Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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often untranslated; used with other particles to show contrast: on the one hand, one...or the other
a particle serving to indicate that the term or clause with which it is used stands distinguished from another, usually in the sequel, and then mostly with δέ correspondent, Mt. 3:11; 9:39; Acts 1:1; ὁ μὲν ὁ δέ, this that, the one the other, Phil. 1:16, 17; one another, οἱ μὲν οἱ δέ, some others, Matt 22:5; ὅλλος μὲν ὅλλος δέ, one another, pl. some others, Matt 13:8; 21:35; ὅλλος μὲν ὅλλος δέ, one another, 1 Cor. 15:39; ὧδε μὲν ἐκει δέ, here there, Heb. 7:8; τοῦτο μὲν τοῦτο δέ, partly partly, Heb. 10:33

Greek-English Concordance for μέν

Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but the one who comes after me is greater than I — I am not worthy even to remove his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Matthew 9:37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is great but the workers are few;
Matthew 10:13 If the household is worthy, let your greeting of peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Matthew 13:4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.
Matthew 13:8 Other seed fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.
Matthew 13:23 As for the one who was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the message and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”
Matthew 13:32 It is the smallest of all the seeds; but when it is grown, it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”
Matthew 16:3 and in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot evaluate the signs of the times?
Matthew 16:14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
Matthew 17:11 He answered, saying, “To (men | μέν | particle) be (men | μέν | particle) sure (men | μέν | particle), Elijah does come, and he will restore all things.
Matthew 20:23 He said to them, “My cup you will drink, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”
Matthew 21:35 But the tenants seized his servants; one they severely beat, another they killed, and still another they stoned.
Matthew 22:5 But they paid no attention and went on their way, one to his farm, another to his business,
Matthew 22:8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
Matthew 23:27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you are like whitewashed tombs that look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and all kinds of filth.
Matthew 23:28 So you also outwardly appear to others as righteous but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
Matthew 25:15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one — to each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
Matthew 25:33 and he will place the sheep on his right, and the goats on the left.
Matthew 26:24 The Son of Man will depart as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man had he not been born.”
Matthew 26:41 Stay alert and pray lest you enter a time of trial. The spirit indeed (men | μέν | particle) is willing but the flesh is weak.”
Mark 4:4 And as he was sowing, some (men | μέν | particle) seed fell along the path, and birds came and ate it up.
Mark 9:12 And he said to them, “Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Yet how is it written about the Son of Man? That he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
Mark 12:5 So he sent another; and that one they killed — and so with many others, beating some and killing others.
Mark 14:21 For the Son of Man is going as it is written of him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed — better for him if that man had not been born.”
Mark 14:38 Stay alert and pray so that you will not come into temptation; the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.”
Mark 16:19 Then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
Luke 3:16 John gave an answer to all, saying, “I indeed (men | μέν | particle) baptize you with water, but there is coming one who is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He it is who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Luke 3:18 And with many other words he exhorted the people, and evangelized them.
Luke 8:5 “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of heaven devoured it.
Luke 10:2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.
Luke 11:48 So you are witnesses: you approve of the deeds of your fathers, because while (men | μέν | particle) they killed them, you build the memorials.
Luke 13:9 Perhaps it will bear fruit next year; but if not, you may remove it.’”
Luke 22:22 For the Son of Man goes according to what has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed.”
Luke 23:33 And when they came to the place called “The Skull,” there they crucified him and the criminals — one on his right and one on his left.
Luke 23:41 And we indeed (men | μέν | particle) justly. For we are receiving what we deserve for what we did; but this man has done nothing improper.”
Luke 23:56 Then they returned and prepared anointing spices and perfumes. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
John 7:12 And there was a lot of secret discussion about him among the crowds; some were saying, “He is a good man,” but others were saying, “No, to the contrary, he is leading people astray.”
John 10:41 Many people came to him and were saying, “John performed no miraculous sign, but everything he said about this man was true!”
John 11:6 So when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed where he was for two more days.
John 16:9 in regard to sin, because they do not believe in me;
John 16:22 So for now you have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
John 19:24 So they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see who will get it” — that the Scripture might be fulfilled that says, “They divided my garments among themselves, and for my clothing they cast lots.” So the soldiers did these things.
John 19:32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man, then those of the other one who had been crucified with him.
John 20:30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book;
Acts 1:1 I wrote the first book, Theophilus, about everything that Jesus began to do and to teach,
Acts 1:5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Acts 1:6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?”
Acts 1:18 (Now this man bought a field with the reward of his unjust deed, and falling headfirst he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out.
Acts 2:41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added on that day about three thousand souls.
Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — the God of our fathers — glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him.