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Represents various Hebrew and Greek words, interrogative, interjectional and relative. Its different uses refer to

(1) the manner or way, e.g. Genesis 44:34, "How shall I go up to my father?" ('ekh); Matthew 6:28, "how they grow" (pos); 1 Corinthians 15:35, "How are the dead raised?";

(2) degree, extent, frequently, "how great" (Daniel 4:3, mah; Mark 5:19, hosos, "how much"); "how many" (Matthew 27:13, posos); "how much" (Acts 9:13, hosos); "how much more" (Matthew 7:11, posos; 1 Samuel 14:30, 'aph ki); "how oft" (Psalm 78:40, kammah; Matthew 18:21, posakis); "how long" (Job 7:19, kammah; Matthew 17:17, heos pote), etc.;

(3) the reason, wherefore, etc. (Matthew 18:12 Luke 12:49, tis);

(4) means-by what means? (John 3:4, 9, pos);

(5) cause (John 12:34 Acts 2:8; Acts 4:21, pos);

(6) condition, in what state, etc. (Luke 23:55, hos; Acts 15:36, pos; Ephesians 6:21, tis); "how" is sometimes used to emphasize a statement or exclamation (2 Samuel 1:19, 25, 27, "How are the mighty fallen!"); "how" is also used for "that" (Genesis 30:29, 'eth 'asher, frequently "how that"; Exodus 9:29, ki most frequently, in the New Testament, hoti, Matthew 12:5; Matthew 16:12, 21 Acts 7:25 Romans 7:1, etc., in the King James Version).

The Revised Version (British and American) has "wherefore" for "how" (Genesis 38:29, margin "how"); has "what" (Judges 13:12 1 Kings 12:6 Job 13 1 Corinthians 14:26), omits (2 Corinthians 13:5); has "how that" (1 Samuel 2:22); "that" (1 Chronicles 18:9 Luke 1:58 Galatians 4:13 James 2:22 Revelation 2:2); has "that even" for "how that" (Hebrews 12:17);" What is this?" for "How is it that?" (Luke 16:2); omits" How is it ?" (Mark 2:16, different text); has "Do ye not yet," for "How is it that?" (Mark 8:21); "Have ye not yet" (Mark 4:40, different text); "what" for "how much" (Luke 19:15, different text); omits "how that" (Luke 7:22); "then how" (James 2:24); has "cannot" for "How can he" (1 John 4:20); omits "How hast thou" (Job 26:3), "how is" (Jeremiah 51:41); has "how" for "the fashion which" (Genesis 6:15), for "and" (Exodus 18:1), for "what" (Judges 18:24 1 Samuel 4:16 1 Corinthians 7:16), for "why" (Job 19:28; Job 31:1 Jeremiah 2:33 Galatians 2:14), for "when" (Job 37:15), for "for" (Psalm 42:4), for "but God" (Proverbs 21:12), for "whereunto" (Mark 4:30); for "by what means" (Luke 8:36 John 9:21), for "how greatly" (Philippians 1:8); "how that" for "because" (Ezekiel 6:9 1 Thessalonians 1:5), for "and how" (Acts 20:20); "know how to" for "can" (Matthew 16:3); "how" for "by whom" (Amos 7:2, 5).

"How" in compounds gives us Howbeit (how be it). It is the translation of 'ulam, "but," "truly," "yet" (Judges 18:29); of 'akh, "certainly," "only" (1 Samuel 8:9); of 'ephes, "moreover," etc. (2 Samuel 12:14); of ken, "so," "thus" (2 Chronicles 32:31); of rak, "only," "surely" "nevertheless" (1 Kings 11:13); of alla, "but," etc. (John 7:27 Acts 7:48 1 Corinthians 8:7, etc.); of de, "but," etc. (John 6:23); of mentoi (John 7:13 the King James Version); many other instances.

For "howbeit," the Revised Version (British and American) has frequently "but" (2 Kings 12:13, etc.), "and" (2 Chronicles 21:20 Mark 5:19), "surely" (ERV) (Job 30:24), "now" (John 11:13), "yet" (2 Corinthians 11:21), "nay, did" (Hebrews 3:16); omits (Matthew 17:21, different text); it has "howbeit" for "but" (2 Kings 12:3 Luke 19:27 John 5:34, etc.), for "also" (Leviticus 23:27, 39), for "nevertheless" (Numbers 13:28 1 Kings 22:43 Mark 14:36 Luke 13:33 the English Revised Version; Luke 18:8 2 Timothy 2:19), for "notwithstanding" (Joshua 22:19 Luke 10:20 the English Revised Version, "nevertheless" the American Standard Revised Version; (Philippians 4:14), for "nay" (Romans 7:7).

