Strong's Greek: 191. ἀκούω (akouó) -- to hear, listen
191. akouó
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akouó: to hear, listen
Original Word: ἀκούω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: akouó
Phonetic Spelling: (ak-oo'-o)
Short Definition: I hear, listen
Definition: I hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported.

HELPS word-Studies

191 akoúō – properly, to hear (listen); (figuratively) to hear God's voice which prompts Him to birth faith within (cf. Ro 10:17). See 189 (akoē).

[191 (akoúō) is the root of the English term, "acoustics."]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a prim. word mean. hearing
Definition
to hear, listen
NASB Translation
come to...ears (1), every (1), give heed (2), grant (1), hear (115), heard (216), hearers (1), hearing (24), hears (21), heed (2), listen (24), listened (1), listeners (1), listening (14), listens (5), reached (1), reported (1), understand (1), understands (1).

Thayer's
STRONGS NT 191: ἀκούω

ἀκούω (on the use of the present in a perfect sense cf. Winers Grammar, 274f (258); Buttmann, 203 (176)); imperfect ἤκουον; future (in best Greek usage) ἀκούσομαι, John 5:25 R G L, 28 R G L; Acts 3:22; Acts 7:37 R G; ; (); ; (Romans 10:14 Tdf.), and (a later form) ἀκούσω, Matthew 12:19; Matthew 13:14 (both from the Sept.); (John 10:16; John 16:13 Tr WH marginal reading; Acts 28:26); Romans 10:14 (R G); and T Tr WH in John 5:25, 28 (cf. Winers Grammar, 82 (79); Buttmann, 53 (46) (Veitch, under the word)); (1 aorist ἤκουσα, John 3:32, etc.); perfect ἀκήκοα; passive (present ἀκούομαι; 1 future ἀκουσθήσομαι; 1 aorist ἠκούσθην; (from Homer down); to hear.

I. absolutely

1. to be endowed with the faculty of hearing (not deaf): Mark 7:37; Luke 7:22; Matthew 11:5.

2. to attend to (use the faculty of hearing), consider what is or has been said. So in exhortations: ἀκούετε, Mark 4:3; ἀκούσατε, James 2:5; ἔχων ὦτα ἀκούειν ἀκουέτω, Matthew 11:15; Matthew 13:9 (in both T WH omit; Tr brackets ἀκούειν); Mark 4:23; Luke 14:35 (34); ἔχων οὖς ἀκουσάτω, Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29; Revelation 3:6, 13, 22, etc.

3. tropically, to understand, perceive the sense of what is said: Matthew 13:15; Mark 8:18; 1 Corinthians 14:2.

II. with an object (Buttmann, § 132, 17; Winer's Grammar, 199 (187f));

1. ἀκούω τί, to hear something;

a. to perceive by the ear what is announced in one's presence (to hear immediately): τήν φωνήν, Matthew 12:19; John 3:8; Revelation 4:1; Revelation 5:11; Revelation 18:4; Acts 22:9, etc.; τόν ἀσπασμόν, Luke 1:41 (cf. Luke 1:44); Γαλιλαίαν, the name 'Galilee,' Luke 23:6 (T WH omits; Tr mrg; brackets Γαλιλαίαν; cf. Buttmann, 166 (145)); ἀνάστασιν νεκρῶν, the phrase 'ἀνάστασιν νεκρῶν,' Acts 17:32; τόν λόγον, Mark 5:36 (R G L) (on this passage see παρακούω, 2); Matthew 19:22; John 5:24, etc.; τούς λόγους, Acts 2:22; Acts 5:24; Matthew 7:24; ῤήματα, 2 Corinthians 12:4; τί λέγουσιν, Matthew 21:16; passive, Matthew 2:18; Revelation 18:22f; τί ἐκ τίνος, 2 Corinthians 12:6 (R G); followed by ὅτι (Buttmann, 300 (257f)), Acts 22:2; Mark 16:11; John 4:42; John 14:28.

b. to get by hearinq, learn (from the mouth of the teacher or narrator): Acts 15:17; Matthew 10:27 ( εἰς τό οὖς ἀκούετε, what is taught you secret); Romans 15:21; Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:6; John 14:24; 1 John 2:7, 24; 1 John 3:11; Χριστόν i. e. to become acquainted with Christ from apostolic teaching, Ephesians 4:21 (cf. μαθεῖν τόν Χριστόν, Ephesians 4:20 (Buttmann, 166 (144) note; Winer's Grammar, 199 (187) note)); passive, Luke 12:3; Hebrews 2:1; τί with the genitive of person from whom one hears, Acts 1:4; τί παρά τίνος, John 8:26, 40; John 15:15; Acts 10:22; Acts 28:22; 2 Timothy 2:2 (Thucydides 6, 93; Xenophon, an. 1, 2, 5 (here Dindorf omits παρά); Plato, rep. 6, p. 506 d., others; (Buttmann, 186 (145); Winer's Grammar, 199 (188))); (παρά τίνος, without an object expressed, John 1:40 (41)); ἐκ τίνος, John 12:34 (ἐκ τοῦ νόμου, from attendance on its public reading); ἀπό with the genitive of person, 1 John 1:5; with περί τίνος added, Acts 9:13; followed by ὅτι, Matthew 5:21, 27, 33, 38, 43.

