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Lexicon :: Strong's G3398 - mikros

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mikros (Key)
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Apparently a primary word
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TDNT Reference: 4:648,593

Strong’s Definitions

μικρός mikrós, mik-ros'; apparently a primary word; small (in size, quantity, number or (figuratively) dignity):—least, less, little, small.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x

The KJV translates Strong's G3398 in the following manner: little (14x), least (6x), small (6x), less (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x
The KJV translates Strong's G3398 in the following manner: little (14x), least (6x), small (6x), less (2x).
  1. small, little

    1. of size: hence of stature, of length

    2. of space

    3. of age: less by birth, younger

    4. of time: short, brief, a little while, how little!

    5. of quantity: i.e. number, amount

    6. of rank or influence

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μικρός mikrós, mik-ros'; apparently a primary word; small (in size, quantity, number or (figuratively) dignity):—least, less, little, small.
μικρός, μικρά, μικρόν, comparitive μικρότερος, μικροτερα, ἐρον (from Homer down), the Sept. for קָטֹן, קָטָן, מְעַט, small, little; used
a. of size: Matthew 13:32; Mark 4:31; hence, of stature, τῇ ἡλικία, Luke 19:3; of length, James 3:5.
b. of space: neuter προελθών (προσελθών, T Tr WH marginal reading in Matthew, Tr WH marginal reading in Mark (see προσέρχομαι, a.)) μικρόν, having gone forward a little, Matthew 26:39; Mark 14:35 (cf. Winers Grammar, § 32,6; Buttmann, § 131, 11f).
c. of age: less by birth, younger, Mark 15:40 (others take this of stature); οἱ μικροί, the little ones, young children, Matthew 18:6, 10, 14; Mark 9:42; ἐπο μικροῦ ἕως μεγάλου (A. V. from the least to the greatest), Acts 8:10; Hebrews 8:11 (Jeremiah 6:13; Jeremiah 38:34 (Jer. 31:34)); μικρός τέ καί μέγας (both small and great) i. e. all, Acts 26:22; plural, Revelation 11:18; Revelation 13:16; Revelation 19:5, 18; Revelation 20:12.
d. of time, short, brief: neuter — nominative, ἔτι (or ἔτι omitted) μικρόν (namely, ἔσται) καί (yet) a little while and etc. i. e. shortly (this shall come to pass), John 14:19; John 16:16f, 19 ((cf. Exodus 17:4)); ἔτι μικρόν ὅσον ὅσον (see ὅσος, a.); without καί, Hebrews 10:37 (Isaiah 26:20); τό μικρόν (Tr WH omits τό), John 16:18; — μικρόν accusative (of duration), John 13:33 (Job 36:2); μικρόν χρόνον, John 7:33; John 12:35; Revelation 6:11; Revelation 20:3; μετά μικρόν, after a little while, Matthew 26:73; Mark 14:70, (πρό μικροῦ, Wis. 15:8).
e. of quantity, i. e. number or amount: μικρά ζύμη, 1 Corinthians 5:6; Galatians 5:9; of number, μικρόν ποιμιον, Luke 12:32; of quantity, μικρά δύναμις, Revelation 3:8; neuter μικρόν (τί), a little, 2 Corinthians 11:1, 16.
f. of rank or influence: Matthew 10:42; Luke 9:48; Luke 17:2; μικρότερος ἐν τῇ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν, he that is inferior to the other citizens of the kingdom of heaven in knowledge of the gospel (R. V. but little in etc.; cf. Winers Grammar, 244 (229); Buttmann, § 123, 13), Matthew 11:11; Luke 7:28.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

6:13; 31:34
10:42; 11:11; 13:32; 18:6; 18:10; 18:14; 26:39; 26:73
4:31; 9:42; 14:35; 14:70; 15:40
7:28; 9:48; 12:32; 17:2; 19:3
7:33; 12:35; 13:33; 14:19; 16:16; 16:18; 16:19
8:10; 26:22
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
11:1; 11:16
8:11; 10:37
3:8; 6:11; 11:18; 13:16; 19:5; 19:18; 20:3; 20:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3398 matches the Greek μικρός (mikros),
which occurs 30 times in 30 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:42 - “And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these [fn]little G3398 ones G3398 even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:11 -

“Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is [fn]least G3398 in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:32 - and this is the [fn]smallest G3398 of all seeds, but when it is fully grown, it is the [fn]largest 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 18:6 - but whoever causes one of these little G3398 ones G3398 who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a [fn]heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:10 -

“See that you do not despise one of these little G3398 ones G3398, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:14 - “In this way, it is not the will [fn]of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little G3398 ones G3398 perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:31 - It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is [fn]smallest G3398 of all the seeds that are upon the soil,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:42 -

“And whoever causes one of these [fn]little G3398 ones G3398 who believe to stumble, it [fn]would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he [fn]had been cast into the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:40 -

And there were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the [fn]Less G3398 and Joses, and Salome,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:28 -

“I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is [fn]least G3398 in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:48 - and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least G3398 among all of you, this is the one who is great.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:32 - “Do not fear, little G3398 flock, for your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:2 - “It [fn]would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little G3398 ones G3398 to stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:3 - And Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small G3398 in stature.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:33 - Therefore Jesus said, “For a little G3398 while longer I am with you, then I go to Him who sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:35 - So Jesus said to them, “For a little G3398 while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:10 - and they all, from smallest G3398 to greatest, were giving attention to him, saying, “This man is what is called the Great Power of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:22 - “Therefore, having obtained help from God to this day, I stand here bearing witness both to small G3398 and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:6 -

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little G3398 leaven leavens the whole lump?

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:9 - A little G3398 leaven leavens the whole lump.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:11 -





Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:5 - So also the tongue is a small G3398 part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.

Behold how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:8 -

‘I know your [fn]deeds. Behold, I have given before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little G3398 power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:11 - And a white robe was given to each of them; and it was told to them that they should rest for a little G3398 while longer, until the number of their fellow slaves and their brothers who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:18 - “And the nations were enraged, and Your rage came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and to give reward to Your slaves—the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small G3398 and the great—and to destroy those who destroy the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:16 - And he causes all, the small G3398 and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, that they [fn]be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:5 - And a voice came from the throne, saying,

“Give praise to our God, all you His slaves, you who fear Him, the small G3398 and the great.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:18 - so that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of [fn]commanders and the flesh of strong men and the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small G3398 and great.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:3 - and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were finished. After these things he must be released for a short G3398 time.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 20:12 - Then I saw the dead, the great and the small G3398, standing before the throne, and [fn]books were opened; and another [fn]book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged from the things which were written in the [fn]books, according to their deeds.
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