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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tell.

2. (a.) Operating with great effect; effective; as, a telling speech.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

See GAMES, I, 4.

3132. manteuomai -- to divine
... in the practice. Word Origin from mantis (a seer) Definition to divine
NASB Word Usage fortune-telling (1). soothsaying. From a ...
// - 6k

4302. prolego -- to say beforehand, ie to predict
... Word Origin from pro and lego Definition to say beforehand, ie to predict NASB Word
Usage forewarn (1), say in advance (1), advance (1). ...
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2980. laleo -- to talk
... says (2), speak (95), speak forth (1), speaking (54), speaks (25), spoke (44), spoken
(38), stating (1), talked (1), talking (5), tell (1), telling (1), things ...
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1351. dilogos -- given to repetition, double-tongued
... double-tongued. From dis and logos; equivocal, ie Telling a different story --
double-tongued. see GREEK dis. see GREEK logos. (dilogous) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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1256. dialegomai -- to discuss, to address, to preach
... Doing this is perhaps the most telling characteristic of the growing Christian!
[1256 () is the root of the English term, "dialogue."]. ...
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2008. epitimao -- to honor, to mete out due measure, hence to ...
... and timao Definition to honor, to mete out due measure, hence to censure NASB Word
Usage rebuke (6), rebuked (13), rebuking (3), sternly telling (2), sternly ...
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3004. lego -- to say
... 1), so-called (3), speak (22), speaking (17), speaks (6), spoke (18), spoken (26),
stated (1), stating (2), talking (5), tell (71), telling (18), thing spoken ...
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226. aletheuo -- to speak the truth
... Word Origin from alethes Definition to speak the truth NASB Word Usage speaking
the truth (1), telling...the truth (1). speak the truth. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4557. mispar -- number, tally
... time* (1). abundance, account, all, infinite, tale, telling, time. From caphar;
a number, definite (arithmetical) or indefinite (large ...
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5046. nagad -- to be conspicuous
... 2), related (2), remind (1), report (2), reported (10), reported* (1), show (2),
shown (2), surely report (1), surely tell (1), tell (101), telling (2), tells ...
/hebrew/5046.htm - 6k

5608. saphar -- to count, recount, relate
... recounted (3), relate (3), related (9), relating (2), speak (1), state (1), surely
(1), taken (1), taken account (1), talk (1), tell (23), telling (1), told (15 ...
/hebrew/5608.htm - 6k

559. amar -- to utter, say
... saying (1), speaking (2), speaks (2), specifically say (1), specified (1), spoke
(77), spoken (15), still say (1), suppose (1), tell (23), telling (2), tells (1 ...
/hebrew/559.htm - 7k

1696. dabar -- to speak
... 34), speaks fluently (1), spoke (333), spoken (188), state (2), statements (2),
subdues (2), talk (7), talked (7), talking (9), tell (18), telling (4), tells (2 ...
/hebrew/1696.htm - 6k


The Answer Telling How a Solitary Can Discover his Faults.
... The Conferences of John Cassian. Chapter XII. The answer telling how a
solitary can discover his faults. John: To those who are ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter xii the answer telling.htm

The Answer, Telling that this Question Should be Reserved for a ...
... The Conferences of John Cassian. Chapter XXXVI. The answer, telling that
this question should be reserved for a future Conference. ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter xxxvi the answer telling.htm

The Answer Telling in what Cases the Determination is to be Kept ...
... Chapter XXVIII. The answer telling in what cases the determination is to be
kept fixedly, and in what cases it may be broken if need be. ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter xxviii the answer telling.htm

Micaiah's Courage in Telling the Truth
there was no war between Aram and Israel. But in the third ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/micaiahs courage in telling the.htm

Whether Secret Abstinence Ought to be Made Known, Without Telling ...
... Whether secret abstinence ought to be made known, without telling a lie about it,
to those who ask, and whether what has once been declined may be taken in hand ...
/.../the conferences of john cassian/chapter xxi whether secret abstinence.htm

Now, My Tongue, the Mystery Telling
... Now, my tongue, the mystery telling. [1270]St. Thomas (Wade): ... Oxford
Hymn Book. Now, my tongue, the mystery telling. Of the glorious Body sing,. ...
/.../holy communion the communion 338.htm

