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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)
23x 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.
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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 81 times in 79 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 6:26–2Co 3:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:26 - “Look at the birds of the [fn]air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much G3123 more than they?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 6:30 - “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more G3123 clothe you? You of little faith!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:11 - “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more G3123 will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:6 - but rather G3123 go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:25 - “It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house [fn]Beelzebul, how much more G3123 will they malign the members of his household!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:28 - “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather G3123 fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in [fn]hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:13 - “If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more G3123 than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:9 - “But the prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead G3123 to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:24 - When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather G3123 that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this Man’s blood; see to that yourselves.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:26 - and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather G3123 had grown worse
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 7:36 - And He gave them orders not to tell anyone; but the more He ordered them, the more G3123 widely they continued to proclaim it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:42 - “Whoever causes one of these [fn]little ones who believe to stumble, it [fn]would be better G3123 for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he [fn]had been cast into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:48 - Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, G3123 “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:11 - But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to ask him to release Barabbas for them instead. G3123
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:15 - But the news about Him was spreading even G3123 farther, G3123 and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:13 - “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more G3123 will your [fn]heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:24 - “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more G3123 valuable you are than the birds!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:28 - “But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more G3123 will He clothe you? You men of little faith!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:39 - Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, G3123 “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:19 - “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather G3123 than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:18 - For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more G3123 to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:43 - for they loved the [fn]approval of men rather G3123 than the [fn]approval of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:8 - Therefore when Pilate heard this statement, he was even more G3123 afraid;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:19 - But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather G3123 than to God, you be the judge;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:14 - And all G3123 the more G3123 believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:29 - But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather G3123 than men.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:22 - But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the [fn]Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:35 - “In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more G3123 blessed to give than to receive.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:2 - And when they heard that he was addressing them in the [fn]Hebrew dialect, they became even more G3123 quiet; and he *said,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:11 - But the centurion was more G3123 persuaded by the pilot and the [fn]captain of the ship than by what was being said by Paul.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:9 - Much more G3123 then, having now been justified [fn]by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:10 - For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, G3123 having been reconciled, we shall be saved [fn]by His life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:15 - But [fn]the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more G3123 did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 5:17 - For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more G3123 those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:34 - who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather G3123 who was [fn]raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:12 - Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more G3123 will their [fn]fulfillment be!
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:24 - For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more G3123 will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 14:13 - Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather G3123 determine this—not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:2 - [fn]You have become [fn]arrogant and [fn]have not mourned instead, G3123 so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:7 - Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather G3123 be wronged? Why not rather G3123 be defrauded?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 7:21 - Were you called while a slave? [fn]Do not worry about it; but if you are able also to become free, rather G3123 [fn]do that.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:12 - If others share the right over you, do we not more? G3123 Nevertheless, we did not use this right, but we endure all things so that we will cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:15 - But I have used none of these things. And I am not writing these things so that it will be done so in my case; for it would be better G3123 for me to die than have any man make my boast an empty one.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 12:22 - On the contrary, [fn]it is much truer G3123 that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:1 - Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially G3123 that you may prophesy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:5 - Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more G3123 that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:18 - I thank God, I speak in tongues more G3123 than you all;
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:7 - so that on the contrary you should rather G3123 forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:8 - how will the ministry of the Spirit fail to be even more G3123 with glory?
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:9 - For if the ministry of condemnation has glory, much more G3123 does the ministry of righteousness abound in glory.

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