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Lexicon :: Strong's G3173 - megas

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megas (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
[including the prolonged forms, feminine megale, plural megaloi, etc., cf also μέγιστος (G3176), μείζων (G3187)]
241x in 24 unique form(s)
211x in 26 unique form(s)
589x in 25 unique form(s)
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TDNT Reference: 4:529,573

Strong’s Definitions

μέγας mégas, meg'-as; (including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη megálē, plural μεγάλοι megáloi, etc.; compare also G3176, G3187); big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application):—(+ fear) exceedingly, great(-est), high, large, loud, mighty, + (be) sore (afraid), strong, × to years.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 195x

The KJV translates Strong's G3173 in the following manner: great (150x), loud (33x), miscellaneous (12x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 195x
The KJV translates Strong's G3173 in the following manner: great (150x), loud (33x), miscellaneous (12x).
  1. great

    1. of the external form or sensible appearance of things (or of persons)

      1. in particular, of space and its dimensions, as respects

        1. mass and weight: great

        2. compass and extent: large, spacious

        3. measure and height: long

        4. stature and age: great, old

    2. of number and quantity: numerous, large, abundant

    3. of age: the elder

    4. used of intensity and its degrees: with great effort, of the affections and emotions of the mind, of natural events powerfully affecting the senses: violent, mighty, strong

  2. predicated of rank, as belonging to

    1. persons, eminent for ability, virtue, authority, power

    2. things esteemed highly for their importance: of great moment, of great weight, importance

    3. a thing to be highly esteemed for its excellence: excellent

  3. splendid, prepared on a grand scale, stately

  4. great things

    1. of God's preeminent blessings

    2. of things which overstep the province of a created being, proud (presumptuous) things, full of arrogance, derogatory to the majesty of God

