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Lexicon :: Strong's G3123 - mallon

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mallon (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Neuter of the comparative of the same as μάλιστα (G3122)
81x in 1 unique form(s)
83x in 1 unique form(s)
22x in 1 unique form(s)
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Strong’s Definitions

μᾶλλον mâllon, mal'-lon; neuter of the comparative of the same as G3122; (adverbially) more (in a greater degree)) or rather:—+ better, × far, (the) more (and more), (so) much (the more), rather.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 83x

The KJV translates Strong's G3123 in the following manner: more (32x), rather (33x), the more (12x), better (with G2570) (2x), miscellaneous (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 83x
The KJV translates Strong's G3123 in the following manner: more (32x), rather (33x), the more (12x), better (with G2570) (2x), miscellaneous (4x).
  1. more, to a greater degree, rather

    1. much, by far

    2. rather, sooner

    3. more willingly, more readily, sooner

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μᾶλλον mâllon, mal'-lon; neuter of the comparative of the same as G3122; (adverbially) more (in a greater degree)) or rather:—+ better, × far, (the) more (and more), (so) much (the more), rather.
μᾶλλον (comparitive of μάλα, very, very much) (from Homer down), adverb, more, to a greater degree; rather;
1. added to verbs and adjectives, it denotes increase, a greater quantity, a larger measure, a higher degree, more, more fully (German in höherem Grade, Maasse);
a. words defining the measure or size are joined to it in the ablative (dative): πολλῷ much, by far, Mark 10:48; Luke 18:39; Romans 5:15, 17 (in both these verses the underlying thought is, the measure of salvation for which we are indebted to Christ is far greater than that of the ruin which came from Adam; for the difference between the consequences traceable to Adam and to Christ is not only one of quality, but of quantity also; cf. Rückert, Commentary on Romans, vol. i. 281f (others (from Chrysostom to Meyer and Godet) content themselves here with a logical increase, far more certainly)); 2 Corinthians 3:9, 11; Philippians 2:12; πόσῳ how much, Luke 12:24; Romans 11:12; Philemon 1:16; Hebrews 9:14; τοσούτῳ by so much, ὅσῳ by as much (namely, μᾶλλον), Hebrews 10:25.
b. in comparison it often so stands that than before must be mentally added (A. V. the more, so much the more), as Matthew 27:24 (μᾶλλον θόρυβος γίνεται (but others refer this to 2 b. . below)); Luke 5:15 (διήρχετο μᾶλλον); John 5:18 (μᾶλλον ἐζήτουν); John 19:8; Acts 5:14; Acts 9:22; Acts 22:2; 2 Corinthians 7:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 10; 2 Peter 1:10; ἔτι μᾶλλον καί μᾶλλον, Philippians 1:9; or the person or thing with which the comparison is made is evident from what precedes, as Philippians 3:4; it is added to comparatives, Mark 7:36; 2 Corinthians 7:13; πολλῷ μᾶλλον κρεῖσσον, Philippians 1:23; see (Wetstein on Philippians, the passage cited); Winers Grammar, § 35, 1 cf. 603 (561); (Buttmann, § 