Whether Observances Directed to the Purpose of Fortune-Telling are ...
to the purpose of fortune-telling are unlawful? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether observances directed to the 2.htm

Epistle Lxxxi. To Successus on the Tidings Brought from Rome ...
... Epistle LXXXI. To Successus on the Tidings Brought from Rome, Telling of the
Persecution. Argument."Cyprian Tells the Bishop Successus ...
/.../cyprian/the epistles of cyprian/epistle lxxxi to successus on.htm

How the Devil Often Appeared to Brother Ruffino in the Form of a ...
/.../the little flowers of st francis of assisi/chapter xxix how the devil.htm

The Water-Mark of John's Gospel.
... There's personal knowledge. There's a telling some one else this thing you know. ...
Telling is the whole of Jesus; telling men of the Father. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/the water-mark of johns gospel.htm

Telling (89 Occurrences)
... & vb. n.) of Tell. 2. (a.) Operating with great effect; effective; as, a telling
speech. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. STORY TELLING. See GAMES, I, 4. ...
/t/telling.htm - 31k

Fortune-telling (1 Occurrence)
Fortune-telling. Fortune-tellers, Fortune-telling. Forty .
Multi-Version Concordance Fortune-telling (1 Occurrence). ...
/f/fortune-telling.htm - 6k

Games (2 Occurrences)
... GAMES. gamz: I. ISRAELITISH GAMES 1. Children's Games Mimicry 2. Sports 3. Games
of Chance and Skill 4. Story-Telling 5. Dancing 6. Proverbs 7. Riddles II. ...
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Relating (9 Occurrences)
... Judges 7:13 When Gideon had come, behold, there was a man telling a dream to his
fellow; and he said, "Behold, I dreamed a dream; and behold, a cake of barley ...
/r/relating.htm - 9k

Prove (83 Occurrences)
... (WEY). Matthew 26:68 while they taunted Him, saying, "Christ, prove yourself
a Prophet by telling us who it was that struck you." (WEY). ...
/p/prove.htm - 34k

Midianite (11 Occurrences)
... Judges 7:13 And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man telling a dream unto
his follow, and saying: 'Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of ...
/m/midianite.htm - 13k

Mid'ian (47 Occurrences)
... Judges 7:13 When Gideon came, behold, a man was telling a dream to his comrade;
and he said, "Behold, I dreamed a dream; and lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled ...
/m/mid'ian.htm - 20k

Message (222 Occurrences)
... Luke 8:1 Shortly after this He visited town after town, and village after village,
proclaiming His Message and telling the Good News of the Kingdom of God. ...
/m/message.htm - 34k

Telleth (10 Occurrences)

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Walk (315 Occurrences)
... (1) Observance of laws or customs: "Thou teachest all the Jews who are among the
Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children ...
/w/walk.htm - 39k

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Telling (89 Occurrences)

Matthew 12:48
But he answered him who spoke to him, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?"
(See NAS)

Matthew 16:12
Then they understood that he didn't tell them to beware of the yeast of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
(See NIV)

Matthew 20:31
The multitude rebuked them, telling them that they should be quiet, but they cried out even more, "Lord, have mercy on us, you son of David!"

Matthew 26:68
while they taunted Him, saying, "Christ, prove yourself a Prophet by telling us who it was that struck you."

Matthew 28:13
telling them to say, "His disciples came during the night and stole his body while we were asleep."

Mark 9:31
for He was teaching His disciples, and telling them, "The Son of Man is to be betrayed into the hands of men, and they will put Him to death; and after being put to death, in three days He will rise to life again."

Mark 10:48
Many rebuked him, that he should be quiet, but he cried out much more, "You son of David, have mercy on me!"

Mark 14:13
He sent two of his disciples, and said to them, "Go into the city, and there you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him,
(See NIV)

Luke 5:36
He also told a parable to them. "No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old garment, or else he will tear the new, and also the piece from the new will not match the old.
(See NAS)

Luke 8:1
Shortly after this He visited town after town, and village after village, proclaiming His Message and telling the Good News of the Kingdom of God. The Twelve were with Him,

Luke 12:41
Peter said to him, "Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everybody?"

Luke 13:1
And there were present certain at that time, telling him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate did mingle with their sacrifices;

Luke 13:6
He spoke this parable. "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.
(See NAS)

Luke 18:1
He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,
(See NAS)

Luke 18:39
Those who led the way rebuked him, that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, "You son of David, have mercy on me!"

