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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).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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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 - and he *said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written:
‘HE WILL GIVE HIS ANGELS ORDERS CONCERNING YOU’;
and
‘ON THEIR HANDS THEY WILL LIFT YOU UP,
SO G3379 THAT G3379 YOU DO NOT G3379 STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:25 - [fn]Come to good terms with your accuser quickly, while you are with him on the way to court, so G3379 that G3379 your accuser will not G3379 hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you will not G3379 be thrown into prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:6 - “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, or G3379 they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:15 - FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL,
WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR,
AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES,
OTHERWISE G3379 THEY MIGHT SEE WITH THEIR EYES,
HEAR WITH THEIR EARS,
UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART, AND RETURN,
AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:29 - “But he *said, ‘No; while you are gathering up the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:32 - Now Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, “I feel compassion for the [fn]people, because they [fn]have remained with Me now for three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:9 - “However, the prudent ones answered, ‘No, there most G3379 certainly would not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the merchants and buy some for yourselves.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:64 - “Therefore, give orders for the tomb to be made secure until the third day; otherwise G3379, His disciples may come and steal Him, and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:12 - so that WHILE SEEING THEY MAY SEE, AND NOT PERCEIVE, AND WHILE HEARING, THEY MAY HEAR, AND NOT UNDERSTAND, OTHERWISE G3379 THEY MIGHT RETURN AND IT WOULD BE FORGIVEN THEM.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:2 - for they were saying, “Not during the festival, otherwise G3379 there will be a riot of the people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:15 - Now while the people were in a state of expectation and they all were thinking carefully in their hearts about John, whether G3379 he himself perhaps G3379 was the [fn]Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:11 - and,
‘ON THEIR HANDS THEY WILL LIFT YOU UP,
SO G3379 THAT G3379 YOU DO NOT G3379 STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:58 - “For when you are going with your accuser to appear before the magistrate, on the way, make an effort to [fn]settle with him, so G3379 that G3379 he does not drag you before the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:8 - “Whenever you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not [fn]take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:12 - Now He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, “Whenever you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor wealthy neighbors, otherwise G3379 they may also invite you to a meal in return, and that will be your [fn]repayment.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:29 - “Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who are watching it will begin to ridicule him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:34 - “But be on your guard, so G3379 that G3379 your hearts will not be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that [fn]this day will not come on you suddenly, like a trap;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:26 - “And yet look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really know that this is the [fn]Christ, do they?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:39 - but if the source is God, you will not be able to overthrow them; or G3379 else G3379 you may even be found fighting against God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 28:27 - FOR THE HEARTS OF THIS PEOPLE HAVE BECOME [fn]INSENSITIVE,
AND WITH THEIR EARS THEY [fn]HARDLY HEAR,
AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES;
OTHERWISE G3379 THEY MIGHT SEE WITH THEIR EYES,
AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS,
AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN,
AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.”’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:25 - with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if G3379 perhaps G3379 God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:1 - For this reason we must pay much closer attention to [fn]what we have heard, so G3379 that G3379 we do not G3379 drift away from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 3:12 - Take care, brothers and sisters, that there will not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart [fn]that falls away from the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:1 - Therefore, we must fear if G3379, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:17 - For a [fn]covenant is valid only when people are dead, [fn]for it is never G3379 in force while the one who made it lives.

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