Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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Forms of the word
βαρύς, εῖα, ύ
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burdensome, heavy, important; savage, fierce
heavy;, met. burdensome, oppressive or difficult of observance, as precepts, Mt. 23:4; 1 Jn. 5:3; weighty, important, momentous, Mt. 23:23; Acts 25:7; grievous, oppressive, afflictive, violent, Acts 20:29; authoritative, strict, stern, severe, 2 Cor. 10:10*

Greek-English Concordance for βαρύς

Matthew 23:4 For they tie up heavy (barea | βαρέα | acc pl neut) burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.
Matthew 23:23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier (barytera | βαρύτερα | acc pl neut comparative) matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done without neglecting the former.
Acts 20:29 I know that there will come to you after my departure savage (bareis | βαρεῖς | nom pl masc) wolves, not sparing the flock.
Acts 25:7 When he arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious (barea | βαρέα | acc pl neut) charges against him, which they were not able to prove.
2 Corinthians 10:10 For some are saying, “His letters are weighty (bareiai | βαρεῖαι | nom pl fem) and forceful, but his physical presence is weak, and his rhetoric amounts to nothing.”
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God: that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome (bareiai | βαρεῖαι | nom pl fem),