Bill Mounce

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never, otherwise, that...not
can function as an adverb, BAGD lists it as a negative part., conj., and interrogative part., same signif. and usage as μή, Mt. 4:6; 13:15; Heb. 9:17; also, whether, Lk. 3:15

Greek-English Concordance for μήποτε

Matthew 4:6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it stands written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and, ‘on their hands they will hold you up, lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) you strike your foot against a stone.’”
Matthew 5:25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are still with him on the way to court, or (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be thrown into prison.
Matthew 7:6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls in front of pigs, lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) the pigs trample them underfoot, and the dogs turn and tear you to pieces.
Matthew 13:15 For the heart of this people has become dull, and with their ears they scarcely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’
Matthew 13:29 But he replied, ‘No, lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) in gathering the weeds you uproot the wheat along with them.
Matthew 15:32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) they faint from exhaustion on the way.”
Matthew 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Perhaps (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) there will not be enough for both us and you, so go rather to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’
Matthew 27:64 Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) his disciples come and steal him and say to the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead,’ and the last deceit will be greater than the first.”
Mark 4:12 so that ‘when they look, they may see yet not perceive, and when they listen, they may hear yet not understand; otherwise (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) they might turn and be forgiven.’”
Mark 14:2 but they were saying, “Not during the festival, lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) there be an uproar among the people.”
Luke 3:15 Since the people were filled with anticipation and all were questioning in their hearts about John (“Could he perhaps (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) be the Messiah?”)
Luke 4:11 and, ‘On their hands they will raise you up, so (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
Luke 12:58 So when you go with your opponent before the magistrate, make an effort to receive a settlement from him on the way; otherwise (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) he will drag you off to the judge, and the judge will hand you over to the bailiff, and the bailiff will throw you into prison.
Luke 14:8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take a seat in a place of honor, lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by your host,
Luke 14:12 Then he also said to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner do not invite your friends, or your brothers, or or rich neighbors, in (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) case they also invite you in return, and there would be a repayment to you.
Luke 14:29 otherwise, (mēpote | μήποτε | particle) when he has laid the foundation and is not able to complete the tower, all who see it will begin to ridicule him,
Luke 21:34 “But watch yourselves lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) your minds be dulled by dissipation and drunkenness and the anxieties of this life, and that day close down upon you suddenly,
John 7:26 And look, he is speaking boldly and they are saying nothing to him. Is it possible (mēpote | μήποτε | particle) that our rulers know for sure that this man is the Christ?
Acts 5:39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to stop them; lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) you be found opposing God!” They were persuaded by him,
Acts 28:27 for the heart of this people has become dull, and they hear with difficultly with their ears, and their eyes they have closed, lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I should heal them.’
2 Timothy 2:25 in meekness instructing those who oppose you, if perhaps (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) God might grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) we drift away from it.
Hebrews 3:12 Be careful, brothers, lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.
Hebrews 4:1 Therefore while the promise of entering his rest is still open, let us fear lest (mēpote | μήποτε | conj) any one of you may seem to be excluded from it.
Hebrews 9:17 For a will takes effect only when a person has died; it cannot possibly be valid so long as the one who made it is still alive.