῦ λαληθέντος
NAS: this, they made known the statement which had been told
INT: concerning the saying which had been told
Luke 2:19 N-ANP
BIB: συνετήρει τὰ ῥήματα ταῦτα συμβάλλουσα
NAS: these things, pondering
KJV: all these things, and pondered
INT: was treasuring up the sayings these pondering [them]
Luke 2:29 N-ANS
BIB: κατὰ τὸ ῥῆμά σου ἐν
NAS: in peace, According to Your word;
KJV: according to thy word:
INT: according to the word of you in
Luke 2:50 N-ANS
BIB: συνῆκαν τὸ ῥῆμα ὃ ἐλάλησεν
NAS: But they did not understand the statement which
KJV: not the saying which
INT: understood the word which he spoke
Luke 2:51 N-ANP
BIB: πάντα τὰ ῥήματα ἐν τῇ
NAS: all [these] things in her heart.
KJV: all these sayings in her
INT: all these words in the
Luke 3:2 N-NNS
BIB: Καιάφα ἐγένετο ῥῆμα θεοῦ ἐπὶ
NAS: and Caiaphas, the word of God
KJV: the high priests, the word of God
INT: Caiaphas came [the] word of God upon
Luke 4:4 Noun-DNS
BIB: ἐπὶ παντὶ ῥήματι Θεοῦ
KJV: by every word of God.
INT: by every word of God
Luke 5:5 N-DNS
BIB: δὲ τῷ ῥήματί σου χαλάσω
NAS: nothing, but I will do as You say [and] let down
KJV: at thy word I will let down the net.
INT: however the word of you I will let down
Luke 7:1 N-ANP
BIB: πάντα τὰ ῥήματα αὐτοῦ εἰς
NAS: all His discourse in the hearing
KJV: all his sayings in the audience
INT: all the words of him in
Luke 9:45 N-ANS
BIB: ἠγνόουν τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο καὶ
NAS: this statement, and it was concealed
KJV: this saying, and
INT: they understand not the word this and
Luke 9:45 N-GNS
BIB: περὶ τοῦ ῥήματος τούτου
NAS: Him about this statement.
KJV: of that saying.
INT: concerning the saying this
Luke 18:34 N-NNS
BIB: ἦν τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο κεκρυμμένον
NAS: of these things, and [the meaning of] this statement was hidden
KJV: and this saying was hid
INT: was the word this hid
Luke 20:26 N-GNS
BIB: ἐπιλαβέσθαι αὐτοῦ ῥήματος ἐναντίον τοῦ
NAS: to catch Him in a saying in the presence
KJV: of his words before
INT: to catch him in his word before the
Luke 22:61 N-GNS
BIB: Πέτρος τοῦ ῥήματος τοῦ κυρίου
INT: Peter the word of the Lord