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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly

Dictionaries :: Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly

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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g5235 Greek: huperballo

Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly:

"to throw over or beyond" (huper, "over," ballo, "to throw"), is translated "exceeding" in 2Cr 9:14; Eph 1:19; 2:7; "excelleth" (RV, "surpasseth") in 2Cr 3:10; "passeth" in Eph 3:19 ("surpasseth" might be the meaning here).
See EXCEL, SURPASS. Cp. huperbole, under EXCEL, B, No. 1.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g4052 Greek: perisseuo

Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly:

"to be over and above, over a certain number or measure, to abound, exceed," is translated "exceed" in Mat 5:20; 2Cr 3:9.
See ABUNDANCE, B, No. 1.

B-1 Adverb and Strong's Number: g3029 Greek: lian

Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly:

"very, exceedingly," is translated "exceeding" in Mat 2:16 (for ver. 10, see No. 2); 4:8; 8:28; Mar 9:3; Luk 23:8.

B-2 Adverb and Strong's Number: g4970 Greek: sphodra

Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly:

properly the neuter plural of sphodros, "excessive, violent" (from a root indicating restlessness), signifies "very, very much, exceedingly," Mat 2:10; 17:6, "sore;" Mat 17:23; 18:31, RV, "exceeding," for AV, "very;" Mat 19:25; 26:22; 27:54, RV, "exceedingly" for AV, "greatly;" Mar 16:4, "very;" Luk 18:23 (ditto); Act 6:7, RV, "exceedingly," for AV, "greatly;" Rev 16:21.

B-3 Adverb and Strong's Number: g4971 Greek: sphodros

Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly:

"exceedingly" (see No. 2), is used in Act 27:18.

B-4 Adverb and Strong's Number: g4053 Greek: perissos

Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly:

is used in Mat 27:23, RV, "exceedingly," for AV, "the more;" Mar 10:26, RV, "exceedingly," for AV, "out of measure;" in Act 26:11, "exceedingly." In Mar 15:14, the most authentic mss. have this word (RV, "exceedingly") for No. 5 (AV, "the more exceedingly").

B-5 Adverb and Strong's Number: g4055 Greek: perissoteros

Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly:

the comparative degree of No. 4, "abundantly, exceedingly" (akin to A, No. 2), Gal 1:14, "more exceedingly;" 1Th 2:17, RV, "the more exceedingly," for AV, "the more abundantly;" see ABUNDANCE, D, No. 2.

B-6 Adverb and Strong's Number: g5528 g1537 g4053 Greek: huperekperissou

Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly:

denotes "superabundantly" (huper, "over," ek, "from," perissos, "abundant"); in 1Th 3:10, "exceedingly;" Eph 3:20, "exceeding abundantly." Another form, huperekperissos (huper, and ek and No. 4), is used in 1Th 5:13 (in the best mss.), "exceeding highly." Cp. the verb huperperisseuo, "to abound more exceedingly," Rom 5:21; in 2Cr 7:4, "I overflow (with joy)," RV, for AV, "I am exceeding (joyful).
See ABUNDANT, D, No. 2.


(1) In Act 7:20, the phrase "exceeding fair" (asteios) is, lit., "fair to God" (see marg.).

(2) In Mat 26:7, barutimos (barus, "weighty," time "value"), is rendered "exceeding precious," RV, for AV, "very precious."

(3) In Mar 4:41, "they feared exceedingly" is, lit., "they feared a great fear." See FEAR.

(4) For other combinations of the adverb, see GLAD, GREAT, JOYFUL, SORROWFUL, SORRY.


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