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μέγας mégas, meg'-as; (including the prolonged forms, feminine μεγάλη megálē, plural μεγάλοι megáloi, etc.; compare also G3176, G3187); big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application):—(+ fear) exceedingly, great(-est), high, large, loud, mighty, + (be) sore (afraid), strong, × to years.
μέγας, μεγάλη, μέγα ((related to Latin magnus, magister, Goth. maist (cf. τό πλεῖστον), etc.; Vanicek, p. 682; Curtius, § 462)), accusative μέγαν, μεγάλην, μέγα; plural μεγάλοι, μεγάλαι, μεγάλα; comparative μείζων, μεῖζον (accusative masculine and feminine μείζονα, once contracted μείζω, John 5:36 (R G T WH, but L Tr μείζων (cf. Tdf. Proleg., p. 119)); neuter plural μείζονα, once contracted μείζω, John 1:50(51)) and μειζότερος, 3 John 1:4 (from the comparitive μείζων), a poetic comparison, on which see the remark quoted under ἐλαχιστοτερος, cf. Matthiae, § 136; superlative μέγιστος (found only in 2 Peter 1:4); (from Homer down); the Sept. for גָּדול; also for רַב; great;
1. predicated
a. of the external form or sensible appearance of things (or of persons); in particular, of space and its dimensions — as respects
α. mass and weight: λίθος, Matthew 27:60; Mark 16:4; Revelation 18:21; ὄρος, Revelation 8:8; ἀστήρ, Revelation 8:10; (δράκων, Revelation 12:3, 9; ἀετός, Revelation 12:14; δένδρον, Luke 13:19 (T WH omit; L Tr brackets μέγα); κλάδοι, Mark 4:32; ἰχθύες, John 21:11;
β. compass and extent; large, spacious: σκηνή (μείζων), Hebrews 9:11; ἀνάγαιον (R ἀνώγεον, which see), Mark 14:15; ἀποθήκη, Luke 12:18; κάμινος, Revelation 9:2; πόλις, Revelation 11:8; Revelation 16:19; Revelation 17:18; Revelation 18:2, 16, 18, 19; ποταμός, Revelation 9:14; Revelation 16:12; θύρα, 1 Corinthians 16:9; ληνός, Revelation 14:19; ὀθόνη, Acts 10:11; Acts 11:5; χάσμα, Luke 16:26 (2 Samuel 18:17).
γ. measure and height: οἰκοδομαί, Mark 13:2; θρόνος, Revelation 20:11; long, μάχαιρα, Revelation 6:4; as respects stature and age, μικροί καί μεγάλοι, small and great, young and old, Acts 8:10; Acts 26:22; Hebrews 8:11; Revelation 11:18; Revelation 13:16; Revelation 19:5, 18; Revelation 20:12 (Genesis 19:11; 2 Kings 23:2; 2 Chronicles 34:30). (neuter singular used adverbially: ἐν μεγάλῳ, Acts 26:29 L T Tr WH (for R G ἐν πολλῷ, which see in πολύς, d.) in great namely, degree. The apostle plays upon Agrippa's words ἐν ὀλίγῳ (which see) in a little (time) thou woulds fain etc... I would to God that both in little and in great i. e. in all respects etc.; cf. the use of ὀλίγον καί μέγα or μικρόν καί μέγα (yet in negative sentences) to express totality; e. g. Plato, Phileb. 21 e.; Apology 19 c.; 21 b.; 26 b.; but see d. below.)
b. of number and quantity, equivalent to numerous, large: ἀγέλη, Mark 5:11; abundant, πορισμός, 1 Timothy 6:6; μισθαποδοσία, Hebrews 10:35.
c. of age: μείζων, the elder, Romans 9:12 after Genesis 25:23 (Σκιπιων μέγας, Polybius 18, 18 (35), 9; 32, 12, 1).
d. used of intensity and its degrees: δύναμις, Acts 4:33; Acts 8:10; neuter ἐν μεγάλῳ, with great effort, Acts 26:29 L T Tr WH (but see γ. above); of the affections and emotions of the mind: χαρά, Matthew 2:10; Matthew 28:8; Luke 2:10; Luke 24:52; Acts 15:3; φόβος, Mark 4:41; Luke 2:9; Luke 8:37; Acts 5:5, 11; Revelation 11:11; θυμός, Revelation 12:12; λύπη, Romans 9:2; ἔκστασις, Mark 5:42 (Genesis 27:33); πιστός, Matthew 15:28; χάρις, Acts 4:33; ἀγάπη John 15:13. of natural events powerfully affecting the senses, equivalent to violent, mighty, strong: ἄνεμος, John 6:18; Revelation 6:13; βροντή, Revelation 14:2; χάλαζα, Revelation 11:19; Revelation 16:21; σεισμός, Matthew 8:24; Matthew 28:2; Luke 21:11; Acts 16:26; Revelation 6:12; Revelation 11:13; Revelation 16:18; λαῖλαψ, Mark 4:37; πτῶσις, Matthew 7:27. of other external things, such as are perceived by hearing: κραυγεη, Acts 23:9; Revelation 14:18 (R G); μεῖζον κράζειν, to cry out the louder, Matthew 20:31; φωνῆς, Matthew 24:31 (T omits φονης, WH only in marginal reading); Matthew 27:46,50; Luke 23:23; John 11:43; Acts 8:7; Revelation 1:10; Revelation 5:2, 12; Revelation 6:10; Revelation 7:2, 10; Revelation 8:13; Revelation 10:3; Revelation 11:12, 15; (Revelation 14:18 L T Tr WH; Revelation 18:2 Rec.), and elsewhere; γαλήνη, Matthew 8:26; Mark 4:39. of objects of sight which excite admiration and wonder: φῶς, Matthew 4:16; σημεῖον, Matthew 24:24; Luke 21:11; Acts 6:8; Acts 8:13; Revelation 13:13; ἔργα, Revelation 15:3; μείζω, μείζονα τούτων, greater things than these, i. e. more extraordinary, more wonderful, John 1:50 (John 1:51); John 5:20; 14:12. of things that are felt: καῦμα, Revelation 16:9; πυρετός, Luke 4:38; of other things that distress: ἀνάγκη, Luke 21:23; (θλῖψις, Matthew 24:21; Acts 7:11; Revelation 2:22; Revelation 7:14; (διωγμός, Acts 8:1; λιμός, Luke 4:25; Acts 11:28; πληγή, Revelation 16:21.
2. predicated of rank, as belonging to
a. persons, eminent for ability, virtue, authority, power; as God, and sacred personages: Θεός, Titus 2:13 ((on which see Prof. Abbot, Note C. in Journ. See Biblical Literature, etc. i., p. 19, and cf. ἐπιφάνεια)); Ἄρτεμις, Acts 19:27f, 34f; ἀρχιερεύς, Hebrews 4:14; ποιμήν, Hebrews 13:20; προφήτης, Luke 7:16; absolutely, οἱ μεγάλοι, great men, leaders, rulers, Matthew 20:25; Mark 10:42; universally, eminent, distinguished: Matthew 5:19; Matthew 20:26; Luke 1:15, 32; Acts 8:9. μείζων is used of those who surpass others — either in nature and power, as God: John 10:29 (here T Tr WH text give the neuter (see below)); John 10:28; Hebrews 6:13; 1 John 4:4; add, John 4:12; John 8:53; or in excellence, worth, authority, etc.: Matthew 11:11; Matthew 18:1; Matthew 23:11; Mark 9:34; Luke 7:28; Luke 9:46; Luke 22:26; John 13:16; John 15:20; 1 Corinthians 14:5; δυνάμει μείζονες, 2 Peter 2:11; neuter μεῖζον, something higher, more exalted, more majestic than the temple, to wit the august person of Jesus the Messiah and his preeminent influence, Matthew 12:6 L T Tr WH; (cf. John 10:29 above); contextually equivalent to strict in condemning, of God, 1 John 3:20.
b. things to be esteemed highly for their importance, equivalent to Latin gravis; of great moment, of great wight, important: ἐπαγγέλματα, 2 Peter 1:4; ἐντολή, Matthew 22:36, 38; μσυτηριον, Ephesians 5:32; 1 Timothy 3:16; ἁμαρτία, John 19:11; μείζων μαρτυρία, of greater proving power, John 5:36 (see above at the beginning); 1 John 5:9 (μαρτυρίαν μείζω καί σαφεστεραν, Isocrates Archid. § 32). μέγας equivalent to solemn, sacred, of festival days (cf. Isaiah 1:18, the Sept.): ἡμέρα, John 7:37; John 19:31; notable, august, ἡμέρα, of the day of the final judgment, Acts 2:20; Jude 1:6; Revelation 6:17; Revelation 16:14. neuter μέγα, a great matter, thing of great moment: 1 Corinthians 9:11 (Genesis 45:28; Isaiah 49:6); οὐ μέγα, 2 Corinthians 11:15.
c. a thing to be highly esteemed for its excellence, equivalent to excellent: 1 Corinthians 13:13 (cf. Winers Grammar, § 35, i. Buttmann, § 123, 13); τά χαρίσματα τά μείζονα (R G κρείττονα), 1 Corinthians 12:31 L T Tr WH.
3. splendid, prepared on a grand scale, stately: δοχή, Luke 5:29 (Genesis 21:8); δεῖπνον, Luke 14:16; Revelation 19:17 (G L T Tr WH) (Daniel 5:1 (Theod.)); οἰκία, 2 Timothy 2:20 (Jeremiah 52:13; (οἶκος), 2 Chronicles 2:5, 9).
4. neuter plural μεγάλα, great things: of God's preeminent blessings, Luke 1:49 L T Tr WH (see μεγαλεῖος); of things which overstep the province of a created being, proud (presumptuous) things, full of arrogance, derogatory to the majesty of God: λαλοῦν μεγάλα joined with βλασφημίας, Revelation 13:5; Daniel 7:8, 11, 20; like μέγα εἰπεῖν, Homer, Odyssey 3, 227; 16, 243; 22, 288.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

