Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


Vocabulary form: 

more, rather


When used with h[, h[ is usually translated "than," not "or."


While taking a break from shopping at the mall, you say "Mall-On!", which means "more" shopping.

I'm MORE willing to go to the "mall on" Thursday.
I'd RATHER go to the "mall on" Friday.

Biblical Concordance

2 Corinthians 3:11 For if what was fading away came with glory, how much more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) will that which is permanent be filled with glory.
2 Corinthians 5:8 Thus we are confident and would rather (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 7:7 And not only by his arrival but also by the encouragement with which he was encouraged by you, as he reported to us your strong affection, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that I rejoiced more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) than ever.
2 Corinthians 7:13 Because of this we are encouraged. And in addition to our own encouragement, we rejoiced more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) than ever at the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is fulfilled in weakness.” Therefore I will most (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) gladly boast in my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come to know God — or rather (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative), are known by God — how can you turn back again to the feeble and inferior elementary principles of the world? How can you want to be their slaves all over again?
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 (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) in number than those of the woman who has a husband.
Ephesians 4:28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) let him work hard, doing good with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with the one in need.
Ephesians 5:4 nor obscenity, foolish talk, or coarse joking, which are not fitting, but rather (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) thanksgiving.
Ephesians 5:11 And do not take part in the fruitless deeds of darkness but instead (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) expose them,
Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) and more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative), with knowledge and all discernment,
Philippians 1:12 Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has turned out to advance the gospel even more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative),
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,
Philippians 2:12 So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) now in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,
Philippians 3:4 even though I have reason for confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative)
1 Thessalonians 4:1 Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to live so as to please God (even as you are doing), that you do so more and more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative).
1 Thessalonians 4:10 Indeed you do show love toward all the brothers throughout Macedonia, but we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative).
1 Timothy 1:4 or to devote themselves to endless myths and genealogies, endless which produce speculations produce rather (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) than the stewardship from God which is by faith.
1 Timothy 6:2 And let those who have believing masters not despise them because they are brothers; rather, let them serve all the more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) since those benefiting from their act of kindness are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things.
2 Timothy 3:4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, loving pleasure rather (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) than loving God,
Philemon 1:9 yet (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) for love’s sake I prefer (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) to appeal to you — I, Paul, an old man and even now a prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus —
Philemon 1:16 no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, as a dear brother. He is especially so to me, but how much more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
Hebrews 9:14 how much more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to worship the living God!
Hebrews 10:25 not abandoning our own meetings, as is the habit of some, but rather encouraging one another, and all the more since you see the Day drawing near.
Hebrews 11:25 choosing rather (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) to suffer hardship along with the people of God than to enjoy the transient pleasure of sin.
Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore, we had our natural fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Should we not much more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) submit ourselves to the Father of spirits and live?
Hebrews 12:13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) healed.
Hebrews 12:25 Take care not to disregard the one who is speaking! For if those did not escape when they disregarded the one who warned them on earth, how much less (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) will we, if we reject the one who warns from heaven.
2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, my brothers, be all the more (mallon | μᾶλλον | adverb-comparative) eager to confirm your call and election. For by doing these things you will never come to ruin.