And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
And ſaid vnto him, Heareſt thou what theſe ſay? And Ieſus ſaith vnto them, Yea, haue yee neuer read, * Out of the mouth of babes and ſucklings thou haſt perfected praiſe?
καὶ εἶπον αὐτῷ, Ἀκούεις τί οὗτοι λέγουσιν; ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς λέγει αὐτοῖς, Ναί· οὐδέποτε ἀνέγνωτε ὅτι Ἐκ στόματος νηπίων καὶ θηλαζόντων κατηρτίσω αἶνον;
καὶ εἶπον αὐτῷ, Ἀκούεις τί οὗτοι λέγουσιν; Ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς λέγει αὐτοῖς, Ναί. οὐδέποτε ἀνέγνωτε, ὅτι ἐκ στόματος νηπίων καὶ θηλαζόντων κατηρτίσω αἶνον;
αἶνος , masculine noun, ainos — praise (noun) (value 331)
G136, αἶνος aînos, ah'-ee-nos; apparently a prime word; properly, a story, but used in the sense of G1868; praise (of God):—praise.
a saying, proverb
praise, laudatory discourse
Used in 2 Verses, 2 Books 2  Occurrence Count
ἀκούω , verb, akouō — to hear, listen (value 1291)
G191, ἀκούω akoúō, ak-oo'-o; a primary verb; to hear (in various senses):—give (in the) audience (of), come (to the ears), (shall) hear(-er, -ken), be noised, be reported, understand.
to be endowed with the faculty of hearing, not deaf
to attend to, consider what is or has been said
to understand, perceive the sense of what is said
to hear something
to perceive by the ear what is announced in one's presence
to get by hearing learn
a thing comes to one's ears, to find out, learn
to give ear to a teaching or a teacher
to comprehend, to understand
Used in 402 Verses, 23 Books 428  Occurrence Count
ἀναγινώσκω , verb, anaginōskō — to know certainly, know again, read (value 1935)
G314, ἀναγινώσκω anaginṓskō, an-ag-in-oce'-ko; from G303 and G1097; to know again, i.e. (by extension) to read:—read.
to distinguish between, to recognise, to know accurately, to acknowledge
Used in 30 Verses, 10 Books 33  Occurrence Count
αὐτός , pronoun, autos — (1) self (emphatic) (2) he, she, it (used for the third person pronoun) (3) the same (value 971)
G846, αὐτός autós, ow-tos'; from the particle αὖ aû (perhaps akin to the base of G109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons:—her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare G848.
himself, herself, themselves, itself
he, she, it
Used in 3781 Verses, 27 Books 5773  Occurrence Count
δέ , conjunction, de — but, and, now, (a connective or adversative particle) (value 9)
G1161, δέ dé, deh; a primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.:—also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).
Used in 2568 Verses, 26 Books 2882  Occurrence Count
ἐκ , preposition, ek — from, from out of (value 25)
G1537, ἐκ ek, ek; a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause; literal or figurative; direct or remote):—after, among, × are, at, betwixt(-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for(- th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, × hereby, + very highly, in, …ly, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, × thenceforth, through, × unto, × vehemently, with(-out).
out of, from, by, away from
Used in 761 Verses, 26 Books 920  Occurrence Count
ἔπω , verb, eipon — answer, bid, bring word, command (value 885)
G2036, ἔπω épō, ep'-o; a primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483, and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writing):—answer, bid, bring word, call, command, grant, say (on), speak, tell. Compare G3004.
Used in 901 Verses, 16 Books 976  Occurrence Count
θηλάζω , verb, thēlazō — to suckle (value 855)
G2337, θηλάζω thēlázō, thay-lad'-zo; from θηλή thēlḗ (the nipple); to suckle, (by implication) to suck:—(give) suck(-ling).
to give the breast, give suck, to suckle
Used in 6 Verses, 3 Books 6  Occurrence Count
Ἰησοῦς , proper masculine noun, iēsous — Jesus or Joshua, the name of the Messiah, also three other Isr (value 888)
G2424, Ἰησοῦς Iēsoûs, ee-ay-sooce'; of Hebrew origin (H3091); Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites:—Jesus.