c. ἀκούω τί, a thing comes to one's ears, to find out (by hearsay), learn, (hear ((of)) mediately): with the accusative of thing, τά ἔργα, Matthew 11:2; ὅσα ἐποίει, Mark 3:8 (Treg. text ποιεῖ); πολέμους, Luke 21:9; Matthew 24:6; Mark 13:7; to learn, absol, viz. what has just been mentioned: Matthew 2:3; Matthew 22:7 (R L); Mark 2:17; Mark 3:21; Galatians 1:13; Ephesians 1:15; Colossians 1:4; Philemon 1:5, etc. followed by ὅτι, Matthew 2:22; Matthew 4:12; Matthew 20:30; Mark 6:55; Mark 10:47; John 4:47; John 9:35; John 11:6; John 12:12; Galatians 1:23; περί τίνος, Mark 7:25; τί περί τίνος, Luke 9:9; Luke 16:2; Luke 23:8 (R G L); followed by an accusative with participle (Buttmann, 303 (260)): Luke 4:23; Acts 7:12; 2 Thessalonians 3:11; 3 John 1:4; followed by an accusative with an infinitive in two instances (cf. Buttmann, the passage cited): John 12:18; 1 Corinthians 11:18. passive: Acts 11:22 (ἠκούσθη λόγος εἰς τά ὦτα τῆς ἐκκλησίας was brought to the ears); 1 Corinthians 5:1 (ἀκούεται πορνεία ἐν ὑμῖν); Matthew 28:14 (ἐάν ἀκουσθῇ τοῦτο ἐπί (L Tr WH marginal reading ὑπό) τοῦ ἡγεμόνος); Mark 2:1; John 9:32 ἠκούσθη ὅτι.

d. to give ear to teaching or teacher: τούς λόγους, Matthew 10:14; to follow with attentive hearing, τόν λόγον, John 8:43; τά ῤήματα τοῦ Θεοῦ, John 8:47.

e. to comprehend, understand, (like Latin audio): Mark 4:33; Galatians 4:21 ((Lachmann marginal reading ἀναγινώσκετε) yet cf. Meyer at the passage); (Genesis 11:7).

2. ἀκούειν is not joined with the genitive of the object unless one hear the person or thing with his own ears (Buttmann, 166 (114));

a. with the genitive of a person; simply; α. to perceive anyone's voice: οὗ, i. e., of Christ, whose voice is heard in the instruction of his messengers (Luke 10:16), Romans 10:14 (Winer's Grammar, 199 (187) note{2}), β. to give ear to one, listen, hearken, (German ihm zuhoren, ihn anhoren): Matthew 2:9; Mark 7:14; Mark 12:37; Luke 2:46; Luke 10:16; Luke 15:1; Luke 19:48; Luke 21:38; Acts 17:32; Acts 24:24 (in both these passages τίνος περί τίνος); ; John 6:60. γ. to yield to, hear and obey, hear to one, (German auf einen horen): Matthew 17:5 (Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35); John 3:29; John 10:8; Acts 3:22; Acts 4:19; Acts 7:37 (R G); 1 John 4:5f. Hence, δ. its use by John in the sense to listen to, have regard to, of God answering the prayers of men: John 9:31; John 11:41; 1 John 5:14f (the Sept. render שָׁמַע by εἰσακούω). ε. with the genitive of person and participle (Buttmann, 301 (259)): Mark 14:58; Luke 18:36; John 1:37; John 7:32; Acts 2:6, 11; Revelation 16:5; ἤκουσα τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου λέγοντος, Revelation 16:7 G L T (Tr WH the Sinaiticus manuscript), a poetic personification; cf. DeWette at the passage, Winers Grammar, § 30, 11.

b. with the genitive of a thing: τῆς βλασφημίας, Mark 14:64 (Lachmann τήν βλασφημίαν, as in Matthew 26:65; the accusative merely denotes the object; τῆς βλασφημίας is equiv, in sense to αὐτοῦ βλασφημοῦντος (cf. Buttmann, 166 (145))); τῶν λόγων, Luke 6:47 (Matthew 7:24 τούς λόγους); John 7:40 (L T Tr WH the Sinaiticus manuscript, but R G τόν λόγον (cf. Buttmann, as above)); συμφωνίας καί χορῶν, Luke 15:25; τοῦ στεναγμοῦ, Acts 7:34; τῆς ἀπολογίας, Acts 22:1. The frequent phrase ἀκούειν τῆς φωνῆς (equivalent to שָׁמַע , Exodus 18:19) means α. to perceive the distinct words of a voice: John 5:25, 28; Acts 9:7; Acts 11:7; Acts 22:7; Hebrews 3:7, 15; Hebrews 4:7; Revelation 14:13; Revelation 21:3. β. to yield obedience to the voice: John 5:25 (οἱ ἀκούσαντες namely, τῆς φωνῆς); John 10:16, 27; John 18:37; Revelation 3:20. In John 12:47; John 18:37; Luke 6:47; Acts 22:1, it is better to consider the pronoun μου which precedes as a possessive genitive rather than, with Buttmann, 167 (145f), to assume a double genitive of the object, one of the person and one of the thing. The Johannean phrase ἀκούειν παρά τοῦ Θεοῦ, or τί παρά Θεοῦ, signifies a. to perceive in the soul the inward communication of God: John 6:45.

b. to be taught by God's inward communication: John 8:26, 40 (so, too, the simple ἀκούειν in John 8:30); to be taught by the devil, according to the reading of L T Tr WH, ἠκούσατε παρά τοῦ πατρός, in John 8:38. For the rest cf. Buttmann, 165 (144ff); 301 (258ff) (Compare: διακούω, εἰσακούω, ἐπακούω, παρακούω, προακούω, ὑπακούω.)



Strong's
give audience, come to the ears, be reported

A primary verb; to hear (in various senses) -- give (in the) audience (of), come (to the ears), (shall) hear(-er, -ken), be noised, be reported, understand.

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