The Missing Cross to Purity


The Word of God is Spirit, Not Scriptures
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  1. John 1:1
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    (The Word is God, not the Bible! Jesus Christ is the Word of God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and there was nothing made without him. John 1:2-3)

    Look how ridiculous this wonderful verse becomes, substituting the word Bible for the word Word.
    In the beginning was the Word Bible, and the Word Bible was with God, and the Word Bible was God.

    The word is a Spirit, Jesus Christ, whose name is the word of God; it is not a scripture.

    For most of Christendom, their faith is in what the Bible says, which is Bible-faith, an outward faith. That is not the faith that the Apostles preached; they preached an inward faith by revelation that is authored by Jesus Christ. The object of both faiths are the same, but the differences are crucial to realize the promises of God. The two faiths are:

    In this verse the original Greek (click to see) for "word" in "word of God" is logov <3056> (from logos), and logos or logov means: of speech, a word uttered by a living voice, what someone has said.

    And the word logos appears throughout the bible; often translated as the word but always referring to the spoken words of the Holy Spirit or the spoken words of the Spirit of Jesus.
    You can click to see the Greek for each verse on this page to verify what Greek word was written, and you can also click on the Greek word itself to see the word's definition.

    Every reference to "the word" or "the word of God" or "the Word of the Lord" in the New Testament is either logos or rhema, both of which mean "words spoken by a living voice."

    There is not a single verse in the Bible that refers to "the word written" or "the word cannot be broken " or "the word was opened," or "search the word" or "as the word has said" or "read the word" or "understanding the word" or "holy word" or "according to the word " or "word shows" or "what does the word say" or "prophecy of the word" or "knowing the wordbecause all such references refer to "scriptures," (click to see).

  2. Heb 11:3
    Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God
    , so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.


    The heavens were made by the word of the Lord, and all their host by the breath of his mouth
    . Psalms 33:6
    . Notice! The word of the Lord is a "his" — the word is a living being, not a book, not a writing, not the Bible, not a scripture.

    The above two verses prove that the word of God or the word of the Lord is the Lord Jesus Christ, who created all things in heaven and earth, and whose name is "the word of God."

    As George Fox said, "To think the Bible framed the worlds is ridiculous." The word is the Spirit , not a scripture.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhmati or rhema (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

    The word rhema appears throughout the Bible, often translated as the word,
    but always referring to the spoken words of the Holy Spirit or the spoken words of the Spirit of Jesus. For every verse on this page, you can click to see the Greek Greek word was written in the Greek text to verify the word, and you can also click on the Greek word itself to see the word's definition.

    Every reference to "the word" or "the word of God" or "the Word of the Lord" in the New Testament is either logos or rhema, both of which mean "words spoken by a living voice."

    The Old Testament translators extensively used "word of the Lord " for the word. The New Testament was translated from Greek to English as "the word of God," but they mean the same thing. Both refer to the Lord Jesus Christ, who created all things in heaven and earth, and whose name is "the word of God."

  3. 1 Peter 1:23,25
    23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, by the word of God that lives and lasts forever
    .

    The Bible does not live and last forever, but Christ, the Word of God, does live and last forever.

    You cannot be born again by scripture, reading or hearing it read; but you can be born again by the Spirit, as you respond to hearing and obeying the Spirit, or the word of God within your heart.

    The word is the Spirit of Jesus, not a scripture.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logou (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    25 But the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word [the word in your heart] by which the gospel is preached to you.

    The Bible does not endure forever, but Christ, the Word of God, does endure forever.

    The gospel is not preached to you by a book of scriptures. The gospel was preached to Abraham by the Lord, and Abraham was before any scripture had been written. The Spirit of Christ, the Word of God, lives, lasts, and endures forever. The gospel was preached (past tense) in every creature under the heaven. Col 1:23. Christ preaches the gospel to every man, as the Spirit, the Word of God, in a man's heart speaks to him.

    The word is the Spirit of Jesus, not a scripture.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said

  4. John 1:14
    And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt in us; and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only One to come from the Father, full of grace and truth.


    Christ, not the Bible, was made into flesh; the word is clearly not the Bible. The Bible cannot be made flesh, but Jesus was made flesh to come to the earth as a man and is made flesh again when He is fully formed and resurrected in you.

    The word is the Spirit, not a scripture, not a book, not the Bible.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  5. 1 Kings 12:22
    But the word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying :


    The Word of God came, "saying." The Word of God talks. Scriptures do not speak, so the Bible cannot be the word of God.

    The Word of God "came" to Shemaiah. Scriptures do not walk, fly or travel.

    But the Spirit of Jesus, whose name is the word of God, both travels and speaks.

    Click to see the 125 verses that state: the word of the Lord and word of God came, speaking.
    This is proof positive that the Word of God or the Word of the Lord is the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Jesus.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  6. John 5:37-40
    You have neither heard the Father's voice at any time or seen his form.
    And you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.
    You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
    But you are not willing to come to me that you may have life.


    Jesus has just told us that reading the Bible does not lead to eternal life because that is not coming to Him. From the Word of the Lord within: "Studying the Bible is a work of flesh." It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life-giving. John 6:63. He is telling the scripture scholars, (the only ones who had scriptures at that time), that they could not obtain eternal life searching the scriptures; they studied the scriptures, but they would not come to Him to obtain eternal life, (which only comes by "coming to Him," the one thing needed: to sit in humble silence to wait on Godlistening for His spoken words andwatching for His revelations, and then obeying whatever they hear and see.

    Notice! Jesus also makes a clear distinction between the word of God, and the Scriptures.
    From the Word of the Lord within: "Why would He contrast them if He didn't want to distinguish them."

    The Greek for word in (click to see) verse 38 is logon (from logos) <3056>: which means 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Just to be clear, the Greek for scripture in verse 39 is grafav (from graphe) <1124>, which means 1) a writing, thing written; 2) the Scripture, used to denote either the book itself, or its contents; 3) a certain portion or section of the Holy Scripture.

    There are clear differences in the Greek words for both, which shows no possibility of misinterpretation.

    Jesus speaks of His word abiding in you.
    Paul said: "The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart [so you may obey it]; that is, the word of faith, which we preach. " Rom 10:8. Where is the word again?
    It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?'  
    Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, 'Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?' But the word is very near to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, so that you may obey it. Deu 30:11-14
    .

    What good did studying the scriptures do for the Jews? They had the scriptures, but they grossly misunderstood them because they were not listening to the word of God in their hearts to teach them; instead they were searching the scriptures. So in colossal error they crucified the Holy One of Israel, just as the Christians of England and America killed, imprisoned, and seized the property of the early Quakers; the Christians read the scriptures too, but they too were not listening to God, and so they hunted and killed many early Quakers that had the Spirit of Christ risen in them to govern their words and deeds.

    You can read the Bible until you have it totally memorized, but the word, (which is a living voice), will not be abiding in you.

    Jesus has just told us the criteria of a person who knows God: they must have heard his voice and seen his form. The Father and Jesus are known only by revelation that you see Jesus show you and you hear Jesus speak to you. You must hear his voice and obey what he commands you, doing his will, not yours; this results in cleansing of your heart from sin and receiving the life of God in sin's place; then after you are cleansed to become pure, you see God. Only the pure will live in the kingdom of God; the impure will have no part in the kingdom of God or Christ.

