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Lexicon :: Strong's G3379 - mēpote

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μήποτε
Transliteration
mēpote
Pronunciation
mā'-po-te (Key)
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Part of Speech
conjunction
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

Strong’s Definitions

μήποτε mḗpote, may'-pot-eh; from G3361 and G4218; not ever; also if (or lest) ever (or perhaps):—if peradventure, lest (at any time, haply), not at all, whether or not.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's G3379 in the following manner: lest (12x), lest at any time (7x), whether or not (1x), lest haply (with G2443) (1x), if peradventure (1x), no ... not at all (1x), not translated (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's G3379 in the following manner: lest (12x), lest at any time (7x), whether or not (1x), lest haply (with G2443) (1x), if peradventure (1x), no ... not at all (1x), not translated (1x).
  1. that ... not, lest, whether perhaps, whether or not, in no way, perhaps

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μήποτε mḗpote, may'-pot-eh; from G3361 and G4218; not ever; also if (or lest) ever (or perhaps):—if peradventure, lest (at any time, haply), not at all, whether or not.
STRONGS NT 3379: μήποτε
μήποτε (from μή and πότε) (μή πότε (separately) L WH (except Matthew 25:9, see below) Tr (except 2 Timothy 2:25)), differing from οὔποτε as μή does from οὐ; (from Homer down). Accordingly it is:
1. a particle of Negation; not ever, never: ἐπεί μήποτε ἰσχύει, since it is never of force, because the writer thinks that the very idea of its having force is to be denied, Hebrews 9:17 (where WH text μή τότε), on which see Winers Grammar, 480 (447), cf. Buttmann, 353 (304); but others refer, this passage to 3 a. below.
2. a prohibitory conjunction; lest ever, lest at any time, lest haply, (also written separately μή πότε ((see at the beginning), especially when the component parts retain each its distinctive force; cf. Lipsius, Gram. Untersuch., p. 129f; Ellendt, Lex. Sophocles 2:107. In the N. T. use of this particle the notion of time usual to πότε seems to recede before that of contingency, lest perchance)), so that it refers to the preceding verb and indicates the purpose of the designated action (Winer's Grammar, § 56, 2): with a subjunctive present Luke 12:58; with a subjunctive aorist, Matthew 4:6 and Luke 4:11, from Psalm 90:12 (Ps. 91:12) (where the Sept. for פֶּן); Matthew 5:25 ((cf. below)); Matthew 7:6 (R G); Matthew 13:15 and Acts 28:27 (both from Isaiah 6:10, where the Sept. for פֶּן); Matthew 13:29 (οὐ namely, θέλω); Matthew 15:32; Matthew 27:64; Mark 4:12; Luke 14:12; with ἵνα prefixed, Luke 14:29; with a future indicative (see Buttmann, § 139, 7, cf. also, p. 368 (315)
d.): (Matthew 7:6 L T Tr WH; (cf. Matthew 5:25)); Mark 14:2; (Luke 12:58 L T Tr WH). after verbs of fearing, taking care (Winers Grammar, as above; Buttmann, § 139, 48): with subjunctive aorist — so after προσέχω, to take heed, lest etc., Luke 21:34; Hebrews 2:1 (Sir. 11:33); so that an antecedent φοβούμενοι or προσέχοντες must be mentally supplied, Acts 5:39; μήποτε οὐκ ἀρκέσῃ, lest perchance there be not enough (so that οὐκ ἀρκέσῃ forms one idea, and φοβούμεθα must be supplied before μήποτε), Matthew 25:9 R T WH marginal reading; but L Tr WH text, together with Meyer, et al., have correctly restored μήποτε (namely, τοῦτο γενέσθω (Winer's Grammar, § 64, 7 a.)) οὐ μή ἀρκέσῃ, i. e. "Not so! There will in no wise be enough" (see μή, IV. 2); cf. Bornemann in the Studien und Kritiken for 1843, p. 143f; (but all the editors above named remove the punctuation mark after μήποτε; in which case it may be connected directly with the words which follow it and translated (with R. V.) 'peradventure there will not be enough'; cf. Buttmann, § 148, 10, especially, p. 354 (304) note. For additional examples of μήποτε in this sense (cf. Aristotle, eth. Nic. 10, 10, p. 1179a, 24; with indicative, ibid., pp. 1172{a}, 33; 1173{a} 22, etc.), see Sophocles Lexicon, under the word; Alexander Buttmann (1873) in his translation of Apoll. Dysk., index under the word; (cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word μή, Buttmann, 9)). after φοβοῦμαι, with present subjunctive Hebrews 4:1; so that φοβούμενος must be supplied before it, Luke 14:8. after βλέπειν with a future indicative (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 56, 2 b. α.; Buttmann, 243 (209)), Hebrews 3:12.
3. a particle of interrogation accompanied with doubt (see μή, III.), whether ever, whether at any time; whether perchance, whether haply, (German doch nicht etwa; ob nicht etwa);
a. in a direct question introduced by ἐπεί, for, else (see ἐπεί, 2 under the end): so according to the not improbable interpretation of some (e. g. L WH marginal reading, Delitzsch) in Hebrews 9:17, see in 1 above. In the remaining N. T. passages so used that the inquirer, though he doubts and expects a negative answer, yet is inclined to believe what he doubtfully asks about; thus, in a direct question, in John 7:26.
b. in indirect questions; α. with the optative (where the words are regarded as the thought of someone (Winers Grammar, § 41 b. 4 c.; Buttmann, § 139, 60)): Luke 3:15. (See β.) β. with the subjunctive: 2 Timothy 2:25 (R G L (cf. Buttmann, 46 (40));. but T Tr WH text give the optative), where μήποτε κτλ. depend on the suppressed idea διαλογιζόμενος (cf. Buttmann, § 139, 62 at the end; Winer's Grammar, as above).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Psalms
90:12; 91:12
Isaiah
6:10
Matthew
4:6; 5:25; 5:25; 7:6; 7:6; 13:15; 13:29; 15:32; 25:9; 25:9; 27:64
Mark
4:12; 14:2
Luke
3:15; 4:11; 12:58; 12:58; 14:8; 14:12; 14:29; 21:34
John
7:26
Acts
5:39; 28:27
2 Timothy
2:25; 2:25
Hebrews
2:1; 3:12; 4:1; 9:17; 9:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3379 matches the Greek μήποτε (mēpote),
which occurs 28 times in 25 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:6 - And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time G3379 thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:25 - Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time G3379 the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:6 - Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest G3379 they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:15 - For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time G3379 they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:29 - But he said, Nay; lest G3379 while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:32 - Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest G3379 they faint in the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:9 - But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest G3379 there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:64 - Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest G3379 his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:12 - That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time G3379 they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:2 - But they said, Not on the feast day, lest G3379 there be an uproar of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:15 - And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether G3379 he were the Christ, or not; G3379
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:11 - And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time G3379 thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:58 - When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest G3379 he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:8 - When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest G3379 a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:12 - Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest G3379 they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:29 - Lest haply, G3379 after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:34 - And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time G3379 your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:26 - But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed G3379 that this is the very Christ?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:39 - But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply G3379 ye be found even to fight against God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:27 - For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest G3379 they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:25 - In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if G3379 God peradventure G3379 will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:1 - Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time G3379 we should let them slip.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 3:12 - Take heed, brethren, lest G3379 there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:1 - Let us therefore fear, lest, G3379 a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:17 - For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no G3379 strength at all G3379 while the testator liveth.
 
 
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