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Lexicon :: Strong's G2228 - ē

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Transliteration
ē
Pronunciation
ā' (Key)
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Root Word (Etymology)
A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms
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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 (Latinaut,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 Latinan afterutrum;
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 (Latinautetiam,veletiam): (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 (Latinanetiam) (in a disjunctive question): Luke 12:41; Romans 4:9.
d. ἤπερ, than at all (Latinquamforte; German alsetwa), 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

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Strong's Number G2228 matches the Greek (ē),
which occurs 357 times in 283 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Page 1 / 6 (Mat 1:18–Mar 3:4)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:18 - Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before G2228 they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:17 - Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or G2228 the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:18 - For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or G2228 one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:36 - Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or G2228 black.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:24 - No man can serve two masters: for either G2228 he will hate the one, and love the other; or else G2228 he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:31 - Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, G2228 What shall we drink? or, G2228 Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:4 - Or G2228 how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:9 - Or G2228 what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:16 - Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or G2228 figs of thistles?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:5 - For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or G2228 to say, Arise, and walk?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:11 - And into whatsoever city or G2228 town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:14 - And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or G2228 city, shake off the dust of your feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:15 - Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than G2228 for that city.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:19 - But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or G2228 what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:37 - He that loveth father or G2228 mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or G2228 daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:3 - And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or G2228 do we look for another?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:22 - But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than G2228 for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:24 - But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than G2228 for thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:5 - Or G2228 have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:25 - And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or G2228 house divided against itself shall not stand:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:29 - Or G2228 else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:33 - Either G2228 make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else G2228 make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:21 - Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or G2228 persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:4 - For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or G2228 mother, let him die the death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:5 - But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or G2228 his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:6 - And honour not his father or G2228 his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:14 - And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or G2228 one of the prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:26 - For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or G2228 what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:25 - He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or G2228 tribute? of their own children, or G2228 of strangers?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:8 - Wherefore if thy hand or G2228 thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or G2228 maimed, rather than G2228 having two hands or G2228 two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:9 - And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than G2228 having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:13 - And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than G2228 of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:16 - But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or G2228 two more, that in the mouth of two or G2228 three witnesses every word may be established.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:20 - For where two or G2228 three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:24 - And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than G2228 for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:29 - And every one that hath forsaken houses, or G2228 brethren, or G2228 sisters, or G2228 father, or G2228 mother, or G2228 wife, or G2228 children, or G2228 lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:15 -  G2228 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:25 - The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or G2228 of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:17 - Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or G2228 not?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:17 - Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or G2228 the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:19 - Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or G2228 the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:23 - Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or G2228 there; believe it not.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:37 - Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or G2228 thirsty, and gave thee drink?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:38 - When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or G2228 naked, and clothed thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:39 - Or when saw we thee sick, or G2228 in prison, and came unto thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:44 - Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or G2228 athirst, or G2228 a stranger, or G2228 naked, or G2228 sick, or G2228 in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:53 -  G2228 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than G2228 twelve legions of angels?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:17 - Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or G2228 Jesus which is called Christ?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:9 - Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or G2228 to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:4 - And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or G2228 to do evil? to save life, or G2228 to kill? But they held their peace.

 
 
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