    To hear and see Jesus, you must obey his instruction: "come to me." You must sit in humble silence and wait for Him to speak to you. Waiting on God is the key to spiritual progress. God is not found in sect programs or by reading about Him. As George Fox said:

  7. "The Father is in you all, Christ is in you, and the Kingdom of Heaven is in you; there, in your hearts, is where you will find them all. Know him there searching your hearts, and find him there trying your minds and hearts; incline your ears, and give ear to him there, who will render to everyone of you according to your words and works whether they are good or evil."

    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me [they obey]. John 10:27
    Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice. John 18:37

  8. Revelation 19:12-16
    His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
    And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
    And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
    And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
    And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.


    So Jesus and his Spirit is the Word of God, not the Bible!

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  9. Hebrews 4:12
    For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse
    is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The Bible is not living and active, but the words that I [Jesus] speak to you are spirit, and they are life-giving. John 6:63
    So the Word of God is the Living Word, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Voice of the Lord, who is living and active.
    Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;
    A book is not a two-edged sword, but Jesus had in his right hand seven stars; and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword; and his countenance was as the sun shines in his strength, Rev 1:16; and out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: Rev 19:15
    A book, or words read from a book, cannot divide soul and spirit, but Christ, the Living Word of God does.
    Christ, the Word of God, judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Psa 90:8, Prov 20:27, Luke 2:35, 1 Cor 4:5, Psa 26:2
    The Bible cannot judge your heart; but Christ, the Word of God, can and does!
    I am He who searches the minds and hearts. Jer 17:10, Rom 8:27, 1 Chron 28:9, Rev 2:23
    The Bible is not the Word of God. It is not living or active.
    It cannot judge your heart, penetrate you, or change you; but the Spirit of Christ, the Word of God, can and does!

  10. Ephesians 6:17
    Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

    And a sword will pierce through your own soul also--that the secret thoughts and purposes of many hearts may be brought out and disclosed. Luke 2:35. Repent; or else I will come to you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Rev 2:16. And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: Rev 19:15.

    So, the sword of the spirit is not the Bible; it is the spoken words from the mouth by the Spirit of Christ, the Word of God.

  11. John 10:35
    So he called them gods, men to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;


    The word of God "came." Scriptures do not travel, but the Word of God comes to a man's heart.

    Here is another verse where Jesus makes a clear distinction between the word of God and scripture, proving that scripture references to the word are not references to the Bible or scripture.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Just to be clear, the Greek for scripture in this verse is grafh (from graphe) <1124>, which means 1) a writing, thing written; 2) the Scripture, used to denote either the book itself, or its contents; 3) a certain portion or section of the Holy Scripture.

    There are clear differences in the Greek words for both, which shows no possibility of misinterpretation.

    From the Word of the Lord within:
    • "Why would He contrast them if He didn't want to distinguish them.
    • Calling the Bible 'the word' is the most evil lie of Christendom.
    • Woe be to them, for they have coupled an external form between the love of God to man."

    Why is calling the Bible "the word" the most evil lie in Christendom?—because then people read "Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and obey, Luke 11:28;" thinking it means to read the Bible instead of quietly listening for God to speak His words to them. Christendom has put a book between God and man, separating man from God's love, creating a form of godliness with no power: a powerless substitution for quietly listening for Him to speak to each of us mind-to-mind with spoken words tailored to our exact understanding, and which impart the life of God, Christ, to us. As the Word of the Lord within further said: "Woe be to them for they have coupled an external form between God and man."

  12. Daniel 9:2
    in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years.


    Here is another verse from the Old Testament that makes a clear distinction between the word and scripture, proving that scripture references to the word are not references to the Bible or scripture.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is bubloiv (from bibos) <976>: 1) a written book, a roll, a scroll

  13. Acts 17:11
    These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, to see whether these things were true.

    Here is another verse that makes a clear distinction between the word of God and scripture, proving that scripture references to the word are not references to the Bible or scripture.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Just to be clear, the Greek for scripture in this (click to see) verse is grafav (from graphe) <1124>, which means 1) a writing, thing written; 2) the Scripture, used to denote either the book itself, or its contents; 3) a certain portion or section of the Holy Scripture.

    There are clear differences in the Greek words for both, which shows no possibility of misinterpretation.

  14. John 2:22
    Therefore when he had risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this to them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had spoken.

    Here is another verse that makes a clear distinction between the word of God and scripture, proving that scripture references to the word are not references to the Bible or scripture.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Just to be clear, the Greek for scripture in this (click to see) verse is grafh (from graphe) <1124>, which means 1) a writing, thing written; 2) the Scripture, used to denote either the book itself, or its contents; 3) a certain portion or section of the Holy Scripture.

    There are clear differences in the Greek words for both word and scripture, which shows no possibility of misinterpretation.

    The word is not a book, not a writing, not a scroll, not a scripture; the word is the voice of a living being, who is the anointing, Christ, whose name is the word of God, which word speaks to you from within your heart; that is the word of faith that the Apostles preached.

  15. 1 Kings 19:9
    Then he came to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came and said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

    The Word of God came to Elijah in a cave. Scriptures do not travel.

    The Word of God spoke to Elijah. Scriptures do not talk.

    But the Spirit of Jesus, whose name is the word of God, both travels and speaks.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  16. John 8:47
    He who is of God, hears God's words.


    This doesn't say he hears someone reading scriptures; this says he hears the words of God, spoken by God.

    The Greek for words in this verse is rhmata (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  17. John 8:37
    I know that you are Abraham's descendants; but you seek to kill me, because my word [teachings heard] has no place in you.


    The Jews heard the Scriptures read to them every Sabbath, but because the Jews had not been listening to the Voice of the Lord (the Word of God), they did not have his word abiding in their hearts. Each time you listen, hear, and obey, the Lord writes his words in the flesh of your heart; which is the engrafted word, which is able to save your soul. James 1:21. The more you hear, the more the word abides in you; the more it abides in you, the more it controls you - the more you are doing his will, not yours. The more you hear and see revealed in your heart by the Word in your heart, the more you understand the things of God.

    My sheep hear my voice and I know them, and they follow me [they obey]. John 10:27
    Everyone of the truth hears my voice. John 18:37

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  18. John 6:63
    The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life-giving.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhmata (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning 1b) speech, discourse 1b1) what one has said.

    Jesus is the bread of life: the life of God. His words that you hear Him speak to you impart the life of God. To acquire more of Jesus, you must sit in humble silence, wait on Him, listen, hear his words that he speaks to you, and then obey what He commands. His words that He speaks to us impart the life of God to us as they are engrafted into our hearts; and since Jesus is the life of God, His spoken words that we hear form Jesus within us, until He is fully formed and then resurrected in us to be our true Lord, ruling our heart.

  19. John 5:24
    Truly, truly, I say to you, "He who hears my word, and believes in [depends on, trusts, obeys] him who sent me, has eternal life, and shall not come into condemnation; but has passed [past tense] over from death to life."