123, 11); to verbs that have a comparative force, μᾶλλον διαφέρειν τίνος, to be of much more value than one, Matthew 6:26. μᾶλλον , more than, Matthew 18:13; μᾶλλον with the genitive, πάντων ὑμῶν, 1 Corinthians 14:18 (Xenophon, mem. 3, 17, 1). joined to positive terms it forms a periphrasis for a comparative (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 35, 2 a.), followed by , as μακάριον, μᾶλλον for μακαριωτερον, Acts 20:35; add, 1 Corinthians 9:15; Galatians 4:27; πολλῷ μᾶλλον ἀναγκαῖά, 1 Corinthians 12:22; sometimes μᾶλλον, seems to be omitted before ; see under , 3 f.
c. μᾶλλον δέ, what moreover is of greater moment (A. V. yea rather): Romans 8:34 (2 Macc. 6:23).
2. it marks the preference of one thing above another, and is to be rendered rather, sooner (German eher, vielmehr, lieber);
a. it denotes that which occurs more easily than something else, and may be rendered sooner (German eher): thus πολλῷ μᾶλλον in arguing from the less to the greater, Matthew 6:30; Romans 5:9; Hebrews 12:9 (here L T Tr WH πολι μᾶλλον); also πολύ (R G πολλῷ) μᾶλλον namely, οὐκ ἐκφευξόμεθα, i. e. much more shall we not escape (cf. Winers Grammar, p. 633 (588) note (Buttmann, § 148, 3 b.)), or even ἔνδικον μισθαποδοσίαν ληψόμεθα (Hebrews 2:2), or something similar (cf. Matthiae, § 634, 3), Hebrews 12:25. πόσῳ μᾶλλον, Matthew 7:11; Matthew 10:25; Luke 12:28; Romans 11:12, 24; Philemon 1:16. in a question, οὐ μᾶλλον; (Latin nonne potius?) (do not... more), 1 Corinthians 9:12.
b. it is opposed to something else and does away with it; accordingly it may be rendered the rather (German vielmehr);
α. after a preceding negative or prohibitive sentence: Matthew 10:6, 28; Matthew 25:9; Mark 5:26; Romans 14:13; 1 Timothy 6:2; Hebrews 12:13; μᾶλλον δέ, Ephesians 4:28; Ephesians 5:11. οὐχί μᾶλλον; (nonne potius ?) not rather etc.? 1 Corinthians 5:2; 1 Corinthians 6:7.
β. so that μᾶλλον belongs to the thing which is preferred, consequently to a noun, not to a verb: John 3:19 (ἠγάπησαν μᾶλλον τό σκότος τό φῶς, i. e. when they ought to have loved the light they (hated it, and) loved the darkness, John 3:20); John 12:43; Acts 4:19; Acts 5:29; 2 Timothy 3:4 that which it opposes and sets aside must be learned from the context (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 35, 4): Mark 15:11 (namely, τόν Ἰησοῦν); Philippians 1:12 (where the meaning is, 'so far is the gospel from suffering any loss or disadvantage from my imprisonment, that the number of disciples is increased in consequence of it').
γ. by way of correction, μᾶλλον δέ, nay rather; to speak more correctly: Galatians 4:9 (Josephus, Antiquities 15, 11, 3; Aelian v. h. 2, 13 and often in secular authors; cf. Grimm, Exeg. Hdbch. on Sap., p. 176f).
c. it does not do away with that with which it is in opposition, but marks what has the preference: more willingly, more readily, sooner (German lieber), θέλω μᾶλλον and εὐδοκῶ μᾶλλον, to prefer, 1 Corinthians 14:5; 2 Corinthians 5:8 (βούλομαι μᾶλλον, Xenophon, Cyril 1, 1, 1); ζηλουν, 1 Corinthians 14:1 (μᾶλλον namely, ζηλοῦτε); χρωμαι, 1 Corinthians 7:21.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

