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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).
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Strong's Number G2228 matches the Greek (ē),
which occurs 357 times in 283 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 6 (Mat 1:18–Mar 3:4)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:18 - Now the birth of Jesus the [fn]Messiah was as follows: when His mother Mary had been [fn]betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:17 - “Do not presume 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 of a letter shall pass from the Law, until all is accomplished!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:36 - “Nor shall you take an oath by your head, for you cannot make a single 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 6:31 - “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What are we to eat?’ or G2228 ‘What are we to drink?’ or G2228 ‘What are we to wear for clothing?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:4 - “Or G2228 how [fn]can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the [fn]speck out of your eye,’ and look, the log is in your own eye?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:9 - “Or G2228 what person is there among you [fn]who, when his son asks for a loaf of bread, [fn]will give him a stone?
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 - “For 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 - “And whoever does not receive you nor listen to your words, as you leave that house or G2228 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 on 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 what you are to say will be given you in that hour.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:37 - “The one who loves father or G2228 mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and the one 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 Coming One, or G2228 are we to [fn]look for someone else?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:22 - “Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on 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 on 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]violate the Sabbath, and yet are innocent?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:25 - And knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and no city or G2228 house divided against itself will 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 ties up the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:33 - “Either G2228 [fn]assume the tree to be good as well as its fruit good, or G2228 [fn]assume the tree to be bad as well as 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 occurs because of the [fn]word, immediately he [fn]falls away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:4 - “For God said, ‘HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER,’ and, ‘THE ONE 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 [fn]honor his father or mother.’ And by this you have 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; and still others, [fn]Jeremiah, or G2228 one of the other prophets.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 16:26 - “For what good will it do a person if he gains the whole world, but [fn]forfeits his soul? Or G2228 what will a person 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 [fn]poll-tax, from their sons or G2228 from strangers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:8 - “And if your hand or G2228 your foot is causing you to sin, cut it off and throw it away from you; it is better for you to enter life maimed or G2228 without a foot, than G2228 to have two hands or G2228 two feet and be thrown into the eternal fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:9 - “And if your eye is causing you to sin, tear it out and throw it away from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than G2228 to have two eyes and be thrown into the [fn]fiery hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:13 - “And if it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than G2228 over the ninety-nine that 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 ON THE [fn]TESTIMONY OF TWO OR G2228 THREE WITNESSES EVERY [fn]MATTER 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 - “And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than G2228 for a rich person 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 on account of My name, 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 want 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 considering the implications 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]permissible to pay a [fn]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 G2228He is over here,’ 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 as a stranger, and invite You in, or G2228 naked, and clothe You?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:39 - ‘And 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 as 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 paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven’; or G2228 to say, ‘Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk’?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:4 - And He *said to them, “Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath or G2228 to do harm, to save a life or G2228 to kill?” But they kept silent.

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