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    This is not hearing the Bible read; this is hearing the voice of the Lord. He who is of God, hears God's words. John 8:47. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. John 18:37

  20. John 8:31
    Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, "If you continue in my word [teachings and commands heard], then you are truly my disciples
    ;

    To continue in His word is to obey the commands you hear Him speak to you. To obey Him is to deny your will and follow His will; that is the inward cross of self-denial. When you obediently follow His teachings to you, then you are a disciple, learning how to deny ungodliness and lusts and how to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  21. John 15:3
    Now you are to be clean through the word that I have spoken to you
    .

    You can read the Bible forever and never become clean, but the words Jesus speaks to you are spirit and impart the life of God to you; and every spoken word from Him that you hear cleanses you a little more.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  22. John 12:48
    He who rejects me and does not receive my words, has one for his judge — the words that I have spoken [to Him] will judge him in the last day.


    Many sects in Christendom with Bible-faith think the words I have spoken of this verse, by which man is judged, are words recorded in the Bible. Think about it: how unfair that would be to all those men and women in the world who don't have a Bible, or who can't read, etc.? Of course the Bible's words will not be our judge; God is fair and just beyond any man, and He judges all men by the same standard — the words and pleadings He has anonymously spoken to every man — for the Spirit of God has been given to every man so that he might believe and be saved.

    The first instance of words in this verse is rhmata (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing
    spoken, word 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning 1b) speech, discourse 1b1) what one has said.

    The second instance of words in this verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  23. Mat 4:4
    Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God
    .

    And man hears that word of God, from the mouth of God in that man's heart.

    This is indisputably not the Bible. We are to live on words that come from the mouth of God! NOT the Bible.
    And we need words from the mouth of God, daily. We need our daily bread from heaven — words from his mouth.

    Jesus said, I am the bread of life. He who comes to me shall never hunger. John 6:35. Listen and live.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhmati (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  24. Mat 13:19
    When anyone hears the word about the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the way side.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  25. Luke 3:2
    Annas and Caiaphas were the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.


    Scriptures were on scrolls: handwritten, expensive, rare, and kept in synagogues. Scriptures did not come to John the Baptist in the wilderness, but the voice of the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Jesus, who is the Word of God, did come to John; and Jesus still speaks today, for He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Heb 13:8.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  26. Luke 5:1
    Now it came to pass, that as the people pressed about him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Jesus was not reading from scrolls to the people by the lake; He spoke only as the Father told Him to speak; He spoke the Word of God.

  27. Luke 6:47
    Whoever comes to me, and listens to my spoken words and does [practices, obeys] them, I will show you what he is like.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logwn (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Come to me — not to sect services, not to prayer meetings, not to altar calls, and not Bible study; Jesus even said that studying the scriptures is not coming to Him. John 5:39-40. We must come directly to him, by sitting in humble silence as we wait on Him, listening for his voiced commands and teachings. To believe in Jesus is to believe what you hear him speak to you and then to obey it.

  28. Luke 8:11...14-15
    The seed is the Word of God.
    And that [seed] which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    To bring forth fruit to perfection does not come from Bible study. Millions study the Bible every day and bring forth no fruit. But if you listen to the Spirit of God from within your heart and obey His commands to you, you will eventually produce the fruit of the Spirit: love, peace, joy, gentleness, kindness, patience, faith, humility; which comes to those whose obedience to the commands heard spoken to them crucify their sinful nature's passions and pleasures.

    When you produce the fruit of the Spirit, you prove yourself to be a true follower of Christ, and you bring honor and glory to the Father, John 15:8 — which is a one-time opportunity.

  29. Luke 8:13
    Those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but they have no root. And although they believe for awhile, in time of testing [with affliction and persecution] they fall away.

    There is little-to-no joy when you hear someone read the Bible; but when you hear the Lord speak to you, you have great joy!

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  30. Luke 11:28
    He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."


    This is one of the Bible's most critical verses to be understood. Hearing someone read words from the Bible is not blessed; but when you hear the word of God within your heart speak to you, you are joyous and blessed for each spoken word you hear imparts a small measure of the life of God to you. John 6:63

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  31. Luke 8:21
    And he answered and said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God, and obey."

    This is also one of the critical verses to be understood. Hearing someone read words from the Bible does not make you a brother or relative of Jesus, but if you persistently and patiently go to Him, by sitting and waiting for Him in humble silence, listening for His words, and watching for His revelations, you will eventually become pure and be made a son of God, (a brother to and co-heir with Jesus), to be led and guided by Him in all your thoughts, words, and deeds.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  32. 1 Chronicles 17:3
    And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God came to Nathan, saying,

    Notice in this verse, the Word of God "came," and the Word of God "spoke."

    Scriptures do not travel, nor do scriptures speak; but the Spirit of Jesus, whose name is the word of God, both travels and speaks.

    Click on all 125 scripture references to: the word of the Lord and Word of God came, speaking.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  33. Mark 2:2
    And immediately many gathered together, so that there was no room to receive them, not even around the door; and He preached the word to them.


    There were no Bibles in this time. There were scrolls, handwritten, expensive, rare, kept in synagogues. Jesus did not carry scrolls around and read them to people. No, Jesus didn't read scriptures to them; Jesus preached the words he heard the Father command him to speak from within his heart.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  34. Mark 4:14-20
    The sower sows the word.
    Some are the people along the path where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan comes immediately, and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.
    Others are the ones like the seed sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness,
    But have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time; afterward, when affliction or persecution rises for the word's sake, they are immediately offended.
    Others are like the seed sown among thorns, who hear the word,
    And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
    And there are those who are like seed sown on good ground, who hear the word and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty fold, some sixty, and some a hundred times as much.

    Clearly, to hear the word is to hear the word within your heart speak to you, which is received with great joy.

    The Greek for all the occurrences of word in these (click to see) verses is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  35. Mark 4:33
    With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.


    There are no parables in the Old Testament, so Jesus could not have been reading parables; He spoke new parables by the Spirit, by the Word of God, which He heard immediately before speaking.

    Jesus only spoke what He heard the Father tell Him to speak
    , and whoever speaks about God with words that He has not heard God command Him to speak, that man seeks His own glory, not the glory of God. John 7:18.  To be seeking God's glory and not your own, you must first be specifically sent and then only speak words heard from the Spirit immediately before speaking.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  36. Mark 7:13
    Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.

    The Greek for the occurrences of word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

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Now look at the Apostles references to the Word, and remember, the Bible wasn't even printed until 1516. Scriptures on scrolls were expensive, rare, and usually only found in the synagogues. So, the early church thrived in Spirit and power without the Bible or scrolls. So, the Bible can't be the Word of God. The below references are not to the Bible or Scriptures.

The Apostles spoke the words that they heard from within their heart. They spoke the Word of God as they were commanded to speak . When believers grew to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; when believers were truly in Christ; then they were in unity, speaking with one mouth words supplied from within their heart by the Word of God; thus they spoke the Word of God.

From the Word of the Lord within:

Why are ten words from Him, (that you hear Him speak to you), better that reading ten of the New Testament letters? Because His words that you hear Him speak to you impart the life of God to your heart, John 6:63; but reading ten letters is just a work of the flesh, which profits nothing; in fact most people read the letters of the New Testament and think they are addressed to them, when in fact most were addressed to very advanced believers who had attained the first stage of perfection. Reading the Bible is valuable for understanding what is sin and for maintaining your hope in the true gospel; however, to be of value, your hope must be in the true gospel and the benefit of bearing the cross to realize those promises.

