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Lexicon :: Strong's G1065 - ge

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ge (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primary particle of emphasis or qualification (often used with other particles prefixed)
25x in 1 unique form(s)
15x in 2 unique form(s)
148x in 1 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

γέ gé, gheh; a primary particle of emphasis or qualification (often used with other particles prefixed):—and besides, doubtless, at least, yet.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x

The KJV translates Strong's G1065 in the following manner: yet (2x), at least (1x), beside (1x), doubtless (1x), not translated (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x
The KJV translates Strong's G1065 in the following manner: yet (2x), at least (1x), beside (1x), doubtless (1x), not translated (4x).
  1. indeed, truly, at least

  2. even

  3. if indeed, seeing that

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
γέ gé, gheh; a primary particle of emphasis or qualification (often used with other particles prefixed):—and besides, doubtless, at least, yet.
γέ, an enclitic particle, answering exactly to no one word in Latin or English; used by the Biblical writers much more rarely than by Greek writers. How the Greeks use it, is shown by (among others) Hermann ad Vig., p. 822ff; Klotz ad Devar. ii. 1, p. 272ff; Rost in Passow's Lexicon, i., p. 538ff; [Liddell and Scott, under the word; T. S. Evans in Journ. of class. and sacr. Philol. for 1857, pp. 187ff]. It indicates that the meaning of the word to which it belongs has special prominence, and therefore that that word is to be distinguished from the rest of the sentence and uttered with greater emphasis. This distinction "can be made in two ways, by mentioning either the least important or the most; thus it happens that γέ seems to have contrary significations: at least and even" (Hermann, the passage cited, p. 822).
1. where what is least is indicated; indeed, truly, at least: διά γε τὴν ἀναίδειαν, Luke 11:8 (where, since the force of the statement lies in the substantive not in the preposition, the Greek should have read διὰ τήν γε ἀναίδ., cf. Klotz, the passage cited, p. 327; Rost, the passage cited, p. 542; [Liddell and Scott, under the word IV.]); διά γε τὸ παρέχειν μοι κόπον, at least for this reason, that she troubleth me [A. V. yet because etc.], Luke 18:5 (better Greek διὰ τό γε etc.).
2. where what is most or greatest is indicated; even: ὅς γε the very one who etc., precisely he who etc. (German der es ja ist, welcher etc.), Romans 8:32; cf. Klotz, the passage cited, p. 305; Matthiae, Lex. Euripides i., p. 613f.
3. joined to other particles it strengthens their force;
a. ἀλλά γε [so most editions] or ἀλλάγε [Griesbach] (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 5, 2): Luke 24:21; 1 Corinthians 9:2; see ἀλλά, I. 10.
b. ἄρα γε or ἄραγε, see ἄρα, 4. ἆρά γε, see ἆρα, 1.
c. εἴγε [so G T, but L Tr WH εἴ γε; cf. Winers Grammar, as above; Lipsius Gram. Unters., p. 123], followed by the indicative if indeed, seeing that, "of a thing believed to be correctly assumed" (Herm. ad Vig., p. 831; cf. Fritzsche, Praeliminarien as above with p. 67ff; Anger, Laodicenerbrief, p. 46; [Winer's Grammar, 448 (417f). Others hold that Hermann's statement does not apply to the N. T. instances. According to Meyer (see notes on 2 Corinthians 5:3; Ephesians 3:2; Galatians 3:4) the certainty of the assumption resides not in the particle but in the context; so Ellicott (on Galatians, the passage cited; also Ephesians, the passage cited); cf. Bp. Lightfoot on Galatians, the passage cited; Colossians 1:23. Hermann's canon, though assented to by Bornemann (Cyrop. 2, 2, 3, p. 132), Stallbaum (Meno, p. 36), others, is qualified by Bäumlein (Partikeln, p. 64f), who holds that γέ often has no other effect than to emphasize the condition expressed by εἰ; cf. also Winer Moulton edition, p. 561]), if, that is to say; on the assumption that, (see εἴπερ under the word εἰ, III. 13): Ephesians 3:2; Ephesians 4:21; Colossians 1:23; with καί added, if that also, if it be indeed, (German wenn denn auch): εἴγε [L Tr WH marginal reading εἴ περ] καὶ ἐνδυσάμενοὶ, οὐ γυμνοὶ εὑρεθ. if indeed we shall be found actually clothed (with a new body), not naked, 2 Corinthians 5:3 (cf. Meyer at the passage); εἴγε καὶ εἰκῆ namely, τοσαῦτα ἐπάθετε, if indeed, as I believe, ye have experienced such benefits in vain, and have not already received harm from your inclination to Judaism, Galatians 3:4 [yet cf. Meyer, Ellicott, Bp. Lightfoot, others at the passage].
d. εἰ δὲ μήγε [or εἰ δὲ μή γε Lachmann Treg.] (also in Plato, Aristophanes, Plutarch, others; cf. Bornemann, Scholia ad Luc., p. 95; Klotz ad Devar. ii. 2, p. 527), stronger than εἰ δὲ μή [Buttmann, 393 (336f); cf. Winer's Grammar, 583 (543); 605 (563); Meyer on 2 Corinthians 11:16],
α. after affirmative sentences, but unless perchance, but if not: Matthew 6:1; Luke 10:6; Luke 13:9.
β. after negative sentences, otherwise, else, in the contrary event: Matthew 9:17; Luke 5:36; Luke 14:32; 2 Corinthians 11:16.
e. καίγε [so G T, but L Tr WH καί γε; cf. references under εἴγε above] (cf. Klotz ad Devar. ii. 1, p. 319; [Winers Grammar, 438 (408)]),
α. and at least: Luke 19:42 [Tr text WH omit; L Tr marginal reading brackets].
β. and truly, yea indeed, yea and: Acts 2:18; Acts 17:27 L T Tr WH.
f. καίτοιγε [so G T WH, but L καίτοι γε, Tr καί τοι γε; cf. references under c. above. Cf. Klotz ad Devar. ii. 2, p. 654; Winers Grammar, 444 (413)], although indeed, and yet indeed: John 4:2; also in Acts 14:17 [R G]; Acts 17:27 Rec.
g. μενοῦνγε see in its place.
h. μήτιγε, see μήτι [and in its place].

Related entries:
διάγε, see γέ, 1.
μήγε, εἰ δὲ μήγε, see γέ, 3 d.
τοίγε in καίτοιγε, see γέ, 3 f.
ὅσγε, for ὅς γε, γέ, 2.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

6:1; 9:17
5:36; 10:6; 11:8; 13:9; 14:32; 18:5; 19:42; 24:21
2:18; 14:17; 17:27; 17:27
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
5:3; 5:3; 11:16; 11:16
3:4; 3:4
3:2; 3:2; 4:21
1:23; 1:23

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1065 matches the Greek γέ (ge),
which occurs 15 times in 15 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:20 - Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:26 - Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:8 - I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet G1065 because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:5 - Yet G1065 because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:42 - Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:21 - But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside G1065 all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:18 - And G1065 on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:30 - And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou G1065 what thou readest?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:18 - When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:17 - Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:27 - That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:32 - He that G1065 spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 4:8 - Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God G1065 ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:3 - Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more G1065 things that pertain to this life?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:2 - If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless G1065 I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
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