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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

Acts 1:5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many (pollas | πολλάς | acc pl fem) days from now.”
Acts 2:40 And with many (pleiosin | πλείοσιν | dat pl masc comparative) other words he gave them warning and pleaded with them, saying, “Escape from this corrupt generation.”
Acts 2:43 Fear came upon every soul, and many (polla | πολλά | nom pl neut) wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.
Acts 4:4 And many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.
Acts 4:17 But that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them no longer to speak in this name to anyone among men.”
Acts 4:22 For the man was over (pleionōn | πλειόνων | gen pl neut comparative) forty years old on whom this sign of healing had been performed.
Acts 5:12 By the hands of the apostles many (polla | πολλά | nom pl neut) signs and wonders were being done among the people. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico.
Acts 6:7 And the word of God continued to spread, and the number of disciples increased greatly in Jerusalem, and a large (polys | πολύς | nom sg masc) group of priests became obedient to the faith.
Acts 8:7 For many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) of those who had unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out; and many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) paralyzed and lame were healed.
Acts 8:8 So there was great (pollē | πολλή | nom sg fem) joy in that city.
Acts 8:25 Now after solemnly testifying and speaking the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel to many (pollas | πολλάς | acc pl fem) villages of the Samaritans.
Acts 9:13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl masc) about this man, how much harm he did to your saints at Jerusalem.
Acts 9:42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) believed on the Lord.
Acts 10:2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously (pollas | πολλάς | acc pl fem) to the people, and prayed to God continually.
Acts 10:27 And as he talked with him, he went inside and found many (pollous | πολλούς | acc pl masc) people (pollous | πολλούς | acc pl masc) gathered.
Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great (polys | πολύς | nom sg masc) number became believers and turned to the Lord.
Acts 13:31 and he was seen for many (pleious | πλείους | acc pl fem comparative) days by those who had gone up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.
Acts 13:43 And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) Jews and devout converts followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, were persuading them to continue in the grace of God.
Acts 14:1 It came to pass in Iconium that Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the synagogue of the Jews and spoke in such a way that a large (poly | πολύ | acc sg neut) group of both Jews and Greeks believed.
Acts 14:22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “It is through many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl fem) tribulations that we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Acts 15:7 After there had been much (pollēs | πολλῆς | gen sg fem) debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “My brothers, you know that in days of old God made a choice among you, that through my mouth the Gentiles should hear the message of the gospel and believe.
Acts 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to impose on you no further (pleon | πλέον | acc sg neut comparative) burden than these essential requirements:
Acts 15:32 Both Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brothers with a long (pollou | πολλοῦ | gen sg masc) speech.
Acts 15:35 But Paul and Barnabas continued on in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl masc) others also.
Acts 16:16 Now as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave girl who had a spirit of divination, met us. She brought great (pollēn | πολλήν | acc sg fem) profit to her masters by fortune-telling.
Acts 16:18 And this she kept doing for many (pollas | πολλάς | acc pl fem) days. But Paul became annoyed, and turning to the spirit, said, “I charge you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour.
Acts 16:23 And when they had laid many (pollas | πολλάς | acc pl fem) stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them securely,
Acts 17:4 And some of them were persuaded and cast their lot with Paul and Silas, both a great (poly | πολύ | nom sg neut) number of devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women.
Acts 17:12 So many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) of them believed, with not a few prominent Greek women and men.
Acts 18:8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household; and many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) of the Corinthians upon hearing about it, believed and were baptized.
Acts 18:10 because I am with you and no one will lay a hand on you to do you harm, for I have many (polys | πολύς | nom sg masc) people in this city.”
Acts 18:20 When they asked him to stay a longer (pleiona | πλείονα | acc sg masc comparative) time, he would not consent
Acts 18:27 And when he wanted to continue on into Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived there, he greatly (poly | πολύ | adverb) helped those who had come to believe through grace,
Acts 19:18 Also many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) of those who had become believers kept coming, confessing and divulging their practices.
Acts 19:32 So then some were shouting one thing, some another, for the assembly was in confusion, and most (pleious | πλείους | nom pl masc comparative) of them did not know why they had assembled.
Acts 20:2 When he had gone through those parts and encouraged them with many (pollō | πολλῷ | dat sg masc) words, he came to Greece.
Acts 20:9 And a young man, named Eutychus, sitting on the window ledge, was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul continued to speak on and on. Overcome by sleep, he fell from the third floor and was picked up for dead.
Acts 21:10 While we were staying for many (pleious | πλείους | acc pl fem comparative) days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea.
Acts 21:40 And when he had given him permission, Paul stood on the steps and motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great (pollēs | πολλῆς | gen sg fem) hush, he addressed them in the Hebrew language, saying:
Acts 22:28 The commanding officer answered, “I obtained this citizenship with a large (pollou | πολλοῦ | gen sg neut) sum of money.” Paul answered, “But I was even born one.”
Acts 23:10 And when the argument became violent (pollēs | πολλῆς | gen sg fem), the commanding officer, afraid that Paul would be torn apart by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him away from among them by force and bring him into the barracks.
Acts 23:13 There were more (pleious | πλείους | nom pl masc comparative) than forty who made this conspiracy.
Acts 23:21 But you should not be persuaded by them, for more (pleious | πλείους | nom pl masc comparative) than (pleious | πλείους | nom pl masc comparative) forty of their men are lying in wait for him and have bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink until they kill him. And now they are ready, awaiting your consent.”
Acts 24:2 And when he was summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying: “Since we have enjoyed a long (pollēs | πολλῆς | gen sg fem) period of peace through your rule, and since reforms are being made in the nation by your foresight,
Acts 24:4 But, that I may not detain you any longer (pleion | πλεῖον | adverb-comparative), I beg you to hear us briefly in your kindness.
Acts 24:10 And Paul responded, when the governor motioned to him to speak: “Knowing that for many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl neut) years you have been a judge over this nation, gladly do I make my own defense concerning these things.
Acts 24:11 As you are able to verify for yourself, it is not more (pleious | πλείους | nom pl fem comparative) than twelve days since I went up to worship in Jerusalem,
Acts 24:17 “Now, after several (pleionōn | πλειόνων | gen pl neut comparative) years, I came to my people bringing gifts for the poor and presenting offerings,
Acts 25:6 After he stayed among them not more than (pleious | πλείους | acc pl fem comparative) eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea, and the next day he took his seat on the judge’s bench and ordered Paul to be brought.
Acts 25:7 When he arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many (polla | πολλά | acc pl neut) and serious charges against him, which they were not able to prove.