  1. Acts 4:4
    However, the number of those who heard the word [spoken by Peter and John from the Spirit of God] and believed, was about five thousand men.

    The Greek for the occurrence of word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  2. Acts 4:29
    And now, Lord, behold their threats; and grant to your servants, that they may speak your word with all boldness,

    The Greek for the occurrence of word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  3. Acts 4:31
    After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. (These people spoke the Word of God from the Holy Spirit within them.)

    The Greek for the occurrence of word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  4. Acts 5:19-20
    But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  5. Acts 6:2
    So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The disciples were not ministers of the letter (Bible), which kills, but ministers of the Spirit, which gives life. 2 Cor 3:6.
    They didn't read scriptures when they preached, they spoke from the Spirit of God that supplied their words before they spoke.

  6. Acts 6:4
    But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logou (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  7. Acts 6:7
    So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Scriptures didn't spread, but those who could speak words supplied by God's Spirit did spread.

  8. Acts 8:4
    And those who had been scattered abroad, were preaching the word wherever they went.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  9. Acts 8:14
    When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Samaria had not embraced scriptures. They had heard and believed words spoken from the Spirit.

  10. Acts 8:25
    When they had testified and proclaimed the word of the Lord, Peter and John returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many Samaritan villages.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  11. Acts 10:36
    The word that God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ, the Lord of all;

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  12. Acts 10:37
    That word you yourselves know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism that John preached.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  13. Acts 10:44
    Now while Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all of those who heard the word.

    The Greek for the first instance of word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

    The Greek for the second instance of word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  14. Acts 11:1
    The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  15. Acts 11:16
    Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, 'John indeed baptized with water; but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhmatov (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  16. Acts 11:19
    Now those who had been scattered abroad due to the persecution that arose after Stephen's death, traveled as far as Phoenice, Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to no one except the Jews.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  17. Acts 12:24
    But the word of God continued to increase and spread. (there were no Bibles to hand out)

    Scriptures were on hand-copied scrolls. Scrolls did not spread, but the Spirit of God in men's hearts matured so that the Word was spoken by those who heard and obeyed as they were commanded to speak.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  18. Acts 13:5
    When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper.

    You don't proclaim scriptures in a synagogue, which had scriptures routinely read every Sabbath; but you do proclaim words that you hear in your heart that you are ordered to proclaim

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  19. Acts 13:7
    who was an attendant of the proconsul, Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The disciples and apostles were not ministers of the letter (Bible), which kills, but ministers of the Spirit, which gives life. 2 Cor 3:6. They didn't read scriptures when they preached, they spoke from the Spirit of God that supplied their words before they spoke. The apostles preached the Word of Faith that was in their heart and mouth, put there by God to be heard and obeyed.

  20. Acts 13:15
    And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, "You men and brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, speak."

    After reading scripture, the Jewish rulers then asked the Christians if they had a word of exhortation to speak, which again is a clear distinction between scriptures and the word.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  21. Acts 13:26
    Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among you fear God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  22. Acts 13:44
    On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The whole city did not gather to hear Paul read scriptures from scrolls; they gathered to hear words from the Spirit of God that Paul spoke as he was commanded to speak.

  23. Acts 13:46
    Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    When Paul and the Apostles spoke, they spoke with words supplied by God from within their heart; that is the Word of faith that they preached.

  24. Acts 13:48
    When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

  25. The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  26. Acts 13:49
    And the word of the Lord was spread throughout all the region.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  27. Acts 14:3
    So they stayed a long time there speaking boldly in the Lord, who bore testimony to the word of his grace by granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  28. Acts 14:25
    And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Paul wrote, "The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart [so you may hear and obey it];" that is, the word of faith, which we preach Rom 10:8.

  29. Acts 15:7
    And when there had been much discussion, Peter rose up and said to them, "Men and brothers, you know that a good while ago God made a choice from among us that the Gentiles might hear the word of the gospel by my mouth and believe.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  30. Acts 15:35-36
    But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord. Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing."

    The Greek for word for (click to see) verse 35 is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The Greek for word for (click to see) verse 36 is logon <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Paul wrote, "The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart [so you may hear and obey it];" that is, the word of faith, which we preach. Rom 10:8.

  31. Acts 16:6
    Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Paul wrote, "The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart [so you may hear and obey it];" that is, the word of faith, which we preach. Rom 10:8.

  32. Acts 16:32
    So they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  33. Acts 17:13
    When the Jews in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God at Berea, they went there too, agitating the crowds and stirring them up.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Paul wrote, "The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart [so you may hear and obey it];" that is, the word of faith, which we preach. Rom 10:8.

  34. Acts 18:11
    So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  35. Acts 19:10
    This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  36. Acts 19:20
    In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.

    Scriptures cannot grow in power. But the word of the Lord, who is the Spirit of Jesus and the power of God, can grow in power as more of His believers mature so that they can speak His words heard from within their heart; and He can command powerful miracles to be performed, by which a mature believer then speaks the words he is commanded to speak that initiate the miracles performed by the power of God, Jesus Christ.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  37. Acts 20:32
    "Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logow (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  38. Acts 26:25
    But Paul said, "I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak the words of truth and seriousness.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhmata (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  39. Romans 9:6
    It is not as though the word of God has had no effect. For they are not all Israel, who are descended from Israel.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  40. Romans 9:9
    For this is the word of promise, "At this time I will come, and Sarah will have a son."


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  41. Romans 10:8
    But what does it say? "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, [there to be obeyed]," that is, the word of faith we preach.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  42. Rom 10:17
    So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
    Remember, Paul tells us in Rom 10:8, the word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart, that is, the word of faith, which we preach, which referred to Deuteronomy:

    If you will listen to and heed the voice of the LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law,
    and if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul.
    For this command which I command you this day is not hidden from you, nor is it far off.
    It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?'
    Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, 'Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?'
    But the word is very near to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, so that you may obey it. Deu 30:10-14

    So faith is hearing the word of Christ from within your heart, and recognizing it as the Spirit of God speaking to you, or Christ speaking to you; and believing it enough to obey. Thus to believe is: to believe, [trust, depend on, obey] on the word, Christ, heard in your heart. Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep [practice, obey] it. Christendom would have you believe that hearing someone read the words of the Bible is hearing the word of God, and if you believe them, you are a "believer." But this only results in belief in a book and faith in the words in a book. Christianity erroneously teaches that faith comes by belief in the message of the Bible; if so, then how did Enoch, Noah, Job, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, etc., have faith when scriptures were yet to be written? Yet Paul has just told us that faith comes from hearing the word, which word is in our hearts; so to have real faith, you must hear Christ from within your heart and believe whom you hear, to be the Son of God; and believe enough to completely obey him. If they tell you that "faith comes by hearing Bible verses (their word of God)," haven't they just cut Christ out of being the author and the finisher of your faith, by making the Bible their source of faith instead of the Living, speaking voice from heaven, Christ the Living God? If people insist that Bible verses are the "word of God," haven't they replaced Christ with the Bible — making the Bible their rule, their judge, their source of discernment, their authority — haven't they made the Bible their God? Think about it, even though it is a sad conclusion to make.

