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Lexicon :: Strong's G3379 - mēpote

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μήποτε
Transliteration
mēpote (Key)
Pronunciation
may'-pot-eh
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Part of Speech
conjunction
Root Word (Etymology)
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Strong’s Definitions

μήποτε mḗpote, may'-pot-eh; from G3361 and G4218; not ever; also if (or lest) ever (or perhaps):—if peradventure, lest (at any time, haply), not at all, whether or not.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's G3379 in the following manner: lest (12x), lest at any time (7x), whether or not (1x), lest haply (with G2443) (1x), if peradventure (1x), no ... not at all (1x), not translated (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's G3379 in the following manner: lest (12x), lest at any time (7x), whether or not (1x), lest haply (with G2443) (1x), if peradventure (1x), no ... not at all (1x), not translated (1x).
  1. that... not, lest, whether perhaps, whether or not, in no way, perhaps

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μήποτε mḗpote, may'-pot-eh; from G3361 and G4218; not ever; also if (or lest) ever (or perhaps):—if peradventure, lest (at any time, haply), not at all, whether or not.
STRONGS NT 3379: μήποτε
μήποτε (from μή and πότε) (μή πότε (separately) L WH (except Matthew 25:9, see below) Tr (except 2 Timothy 2:25)), differing from οὔποτε as μή does from οὐ; (from Homer down). Accordingly it is:
1. a particle of Negation; not ever, never: ἐπεί μήποτε ἰσχύει, since it is never of force, because the writer thinks that the very idea of its having force is to be denied, Hebrews 9:17 (where WH text μή τότε), on which see Winers Grammar, 480 (447), cf. Buttmann, 353 (304); but others refer, this passage to 3 a. below.
2. a prohibitory conjunction; lest ever, lest at any time, lest haply, (also written separately μή πότε ((see at the beginning), especially when the component parts retain each its distinctive force; cf. Lipsius, Gram. Untersuch., p. 129f; Ellendt, Lex. Sophocles 2:107. In the N. T. use of this particle the notion of time usual to πότε seems to recede before that of contingency, lest perchance)), so that it refers to the preceding verb and indicates the purpose of the designated action (Winer's Grammar, § 56, 2): with a subjunctive present Luke 12:58; with a subjunctive aorist, Matthew 4:6 and Luke 4:11, from Psalm 90:12 (Ps. 91:12) (where the Sept. for פֶּן); Matthew 5:25 ((cf. below)); Matthew 7:6 (R G); Matthew 13:15 and Acts 28:27 (both from Isaiah 6:10, where the Sept. for פֶּן); Matthew 13:29 (οὐ namely, θέλω); Matthew 15:32; Matthew 27:64; Mark 4:12; Luke 14:12; with ἵνα prefixed, Luke 14:29; with a future indicative (see Buttmann, § 139, 7, cf. also, p. 368 (315) d.): (Matthew 7:6 L T Tr WH; (cf. Matthew 5:25)); Mark 14:2; (Luke 12:58 L T Tr WH). after verbs of fearing, taking care (Winers Grammar, as above; Buttmann, § 139, 48): with subjunctive aorist — so after προσέχω, to take heed, lest etc., Luke 21:34; Hebrews 2:1 (Sir. 11:33); so that an antecedent φοβούμενοι or προσέχοντες must be mentally supplied, Acts 5:39; μήποτε οὐκ ἀρκέσῃ, lest perchance there be not enough (so that οὐκ ἀρκέσῃ forms one idea, and φοβούμεθα must be supplied before μήποτε), Matthew 25:9 R T WH marginal reading; but L Tr WH text, together with Meyer, et al., have correctly restored μήποτε (namely, τοῦτο γενέσθω (Winer's Grammar, § 64, 7 a.)) οὐ μή ἀρκέσῃ, i. e. "Not so! There will in no wise be enough" (see μή, IV. 2); cf. Bornemann in the Studien und Kritiken for 1843, p. 143f; (but all the editors above named remove the punctuation mark after μήποτε; in which case it may be connected directly with the words which follow it and translated (with R. V.) 'peradventure there will not be enough'; cf. Buttmann, § 148, 10, especially, p. 354 (304) note. For additional examples of μήποτε in this sense (cf. Aristotle, eth. Nic. 10, 10, p. 1179a, 24; with indicative, ibid., pp. 1172{a}, 33; 1173{a} 22, etc.), see Sophocles Lexicon, under the word; Alexander Buttmann (1873) in his translation of Apoll. Dysk., index under the word; (cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word μή, Buttmann, 9)). after φοβοῦμαι, with present subjunctive Hebrews 4:1; so that φοβούμενος must be supplied before it, Luke 14:8. after βλέπειν with a future indicative (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 56, 2 b. α.; Buttmann, 243 (209)), Hebrews 3:12.
3. a particle of interrogation accompanied with doubt (see μή, III.), whether ever, whether at any time; whether perchance, whether haply, (German doch nicht etwa; ob nicht etwa);
a. in a direct question introduced by ἐπεί, for, else (see ἐπεί, 2 under the end): so according to the not improbable interpretation of some (e. g. L WH marginal reading, Delitzsch) in Hebrews 9:17, see in 1 above. In the remaining N. T. passages so used that the inquirer, though he doubts and expects a negative answer, yet is inclined to believe what he doubtfully asks about; thus, in a direct question, in John 7:26.
b. in indirect questions;
α. with the optative (where the words are regarded as the thought of someone (Winers Grammar, § 41 b. 4 c.; Buttmann, § 139, 60)): Luke 3:15. (See β.)
β. with the subjunctive: 2 Timothy 2:25 (R G L (cf. Buttmann, 46 (40));. but T Tr WH text give the optative), where μήποτε κτλ. depend on the suppressed idea διαλογιζόμενος (cf. Buttmann, § 139, 62 at the end; Winer's Grammar, as above).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Psalms
90:12; 91:12
Isaiah
6:10
Matthew
4:6; 5:25; 5:25; 7:6; 7:6; 13:15; 13:29; 15:32; 25:9; 25:9; 27:64
Mark
4:12; 14:2
Luke
3:15; 4:11; 12:58; 12:58; 14:8; 14:12; 14:29; 21:34
John
7:26
Acts
5:39; 28:27
2 Timothy
2:25; 2:25
Hebrews
2:1; 3:12; 4:1; 9:17; 9:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3379 matches the Greek μήποτε (mēpote),
which occurs 25 times in 25 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:6 - καὶ λέγει αὐτῷ εἰ υἱὸς εἶ τοῦ θεοῦ βάλε σεαυτὸν κάτω γέγραπται γὰρ ὅτι τοῖς ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ ἐντελεῖται περὶ σοῦ καὶ ἐπὶ χειρῶν ἀροῦσίν σε μήποτε G3379 προσκόψῃς πρὸς λίθον τὸν πόδα σου
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:25 - ἴσθι εὐνοῶν τῷ ἀντιδίκῳ σου ταχὺ ἕως ὅτου εἶ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ μήποτέ G3379 σε παραδῷ ἀντίδικος τῷ κριτῇ καὶ κριτὴς τῷ ὑπηρέτῃ καὶ εἰς φυλακὴν βληθήσῃ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:6 - μὴ δῶτε τὸ ἅγιον τοῖς κυσίν μηδὲ βάλητε τοὺς μαργαρίτας ὑμῶν ἔμπροσθεν τῶν χοίρων μήποτε G3379 καταπατήσουσιν αὐτοὺς ἐν τοῖς ποσὶν αὐτῶν καὶ στραφέντες ῥήξωσιν ὑμᾶς
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:15 - ἐπαχύνθη γὰρ καρδία τοῦ λαοῦ τούτου καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν βαρέως ἤκουσαν καὶ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτῶν ἐκάμμυσαν μήποτε G3379 ἴδωσιν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν ἀκούσωσιν καὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ συνῶσιν καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσιν καὶ ἰάσομαι αὐτούς
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:29 - δέ φησιν οὔ μήποτε G3379 συλλέγοντες τὰ ζιζάνια ἐκριζώσητε ἅμα αὐτοῖς τὸν σῖτον
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:32 - δὲ Ἰησοῦς προσκαλεσάμενος τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ εἶπεν σπλαγχνίζομαι ἐπὶ τὸν ὄχλον ὅτι ἤδη ἡμέραι τρεῖς προσμένουσίν μοι καὶ οὐκ ἔχουσιν τί φάγωσιν καὶ ἀπολῦσαι αὐτοὺς νήστεις οὐ θέλω μήποτε G3379 ἐκλυθῶσιν ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:9 - ἀπεκρίθησαν δὲ αἱ φρόνιμοι λέγουσαι μήποτε G3379 οὐ μὴ ἀρκέσῃ ἡμῖν καὶ ὑμῖν πορεύεσθε μᾶλλον πρὸς τοὺς πωλοῦντας καὶ ἀγοράσατε ἑαυταῖς
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:64 - κέλευσον οὖν ἀσφαλισθῆναι τὸν τάφον ἕως τῆς τρίτης ἡμέρας μήποτε G3379 ἐλθόντες οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ κλέψωσιν αὐτὸν καὶ εἴπωσιν τῷ λαῷ ἠγέρθη ἀπὸ τῶν νεκρῶν καὶ ἔσται ἐσχάτη πλάνη χείρων τῆς πρώτης
