Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 4:69

KJV Translation Count — 296x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: speak (244), say (15), tell (12), talk (11), preach (6), utter (4), misc (3), vr speak (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to utter a voice or emit a sound
2. to speak
a. to use the tongue or the faculty of speech
b. to utter articulate sounds
3. to talk
4. to utter, tell
5. to use words in order to declare one's mind and disclose one's thoughts
a. to speak

Strong's Definitions

lal-eh'-o; a prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. utter words: — preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter. Compare (3004) (λέγω).

Concordance Results Using KJV

While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, G2980ing, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.


And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, G2980ing, It was never so seen in Israel.


But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall G2980: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall G2980.


For it is not ye that G2980, but the Spirit of your Father which G2980eth in you.


Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.


O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, G2980 good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth G2980eth.


But I G2980 unto you, That every idle word that men shall G2980, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.


While he yet G2980ed to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to G2980 with him.


Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to G2980 with thee.


For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.