Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


Vocabulary form: 

not, lest


He may or may not!


Has the same basic meaning as ouj but is used in different situations that we will discuss later.

Biblical Concordance

Matthew 1:19 Because her husband Joseph was a just man and unwilling ( | μή | particle) to disgrace her in public, he planned to release her quietly.
Matthew 1:20 But as he pondered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not ( | μή | particle) be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for that which has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 2:12 And being warned in a dream not ( | μή | particle) to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another way.
Matthew 3:9 and do not ( | μή | particle) presume you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father’; for I say to you that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
Matthew 3:10 Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; so any tree that does not ( | μή | particle) bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how will it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled under foot by those who pass by.
Matthew 5:17 “Do not ( | μή | particle) think that I came to abolish the law or the prophets. I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.
Matthew 5:18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single iota or one little stroke will pass from the law until everything takes place.
Matthew 5:20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:26 I tell you the truth, you will certainly not get out of there until you have paid the last penny.
Matthew 5:29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away for it is better for you to lose a part of your body than to have your whole body thrown into hell.
Matthew 5:30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away for it is better for you to lose a part of your body than to have your whole body thrown into hell.
Matthew 5:34 But I say to you, do not ( | μή | particle) take an oath at all; neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God,
Matthew 5:39 But I say to you, do not ( | μή | particle) resist the evildoer; but whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other as well.
Matthew 5:42 Give to the one who asks of you, and do not ( | μή | particle) turn down the one who wants to borrow from you.
Matthew 6:1 “Take care not ( | μή | particle) to perform your good deeds before others so as to be seen by them; otherwise you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 6:2 So whenever you give alms do not ( | μή | particle) sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward.
Matthew 6:3 But when you are giving alms, do not ( | μή | particle) let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
Matthew 6:7 “And when you are praying, do not ( | μή | particle) babble on, as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Matthew 6:8 Do not ( | μή | particle) be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Matthew 6:13 And do not ( | μή | particle) bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’
Matthew 6:15 but if you do not ( | μή | particle) forgive others their offenses, neither will your Father forgive your offenses.
Matthew 6:16 “And when you fast, do not ( | μή | particle) put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces so that they will appear to others as fasting; I tell you the truth, they have their reward.
Matthew 6:18 so that you will not ( | μή | particle) appear to others as fasting, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:19 “Do not ( | μή | particle) lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal;
Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I say to you, ‘Do not ( | μή | particle) be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Matthew 6:31 So then, do not ( | μή | particle) be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or, ‘What shall we drink?’ or, ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’ —
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not ( | μή | particle) be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious about itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 7:1 “Do not ( | μή | particle) judge others, so that God will not ( | μή | particle) judge you.
Matthew 7:6 “Do not ( | μή | particle) give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls in front of pigs, lest the pigs trample them underfoot, and the dogs turn and tear you to pieces.
Matthew 7:9 Or is there any man among you who, if his son should ask for bread, would give him a stone?
Matthew 7:10 Or if he should ask for a fish, would give him a snake?
Matthew 7:19 Every tree that does not ( | μή | particle) bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Matthew 7:26 But everyone who hears these words of mine, and does not ( | μή | particle) do them, will be like the foolish man who built his house on sand.
Matthew 8:28 And when he came to the other side, to the region of the Gadarenes, there met him two demoniacs coming out from the tombs. They were so violent that no ( | μή | particle) one could pass by that way.
Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said to them, “Certainly the wedding guests can’t ( | μή | particle) mourn as long as the bridegroom is still with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away and then they will fast!
Matthew 9:17 Neither is new wine poured into old wineskins. If that happens, the wineskins split, the wine pours out, and the wineskins are ruined. Instead, new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.”
Matthew 9:36 And when he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were distressed and dejected, like sheep without ( | μή | particle) a shepherd.
Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them as follows: “Do not ( | μή | particle) go among the Gentiles and do not ( | μή | particle) enter any Samaritan town;
Matthew 10:9 Do not ( | μή | particle) take gold, or silver, or copper in your money belts,
Matthew 10:10 or ( | μή | particle) a bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker deserves to be fed.
Matthew 10:13 If the household is worthy, let your greeting of peace come upon it; but if it is not ( | μή | particle) worthy, let your peace return to you.
Matthew 10:14 And if anyone will not ( | μή | particle) receive you or listen to your message, as you leave that house or that town shake off the dust from your feet.
Matthew 10:19 But when they hand you over, do not ( | μή | particle) worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time.
Matthew 10:23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to another; for I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Matthew 10:26 “Therefore do not ( | μή | particle) be afraid of them; for there is nothing covered that will not be uncovered, and hidden that will not be made known.
Matthew 10:28 Do not ( | μή | particle) be afraid of those who can kill the body but cannot ( | μή | particle) kill the soul. Rather, fear the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10:31 So do not ( | μή | particle) be afraid; you are of greater value than many sparrows.
Matthew 10:34 “Do not ( | μή | particle) think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
Matthew 10:42 And whoever, because he is a disciple, gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, I tell you the truth, he will by no means lose his reward.”