Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


Vocabulary form: 

gen: for (in behalf of)
acc: above


"Hyper" is a common prefix designating excess, abundance.
An hyperbole is an exaggeration for effect.


Let's play hoops above the rim.

Mnemonic Singing: 

Died He for me, who caused His pain,
For me, who Him to death pursued?


uper as in 'up there above you'

Biblical Concordance

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) those who persecute you,
Matthew 10:24 “A disciple is not above (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-acc) his teacher, nor a servant above (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-acc) his master.
Matthew 10:37 Whoever loves father or mother more (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-acc) than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-acc) than me is not worthy of me.
Mark 9:40 For whoever is not against us is for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) us.
Mark 14:24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out in (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) behalf of many.
Luke 6:40 A student is not above (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-acc) his teacher, but everyone when fully prepared will be like his teacher.
Luke 9:50 Jesus said to him, “Do not try to stop him, for the one who is not against you is for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) you.”
Luke 16:8 The master commended the dishonest manager because he acted shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-acc) the sons of light.
Luke 22:19 Then taking bread and giving thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) you; do this in remembrance of me.”
Luke 22:20 And he did the same with the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which on your behalf (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) is being poured out.
John 1:30 This is he of (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who is greater than I, because he existed before me.’
John 6:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh — given on behalf (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) of the world.”
John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down his life for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the sheep.
John 10:15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) my sheep.
John 11:4 But when Jesus heard this, he said, “This illness will not lead to death, but is for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
John 11:50 Nor do you not realize that it is to your advantage that one man should die for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the people and that the whole nation should not perish?”
John 11:51 He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he was prophesying that Jesus was about to die for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the nation,
John 11:52 and not only for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the nation, but that he should gather into one the children of God who were scattered abroad.
John 13:37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) you.”
John 13:38 Jesus replied, “Will you lay down your life for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) me? I tell you the solemn truth, the rooster will not crow before you deny me three times.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that a person lays down his life for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) his friends.
John 17:19 And for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) their sake (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated by the truth.
John 18:14 Caiaphas was the man who had advised the Jews that it was to their advantage that one man die for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the people.
Acts 5:41 So then they went rejoicing from the presence of the council, because they had been considered worthy to suffer indignity on (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) behalf of the name.
Acts 8:24 And answering, Simon said, “You pray for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) me to the Lord so that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.”
Acts 9:16 for I will show him how much he must suffer for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the sake of my name.”
Acts 15:26 men who have risked their lives for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be tied up but also to die in Jerusalem for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the name of the Lord Jesus.”
Acts 21:26 Then Paul took the men and on the next day he purified himself with them and went into the temple, giving notice of the completion of the days of the purification, at which time the sacrifice would be offered on (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) behalf of each one of them.
Acts 26:13 and at midday I saw on the way, O king, a light from heaven, brighter than (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-acc) the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me.
Romans 1:5 Through him we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the nations on (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) behalf of his name,
Romans 5:6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the ungodly.
Romans 5:7 For rarely will one die for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) an upright person — though perhaps for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) a genuinely good person one might actually dare to die.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) us.
Romans 8:27 And God, who searches our hearts, knows the desire of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the saints according to the will of God.
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) us all, how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Romans 8:34 Who is it that condemns? Christ Jesus is the one who died — and more than that, he was raised — who is at the right hand of God, who also is interceding for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) us.
Romans 9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed, cut off from Christ, for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh,
Romans 9:27 Isaiah cries out concerning (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) Israel, “Even if the number of the sons of Israel were as the sand of the sea, only a remnant will be saved;
Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) the Israelites is that they may be saved.
Romans 14:15 if your brother is being hurt by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy by what you eat that brother for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) whom Christ died.
Romans 15:8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) behalf of the truth of God, in order to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs,
Romans 15:9 and that the Gentiles might glorify God for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) his mercy. As it is written, “For this reason I will acknowledge you among the Gentiles and sing praises to your name.”
Romans 15:30 Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in fervent prayer to God on (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) my behalf (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen),
Romans 16:4 who risked their own necks for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) my life. Not only I but also all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.
1 Corinthians 1:13 Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
1 Corinthians 4:6 I have applied all this to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-acc) what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) of one against another.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No trial has overtaken you that is not distinctively human; and God is faithful; he will not let you be tested beyond (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-acc) what you can bear, but with the trial will also provide the way through, so that you will be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I blamed because of that for (hyper | ὑπέρ | prep-gen) which I give thanks?