Luke 22:64
or blindfolded Him, and then challenged Him. "Prove to us," they said, "that you are a prophet, by telling us who it was that struck you."

Luke 24:10
Now they were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James. The other women with them told these things to the apostles.
(See NAS)

Luke 24:35
and they were telling the things in the way, and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread,

Luke 24:36
As they said these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, "Peace be to you."
(See NAS)

John 3:7
Do not be astonished at my telling you, 'You must all be born anew.'

John 8:27
They didn't understand that he spoke to them about the Father.
(See NIV)

John 8:46
Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?
(See NIV)

John 10:6
Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.

John 11:28
After saying this, she went and called her sister Mary privately, telling her, "The Rabbi is here and is asking for you."

John 13:19
From this time I tell you, before its coming to pass, that, when it may come to pass, ye may believe that I am 'he';

John 13:29
For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus said to him, "Buy what things we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor.

John 16:7
"Yet it is the truth that I am telling you--it is to your advantage that I go away. For unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.

John 16:17
Some of His disciples therefore said to one another, "What does this mean which He is telling us, 'A little while and you do not see me, and again a little while and you shall see me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?"

John 19:35
This statement is the testimony of an eye-witness, and it is true. He knows that he is telling the truth--in order that you also may believe.

John 20:18
Mary the Magdalene cometh, telling to the disciples that she hath seen the Lord, and 'that' these things he said to her.

Acts 2:11
Cretans and Arabians: we hear them speaking in our languages the mighty works of God!"
(See RSV)

Acts 4:20
for we can't help telling the things which we saw and heard."

Acts 5:42
But they did not desist from teaching every day, in the Temple or in private houses, and telling the Good News about Jesus, the Christ.

Acts 10:8
and, after telling them everything, he sent them to Jaffa.

Acts 10:36
The word which he sent to the children of Israel, preaching good news of peace by Jesus Christ-he is Lord of all-
(See NIV)

Acts 11:7
I also heard a voice saying to me,'Rise, Peter, kill and eat!'
(See NIV)

Acts 11:19
They therefore who were scattered abroad by the oppression that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews only.
(See NIV)

Acts 11:20
But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus.
(See NIV)

Acts 14:15
"Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to the living God, who made the sky and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them;
(See NIV)

Acts 14:25
and after telling the Message at Perga they came down to Attaleia.

Acts 15:12
All the multitude kept silence, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul reporting what signs and wonders God had done among the nations through them.
(See NIV)

Acts 15:20
but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood.
(See NIV)

Acts 15:27
we have sent, therefore, Judas and Silas, and they by word are telling the same things.

Acts 15:35
But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, teaching and, in company with many others, telling the Good News of the Lord's Message.

Acts 16:16
It happened, as we were going to prayer, that a certain girl having a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much gain by fortune telling.

Acts 16:17
Following Paul and us, she cried out, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us a way of salvation!"
(See NIV)

Acts 17:18
A few of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also encountered him. Some of them asked, "What has this beggarly babbler to say?" "His business," said others, "seems to be to cry up some foreign gods." This was because he had been telling the Good News of Jesus and the Resurrection.

Acts 17:21
(Now all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new.)

Acts 18:5
Now at the time when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was preaching fervently and was solemnly telling the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.

Acts 19:4
Paul said, "John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe in the one who would come after him, that is, in Jesus."

Acts 21:4
Having found disciples, we stayed there seven days. These said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
(See NAS)

Acts 21:21
They have been informed about you, that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children neither to walk after the customs.

Romans 1:9
I call God to witness--to whom I render priestly and spiritual service by telling the Good News about His Son-- how unceasingly I make mention of you in His presence,

Romans 8:2
for the Spirit's Law-- telling of Life in Christ Jesus--has set me free from the Law that deals only with sin and death.

Romans 9:1
I am telling you the truth as a Christian man--it is no falsehood, for my conscience enlightened, as it is, by the Holy Spirit adds its testimony to mine--

2 Corinthians 9:2
for I know your readiness, of which I boast on your behalf to them of Macedonia, that Achaia has been prepared for a year past. Your zeal has stirred up very many of them.
(See NIV)

Galatians 1:23
They only heard it said, "He who was once our persecutor is now telling the Good News of the faith of which he formerly made havoc."

