Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search KJV

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Dictionaries :: Above

Choose a new font size and typeface
Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


The following adverbs have this meaning (prepositions are omitted here) : --

1 Strong's Number: g507 Greek: ano


denotes "above, in a higher place," Act 2:19 (the opposite to kato, "below"). With the article it means "that which is above," Gal 4:26; Phl 3:14, "the high calling" (RV marg., "upward"); with the plural article, the things above," Jhn 8:23, lit., "from the things above;" Col 3:1, 2. With heos, "as far as," it is translated "up to the brim," in Jhn 2:7. It has the meaning "upwards" in Jhn 11:41 and Hbr 12:15

2 Strong's Number: g511 Greek: anoteron


the comparative degree of No. 1, is the neuter of the adjective anoteros. It is used

(a) of motion to a higher place, "higher," Luk 14:10;

(b) of location in a higher place, i.e., in the preceding part of a passage, "above" Hbr 10:8.

3 Strong's Number: g1883 Greek: epano


epi, "over," ano, "above," is used frequently as a preposition with a noun; adverbially, of number, e.g., Mar 14:5, RV; 1Cr 15:6.

Note: In Act 4:22, AV, the adjective pleion, "more," is translated "above," the RV corrects to "more than (forty years)."

4 Strong's Number: g509 Greek: anothen


"from above," is used of place,

(a) with the meaning "from the top," Mat 27:51; Mar 15:38, of the temple veil; in Jhn 19:23, of the garment of Christ, lit., "from the upper parts" (plural);

(b) of things which come from heaven, or from God in Heaven, Jhn 3:31; 19:11; Jam 1:17; 3:15, 17. It is also used in the sense of "again."


The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization