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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

2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much (pollēs | πολλῆς | gen sg fem) distress and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl neut) tears, not to cause you sorrow but to let you know the love that I have especially for you.
2 Corinthians 2:6 This punishment on such a person by the majority (pleionōn | πλειόνων | gen pl masc comparative) is enough for him,
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not like so many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc), peddling the word of God. To the contrary, in Christ we speak in the sight of God as men of sincerity, as men sent from God.
2 Corinthians 3:9 For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, how much (pollō | πολλῷ | dat sg neut) more will the ministry of righteousness exceed it in glory!
2 Corinthians 3:11 For if what was fading away came with glory, how much (pollō | πολλῷ | dat sg neut) more will that which is permanent be filled with glory.
2 Corinthians 3:12 Therefore since we have such a hope, we behave with great (pollē | πολλῇ | dat sg fem) boldness,
2 Corinthians 4:15 For all these things are for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more (pleionōn | πλειόνων | gen pl masc comparative) people, it may increase thanksgiving to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 6:4 Rather, as servants of God, we commend ourselves in every way: in great (pollē | πολλῇ | dat sg fem) endurance, in times of affliction, hardship, and distress;
2 Corinthians 6:10 as sorrowing, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many (pollous | πολλούς | acc pl masc) rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
2 Corinthians 7:4 I have great (pollē | πολλή | nom sg fem) confidence in you; I take great (pollē | πολλή | nom sg fem) pride in you. I am filled with encouragement; I am overflowing with joy in all our distress.
2 Corinthians 8:2 how that in a severe (pollē | πολλῇ | dat sg fem) test of affliction, the fullness of their joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in the richness of their generosity.
2 Corinthians 8:4 begging us with great (pollēs | πολλῆς | gen sg fem) insistence for the privilege of joining in this ministry to the saints.
2 Corinthians 8:15 As it is written, “The one who gathered much (poly | πολύ | acc sg neut) did not have a surplus, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.”
2 Corinthians 8:22 And we are sending along with them our brother whom we have often tested in many (pollois | πολλοῖς | dat pl neut) matters and found to be eager, and now he is all (poly | πολύ | adverb) the more eager because of his great (pollē | πολλῇ | dat sg fem) confidence in you.
2 Corinthians 9:2 for I know your readiness to help, about which I keep boasting to the Macedonians, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them (pleionas | πλείονας | acc pl masc comparative).
2 Corinthians 9:12 because the service of this ministry is not only providing for the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl fem) thanksgivings to God.
2 Corinthians 11:18 Since there are many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) who are boasting according to the flesh, I too will boast.
2 Corinthians 12:21 I am afraid that when I come, my God may again humble me before you, and that I will mourn for many (pollous | πολλούς | acc pl masc) who have sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and debauchery in which they indulged.
Galatians 1:14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many (pollous | πολλούς | acc pl masc) of my own age in the entire nation, being extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors.
Galatians 3:16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his descendant. Scripture does not say, “and to descendants,” referring to many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl neut), but “and to your descendant,” referring to one, who is Christ.
Galatians 4:27 For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren woman, you who bear no children; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in the pain of childbirth! For the children of the desolate will be more in (polla | πολλά | nom pl neut) number (polla | πολλά | nom pl neut) than those of the woman who has a husband.
Ephesians 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great (pollēn | πολλήν | acc sg fem) love with which he loved us,
Philippians 1:14 and that most (pleionas | πλείονας | acc pl masc comparative) of the brothers, having gained confidence in the Lord by my imprisonment, dare more than ever to speak the word of God without fear.
Philippians 1:23 I am hard pressed between the two, in that I have the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very better by far (pollō | πολλῷ | dat sg neut),
Philippians 2:12 So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even (pollō | πολλῷ | dat sg neut) more now in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,
Philippians 3:18 For many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) are living (I have often told you about them but now tell you even with tears) as enemies of the cross of Christ.
Colossians 4:13 For I bear him witness For him that he works tirelessly (polyn | πολύν | acc sg masc) works for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.
1 Thessalonians 1:5 because our gospel did not come to you with words only, but also with power — with the Holy Spirit and full (pollē | πολλῇ | dat sg fem) conviction — as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sakes.
1 Thessalonians 1:6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you accepted the word in the midst of much (pollē | πολλῇ | dat sg fem) affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 2:2 We had previously suffered and been shamefully treated in Philippi, as you know, but we had the courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great (pollō | πολλῷ | dat sg masc) opposition.
1 Thessalonians 2:17 As for us, brothers, when we were separated from you for a short time — in person but not in heart — we were all the more eager, with intense (pollē | πολλῇ | dat sg fem) longing, to see you in person.
1 Timothy 3:8 Deacons, likewise, must be dignified, not gossips, not addicted (pollō | πολλῷ | dat sg masc) to wine, not greedy for gain,
1 Timothy 3:13 For those who serve well are acquiring a good standing for themselves and great (pollēn | πολλήν | acc sg fem) confidence in faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 6:9 But those wishing to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many (pollas | πολλάς | acc pl fem) foolish and harmful passions that plunge the people into ruin and destruction.
1 Timothy 6:10 For a root of all kinds of evils is the love of money, by which some, by their craving, were led astray from the faith and have pierced themselves with many (pollais | πολλαῖς | dat pl fem) pains.
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Seize hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and about which you confessed the good confession before many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl masc) witnesses.
2 Timothy 2:2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl masc) witnesses, entrust these things to faithful men, who will also be able to teach others.
2 Timothy 2:16 But shun the unholy chatter, for they will advance into greater (pleion | πλεῖον | adverb-comparative) and greater ungodliness
2 Timothy 3:9 But they will not progress very far (pleion | πλεῖον | adverb-comparative); for their folly will be very clear to all, as also was the folly of those men.
2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me great (polla | πολλά | acc pl neut) harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds,
Titus 1:10 For there are many (polloi | πολλοί | nom pl masc) rebellious people, senseless babblers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision.
Titus 2:3 Elderly women, likewise, are to be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers, and not enslaved to much (pollō | πολλῷ | dat sg masc) wine, teaching what is good,
Philemon 1:7 For I have derived much (pollēn | πολλήν | acc sg fem) joy and encouragement from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed by you.
Philemon 1:8 So, although in Christ I have sufficient (pollēn | πολλήν | acc sg fem) freedom to order you to do what you ought,
Hebrews 2:10 For it was appropriate that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many (pollous | πολλούς | acc pl masc) sons to glory, should make the champion of their salvation perfect through suffering.
Hebrews 3:3 For Jesus has been counted worthy of greater (pleionos | πλείονος | gen sg fem comparative) glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater (pleiona | πλείονα | acc sg fem comparative) honor than the house itself.
Hebrews 5:11 On this subject we have much (polys | πολύς | nom sg masc) to say and it is hard to explain, since you have become sluggish in understanding.
Hebrews 7:23 Now on the one hand, these many (pleiones | πλείονες | nom pl masc comparative) have become priests because they were hindered by death from continuing in office,
Hebrews 9:28 so also Christ, after having been offered once to bear the sins of many (pollōn | πολλῶν | gen pl masc), will appear a second time to those who are eagerly awaiting him, without reference to sin but for salvation.
Hebrews 10:32 Instead, remember those former days in which, after you had received the light, you weathered such a difficult (pollēn | πολλήν | acc sg fem) struggle with suffering.