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The New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  3056lo/gov
Original WordWord Origin
 lo/gov from (3004)
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Logos log'-os
Parts of SpeechTDNT
 Noun Masculine 4:69,505
  1. of speech
    1. a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea
    2. what someone has said
      1. a word
      2. the sayings of God
      3. decree, mandate or order
      4. of the moral precepts given by God
      5. Old Testament prophecy given by the prophets
      6. what is declared, a thought, declaration, aphorism, a weighty saying, a dictum, a maxim
    3. discourse
      1. the act of speaking, speech
      2. the faculty of speech, skill and practice in speaking
      3. a kind or style of speaking
      4. a continuous speaking discourse - instruction
    4. doctrine, teaching
    5. anything reported in speech; a narration, narrative
    6. matter under discussion, thing spoken of, affair, a matter in dispute, case, suit at law
    7. the thing spoken of or talked about; event, deed
  2. its use as respect to the MIND alone
    1. reason, the mental faculty of thinking, meditating, reasoning, calculating
    2. account, i.e. regard, consideration
    3. account, i.e. reckoning, score
    4. account, i.e. answer or explanation in reference to judgment
    5. relation, i.e. with whom as judge we stand in relation
      1. reason would
    6. reason, cause, ground
  3. In John, denotes the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal wisdom and power in union with God, his minister in creation and government of the universe, the cause of all the world's life both physical and ethical, which for the procurement of man's salvation put on human nature in the person of Jesus the Messiah, the second person in the Godhead, and shone forth conspicuously from His words and deeds.
A Greek philosopher named Heraclitus first used the term Logos around 600 B.C. to designate the divine reason or plan which coordinates a changing universe. This word was well suited to John's purpose in John 1.
 Translated Words
 KJV (330) - Word (Christ), 7; account, 8; misc, 32; not tr, 2; saying, 50; speech, 8; thing, 5; word, 218;

NAS (325) - account, 1; accounting, 2; accounts, 2; answer, 1; appearance, 1; complaint, 1; exhortation, 1; have to do, 1; instruction, 1; length, 1; matter, 4; matters, 1; message, 10; news, 3; preaching, 1; question, 2; reason, 2; reasonable, 1; remark, 1; report, 1; said, 1; say, 1; saying, 4; sayings, 1; speaker, 1; speech, 10; statement, 18; story, 1; talk, 1; teaching, 2; thing, 2; things, 1; utterance, 2; what, 1; what he says, 1; word, 179; words, 61;

 Verse Count
1 Corinthians14
2 Corinthians9
1 Thessalonians7
2 Thessalonians5
1 Timothy8
2 Timothy7
1 Peter5
2 Peter4
1 John7
3 John1
1 Corinthians14
2 Corinthians9
1 Thessalonians7
2 Thessalonians5
1 Timothy8
2 Timothy7
1 Peter5
2 Peter4
1 John6
3 John1
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Abbreviations Legend:
TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament;

Copyright Statement
The New Testament Greek Lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries. Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

Bibliography Information
Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Logos". "The New Testament Greek Lexicon".


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