Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

Vocabulary form: 

or, either, than

Mnemonic Singing: 

Not a doubt or a fear,
not a sigh ora tear,
can abide while we trust and obey.


Do not confuse this with the article hJ, which always has a rough breathing.


He is better THAN EITHER one OR the other.

Biblical Concordance

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way: When his mother Mary was pledged in marriage to Joseph, before they had come together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the law or (ē | | conj) the prophets. I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.
Matthew 5:18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single iota or (ē | | conj) one little stroke will pass from the law until everything takes place.
Matthew 5:36 Nor shall you take an oath by your head, because you cannot make a single hair white or (ē | | conj) black.
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters, for either (ē | | conj) he will hate the one and love the other, or (ē | | conj) he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and possessions.
Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I say to you, ‘Do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or (ē | | conj) what you will drink, or about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Matthew 6:31 So then, do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or (ē | | conj), ‘What shall we drink?’ or (ē | | conj), ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’ —
Matthew 7:4 Or (ē | | conj) how dare you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ and look, there is a log in your own eye?
Matthew 7:9 Or (ē | | conj) is there any man among you who, if his son should ask for bread, would give him a stone?
Matthew 7:10 Or (ē | | conj) if he should ask for a fish, would give him a snake?
Matthew 7:16 By their fruits you will know them. Do people gather grapes from thornbushes, or (ē | | conj) figs from thistles?
Matthew 9:5 For which is easier; to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or (ē | | conj) to say, ‘Stand up and walk’?
Matthew 10:11 And whatever town or (ē | | conj) village you enter, find out who in it is worthy and stay there until you leave.
Matthew 10:14 And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your message, as you leave that house or (ē | | conj) that town shake off the dust from your feet.
Matthew 10:15 I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than (ē | | particle) for that town.
Matthew 10:19 But when they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or (ē | | conj) what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time.
Matthew 10:37 Whoever loves father or (ē | | conj) mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or (ē | | conj) daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Matthew 11:3 asking “Are you the one who is to come, or (ē | | conj) should we wait for someone else?”
Matthew 11:22 Nevertheless I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than (ē | | particle) for you.
Matthew 11:24 Nevertheless I tell you that it will be more bearable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than (ē | | particle) for you.”
Matthew 12:5 Or (ē | | conj) have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and yet are not guilty?
Matthew 12:25 But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to ruin, and no city or (ē | | conj) house divided against itself will stand.
Matthew 12:29 Or (ē | | conj) how can someone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his belongings, unless he first ties up the strong man? And then he will ransack his house.
Matthew 12:33 “Either (ē | | conj) make the tree good and its fruit good, or (ē | | conj) make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten; for the tree is known by its fruit.
Matthew 13:21 yet he has no root in himself but lasts only a short time, and when suffering or (ē | | conj) persecution arises on account of the message, immediately he falls away.
Matthew 15:4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘Whoever speaks evil of his father or (ē | | conj) mother must be put to death.’
Matthew 15:5 But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or (ē | | conj) his mother, “Whatever benefit you might have received from me is a gift to God,”
Matthew 16:14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and others Jeremiah or (ē | | conj) one of the prophets.”
Matthew 16:26 For what advantage will there be for a person if he gains the whole world yet forfeits his life? Or (ē | | conj) what will a person give in exchange for his life?
Matthew 17:25 “Yes,” he answered. And when he went into the house, Jesus spoke to Peter first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do earthly kings collect tolls or (ē | | conj) taxes — from their sons or (ē | | conj) from outsiders?”
Matthew 18:8 “If your hand or (ē | | conj) your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life crippled or (ē | | conj) lame than (ē | | particle) with two hands or (ē | | conj) two feet to be thrown into eternal fire.
Matthew 18:9 And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away; it is better for you to enter life with one eye than (ē | | particle) with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.
Matthew 18:13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than (ē | | particle) over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.
Matthew 18:16 But if he does not listen, take one or (ē | | conj) two others with you so that every matter may be confirmed on the evidence of two or (ē | | conj) three witnesses.
Matthew 18:20 For where two or (ē | | conj) three are gathered in my name, I am there in their midst.”
Matthew 19:24 Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than (ē | | particle) for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Matthew 19:29 And everyone who has left houses or (ē | | conj) brothers or (ē | | conj) sisters or (ē | | conj) father or (ē | | conj) mother or (ē | | conj) children or (ē | | conj) lands for my name’s sake will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.
Matthew 20:15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or (ē | | conj) do you begrudge my generosity?’
Matthew 21:25 The baptism of John, where did it come from? From heaven or (ē | | conj) from man?” They reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’
Matthew 22:17 So tell us, what do you think? Is it proper to pay a tax to Caesar or (ē | | conj) not?”
Matthew 23:17 You fools and blind men! For which is greater, the gold or (ē | | conj) the temple that makes the gold sacred?
Matthew 23:19 How blind you are! For which is greater, the gift or (ē | | conj) the altar that makes the gift sacred?
Matthew 24:23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or (ē | | conj), ‘There he is!’ Do not believe him.
Matthew 25:37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or (ē | | conj) thirsty and give you drink?
Matthew 25:38 And when did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or (ē | | conj) naked and clothe you?
Matthew 25:39 And when did we see you sick or (ē | | conj) in prison and visit you?’
Matthew 25:44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or (ē | | conj) thirsty or (ē | | conj) a stranger or (ē | | conj) naked or (ē | | conj) sick or (ē | | conj) in prison and did not help you?’
Matthew 26:53 Or (ē | | conj) do you think that I cannot ask of my Father, and he will immediately place at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
Matthew 27:17 So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate said to them, “Which one do you want me to release for you: Jesus Barabbas, or (ē | | conj) Jesus who is called Messiah?”
Mark 2:9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, are forgiven,’ ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or (ē | | conj) to say, ‘Get up, pick up your mat, your and walk’?