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Lexicon :: Strong's G2228 - ē

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ē (Key)
Pronunciation
ay (Key)
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Part of Speech
particle
Root Word (Etymology)
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms
mGNT
343x in 2 unique form(s)
TR
357x in 6 unique form(s)
LXX
775x in 3 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

ḗ, ay; a primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than:—and, but (either), (n-)either, except it be, (n-)or (else), rather, save, than, that, what, yea. Often used in connection with other particles. Compare especially G2235, G2260, G2273.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 357x

The KJV translates Strong's G2228 in the following manner: or (260x), than (38x), either (8x), or else (5x), nor (5x), not translated (21x), miscellaneous (20x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 357x
The KJV translates Strong's G2228 in the following manner: or (260x), than (38x), either (8x), or else (5x), nor (5x), not translated (21x), miscellaneous (20x).
  1. either, or, than

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ḗ, ay; a primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than:—and, but (either), (n-)either, except it be, (n-)or (else), rather, save, than, that, what, yea. Often used in connection with other particles. Compare especially G2235, G2260, G2273.
STRONGS NT 2228:
, a disjunctive conjunction (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 53, 6). Used
1. to distinguish things or thoughts which either mutually exclude each other, or one of which can take the place of the other: or (Latin aut, vel);
a. to distinguish one thing from another in words of the same construction: Matthew 5:17 (τόν νόμον τούς προφήτας), Matthew 5:36 (λευκήν μέλαιναν); Matthew 6:31; Matthew 7:16; Mark 6:56; Mark 7:11; Luke 2:24; Luke 9:25; John 7:48; John 13:29; Acts 1:7; Acts 3:12; Acts 4:7; Romans 1:21; Romans 3:1; 1 Corinthians 4:3; 1 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 10:19; Galatians 1:10, etc.
b. after an interrogative or a declarative sentence, before a question designed to prove the same thing in another way: Matthew 7:4, 9; Matthew 12:29; Matthew 16:26; Matthew 26:53; Mark 8:37; Luke 13:4; Luke 14:31; Luke 15:8; Romans 9:21; Romans 14:10; 1 Corinthians 6:16.
c. before a sentence contrary to the one just preceding, to indicate that if one be denied or refuted the other must stand: Matthew 20:15 (i. e. or, if thou wilt not grant this, is thine eye etc.); Romans 3:29; 1 Corinthians 9:6; 1 Corinthians 10:22; 1 Corinthians 11:14 (Rec.); 1 Corinthians 14:36; 2 Corinthians 11:7; ἀγνοεῖτε etc., Romans 6:3; Romans 7:1 (cf. Romans 6:14); οὐκ ὀικατε etc., Romans 11:2; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 16, 19.
d. ... , either... or, Matthew 6:24; Matthew 12:33; Luke 16:13; Acts 24:20; 1 Corinthians 14:6.
2. in a disjunctive question it corresponds to the Latin an after utrum;
a. preceded by πότερον, John 7:17; cf. Klotz ad Dev. 2:2, p. 574f; preceded by the interrogative μή, 1 Corinthians 9:8; preceded by μήτι, 2 Corinthians 1:17.
b. without an intertog. particle in the first member of the interrogation: τί ἐστι εὐκοπώτερον, εἰπεῖν... εἰπεῖν, Matthew 9:5; Mark 2:9; Luke 5:23; add, Matthew 21:25; Matthew 23:17, 19; Matthew 27:17; Mark 3:4; Luke 7:19; Acts 8:34.
c. ... ... , Mark 13:35.
3. as a comparative conjunction, than;
a. after comparatives: Matthew 10:15; Matthew 11:22; Luke 9:13; Luke 16:17; John 3:19; John 4:1 (Tr marginal reading omits; WH brackets ); Acts 4:19; Romans 13:11, and often. is lacking after πλείους followed by a noun of number: Matthew 26:53 T Tr WH; Acts 4:22; Acts 23:13, 21; Acts 24:11 (where Rec. adds ); cf. Matthiae, § 455 note 4; Kühner, ii., p. 847; (Jelf, § 780 Obs. 1); Winers Grammar, 595 (554); (Buttmann, 168 (146)); Lob. ad Phryn., p. 410f.
b. after ἕτερον: Acts 17:21.
c. πρίν , before that, before, followed by accusative with an infinitive (cf. Buttmann, § 139, 35; Winer's Grammar, § 44, 6, also, p. 297 (279)): Matthew 1:18; Mark 14:30; Acts 2:20 R G WH marginal reading; Acts 7:2; followed by the aorist subjunc, Luke 2:26 Tr text omits; WH brackets ; Luke 22:34 R G (others ἕως); followed by present optative, Acts 25:16.
d. after θέλω equivalent to to prefer: 1 Corinthians 14:19 (followed by ἤπερ, 2 Macc. 14:42); examples from Greek authors are given in Klotz ad Devar. 2:2, p. 589f; Winers Grammar, § 35, 2 c.; (Buttmann, § 149, 7); Kühner, ii., p. 841; (Jelf, § 779 Obs. 3).
e. after οὐ: John 13:10 R G, where after οὐ χρείαν ἔχει the sentence goes on as though the writer had said οὐκ ἄλλου τίνος χρείαν ἔχει, (cf. Winers Grammar, 508 (478)).
f. after positive notions, to which in this way a comparative force is given: after καλόν ἐστι (it is good... rather than) equivalent to it is better, Matthew 18:8; Mark 9:43, 45, 47; cf. Menander's saying καλόν τό μή ζῆν, ζῆν ἀθλιως, and Plautus rud. 4, 4, 70 tacita mulier est bona semper, quam loquens; similar examples in the O. T. are Genesis 49:12; Psalm 117:8 (Ps. 118:8); Jonah 4:3, 8; Tobit 6:13 Tobit 12:8; Sir. 20:25 Sir. 22:15; 4 Macc. 9:1; also after λυσιτελεῖ (it is gain... rather than) equivalent to it is better (Tobit 3:6), Luke 17:2; after χαρά ἐστι (there will be joy... more than), Luke 15:7; see examples from Greek authors in Alexander Buttmann (1873) Gram. § 149, 7; (Buttmann, p. 360 (309)); Winer, Kühner, others, as above.
4. with other particles;
a. ἀλλ' , see ἀλλά, I. 10, p. 28a.
b. γάρ, see γάρ, I. at the end
c. καί (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 53, 6 note),
α. or even, or also (Latin aut etiam, vel etiam): (Matthew 7:10 L T Tr WH); Luke 11:11 G L T Tr WH; Luke 11:12; Luke 18:11; Romans 2:15; 1 Corinthians 16:6; 2 Corinthians 1:13.
β. or also (Latin an etiam) (in a disjunctive question): Luke 12:41; Romans 4:9.
d. ἤπερ, than at all (Latin quam forte; German als etwa), after a comparitive (cf. Jelf, § 779 Obs. 5): John 12:43 (L περ, WH marginal reading ὑπέρ) (2 Macc. 14:42; Homer, Hesiod).
e. ἤτοι... , either indeed (cf. Kühner, § 540, 5)... or: Romans 6:16 (Wis. 11:19; Herodotus and following).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2228 matches the Greek (ē),