    By hearing Him speak to you, not a book about Jesus, but Jesus himself is the source and author of your faith: true faith, of which Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith, Heb 12:2. By obedience to the word, Jesus, you have faith: For Jesus became the Author and Source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him. Heb 5:9. To believe is to obey. Obedience leads to salvation. Obedience leads to righteousness.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhmatov (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said

  43. 1 Cor 2:13
    This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom,
    but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual truths to spiritual people.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logoiv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  44. 1 Cor 12:8
    For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse
    is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  45. 1 Cor 14:36
    Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached?

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  46. 2 Corinthians 2:17
    Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God.

    Paul has just said that he speaks the word of God before God with sincerity.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  47. 2 Corinthians 4:2
    Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  48. 2 Corinthians 5:19
    That is, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them; and has committed to us the word of reconciliation
    .

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  49. 2 Corinthians 6:7
    By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  50. Galatians 6:6
    Let him who is taught in the word share with him who teaches in all good things [as needed].


    If someone has taught, speaking words from the Spirit as he hears them, that person is worthy of your sharing; but if one only reads from the Bible and preaches from their own mind and imagination, they are false prophets, undeserving of your sharing.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  51. Eph 1:12-13
    That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, [the word of truth is not a book], the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Christendom teaches that the "word of truth" is the Bible, but obviously it is words spoken to you from the Spirit of God.

    You are to hear the good news of you salvation to come, spoken from the mouth of God, which you hear in your heart. You hear that good news when you receive the seal of the Spirit, which is the down payment of the final salvation, when Christ becomes your true ruler and king.

  52. Ephesians 5:26
    That he might sanctify and cleanse it [the church of believers] with the washing of water by the word,


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhmati (from rhema) <4487> : 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning 1b) speech, discourse 1b1) what one has said.

    This is one of the critical verses to be understood. Hearing someone read words from the Bible does not result in any cleansing whatsoever. But the words that Christ speaks to you do result in your cleansing. Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you. John 15:3, and Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with me." John 13:8.

  53. Philippians 1:14
    Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  54. Philippians 2:16
    Holding fast [treasuring] the word of life; so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run or labored in vain.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  55. Colossians 1:5
    Because of the hope that is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of truth of the gospel;


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  56. Colossians 1:25
    I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  57. Colossians 3:16
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  58. 1 Thessalonians 1:6
    And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  59. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
    And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.

    The Greek for the word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  60. 1 Thessalonians 4:15
    For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain till the coming of the Lord will not precede those who are asleep [in Jesus].


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  61. 2 Thessalonians 3:1
    Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified, even as it is with you.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  62. 1 Timothy 4:5
    because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logou (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Reading words from the Bible consecrates nothing, but words spoken from the Spirit certainly can.

  63. 1 Timothy 5:17
    Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine
    .

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  64. 2 Timothy 2:9
    For which I am suffering as a criminal, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  65. 2 Timothy 4:2
    Preach the word. Be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine
    .

    The Apostles preached the word of faith: hearing the word in your heart and then obeying it. To obey is to follow. To follow is to deny you own will and do the will of God; that is the cross to your will.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  66. Titus 1:3
    and at his appointed season he brought his word to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  67. Hebrews 6:5
    who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  68. Hebrews 13:7
    Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  69. James 1:18
    By his own will he fathered us by the word of truth, so that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  70. James 1:21
    Therefore lay aside all filthiness and superfluity [excess] of wickedness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

    The engrafted word is what you hear, receive, and obey; thus His words with life are engrafted into your heart.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  71. James 1:22
    But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logou <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    A doer of the word is a person who obeys the commands he hears from the Word of God within his heart.

  72. James 1:23
    For if anyone is only a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror,.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logou <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  73. 1 Peter 2:8
    And "a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence,"
    to those who stumble at the word, because they are disobedient; to this they were destined.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  74. 1 Peter 3:1
    Likewise, wives, be submissive to your own husbands, so that if any of them do not obey the word, they may be won over without words, by the conduct of the wives,


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  75. 2 Peter 1:19
    And so [like we heard God's voice from heaven on the mount] we have the more sure prophetic word [the word in your heart]; to which you do well to pay attention, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star [Jesus] rises in your hearts;

    . I, Jesus.. am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star. Rev 22:16. He who overcomes, ..I will give him the morning star. Rev 2:26-28.

    You can read the Bible continuously, and you will never see the Morning Star arise in your hearts; but if you daily listen for the living word, hear, and obey — the day breaks through and the Morning Star [light] arises in your hearts. For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Cor 4:6. Christ is revealed in your heart; you see, and have knowledge of, the glory of God. As the lightning comes out of the east, and shines to the west; so also will the coming of the Son of man be. Mat 24:27.

    Until this occurs, you must obey the voice of the Lord. Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it! Luke 11:28. From the Word of the Lord within: "Light comes from faith in the voice."
    My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and put it into practice. Luke 8:21.
    Then there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is My Son, My Chosen One, My Beloved; listen to, believe, and obey Him!” Luke 9:35
    .
    So you must come to Jesus, silently listen, hear him speak to you, and then obey what he commands you to do. Come, listen, hear, obey.

    Clearly the Bible does not speak, but the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus, does speak the word of faith from within your heart.

  76. 2 Peter 3:5
    But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed
    .
    (The Bible did not create the heavens and earth, but the Spirit of Christ, the Word of God did create it all.)

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  77. 1 John 1:1
    That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logou (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  78. 1 John 2:5
    But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 1 John 2:5
    .

    You can memorize the entire Bible, but the love of God will not be perfected in you. But if you keep and obey all the commands you hear the Lord speak to you, then the love of God will be perfected in you.

    Whoever keeps his word (is obedient to commands, practices his teachings), the love of God is perfected in him. If there is one word that sums up the Bible, it is obedience. True faith leads to obedience. Obedience leads to the restoration of man to the image of God, and then to union with Christ and God. You are in Christ if the love of God has been perfected in you. If not, you can say you are in Christ, but it is a lie.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  79. 1 John 2:7
    Brothers, I write no new command to you, but an old command that you had from the beginning. The old command is the word that you have heard from the beginning.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  80. 1 John 2:14
    I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one
    .

    Scripture does not abide in anyone, but the Word of God, the Spirit of Christ, is in your heart to hear and obey.)

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  81. 1 John 5:7
    there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word,
    [this is Jesus, not the Bible] and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse
    is logos (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  82. Revelation 1:2
    who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    John saw the word of God, who is the Spirit of Jesus, not the Bible.

  83. Revelation 1:9
    I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus
    .

    Obviously reading scripture did not cause John to be placed on the island of Patmos, but because he preached the word of God as he heard it revealed to him, and because he prophesied (the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus), he was banished to Patmos.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  84. Revelation 6:9
    When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  85. Revelation 12:11
    And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives even to the death.


    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  86. Revelation 20:4
    I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said

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Old Testament References


The Old Testament has many "word of the Lord" references, ( further below)
but just a few "word of God" references as follows:

  1. Proverbs 30:5
    Every word of God is pure; he is a shield to those who put their trust in him.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logoi (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  2. 1 Samuel 9:27
     And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, "Tell your servant to go on ahead of us, (and he continued on), but you delay awhile so that I may reveal to you the word of God."

