Word: logoj

Pronounce: log'-os

Strongs Number: G3056

Orig: from 3004; something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ):--account, cause, communication, X concerning, doctrine, fame, X have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say(-ing), shew, X speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work. G3004

Use: TDNT-4:69,505 Noun Masculine

Heb Strong: H561 H1672 H1674 H1697 H2940 H4405 H4426 H4687 H5017 H5612 H6310 H6600 H6963 H7626 H8193 H8394 H8452

    1) of speech
    1a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea
    1b) what someone has said
    1b1) a word
    1b2) the sayings of God
    1b3) decree, mandate or order
    1b4) of the moral precepts given by God
    1b5) Old Testament prophecy given by the prophets
    1b6) what is declared, a thought, declaration, aphorism, a weighty saying, a dictum, a maxim
    1c) discourse
    1c1) the act of speaking, speech
    1c2) the faculty of speech, skill and practice in speaking
    1c3) a kind or style of speaking
    1c4) a continuous speaking discourse-instruction
    1d) doctrine, teaching
    1e) anything reported in speech; a narration, narrative
    1f) matter under discussion, thing spoken of, affair, a matter in dispute, case, suit at law
    1g) the thing spoken of or talked about; event, deed
    2) its use as respect to the MIND alone
    2a) reason, the mental faculty of thinking, meditating, reasoning, calculating
    2b) account, i.e. regard, consideration
    2c) account, i.e. reckoning, score
    2d) account, i.e. answer or explanation in reference to judgment
    2e) relation, i.e. with whom as judge we stand in relation
    2e1) reason would
    2f) reason, cause, ground
    3) In John, denotes the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal wisdom and power in union with God, his minister in creation and government of the universe, the cause of all the world's life both physical and ethical, which for the procurement of man's salvation put on human nature in the person of Jesus the Messiah, the second person in the Godhead, and shone forth conspicuously from His words and deeds.
    This term was familiar to the Jews and in their writings long before a Greek philosopher named Heraclitus used the term Logos around 600 B.C. to designate the divine reason or plan which coordinates a changing universe. This word was well suited to John's purpose in John 1. \i See Gill on "Joh 1:1"\i0\plain\f3\fs21\cf23 .