6:26; 6:30; 7:11; 10:6; 10:25; 10:28; 18:13; 25:9; 27:24
5:26; 7:36; 10:48; 15:11
5:15; 12:24; 12:28; 18:39
3:19; 3:20; 5:18; 12:43; 19:8
4:19; 5:14; 5:29; 9:22; 20:35; 22:2
5:9; 5:15; 5:17; 8:34; 11:12; 11:12; 11:24; 14:13
1 Corinthians
5:2; 6:7; 7:21; 9:12; 9:15; 12:22; 14:1; 14:5; 14:18
2 Corinthians
3:9; 3:11; 5:8; 7:7; 7:13
4:9; 4:27
4:28; 5:11
1:9; 1:12; 1:23; 2:12; 3:4
1 Thessalonians
4:1; 4:10
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
1:16; 1:16
2:2; 9:14; 10:25; 12:9; 12:13; 12:25
2 Peter

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3123 matches the Greek μᾶλλον (mallon),
which occurs 22 times in 21 verses in the LXX Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - εἶπαν δέ ἀπόστα ἐκεῖ εἷς ἦλθες παροικεῖν μὴ καὶ κρίσιν κρίνειν νῦν οὖν σὲ κακώσομεν μᾶλλον G3123 ἐκείνους καὶ παρεβιάζοντο τὸν ἄνδρα τὸν Λωτ σφόδρα καὶ ἤγγισαν συντρῖψαι τὴν θύραν
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:30 - καὶ εἰσῆλθεν πρὸς Ραχηλ ἠγάπησεν δὲ Ραχηλ μᾶλλον G3123 Λειαν καὶ ἐδούλευσεν αὐτῷ ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἕτερα
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:31 - καὶ οἱ ἄνθρωποι οἱ συναναβάντες μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ εἶπαν οὐκ ἀναβαίνομεν ὅτι οὐ μὴ δυνώμεθα ἀναβῆναι πρὸς τὸ ἔθνος ὅτι ἰσχυρότερόν ἐστιν ἡμῶν μᾶλλον G3123
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:12 - πατάξω αὐτοὺς θανάτῳ καὶ ἀπολῶ αὐτοὺς καὶ ποιήσω σὲ καὶ τὸν οἶκον τοῦ πατρός σου εἰς ἔθνος μέγα καὶ πολὺ μᾶλλον G3123 τοῦτο
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:1 - ἄκουε Ισραηλ σὺ διαβαίνεις σήμερον τὸν Ιορδάνην εἰσελθεῖν κληρονομῆσαι ἔθνη μεγάλα καὶ ἰσχυρότερα μᾶλλον G3123 ὑμεῖς πόλεις μεγάλας καὶ τειχήρεις ἕως τοῦ οὐρανοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:14 - ἔασόν με ἐξολεθρεῦσαι αὐτούς καὶ ἐξαλείψω τὸ ὄνομα αὐτῶν ὑποκάτωθεν τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ποιήσω σὲ εἰς ἔθνος μέγα καὶ ἰσχυρὸν καὶ πολὺ μᾶλλον G3123 τοῦτο
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:23 - καὶ ἐκβαλεῖ κύριος πάντα τὰ ἔθνη ταῦτα ἀπὸ προσώπου ὑμῶν καὶ κληρονομήσετε ἔθνη μεγάλα καὶ ἰσχυρότερα μᾶλλον G3123 ὑμεῖς
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:2 - οὐχ οὕτως ὑπελάμβανον ἀντερεῖν σε ταῦτα καὶ οὐχὶ συνίετε μᾶλλον G3123 καὶ ἐγώ
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:26 - ἐγὼ δὲ ἐπέχων ἀγαθοῖς ἰδοὺ συνήντησάν μοι μᾶλλον G3123 ἡμέραι κακῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:10 - (LXX 83:11)ὅτι κρείσσων ἡμέρα μία ἐν ταῖς αὐλαῖς σου ὑπὲρ χιλιάδας ἐξελεξάμην παραρριπτεῖσθαι ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ θεοῦ μᾶλλον G3123 οἰκεῖν ἐν σκηνώμασιν ἁμαρτωλῶν
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:4 - ὕστερον μέντοι πικρότερον χολῆς εὑρήσεις καὶ ἠκονημένον μᾶλλον G3123 μαχαίρας διστόμου
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:7 - ἀρχὴ ὁδοῦ ἀγαθῆς τὸ ποιεῖν τὰ δίκαια δεκτὰ δὲ παρὰ θεῷ μᾶλλον G3123 θύειν θυσίας
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:2 - οὐ χρείαν ἔχει σοφίας ἐνδεὴς φρενῶν μᾶλλον G3123 γὰρ ἄγεται ἀφροσύνῃ
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:3 - ποιεῖν δίκαια καὶ ἀληθεύειν ἀρεστὰ παρὰ θεῷ μᾶλλον G3123 θυσιῶν αἷμα
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:12 - (LXX 33:12)εἶδον ἄνδρα δόξαντα παρ᾽ ἑαυτῷ σοφὸν εἶναι ἐλπίδα μέντοι ἔσχεν μᾶλλον G3123 ἄφρων αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:23 - (LXX 35:23) ἐλέγχων ἀνθρώπου ὁδοὺς χάριτας ἕξει μᾶλλον G3123 τοῦ γλωσσοχαριτοῦντος
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:20 - (LXX 36:20)ἐὰν ἴδῃς ἄνδρα ταχὺν ἐν λόγοις γίνωσκε ὅτι ἐλπίδα ἔχει μᾶλλον G3123 ἄφρων αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:12 - καὶ ἔσονται οἱ καταλελειμμένοι ἔντιμοι μᾶλλον G3123 τὸ χρυσίον τὸ ἄπυρον καὶ ἄνθρωπος μᾶλλον G3123 ἔντιμος ἔσται λίθος ἐκ Σουφιρ
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:1 - εὐφράνθητι στεῖρα οὐ τίκτουσα ῥῆξον καὶ βόησον οὐκ ὠδίνουσα ὅτι πολλὰ τὰ τέκνα τῆς ἐρήμου μᾶλλον G3123 τῆς ἐχούσης τὸν ἄνδρα εἶπεν γὰρ κύριος
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:11 - (LXX 1:11)καὶ εἶπαν πρὸς αὐτόν τί σοι ποιήσωμεν καὶ κοπάσει θάλασσα ἀφ᾽ ἡμῶν ὅτι θάλασσα ἐπορεύετο καὶ ἐξήγειρεν μᾶλλον G3123 κλύδωνα
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:13 - (LXX 1:13)καὶ παρεβιάζοντο οἱ ἄνδρες τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι πρὸς τὴν γῆν καὶ οὐκ ἠδύναντο ὅτι θάλασσα ἐπορεύετο καὶ ἐξηγείρετο μᾶλλον G3123 ἐπ᾽ αὐτούς
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