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.
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Below are References to Words or Word in General

  1. Proverbs 1:23
    If you will repent at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  2. Proverbs 2:1
    My son, if you will hear and accept my words, and treasure my commands within your memory;

    The Hebrew for word in this (click to see) verse is yrma <0561>: 1) utterance, speech, word, saying, promise, command

  3. Proverbs 4:4
    He taught me also, and said to me,"Let your heart retain my words; keep my commands, and live.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  4. Proverbs 4:5
    Get wisdom, get understanding. Do not forget it; neither turn away from the words of my mouth.

    The Hebrew for word in this (click to see) verse is yrmam <0561>: 1) utterance, speech, word, saying, promise, command.

  5. Proverbs 4:20
    My son, attend to my words; incline your ear to what I say.

    The Hebrew from other manuscripts for word in this (click to see) verse is yrmal <0561>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logoiv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  6. Proverbs 5:7
    Hear me now therefore, O you children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The Hebrew from other manuscripts for word in this (click to see) verse is yrmam <0561>: 1) utterance, speech, word, saying, promise, command.

  7. Proverbs 7:1
    My son, keep my words, and lay up my commands with you.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The Hebrew from other manuscripts for word in this (click to see) verse is yrma <0561>: 1) utterance, speech, word, saying, promise, command.

  8. Proverbs 7:24
    Listen to me now therefore, O you children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

    The Hebrew for word in this (click to see) verse is yrmal <0561>: 1) utterance, speech, word, saying, promise, command.

  9. Proverbs 8:8
    All the words of my mouth are with righteousness; there is nothing against truth or perverse in them.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhmata (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

    The Hebrew from other manuscripts for word in this (click to see) verse is yrma <0561>: 1) utterance, speech, word, saying, promise, command.

  10. Proverbs 13:13
    Whoever despises the word shall be destroyed, but he who fears the commands shall be rewarded.

    The Hebrew for word in this (click to see) verse is rbdl (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words

  11. Proverbs 19:27
    Stop listening, my son, to instruction; and you will err from the words of knowledge.

    The Hebrew for word in this (click to see) verse is yrmam <0561>: 1) utterance, speech, word, saying, promise, command.

  12. Proverbs 22:17
    Incline your ear, and listen to the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logoiv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The Hebrew from other manuscripts for word in this (click to see) verse is yrbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words

  13. Proverbs 22:21
    To know the truth of the words of truth, so to answer truth if you are sent [to speak to others].

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The Hebrew from other manuscripts for word in this (click to see) verse is yrma <0561>: 1) utterance, speech, word, saying, promise, command.

  14. Proverbs 30:6
    Do not add to his words [you hear], lest he reprove you, and you are found a liar.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logoiv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The Hebrew from other manuscripts for word in this (click to see) verse is wyrbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words

  15. Numbers 22:38
    And Balaam said to Balak, "I have come to you; do I now have any power at all to say anything? Only the word that God puts in my mouth, that shall I speak."

    The word is in his mouth, just as Rom 10:8 and Deu 30:14 state.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

    The Hebrew from other manuscripts for word in this (click to see) verse is rbdh (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words

  16. 1 Kings 8:26
    And now, O God of Israel, let your word that you promised your servant David my father come true.

    God did not promise David anything by scripture; but the Lord did promise David by speaking to him. The word is not scripture.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  17. 2 Kings 19:21
    This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him: 'The virgin the daughter of Zion has despised you and laughed you to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head behind your back!

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said

  18. 2 Chronicles 6:17
    And now, O LORD, God of Israel, let your word that you promised your servant David come true.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhmati (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  19. 2 Chronicles 10:15
    So the king did not listen to the people, for this turn of events was from God, to fulfill the word the LORD had spoken to Jeroboam son of Nebat through Ahijah the Shilonite.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  20. Psalms 17:4
    Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the paths of the destroyer.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The Hebrew from other manuscripts for word in this (click to see) verse is rbbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words

  21. Psalms 56:4
    In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  22. Psalms 119:9
    How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed to and watching for your word.

    One does not watch for scriptures, but one does listen and watch for the word of the Lord within your heart to speak and/or provide a vision with understanding.

    Reading scriptures does not cleanse you; but when you sit in humble silence and wait for the Lord, listening and watching for His word, each word you hear cleanses you a little more because each word that He speaks to you imparts the life of God to you as it is engrafted into your heart.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Psalms 119 is full of references to "your word." Click to see them all.

    David said he was taught by God himself, and the Lord's words to him were sweeter than honey;
    because David had been taught by the Lord himself, he had outstripped all his teachers.

    I have more understanding than all my teachers
    for your testimonies are my meditation.
    I understand more than the ancients
    because I keep your precepts.
    I have refrained my feet from every evil way,
    that I may keep your word [heard from within].
    I have not departed from your judgments
    for you have taught me.
    How sweet are your words to my taste!
    Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psa 119:99-103

    For David to be taught by the Lord, the Lord would have to be speaking to him by His word and showing him visions by His word.

  23. Isaiah 8:20
    Rather than to the law and to the testimony? If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light of the morning in them.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

    The alternate Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is rbd (from dabar) <01697>:1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  24. Isaiah 28:23
    Give ear and hear my voice; listen and hear my words.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  25. Isaiah 29:18
    And in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of gloom and darkness.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  26. Isaiah 30:21
     And your ears will hear a word from [you] following after, to say, "This is the way, walk in it," whether you are to go to the right or go to the left.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  27. Isaiah 40:8
    The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  28. Isaiah 41:26
    Who has declared this from the beginning, that we may know? And beforehand, that we may say, 'He is righteous?' Yes, there is none that shows, yes, there is none that declares, yes, there is none that hears your words.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  29. Isaiah 45:23
    I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, 'That to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.'

    The Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is rbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  30. Isaiah 51:16
    And I have put my words in your mouth, and I have covered you in the shadow of my hand, so that I may fix the heavens and lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, 'You are my people.'"

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  31. Isaiah 55:11
    So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth. It shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  32. Isaiah 59:21
    "As for me, this is my covenant with them," says the LORD; "My spirit that is on you, and my words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed's seed," says the LORD, "from from this time forward and forever."

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhmata (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  33. Isaiah 66:2
    For all these things my hand has made, and so they have come into being," says the LORD. "But this is the man I will look on [favorably]: he who is of a humble and contrite spirit, and trembles at my word.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  34. Jeremiah 5:13
    And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them; let what they prophesy be done to them.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  35. Jeremiah 5:14
    Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts, "Because the people say these words, behold, I will make my words in your [Jeremiah's] mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  36. Jeremiah 6:19
    Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts [and schemes] because they have not heeded my words, nor my law, but have rejected it.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logwn (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  37. Jeremiah 9:20
    Yet hear the word of the LORD, O you women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and everyone her neighbor lamentation.

    The Greek for the first instance of word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The Greek for the second instance of word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  38. Jeremiah 10:1
    Hear you the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel:

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  39. Jeremiah 11:2-3
     Hear the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse
    is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    And say you to them, Thus says the Lord God of Israel: Cursed is the man that does not obey the words of this covenant,

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logwn (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  40. Jeremiah 11:8
    Yet they did not obey, nor did they incline their ear to listen, but everyone walked in the imagination of their evil heart. Therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do and which they did not perform them."