19:11; 21:8; 25:23; 27:33; 45:28
2 Samuel
2 Kings
2 Chronicles
2:5; 2:9; 34:30
1:18; 49:6
5:1; 7:8; 7:11; 7:20
2:10; 4:16; 5:19; 7:27; 8:24; 8:26; 11:11; 12:6; 15:28; 18:1; 20:25; 20:26; 20:31; 22:36; 22:38; 23:11; 24:21; 24:24; 24:31; 27:46; 27:50; 27:60; 28:2; 28:8
4:32; 4:37; 4:39; 4:41; 5:11; 5:42; 9:34; 10:42; 13:2; 14:15; 16:4
1:15; 1:32; 1:49; 2:9; 2:10; 4:25; 4:38; 5:29; 7:16; 7:28; 8:37; 9:46; 12:18; 13:19; 14:16; 16:26; 21:11; 21:11; 21:23; 22:26; 23:23; 24:52
1:50; 1:50; 1:51; 4:12; 5:20; 5:36; 5:36; 6:18; 7:37; 8:53; 10:28; 10:29; 10:29; 11:43; 13:16; 14:12; 15:13; 15:20; 19:11; 19:31; 21:11
2:20; 4:33; 4:33; 5:5; 5:11; 6:8; 7:11; 8:1; 8:7; 8:9; 8:10; 8:10; 8:13; 10:11; 11:5; 11:28; 15:3; 16:26; 19:27; 19:34; 23:9; 26:22; 26:29; 26:29
9:2; 9:12
1 Corinthians
9:11; 12:31; 13:13; 14:5; 16:9
2 Corinthians
1 Timothy
3:16; 6:6
2 Timothy
4:14; 6:13; 8:11; 9:11; 10:35; 13:20
2 Peter
1:4; 1:4; 2:11
1 John
3:20; 4:4; 5:9
3 John
1:10; 2:22; 5:2; 5:12; 6:4; 6:10; 6:12; 6:13; 6:17; 7:2; 7:10; 7:14; 8:8; 8:10; 8:13; 9:2; 9:14; 10:3; 11:8; 11:11; 11:12; 11:13; 11:15; 11:18; 11:19; 12:3; 12:9; 12:12; 12:14; 13:5; 13:13; 13:16; 14:2; 14:18; 14:18; 14:19; 15:3; 16:9; 16:12; 16:14; 16:18; 16:19; 16:21; 16:21; 17:18; 18:2; 18:2; 18:16; 18:18; 18:19; 18:21; 19:5; 19:17; 19:18; 20:11; 20:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3173 matches the Greek μέγας (megas),
which occurs 211 times in 201 verses in the TR Greek.

