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Lexicon :: Strong's G3641 - oligos

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oligos (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 5:171,682

Strong’s Definitions

ὀλίγος olígos, ol-ee'-gos; of uncertain affinity; puny (in extent, degree, number, duration or value); especially neuter (adverbially) somewhat:—+ almost, brief(-ly), few, (a) little, + long, a season, short, small, a while.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x

The KJV translates Strong's G3641 in the following manner: few (14x), (a) little (7x), small (5x), few things (4x), almost (with G1722) (2x), a while (2x), miscellaneous (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x
The KJV translates Strong's G3641 in the following manner: few (14x), (a) little (7x), small (5x), few things (4x), almost (with G1722) (2x), a while (2x), miscellaneous (9x).
  1. little, small, few

    1. of number: multitude, quantity, or size

    2. of time: short

    3. of degree or intensity: light, slight

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ὀλίγος olígos, ol-ee'-gos; of uncertain affinity; puny (in extent, degree, number, duration or value); especially neuter (adverbially) somewhat:—+ almost, brief(-ly), few, (a) little, + long, a season, short, small, a while.
ὀλίγος, ὀλίγη, ὀλίγον (on its occasional aspiration, (ὀλίγος) see WHs Appendix, p. 143; Tdf. Proleg., pp. 91,106; Scrivener, Introduction, p. 565, and references under the word οὐ at the beginning), the Sept. for מְעַט (from Homer down), little, small, few, of number, multitude, quantity, or size: joined to nouns (cf. Winers Grammar, § 20, 1 b. note; Buttmann, § 125, 6), Matthew 9:37; Matthew 15:34; Mark 6:5; Mark 8:7; Luke 10:2; Luke 12:48 (ὀλίγας namely, πληγάς (cf. B. § 134, 6; Winer's Grammar, § 32, 5, especially § 64, 4), opposed to πολλαί, 47); Acts 19:24; 1 Timothy 5:23; Hebrews 12:10; James 3:5 R G; 1 Peter 3:20 R G; Revelation 3:4; of time, short: χρόνος, Acts 14:28; καιρός, Revelation 12:12; of degree or intensity, light, slight: τάραχος, Acts 12:18; Acts 19:23; στάσις, Acts 15:2; χειμών, Acts 27:20. plural with a partitive genitive: γυναικῶν, Acts 17:4; ἀνδρῶν, Acts 17:12. ὀλίγοι, absolutely: Matthew 7:14; Matthew 20:16; (T WH omit; Tr brackets the clause); Matthew 22:14; Luke 13:23; 1 Peter 3:20 L T Tr WH; neuter singular: Luke 7:47; τό ὀλίγον, 2 Corinthians 8:15; πρός ὀλίγον ὠφέλιμος, profitable for little (Latinparum utilis); (cf. Winers Grammar, 213 (200); some, for a little (namely, time); see below), 1 Timothy 4:8; ἐν ὀλίγῳ, in few words (cf. Shakespear's in a few), i. e. in brief, briefly (γράφειν), Ephesians 3:3; easily, without much effort, Acts 26:28f on other but incorrect interpretations of this phrase cf. Meyer at the passage (see μέγας, 1 a. γ.); πρός ὀλίγον, for a little time, James 4:14; simply ὀλίγον, adverbially: of time, a short time, a (little) while, Mark 6:31; 1 Peter 1:6; 1 Peter 5:10; Revelation 17:10; of space, a little (further), Mark 1:19; Luke 5:3. plural ὀλίγα, a few things: (Luke 10:41 WH); Revelation 2:14, 20 (Rec.); ἐπ' ὀλίγα ((see at the beginning and) ἐπί, C. I. 2 e.), Matthew 25:21, 23; δἰ ὀλίγων, briefly, in few words, γράφειν, 1 Peter 5:12 (see διά, A. III. 3) (ῤηθῆναι, Plato, Phil., p. 31 d.; legg. 6, p. 778 c.).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

7:14; 9:37; 15:34; 20:16; 22:14; 25:21; 25:23
1:19; 6:5; 6:31; 8:7
5:3; 7:47; 10:2; 10:41; 12:48; 13:23
12:18; 14:28; 15:2; 17:4; 17:12; 19:23; 19:24; 26:28; 27:20
2 Corinthians
1 Timothy
4:8; 5:23
3:5; 4:14
1 Peter
1:6; 3:20; 3:20; 5:10; 5:12
2:14; 2:20; 3:4; 12:12; 17:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3641 matches the Greek ὀλίγος (oligos),
which occurs 43 times in 42 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 7:14 - “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few G3641 who find it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:37 - Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. G3641
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:34 - And Jesus *said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few G3641 small fish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:16 - “So the last shall be first, and the first last.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:14 - “For many are [fn]called, but few G3641 are chosen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:21 - “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few G3641 things, G3641 I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your [fn]master.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:23 - “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few G3641 things, G3641 I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:19 - Going on a little G3641 farther, He saw [fn]James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:5 - And He could do no [fn]miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few G3641 sick people and healed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:31 - And He *said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” G3641 (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.)
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 8:7 - They also had a few G3641 small fish; and after He had blessed them, He ordered these to be [fn]served as well.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:3 - And He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little G3641 way G3641 from the land. And He sat down and began teaching the [fn]people from the boat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:47 - “For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, G3641 loves little.” G3641
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:2 - And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; G3641 therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:48 - but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of [fn]a flogging, will receive but few. G3641 From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:23 - And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few G3641 who are being saved?” And He said to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:18 - Now when day came, there was no small G3641 disturbance among the soldiers as to [fn]what could have become of Peter.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:28 - And they spent [fn]a long G3641 time with the disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:2 - And when Paul and Barnabas had [fn]great G3641 dissension and debate with them, the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this issue.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:4 - And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, [fn]along with a large number of the God-fearing Greeks and [fn]a number G3641 of the leading women.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 17:12 - Therefore many of them believed, [fn]along with a number G3641 of prominent Greek women and men.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:23 - About that time there occurred no small G3641 disturbance concerning the Way.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:24 - For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of [fn]Artemis, was bringing no little G3641 [fn]business to the craftsmen;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:28 - Agrippa replied to Paul,[fn]In a short G3641 time G3641 you [fn]will persuade me to [fn]become a Christian.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:29 - And Paul said,[fn]I would wish to God, that whether [fn]in a short G3641 or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these chains.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:20 - Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small G3641 storm was assailing us, from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:15 - as it is written, “HE WHO gathered MUCH DID NOT HAVE TOO MUCH, AND HE WHO gathered LITTLE G3641 HAD NO LACK.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:3 - that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. G3641
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 4:8 - for bodily discipline is only of little G3641 profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:23 - No longer drink water exclusively, but use a little G3641 wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:10 - For they disciplined us for a short G3641 time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 3:5 - So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 4:14 - [fn]Yet you do not know [fn]what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little G3641 while G3641 and then vanishes away.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:6 - In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little G3641 while, G3641 if necessary, you have been distressed by various [fn]trials,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:20 - who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, G3641 that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the [fn]water.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:10 - After you have suffered for a little G3641 while, G3641 the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:12 - Through Silvanus, our faithful brother [fn](for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, G3641 exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it!
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:14 - ‘But I have a few G3641 things G3641 against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:20 - ‘But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:4 - ‘But you have a few G3641 [fn]people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:12 - “For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who [fn]dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short G3641 time.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:10 - and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little G3641 while. G3641
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