    The Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is yrbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  41. Jeremiah 13:10
    This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall be like this girdle, which is good for nothing.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logwn (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  42. Jeremiah 21:1
    The word came to Jeremiah from the LORD when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur son of Malkijah and the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah. They said:

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  43. Jeremiah 17:15
    Behold, they say to me, "Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come now."

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  44. Jeremiah 18:1
    This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  45. Jeremiah 23:28-30
    The prophet who has a dream, let him tell it as a dream; and he that has my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?" says the Lord.
    "Is not my word like a fire," says the LORD, "and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

     "Therefore," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who steal my words from one another that they claim are from me.

    George Fox frequently wrote that when someone preaches from their carnal mind quoting the Bible, instead of preaching words that they hear from the Spirit of God telling them what to say; then those men are stealing the words of the saints. Fox also wrote that spiritual progress of ministers in his era was less than that of Balaam's ass because the ass spoke the Word of the Lord, but the ministers could not even hear the Lord's voice, much less speak the Word of the Lord; they could only quote the Bible; exactly like the ministers today.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon and logoi (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  46. Jeremiah 29:10
    For thus says the Lord, "That after seventy years have passed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform my good word toward you by causing you to return to this place.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logouv (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  47. Jeremiah 23:36
    But you must not mention 'the oracle of the LORD ' again, because every man's own word becomes his oracle and so you distort the words of the living God, the LORD Almighty, our God.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  48. Ezekiel 3:10
    Moreover he said to me, "Son of man, all my words that I speak to you, receive in your heart and hear with your ears.

    The Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is yrbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  49. Ezekiel 33:31-32
    And they come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they will not do [obey] them; for they show much love with their mouth, but their heart goes after their covetousness.

    Indeed, to them you are like a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument, for they hear your words but they do not do [obey] them.

    The Hebrew text for word in both (click to see) verses is Kyrbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

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Word of the Lord References

There are hundreds of "word of the Lord" verses in the Old Testament — too many to be read.

However, there are also many self-evident references with separate groupings below that can be clicked to see:

Below are a few of the Old Testament references to the Word of the Lord

  1. Psalms 33:6
    The heavens were made by the word of the LORD, and all their host by the breath of his mouth.


    Notice! This verse shows that the word of the Lord is a "his," the Spirit: not a book, not a writing, not the Bible, not scripture.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logow (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Dear Reader. Consider that "the word of the Lord" and "the word of God" are the same. Look at the below NT verse:

    Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Heb 11:3.

    The Old Testament texts for "word" are rarely translated as the "word of God;" instead the translators extensively used "word of the Lord." The New Testament was translated from Greek to English as "the word of God," but they mean the same thing. Both refer to the Lord Jesus Christ, who created all things in heaven and earth, and whose name is "the word of God."

  2. Psalms 33:4
    For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in faithfulness.

    Once again, the word of the Lord is a "his" — the Spirit: the Lord Jesus Christ, who created all things in heaven and earth, and whose name is "the word of God."

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The alternate Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is rbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  3. Psalms 105:19
    Until the time that his word came [true]; the word of the LORD tried [refined] him.

    Scripture cannot try a man.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The alternate Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is wrbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words


  4. Psalms 106:24
    Yes, they despised the pleasant land, they did not believe his word:

    They did not believe what God has spoken.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The alternate Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is wrbdl (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words

  5. Psalms 107:20
     He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

    Scriptures don't heal or deliver, but the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose name is the Word of God, does heal and deliver

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logwon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    The alternate Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is wrbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words

  6. Gen 15:1
    After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.

    This was before the scriptures even existed, so it is impossible for "word" to refer to scriptures.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhmta (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

    The alternate Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is rbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  7. Gen 15:4
    Then the word of the LORD came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir."

    This was before the scriptures even existed, so it is impossible for "word" to refer to scriptures.

    The alternate Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is rbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  8. Exodus 9:20
    Then those who feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his livestock flee to the houses.

    This was before the scriptures even existed, so it is impossible for "word" to refer to scriptures.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

    The alternate Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is rbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  9. Exodus 9:21
    But those who did not regard the word of the LORD left their servants and their livestock in the field.

    This was before the scriptures even existed, so it is impossible for "word" to refer to scriptures.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

    The alternate Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is rbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  10. Numbers 3:16
    And Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD, as he was commanded.

    It is obvious the voice of the Spirit of God commanded Moses; Moses wrote the first books of scripture as He was instructed by the Word of the Lord that He heard.

    The Hebrew for word in this (click to see) verse is yp <06310>: 1) mouth.

    The Hebrew reads according to the mouth of the Lord.

  11. Numbers 3:51
    And Moses gave the money of those who were redeemed to Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.

    It is obvious the voice of the Spirit of God commanded Moses; Moses wrote the first books of scripture as He was instructed by the Word of the Lord that He heard.

    The Hebrew for word in this (click to see) verse is yp <06310>: 1) mouth.

    The Hebrew reads according to the mouth of the Lord.

  12. Numbers 4:45
    These are those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

    It is obvious the voice of the Spirit of God commanded Moses.

    The Hebrew for word in this (click to see) verse is yp <06310>: 1) mouth.

    The Hebrew reads according to the mouth of the Lord.

  13. Numbers 15:31
    Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

    There were no writings for people to read. The Ten Commandments were written in stone and kept in a holy place, where only Aaron could read them. This has to be referring to the voice of the Lord's Spirit.

    The Hebrew for word in this (click to see) verse is rbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  14. Numbers 22:18
    And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, "If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.

    Anyone who has read this account of Balaam, knows that Balaam was not reading some scripture to make his pronouncements. He was listening to the voice of the Lord, which is the word of the Lord, who is Jesus.

  15. Numbers 36:5
    And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the LORD, saying, "The tribe of the sons of Joseph has spoken well.

    Moses did not get his instructions from a book. Moses wrote books based on what he heard the voice of the Lord, (the Word of the Lord), instruct him to write.

  16. Deuteronomy 18:21
    And if you say in your heart, 'How will we know the word that the LORD has not spoken?'

    The Lord speaks to his prophets. The prophets hear the word of the Lord. To truly prophesy is speak as the Lord tells you to speak.

  17. Deuteronomy 30:11-14
    For this command that I command you this day is not hidden from you, nor is it far off.
    It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?'
    Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, 'Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?'
    But the word is very near to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, so that you may obey it.

    This verse says it all. The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  18. Deuteronomy 34:5
    So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.

    Just as the voice of the Lord, (not some writing), had told Moses that he would not enter the promise land because he struck the rock in anger.

  19. Joshua 8:27
    Only the cattle and the spoil of that city was taken by Israel as plunder for themselves, according to the word of the LORD that he had commanded Joshua.

    A scripture did not command Joshua on how to plunder that city, the voice of the Lord, the Word of the Lord, Jesus Christ, commanded Joshua.

  20. Joshua 19:50
    According to the word of the LORD they gave him the city he requested, Timnathserah in mount Ephraim; and he built the city, and dwelled in it.

    The Lord, (the voice of the Lord: the word of the Lord), told Joshua how divide up the land among the Israelites, not some writing. This is properly translated: "as the LORD had commanded."