Page 1 / 5 (Mat 2:10–Luk 8:37)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:10 - And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great G3173 joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:16 -




Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:19 - “Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches [fn]others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great G3173 in the kingdom of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:35 - or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or [fn]by Jerusalem, for it is THE CITY OF THE GREAT G3173 KING.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:27 - “And the rain descended, and the [fn]floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great G3173 was its fall.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:24 - And behold, there arose [fn]a great G3173 storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was sleeping.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:26 - And He *said to them, “Why are you so cowardly, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and [fn]it became perfectly G3173 calm.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:32 - and this is the [fn]smallest of all seeds, but when it is fully grown, it is the [fn]largest G3173 of the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE [fn]AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:28 - Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, your faith is great G3173; it shall be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed [fn]at once.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:25 - But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great G3173 men G3173 exercise authority over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:26 - “It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great G3173 among you shall be your servant,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:36 - “Teacher, which is the great G3173 commandment in the Law?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:38 - “This is the great G3173 and [fn]foremost commandment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:19 - “You blind men, which is [fn]more G3173 important G3173, the [fn]offering, or the altar that sanctifies the [fn]offering?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:21 - “For then there will be a great G3173 tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:24 - “For false christs and false prophets will arise and will [fn]show great G3173 [fn]signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the [fn]elect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:31 - “And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT G3173 TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His [fn]elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the [fn]other.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:46 - And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud G3173 voice, saying, “ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” that is, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:50 - And Jesus cried out again with a loud G3173 voice, and yielded up His spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:60 - and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a large G3173 stone against the entrance of the tomb and went away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:2 - And behold, there was a great G3173 earthquake, for an angel of the [fn]Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:8 -

And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great G3173 joy and ran to report it to His disciples.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:26 - And throwing him into convulsions, the unclean spirit cried out with a loud G3173 voice and came out of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:32 - yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes [fn]largest G3173 of all the garden plants and forms large G3173 branches; so that THE BIRDS OF THE [fn]AIR can NEST UNDER ITS SHADE.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:37 - And a great G3173 windstorm *arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat so that the boat was already filling up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:39 - And He woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Silence! Be still.” And the wind died down and [fn]it became [fn]perfectly G3173 calm.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:41 - And they became [fn]very G3173 afraid and were saying to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:7 - and crying out with a loud G3173 voice, he *said, “[fn]What do I have to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:11 - Now there was a large G3173 herd of swine feeding [fn]nearby on the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:42 - And immediately the little girl stood up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely G3173 astounded.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:42 - And calling them to Himself, Jesus *said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great G3173 men G3173 exercise authority over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:43 - “But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great G3173 among you shall be your servant;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:2 - And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great G3173 buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:15 - “And he himself will show you a large G3173 upper room furnished and ready; prepare for us there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:34 - And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud G3173 voice, “ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” which is translated, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:37 - And Jesus, uttering a loud G3173 cry, breathed His last.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:4 - And looking up, they *saw that the stone had been rolled away, [fn]although it was very large G3173.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:15 - “For he will be great G3173 in the sight of the [fn]Lord; and HE WILL NOT DRINK ANY WINE OR STRONG DRINK, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit [fn]while yet in his mother’s womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:32 - “He will be great G3173 and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the [fn]Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:42 - And she cried out with a loud G3173 voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:9 - And an angel of the [fn]Lord stood before them, and the glory of the [fn]Lord shone around them; and they were terribly G3173 frightened.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:10 - But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great G3173 joy which will be for all the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:25 - “But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great G3173 famine came over all the land,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:33 - And in the synagogue there was a man [fn]possessed by the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud G3173 voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:38 -

Then He stood up and left the synagogue, and entered Simon’s home. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high G3173 fever, and they asked Him [fn]to help her.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:29 -

And Levi gave a big G3173 reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:49 - “But the one who heard and did not do accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the river burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great G3173.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:16 - And fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great G3173 prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has [fn]visited His people!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:28 - Now seeing Jesus, he cried out and fell before Him, and said in a loud G3173 voice, “[fn]What do I have to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:37 - And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to leave them, for they were gripped with great G3173 fear. And He got into a boat and returned.

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