Jesus = "Jehovah is salvation"
Jesus, the Son of God, the Saviour of mankind, God incarnate
Jesus Barabbas was the captive robber whom the Jews begged Pilate to release instead of Christ
Joshua was the famous captain of the Israelites, Moses' successor (Ac. 7:45, Heb. 4:8)
Jesus, son of Eliezer, one of the ancestors of Christ (Lu. 3:29)
Jesus, surnamed Justus, a Jewish Christian, an associate with Paul in the preaching of the gospel (Col. 4:11)
Used in 935 Verses, 26 Books 975  Occurrence Count
καί , conjunction, kai — and, even, also (value 31)
G2532, καί kaí, kahee; apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words:—and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
and, also, even, indeed, but
Used in 5227 Verses, 27 Books 9277  Occurrence Count
καταρτίζω , verb, katartizō — to complete, prepare (value 1539)
G2675, καταρτίζω katartízō, kat-ar-tid'-zo; from G2596 and a derivative of G739; to complete thoroughly, i.e. repair (literally or figuratively) or adjust:—fit, frame, mend, (make) perfect(-ly join together), prepare, restore.
to render, i.e. to fit, sound, complete
to mend (what has been broken or rent), to repair
to fit out, equip, put in order, arrange, adjust
to fit or frame for one's self, prepare
ethically: to strengthen, perfect, complete, make one what he ought to be
Used in 13 Verses, 10 Books 13  Occurrence Count
λέγω , verb, legō — to say (value 838)
G3004, †λέγω légō, leg'-o; a primary verb; properly, to "lay" forth, i.e. (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean:—ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say(-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter.
to say, to speak
affirm over, maintain
to exhort, advise, to command, direct
to point out with words, intend, mean, mean to say
to call by name, to call, name
to speak out, speak of, mention
Used in 1244 Verses, 25 Books 1343  Occurrence Count
ναί , particle, nai — yes (indeed), certainly (value 61)
G3483, ναί naí, nahee; a primary particle of strong affirmation; yes:—even so, surely, truth, verily, yea, yes.
yea, verily, truly, assuredly, even so
Used in 29 Verses, 10 Books 31  Occurrence Count
νήπιος , adjective, nēpios — an infant, a simple-minded or immature person (value 418)
G3516, νήπιος nḗpios, nay'-pee-os; from an obsolete particle νή- nḗ- (implying negation) and G2031; not speaking, i.e. an infant (minor); figuratively, a simple-minded person, an immature Christian:—babe, child (+ -ish).
an infant, little child
a minor, not of age
metaph. childish, untaught, unskilled
Used in 10 Verses, 7 Books 14  Occurrence Count
ὁ , article, ho — the (value 70)
G3588, ὁ ho, ho; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom):—the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
this, that, these, etc. Only significant renderings other than "the" counted
Used in 7051 Verses, 27 Books 20257  Occurrence Count
ὅτι , conjunction, hoti — that, because (value 380)
G3754, ὅτι hóti, hot'-ee; neuter of G3748 as conjunction; demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because:—as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.
Used in 1188 Verses, 27 Books 1291  Occurrence Count
οὐδέποτε , adverb, oudepote — never (value 934)
G3763, οὐδέποτε oudépote, oo-dep'-ot-eh; from G3761 and G4218; not even at any time, i.e. never at all:—neither at any time, never, nothing at any time.
Used in 15 Verses, 7 Books 16  Occurrence Count
οὗτος , pronoun, hoytos — this (value 1040)
G3778, οὗτος hoûtos, hoo'-tos; from the article G3588 and G846; the he (she or it), i.e. this or that (often with article repeated):—he (it was that), hereof, it, she, such as, the same, these, they, this (man, same, woman), which, who.
Used in 327 Verses, 22 Books 337  Occurrence Count
στόμα , neuter noun, stoma — the mouth (value 611)
G4750, στόμα stóma, stom'-a; probably strengthened from a presumed derivative of the base of G5114; the mouth (as if a gash in the face); by implication, language (and its relations); figuratively, an opening (in the earth); specially, the front or edge (of a weapon):—edge, face, mouth.
the mouth, as part of the body: of man, of animals, of fish, etc.
since thoughts of a man's soul find verbal utterance by his mouth, the "heart" or "soul" and the mouth are distinguished
the edge of a sword
Used in 72 Verses, 17 Books 79  Occurrence Count
τίς , pronoun, tis — who? which? what? (value 510)
G5101, τίς tís, tis; probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions):—every man, how (much), + no(-ne, thing), what (manner, thing), where (-by, -fore, -of, -unto, - with, -withal), whether, which, who(-m, -se), why.
Used in 483 Verses, 20 Books 535  Occurrence Count
|Matthew 21:16Modern KJV—Authorized Version
|And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
|Original Text (TR 1894)Stephanus 1550 (Total 14461)
|καὶ εἶπον αὐτῷ, Ἀκούεις τί οὗτοι λέγουσιν; ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς λέγει αὐτοῖς, Ναί· οὐδέποτε ἀνέγνωτε ὅτι Ἐκ στόματος νηπίων καὶ θηλαζόντων κατηρτίσω αἶνον;
|Verse #23843 (Ch. #950) — 23 words, 119 lettersText Copied!
|Data from Strong's Concordance
|of the mouth
|thou hast perfected
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