which occurs 341 times in 271 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 6 (Mat 5:17–Mar 2:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:17 - “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or G2228 the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:18 - “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not [fn]the smallest letter or G2228 stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:36 - “Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or G2228 black.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:24 - “No one can serve two masters; for either G2228 he will hate the one and love the other, or G2228 he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and [fn]wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:25 - “For this reason I say to you, [fn]do not be worried about your [fn]life, as to what you will eat or G2228 what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:31 - “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or G2228 ‘What will we drink?’ or G2228 ‘What will we wear for clothing?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:4 - “Or G2228 how [fn]can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:9 - “Or G2228 what man is there among you [fn]who, when his son asks for a loaf, [fn]will give him a stone?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:10 - “Or G2228 [fn]if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:16 - “You will [fn]know them by their fruits. [fn]Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor G2228 figs from thistles, are they?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:5 - “Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or G2228 to say, ‘Get up, and walk’?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:11 - “And whatever city or G2228 village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay [fn]at his house until you leave that city.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:14 - “Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or G2228 that city, shake the dust off your feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:15 - “Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than G2228 for that city.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:19 - “But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or G2228 what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:37 - “He who loves father or G2228 mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or G2228 daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:3 - and said to Him, “Are You the [fn]Expected One, or G2228 shall we look for someone else?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:22 - “Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than G2228 for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:24 - “Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than G2228 for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:5 - “Or G2228 have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple [fn]break the Sabbath and are innocent?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:25 - And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, “[fn]Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and [fn]any city or G2228 house divided against itself will not stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:29 - “Or G2228 how can anyone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:33 - “Either G2228 make the tree good and its fruit good, or G2228 make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:21 - yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or G2228 persecution arises because of the [fn]word, immediately he [fn]falls away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:4 - “For God said, ‘HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER,’ and, ‘HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR G2228 MOTHER IS TO [fn]BE PUT TO DEATH.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:5 - “But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or G2228 mother, “Whatever I have that would help you has been [fn]given to God,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:6 - he is not to honor his father or G2228 his mother[fn].’ And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:14 - And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, [fn]Elijah; but still others, [fn]Jeremiah, or G2228 one of the prophets.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:26 - “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or G2228 what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:25 - He *said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or G2228 poll-tax, from their sons or G2228 from strangers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:8 - “If your hand or G2228 your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or G2228 lame, than G2228 [fn]to have two hands or G2228 two feet and be cast into the eternal fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:9 - “If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than G2228 [fn]to have two eyes and be cast into the [fn]fiery hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:13 - “If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than G2228 over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:16 - “But if he does not listen to you, take one or G2228 two more with you, so that BY THE MOUTH OF TWO OR G2228 THREE WITNESSES EVERY [fn]FACT MAY BE CONFIRMED.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:20 - “For where two or G2228 three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:24 - “Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than G2228 for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:29 - “And everyone who has left houses or G2228 brothers or G2228 sisters or G2228 father or G2228 mother [fn]or G2228 children or G2228 farms for My name’s sake, will receive [fn]many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:15 - ‘Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or G2228 is your eye [fn]envious because I am [fn]generous?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:25 - “The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or G2228 from men?” And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:17 - “Tell us then, what do You think? Is it [fn]lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or G2228 not?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:17 - “You fools and blind men! Which is [fn]more important, the gold or G2228 the [fn]temple that sanctified the gold?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:19 - “You blind men, which is [fn]more important, the [fn]offering, or G2228 the altar that sanctifies the [fn]offering?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:23 - “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the [fn]Christ,’ or G2228[fn]There He is,’ do not believe him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:37 - “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or G2228 thirsty, and give You something to drink?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:38 - ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or G2228 naked, and clothe You?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:39 - ‘When did we see You sick, or G2228 in prison, and come to You?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:44 - “Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or G2228 thirsty, or G2228 a stranger, or G2228 naked, or G2228 sick, or G2228 in prison, and did not [fn]take care of You?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:53 - “Or G2228 do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve [fn]legions of angels?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:17 - So when the people gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you? Barabbas, or G2228 Jesus who is called Christ?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:9 - “Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven’; or G2228 to say, ‘Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk’?

 
 
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