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ὑπερβολή, ῆς, ἡ
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all-surpassing, surpassingly great, most excellent, beyond measure
pr. a throwing beyond, an overshooting; extraordinary amount or character, transcendency, 2 Cor. 12:7; 4:7; καθ᾿ ὑπερβολήν, adverbially, exceedingly, extremely, Rom. 7:13; 2 Cor. 1:8; Gal. 1:13; a far better way, 1 Cor. 12:31; beyond all measure, 2 Cor. 4:17*

Greek-English Concordance for ὑπερβολή

Romans 7:13 Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! But sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin, produced death in me through that which is good so that sin, through the commandment, might be sinful beyond measure (hyperbolēn | ὑπερβολήν | acc sg fem)
1 Corinthians 12:31 Set your hearts then on the higher gifts. And now I will show you a way that is beyond comparison (hyperbolēn | ὑπερβολήν | acc sg fem).
2 Corinthians 1:8 For we want you to know, brothers, about the affliction we suffered in Asia, that we were burdened excessively beyond our power to cope, so that we despaired even of living.
2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in clay pots, so that the surpassing (hyperbolē | ὑπερβολή | nom sg fem) power belongs to God and does not come from us.
2 Corinthians 4:17 For our momentary lightness of affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond (hyperbolēn | ὑπερβολήν | acc sg fem) all comparison (hyperbolēn | ὑπερβολήν | acc sg fem),
2 Corinthians 12:7 especially because of the extraordinary (hyperbolē | ὑπερβολῇ | dat sg fem) character of my revelations. Therefore in order that I should not become conceited, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, that I should not become conceited.
Galatians 1:13 For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how intensely I used to persecute the church of God and was trying to destroy it.