  21. 1 Sam 3:7

    Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD : The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.

    Notice! To hear the word of the Lord is revelation from God; you hear in your heart or you a vision with understanding.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  22. 1 Samuel 15:23
    For rebellion (disobedience) is as bad as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  23. 1 Samuel 15:26
    And Samuel said to Saul, "I will not come back with you because you have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel."

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  24. 2 Samuel 22:31
    "As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  25. 2 Sam 24:11-12
    Before David got up the next morning, the word of the LORD had come to Gad the prophet, David's seer: "Go and tell David, 'This is what the LORD says: I am giving you three options. Choose one of them for me to carry out against you.'"

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  26. 1 Kings 2:27
    So Solomon removed Abiathar from being priest to the LORD, that he might fulfill the word of the LORD, which he spoke concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  27. 1 Kings 13:1
    By the word of the LORD a man of God came from Judah to Bethel, as Jeroboam was standing by the altar to make an offering.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  28. 1 Kings 13:5
    Also, the altar was split apart and its ashes poured out according to the sign given by the man of God by the word of the LORD.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  29. 1 Kings 13:17
    For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, 'You shall not eat bread or drink water there or return by the way that you came.'"

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  30. 1 Kings 13:18
    Then the old prophet said to him, "I am a prophet also as you are. And an angel spoke to me by the word of the LORD, saying, 'Bring him back with you to your house, so that he may eat bread and drink water.'"1 (But he was lying to him.)

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  31. 1 Kings 13:20
    And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came to the prophet who had brought him back.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  32. 1 Kings 13:21
    He cried out to the man of God who had come from Judah, "This is what the LORD says: 'You have defied the word of the LORD and have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  33. 1 Kings 13:26
    When the prophet who had brought him back from his journey heard of it, he said, "It is the man of God who defied the word of the LORD. The LORD has given him over to the lion, which has mauled him and killed him, as the word of the LORD had warned him."

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  34. 1 Kings 15:29
    And as soon as he reigned, he killed all the house of Jeroboam. He did not leave to Jeroboam any who breathed, until he had destroyed him, according to the word of the LORD, which He had spoken by his servant Ahijah the Shilonite,

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  35. 1 Kings 17:8
    And the word of the LORD came to him, saying,

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  36. 1 Kings 17:16
    And the barrel of flour was not used up nor did the bottle of oil run dry, according to the word of the LORD which he spoke through Elijah.

    Obviously Elijah was not reading scripture when he promised this miracle.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  37. 1 Kings 17:24
    Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth."

    Notice! The Lord spoke through the mouth of Elijah, as He speaks through all that prophesy; they are not reading from a book. For the word of God is quick [living], and powerful [active], and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner and judge of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Heb 4:12

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

    Elijah did not speak by quoting scripture. He spoke as he heard the Word of the Lord within his heart.

  38. 1 Kings 20:35
    Now a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his neighbor by the word of the LORD, "Strike me, I pray you." But the man refused to strike him.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  39. 1 Kings 22:19
    And Micaiah said, "Hear therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  40. 1 Kings 22:38
    And they washed his chariot in the pool of Samaria, where the harlots bathed, and the dogs licked up his blood, according to the word of the LORD that was spoken.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  41. 2 Kings 1:17
    So Ahaziah died according to the word of the LORD that Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram reigned in his place in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, because Ahaziah had no son.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  42. 2 Kings 3:12
    And Jehoshaphat said, "The word of the LORD is with him." So the king of Israel, Jehoshaphat, and the king of Edom went down to Elisha.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  43. 2 Kings 4:44
    So he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  44. 2 Kings 7:1
    Then Elisha said, "Hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the LORD, 'Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will be sold for a shekel and two measures of barley for a shekel in the gate of Samaria.'"

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  45. 2 Kings 7:16
    Then the people went out and plundered the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.
  46. 2 Kings 9:26
    'As surely as I saw yesterday the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons, says the LORD, I will repay you on this plot of ground.' Now therefore take Joram and cast him on the plot of ground of Naboth, according to the word of the LORD.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  47. 2 Kings 9:36
    Therefore they came back again and told Jehu. And he said, "This is the word of the LORD, which he spoke through his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, 'In the property of Jezreel dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel.'

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  48. 2 Kings 14:25
    He was the one who restored the boundaries of Israel from Lebo Hamath to the Sea of the Arabah, in accordance with the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, spoken through his servant Jonah son of Amittai, the prophet from Gath Hepher.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  49. 2 Kings 15:12
    This was the fulfillment of the word of the LORD that he spoke to Jehu, saying, "Your sons shall sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation" And so it came to pass.

    Notice! God spoke the word of the Lord to Jehu. The word of the Lord is God speaking, and it not scripture.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  50. 2 Kings 20:16
    Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, "Hear the word of the LORD!

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said

  51. 2 Kings 23:16
    Then Josiah looked around, and when he saw the tombs that were there on the hillside, he had the bones removed from them and burned on the altar to defile it, in accordance with the word of the LORD proclaimed by the man of God who foretold these things.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  52. 2 Chronicles 11:2-4
    But this word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God: "Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah and to all the Israelites in Judah and Benjamin, 'This is what the LORD says: Do not go up to fight against your brothers. Go home, every one of you, for this is my doing.' " So they obeyed the words of the LORD and turned back from marching against Jeroboam.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  53. 2 Chronicles 30:12
    Also in Judah the hand of God was on the people to give them unity of mind to carry out what the king and his officials had ordered, following the word of the LORD.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logw (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  54. Isaiah 28:13
    But the word of the LORD was to them, "precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken."

    The alternate Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is rbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  55. Jeremiah 1:11-13
    The word of the LORD came to me: "What do you see, Jeremiah?"  "I see the branch of an almond tree," I replied. The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled." The word of the LORD came to me again: "What do you see?"  "I see a boiling pot, tilting away from the north," I answered.

    The Greek for word in these verses is logov and logouv and logov (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

    Here the Word of the Lord not only spoke to Jeremiah, but showed him visions as part of the message or revelation.

  56. Jeremiah 2:31
    O generation, regard and heed the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel or a land of darkness? Why do my people say, 'We can roam without restraint; we will no longer come to you?'

    The Hebrew text for word in this (click to see) verse is rbd (from dabar) <01697>: 1) speech, word, speaking, thing; 1a) speech; 1b) saying, utterance; 1c) word, words.

  57. Jeremiah 6:10
     To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot listen. Behold, the word of the LORD is to them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is rhma (from rhema) <4487>: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said.

  58. Jeremiah 7:2
    Stand at the gate of the LORD's house and there proclaim this message: 'Hear the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship the LORD.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  59. Jeremiah 19:3
    and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah and people of Jerusalem. This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Listen! I am going to bring a disaster on this place that will make the ears of everyone who hears of it tingle.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  60. Jeremiah 42:15
    then hear the word of the LORD, O remnant of Judah. This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says:

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  61. Hosea 4:1
    Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: "There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land.

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

  62. Zechariah 12:1
    This is the word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares:

    The Greek for word in this (click to see) verse is logon (from logos) <3056>: 1) of speech; 1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea; 1b) what someone has said.

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