Galatians 4:16
So then, have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?

Ephesians 6:20
to spread which I am an ambassador in chains--so that when telling them I may speak out boldly as I ought.

1 Thessalonians 3:4
For most certainly, when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we are to suffer affliction, even as it happened, and you know.

2 Thessalonians 2:5
Do you not remember that while I was still with you I used to tell you all this?
(See NAS)

1 Timothy 2:7
to which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth in Christ, not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Hebrews 11:32
And what more do I say? For the time would fail me telling of Gideon, and Barak, and Samson, and Jephthah, and David and Samuel, and of the prophets:

Revelation 10:9
I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. He said to me, "Take it, and eat it up. It will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey."

Revelation 13:14
He deceives my own people who dwell on the earth because of the signs he was granted to do in front of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast who had the sword wound and lived.
(See NAS)

Revelation 16:1
I heard a loud voice out of the temple, saying to the seven angels, "Go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God on the earth!"
(See RSV)

Genesis 31:20
Jacob deceived Laban the Syrian, in that he didn't tell him that he was running away.

Genesis 42:16
Send one of you, and let him get your brother, and you shall be bound, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you, or else by the life of Pharaoh surely you are spies."
(See NIV)

Genesis 43:6
Israel said, "Why did you treat me so badly, telling the man that you had another brother?"

Judges 7:13
When Gideon had come, behold, there was a man telling a dream to his fellow; and he said, "Behold, I dreamed a dream; and behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian, and came to the tent, and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat."

Judges 7:15
It was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and its interpretation, that he worshiped; and he returned into the camp of Israel, and said, "Arise; for Yahweh has delivered the army of Midian into your hand!"

2 Samuel 2:26
Then Abner called to Joab, and said, "Shall the sword devour forever? Don't you know that it will be bitterness in the latter end? How long shall it be then, before you bid the people return from following their brothers?"
(See NAS)

2 Samuel 11:19
and he commanded the messenger, saying, "When you have finished telling all the things concerning the war to the king,

2 Kings 1:2
Ahaziah fell down through the lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick. So he sent messengers, and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover of this sickness."
(See RSV)

2 Kings 8:5
It happened, as he was telling the king how he had restored to life him who was dead, that behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. Gehazi said, "My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life."

Ezra 8:17
I sent them forth to Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia; and I told them what they should tell Iddo, and his brothers the Nethinim, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring to us ministers for the house of our God.
(See RSV)

Nehemiah 6:19
Also they spoke of his good deeds before me, and reported my words to him. Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.
(See NIV)

Esther 1:18
Today, the princesses of Persia and Media who have heard of the queen's deed will tell all the king's princes. This will cause much contempt and wrath.
(See RSV)

Psalms 19:1
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. The heavens declare the glory of God. The expanse shows his handiwork.

Psalms 26:7
That I may make the voice of thanksgiving to be heard, and tell of all Thy wondrous works.

Psalms 45:1
To the Overseer. -- 'On the Lilies.' -- By sons of Korah. -- An Instruction. -- A song of loves. My heart hath indited a good thing, I am telling my works to a king, My tongue 'is' the pen of a speedy writer.

Psalms 78:4
We will not hide them from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of Yahweh, his strength, and his wondrous works that he has done.

Jeremiah 14:13
Then said I, Ah, Lord Yahweh! behold, the prophets tell them, You shall not see the sword, neither shall you have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.

Jeremiah 26:8
It happened, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that Yahweh had commanded him to speak to all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold on him, saying, You shall surely die.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 38:1
Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of Pashhur, and Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur the son of Malchijah, heard the words that Jeremiah spoke to all the people, saying,
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 40:16
But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said to Johanan the son of Kareah, You shall not do this thing; for you speak falsely of Ishmael.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 43:1
It happened that, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking to all the people all the words of Yahweh their God, with which Yahweh their God had sent him to them, even all these words,

Jeremiah 43:2
then spoke Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying to Jeremiah, You speak falsely: Yahweh our God has not sent you to say, You shall not go into Egypt to sojourn there;

Ezekiel 20:49
Then said I, Ah Lord Yahweh! they say of me, Isn't he a speaker of parables?
(See NIV)



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