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Forms of the word
πολύς, πολλή, πολύ
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many, great, large; (compar.) more than, greater than; (super.) the most; very large
great, in magnitude or quantity, much, large, Mt. 13:5; Jn. 3:23; 15:8; pl. many, Mt. 3:7; in time, long, Mt. 25:19; Mk. 6:35; Jn. 5:6; οἱ πολλοι, the many, the mass, Rom. 5:15; 12:5; 1 Cor. 10:33; τὸ πολύ, much, 2 Cor. 8:15; πολύ, as an adv., much, greatly, Mk. 12:27; Lk. 7:47; of time, ἐπὶ πολύ, a long time, Acts 28:6; μετ᾿ οὐ πολὺ, not long after, Acts 27:14; followed by a compar., much, 2 Cor. 8:22; πολλῶ, much, by much, Mt. 6:30; Mk. 10:48; τὰ πολλά, as an adv., most frequently, generally, Rom. 15:22; πολλά, as an adv., much, greatly, vehemently, Mk. 1:45; 3:12; of time, many times, frequently, often, Mt. 9:14

Greek-English Concordance for πολύς

Mark 12:43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put in more (pleion | πλεῖον | acc sg neut comparative) than all those who are putting large amounts into the offering box.
Mark 13:6 Many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and they will deceive many (pollous | πολλούς | acc pl masc).
Mark 13:26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds, with great (pollēs | πολλῆς | gen sg fem) power and glory.
Mark 14:24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out in behalf of many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl masc).
Mark 14:56 For many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) were giving false testimony against him, but their testimonies were not in agreement.
Mark 15:3 And the ruling priests accused him repeatedly (polla | πολλά | acc pl neut).
Mark 15:41 who, when he was in Galilee, used to follow him and care for his needs; and many (pollai | πολλαί | nom pl fem) other women were there who had come up with him to Jerusalem.
Luke 1:1 Inasmuch as many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) have taken it in hand to compile a narrative concerning the things that have been accomplished among us,
Luke 1:14 And for you there will be joy and gladness, and many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) will rejoice because of his birth,
Luke 1:16 and he will restore many (pollous | πολλούς | acc pl masc) of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.
Luke 2:34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Take note, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl masc) in Israel, and for a sign that will be opposed
Luke 2:35 (and a sword will pierce your own soul also), that thoughts of many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl fem) hearts may be revealed.”
Luke 2:36 Now there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from her virginity,
Luke 3:13 And he said to them, “Collect no more (pleon | πλέον | acc sg neut comparative) than what has been prescribed for you.”
Luke 3:18 And with many (polla | πολλά | acc pl neut) other words he exhorted the people, and evangelized them.
Luke 4:25 But in truth I tell you, there were many (pollai | πολλαί | nom pl fem) widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, as a great famine spread throughout the whole land;
Luke 4:27 And there were many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed, only Naaman, the Syrian.”
Luke 4:41 Also, demons came out from many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl masc), crying out and saying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and did not allow them to speak, because they knew him to be the Christ.
Luke 5:6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a large (poly | πολύ | acc sg neut) number of fish, and their nets were about to break.
Luke 5:15 Then the word about him spread even more, and large (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) crowds would come together to hear him and to be healed of their diseases.
Luke 5:29 And Levi made a great banquet for him in his house, and there was a great (polys | πολύς | nom sg masc) crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining at table with them.
Luke 6:17 Then, coming down with them from the mountain, he took his stand on a level place. A large (polys | πολύς | nom sg masc) crowd of disciples was there along with a great (poly | πολύ | nom sg neut) number of people from all over Israel and Judea and from the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon.
Luke 6:23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great (polys | πολύς | nom sg masc) in heaven. For their fathers treated the prophets in the same way.
Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great (polys | πολύς | nom sg masc), and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and evil.
Luke 7:11 It happened soon afterward that Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large (polys | πολύς | nom sg masc) crowd went with him.
Luke 7:21 In that hour he healed many (pollous | πολλούς | acc pl masc) people of diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits; and to many (pollois | πολλοῖς | dat pl masc) who were blind he gave the ability to see.
Luke 7:42 When they were unable to pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” (pleion | πλεῖον | adverb-comparative)
Luke 7:43 Simon answered, “I suppose it would be the one for whom he cancelled the greater (pleion | πλεῖον | acc sg neut comparative) debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged correctly.”
Luke 7:47 Therefore I can tell you, “Her sins, which were many (pollai | πολλαί | nom pl fem), have been forgiven, for she loved much (poly | πολύ | adverb). But the one to whom little is forgiven loves little.’”
Luke 8:3 and Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna) and many (pollai | πολλαί | nom pl fem) other women who cared for their needs out of their own resources.
Luke 8:4 As a large (pollou | πολλοῦ | gen sg masc) crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from one town after another, he spoke using a parable.
Luke 8:29 For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man; for many (pollois | πολλοῖς | dat pl masc) times it had seized him and he was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, yet he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.
Luke 8:30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion.” (For many (polla | πολλά | nom pl neut) demons had entered him.)
Luke 9:13 But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more (pleion | πλεῖον | adverb-comparative) than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.”
Luke 9:22 saying, “It is necessary for the Son of Man to suffer many (polla | πολλά | acc pl neut) things and to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed, and on the third day to be raised.”
Luke 9:37 Now on the next day, it so happened that when they had come down from the mountain, a large (polys | πολύς | nom sg masc) crowd met him.
Luke 10:2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful (polys | πολύς | nom sg masc), but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.
Luke 10:24 For I tell you that many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”
Luke 10:40 But Martha was distracted by a lot (pollēn | πολλήν | acc sg fem) of preparation. She burst in and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.”
Luke 10:41 But in answer the Lord said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many (polla | πολλά | acc pl neut) things,
Luke 11:31 The queen of the South will rise in the judgment with the men of this generation and will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater (pleion | πλεῖον | nom sg neut comparative) than Solomon is here.
Luke 11:32 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater (pleion | πλεῖον | nom sg neut comparative) than Jonah is here.
Luke 11:53 When he went out from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be terribly hostile, and to question him sharply about many (pleionōn | πλειόνων | gen pl neut comparative) things,
Luke 12:7 In fact, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are worth more than many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl neut) sparrows.
Luke 12:19 Then I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many (polla | πολλά | acc pl neut) good things laid up for many (polla | πολλά | acc pl neut) years; take your rest, eat, drink, be merry.”’
Luke 12:23 For life is more (pleion | πλεῖον | nom sg neut comparative) than food, and the body more (pleion | πλεῖον | nom sg neut comparative) than clothing.
Luke 12:47 “And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will be beaten with many (pollas | πολλάς | acc pl fem) blows.
Luke 12:48 But the one who did not know, and did things worthy of blows, will be beaten with few blows. Everyone to whom much (poly | πολύ | nom sg neut) was given, much (poly | πολύ | nom sg neut) will be required from him, and to whom much (poly | πολύ | acc sg neut) was handed over, they will ask more of him.
Luke 13:24 “Do your best to go in through the narrow door; for many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc), I tell you, will try to go in and not be able.
Luke 14:16 But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many (pollous | πολλούς | acc pl masc) guests.