Howsoever (in what manner soever, although, however) is the translation of kol 'asher, "all that which," etc. (Ze 3:7, "howsoever I punished them," the Revised Version (British and American) "according to all that I have appointed concerning her," margin "howsoever I have punished her"; the English Revised Version omits "have"); of raq, "only," "surely," "nevertheless" (Judges 19:20); of yehi-mah, "let be what" (2 Samuel 18:22, 23, the Revised Version (British and American) "but come what may"); in 2 Samuel 24:3 "how" and "soever" are separated (kahem), "how many soever they may be," literally, "as they and as they."

W. L. Walker

4214. posos -- how much? how great?
... 4213, 4214. posos. 4215 . how much? how great? Part of Speech: Correlative
Or Interrogative Pronoun Transliteration: posos Phonetic ...
// - 7k

3745. hosos -- how much, how many
... how much, how many. Part of Speech: Correlative Pronoun Transliteration: hosos Phonetic
Spelling: (hos'-os) Short Definition: how much, how great, how many ...
// - 7k

4080. pelikos -- how large? how great?
... 4079, 4080. pelikos. 4081 . how large? how great? Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: pelikos Phonetic Spelling: (pay-lee ...
// - 6k

2245. helikos -- how great, how small
... how great, how small. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: helikos Phonetic
Spelling: (hay-lee'-kos) Short Definition: of what size, how much Definition ...
// - 7k

4212. posakis -- how often?
... how often? Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: posakis Phonetic Spelling:
(pos-ak'-is) Short Definition: how often Definition: how often, how many times. ...
// - 6k

4459. pos -- how?
... 4458, 4459. pos. 4460 . how? ... Word Origin interrog. adverb from the same as posos
Definition how? NASB Word Usage how (101), what (1), why (1). ...
// - 6k

3704. hopos -- as, how, that
... as, how, that. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: hopos Phonetic Spelling:
(hop'-oce) Short Definition: how, in order that, so that Definition: how, in ...
// - 7k

5613. hos -- as, like as, even as, when, since, as long as
... like as, even as, when, since, as long as. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration:
hos Phonetic Spelling: (hoce) Short Definition: as, like as, how, while, so ...
// - 6k

5101. tis -- who? which? what?
... NASB Word Usage anything (1), how (7), how* (2), person (1), something (3), suppose
one (2), what (266), what each (1), what* (5), which (24), which one (3 ...
// - 7k

2193. heos -- till, until
... particle used as a preposition, adverb and conjunction Definition till, until NASB
Word Usage down (2), even (5), far (5), how (7), long (1), long* (7), no ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
4100. mah -- what? how? anything
mah or ma- or meh. 4099, 4100. mah or ma- or meh. 4101 . what? how? ... Word Origin
a prim. interrogative and indefinite particle Definition what? how? ...
/hebrew/4100.htm - 6k

349. ek -- how?
... ek. 350 . how? Transliteration: ek Phonetic Spelling: (ake) Short Definition:
how. Word Origin from ay Definition how? NASB Word Usage how (60), what (1). ...
/hebrew/349.htm - 6k

1963. hek -- how?
... hek. 1964 . how? Transliteration: hek Phonetic Spelling: (hake) Short Definition:
how. Word Origin a prim. adverb Definition how? NASB Word Usage how (2). how ...
/hebrew/1963.htm - 5k

351a. ekoh -- in what manner? how? where?
... in what manner? how? where? Transliteration: ekoh or ekah Short Definition: how.
Word Origin from ek and koh Definition in what manner? how? ...
/hebrew/351a.htm - 5k

351c. ekakah -- how?
... ekakah. 352 . how? Transliteration: ekakah Short Definition: how. Word Origin
from ay and kakah Definition how? NASB Word Usage how (4). 351b, 351c. ...
/hebrew/351c.htm - 5k

351. eykoh -- in what manner? how? where?
... 350, 351. eykoh. 351a . in what manner? how? where? Transliteration: eykoh
Phonetic Spelling: (ay-ko) Short Definition: where. where ...
/hebrew/351.htm - 5k

637. aph -- also, yea
... conjunction Definition also, yea NASB Word Usage all (1), also (42), even (10),
furthermore (2), how (9), how much (1), how much less (7), how much more (4 ...
/hebrew/637.htm - 6k

834. asher -- who, which, that
... Word Usage although (1), anyone (1), because (45), because* (73), before* (3),
concerning* (1), deadly* (1), everything* (2), everywhere* (2), how (24), how* ( ...
/hebrew/834.htm - 7k