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:12 - ἵνα βλέποντες βλέπωσιν καὶ μὴ ἴδωσιν καὶ ἀκούοντες ἀκούωσιν καὶ μὴ συνιῶσιν μήποτε G3379 ἐπιστρέψωσιν καὶ ἀφεθῇ αὐτοῖς
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:2 - ἔλεγον γάρ μὴ ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ μήποτε G3379 ἔσται θόρυβος τοῦ λαοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:15 - προσδοκῶντος δὲ τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ διαλογιζομένων πάντων ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις αὐτῶν περὶ τοῦ Ἰωάννου μήποτε G3379 αὐτὸς εἴη Χριστός
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:11 - καὶ ὅτι ἐπὶ χειρῶν ἀροῦσίν σε μήποτε G3379 προσκόψῃς πρὸς λίθον τὸν πόδα σου
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:58 - ὡς γὰρ ὑπάγεις μετὰ τοῦ ἀντιδίκου σου ἐπ᾽ ἄρχοντα ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ δὸς ἐργασίαν ἀπηλλάχθαι ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ μήποτε G3379 κατασύρῃ σε πρὸς τὸν κριτήν καὶ κριτής σε παραδώσει τῷ πράκτορι καὶ πράκτωρ σε βαλεῖ εἰς φυλακήν
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:8 - ὅταν κληθῇς ὑπό τινος εἰς γάμους μὴ κατακλιθῇς εἰς τὴν πρωτοκλισίαν μήποτε G3379 ἐντιμότερός σου κεκλημένος ὑπ᾽ αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:12 - ἔλεγεν δὲ καὶ τῷ κεκληκότι αὐτόν ὅταν ποιῇς ἄριστον δεῖπνον μὴ φώνει τοὺς φίλους σου μηδὲ τοὺς ἀδελφούς σου μηδὲ τοὺς συγγενεῖς σου μηδὲ γείτονας πλουσίους μήποτε G3379 καὶ αὐτοὶ ἀντικαλέσωσίν σε καὶ γένηται ἀνταπόδομά σοι
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:29 - ἵνα μήποτε G3379 θέντος αὐτοῦ θεμέλιον καὶ μὴ ἰσχύοντος ἐκτελέσαι πάντες οἱ θεωροῦντες ἄρξωνται αὐτῷ ἐμπαίζειν
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:34 - προσέχετε δὲ ἑαυτοῖς μήποτε G3379 βαρηθῶσιν ὑμῶν αἱ καρδίαι ἐν κραιπάλῃ καὶ μέθῃ καὶ μερίμναις βιωτικαῖς καὶ ἐπιστῇ ἐφ᾽ ὑμᾶς αἰφνίδιος ἡμέρα ἐκείνη (MGNT 21:35)ὡς παγὶς
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:26 - καὶ ἴδε παρρησίᾳ λαλεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν αὐτῷ λέγουσιν μήποτε G3379 ἀληθῶς ἔγνωσαν οἱ ἄρχοντες ὅτι οὗτός ἐστιν Χριστός
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:39 - εἰ δὲ ἐκ θεοῦ ἐστιν οὐ δυνήσεσθε καταλῦσαι αὐτούς μήποτε G3379 καὶ θεομάχοι εὑρεθῆτε
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:27 - ἐπαχύνθη γὰρ καρδία τοῦ λαοῦ τούτου καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν βαρέως ἤκουσαν καὶ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτῶν ἐκάμμυσαν μήποτε G3379 ἴδωσιν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς καὶ τοῖς ὠσὶν ἀκούσωσιν καὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ συνῶσιν καὶ ἐπιστρέψωσιν καὶ ἰάσομαι αὐτούς
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:25 - ἐν πραΰτητι παιδεύοντα τοὺς ἀντιδιατιθεμένους μήποτε G3379 δώῃ αὐτοῖς θεὸς μετάνοιαν εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν ἀληθείας
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:1 - διὰ τοῦτο δεῖ περισσοτέρως προσέχειν ἡμᾶς τοῖς ἀκουσθεῖσιν μήποτε G3379 παραρυῶμεν
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 3:12 - βλέπετε ἀδελφοί μήποτε G3379 ἔσται ἔν τινι ὑμῶν καρδία πονηρὰ ἀπιστίας ἐν τῷ ἀποστῆναι ἀπὸ θεοῦ ζῶντος
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:1 - φοβηθῶμεν οὖν μήποτε G3379 καταλειπομένης ἐπαγγελίας εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὴν κατάπαυσιν αὐτοῦ δοκῇ τις ἐξ ὑμῶν ὑστερηκέναι
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:17 - διαθήκη γὰρ ἐπὶ νεκροῖς βεβαία ἐπεὶ μήποτε G3379 ἰσχύει ὅτε ζῇ διαθέμενος

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