Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

πᾶς

πᾶς means “singular: each, every; plural: all.”

 

“God has blessed us with πᾶς spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” (Eph 1:3).

“God wishes πᾶς people to be saved and come into a knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim 2:4).

Mounce's Expository Dictionary: 

Adjective: πᾶς (pas) GK G4246 (S G3956), 1243x. πᾶς generally means “each, every” in the singular, and “all” in the plural where the emphasis is not so much on each individual within the group as on the group as a whole. For example, in 1 Cor. 15:22 Paul writes, “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” However, πᾶς can mean “all” in the singular. Just before ascending to the Father after the resurrection, Jesus proclaimed, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Mt. 28:18).