Tongue


Greek: διαλεκτος [dialektos] (Noun feminine). Language, tongue, speech, dialect.

διαλεκτος [dialektos] appears 6 times in the NT:


(1) Acts 1: 19
And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. - τη διαλεκτω [tê dialektô] Dat. sing. ("in their proper tongue" - τη ιδια διαλεκτω αυτων [tê idia dialektô autôn] Lit: "in the own dialect of them").

(2) Acts 2: 6
Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. - τη διαλεκτω [tê dialektô] Dat. sing. ("in his proper tongue" - τη ιδια διαλεκτω αυτων [tê idia dialektô autôn] Lit: "in the own dialect of them").

(3) Acts 2: 8
And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? - τη διαλεκτω [tê dialektô] Dat. sing. ("in our own tongue" - τη ιδια διαλεκτω ημων [tê idia dialektô hêmôn] Lit: "in the own dialect of us").

(4) Acts 21: 40
And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying, - τη διαλεκτω [tê dialektô] Dat. sing. ("in the Hebrew tongue"- τη εβραιδι διαλεκτω [tê hebraidi dialektô]).

(5) Acts 22: 2
(And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,) - τη διαλεκτω [tê dialektô] Dat. sing. ("in the Hebrew tongue"- τη εβραιδι διαλεκτω [tê hebraidi dialektô]).

(6) Acts 26: 14
And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. - τη διαλεκτω [tê dialektô] Dat. sing. ("in the Hebrew tongue"- τη εβραιδι διαλεκτω [tê hebraidi dialektô]).

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