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Lexicon :: Strong's G2228 - ē

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Transliteration
ē (Key)
Pronunciation
ay
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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 G2228:
, 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).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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Strong's Number G2228 matches the Greek (ē),
which occurs 343 times in 275 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Page 1 / 6 (Mat 1:18–Mar 2:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:18 - Now the birth of Jesus Christ[fn] took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed[fn] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:17 - “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:18 - For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:36 - And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:24 - “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:25 - “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:31 - Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:4 - Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:9 - Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:10 - Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:16 - You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:5 - For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:11 - And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:14 - And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:15 - Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:19 - When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:37 - Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:3 - and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:22 - But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:24 - But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:5 - Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:25 - Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:29 - Or how can someone enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:33 - “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or 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 root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:4 - For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:5 - But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:14 - And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or 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 what shall a man give in return 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 kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or from others?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:8 - And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:9 - And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell[fn] of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:13 - And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:16 - But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:20 - For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:24 - Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:29 - And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold[fn] and will inherit eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:15 - Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:25 - The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:17 - Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:17 - You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:19 - You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:23 - Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:37 - Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:38 - And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:39 - And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:44 - Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:53 - Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:17 - So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release for you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:9 - Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, take up your bed and walk’?

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