335. ay -- where?
... NASB Word Usage how* (2), origin* (1), what* (3), where (28), where* (1), whether
(1), which* (2), why (1). how, what, whence, where, whether, which way. ...
/hebrew/335.htm - 6k

4101. mah -- what?
... NASB Word Usage how (2), reason* (1), what (7), what* (1), whatever (2),
why (1). how great mighty, that which, whatsoever, why. ...
/hebrew/4101.htm - 6k


How to Live a Holy Life
How to Live a Holy Life. <. How to Live a Holy Life CE Orr. This
eBook was produced by Mark Zinthefer, Charles Franks ...
// to live a holy life/

... How. ... Bishop How's hymns are characterized by a simplicity of manner and a
warmth of feeling that have made some of them very popular. ...
// writers of the church/how.htm

... BOOK XII. Containing The Interval Of A Hundred And Seventy Years. From The Death
Of Alexander The Great To The Death Of Judas Maccabeus. CHAPTER 5. How. ...
// antiquities of the jews/chapter 5 how.htm

How to Pray
... VOLUME I: ST. LUKE Chaps. I to XII HOW TO PRAY. ... How few of us have reached
that height, not in mere words, but in unspoken desires! ...
/.../ of holy scripture e/how to pray.htm

How John Became a Man
How John Became a Man. <. How John Became a Man Isabel C. Byrum.
E-text prepared by Joel Erickson, Christine Gehring ...
// john became a man/

The Way to God and How to Find It
The Way to God and How to Find It. <. The Way to God and How to Find It Dwight
L. Moody. Produced by Keith G. Richardson Table of Contents. ...
// way to god and how to find it/

How Fruits Grow
... HOW FRUITS GROW. ... If there were time I might next run over all the Christian experiences
in turn, and show how the same wide law applies to each. ...
/.../the greatest thing in the world and other addresses/how fruits grow.htm

How to Meet God
... HOW TO MEET GOD. 'Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness,
those that remember Thee in Thy ways.'"Isaiah 64:5. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/how to meet god.htm

How I Know God Answers Prayer
How I Know God Answers Prayer. <. How I Know God Answers Prayer
Rosalind Goforth. Produced by Free Elf, Emmy and the ...
// i know god answers prayer/

How to Speak in Public
... HOW TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC. There are two essential qualifications for making
an effective public speech. ... Second, knowing how to say it. ...
// on talking/how to speak in public.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (adv.) In what manner or way; by what means or process.

2. (adv.) To what degree or extent, number or amount; in what proportion; by what measure or quality.

3. (adv.) For what reason; from what cause.

4. (adv.) In what state, condition, or plight.

5. (adv.) By what name, designation, or title.

6. (adv.) At what price; how dear.

Anxious (40 Occurrences)
... (WEB WEY ASV WBS YLT RSV). Matthew 6:28 Why are you anxious about clothing?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They ...
/a/anxious.htm - 18k

Keys (2 Occurrences)
... kez I. THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED 1. The Keys; and the Binding and Loosing 2. Meaning
of the Statements 3. How Peter Is Related to These Powers 4. Is the Primary ...
/k/keys.htm - 32k

Sought (199 Occurrences)
... Mark 11:18 The chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they might
destroy him. ... He sought how he might conveniently deliver him. ...
/s/sought.htm - 37k

Annals (41 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 14:19 The rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned,
behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel ...
/a/annals.htm - 18k

Soever (24 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) A word compounded of so and ever, used in composition
with who, what, where, when, how, etc., and indicating any out of all ...
/s/soever.htm - 14k

Stay (221 Occurrences)
...How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? ... (WEB NAS RSV NIV). Mark
9:19 He answered him, "Unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? ...
/s/stay.htm - 38k

Surrender (18 Occurrences)
... Daniel 8:13 Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that
certain one who spoke, How long shall be the vision concerning the continual ...
/s/surrender.htm - 13k

Zeboim (7 Occurrences)
... Hosea 11:8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel?
how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? ...
/z/zeboim.htm - 11k

Zeboiim (7 Occurrences)
... Hosea 11:8 "How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel?
How can I make you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboiim? ...
/z/zeboiim.htm - 9k

Calls (62 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Calls (62 Occurrences). Matthew 22:43 He saith to them,
'How then doth David in the Spirit call him lord, saying, (See RSV NIV). ...
/c/calls.htm - 23k

Bible Concordance
How (6021 Occurrences)

How appears 6021 times in 12 translations.

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