All - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Adjective,G3956, pas ]
radically means all." Used without the article it means "every," every kind or variety. So the RV marg. in Ephesians 2:21, "every building," and the text in Ephesians 3:15, "every family," and the RV marg. of Acts 2:36, "every house;" or it may signify "the highest degree," the maximum of what is referred to, as, "with all boldness" Acts 4:29. Before proper names of countries, cities and nations, and before collective terms, like "Israel," it signifies either "all" or "the whole," e.g., Matthew 2:3; Acts 2:36. Used with the article, it means the whole of one object. In the plural it signifies "the totality of the persons or things referred to." Used without a noun it virtually becomes a pronoun, meaning "everyone" or "anyone." In the plural with a noun it means "all." One form of the neuter plural (panta) signifies "wholly, together, in all ways, in all things," Acts 20:35; 1 Corinthians 9:25. The neuter plural without the article signifies "all things severally," e.g., John 1:3; 1 Corinthians 2:10; preceded by the article it denotes "all things," as constituting a whole, e.g., Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 3:9. See EVERY, Note
(1), WHOLE.

[ A-2,Adjective,G537, hapas ]
a strengthened form of pas, signifies "quite all, the whole," and, in the plural, "all, all things." Preceded by an article and followed by a noun it means "the whole of." In 1 Timothy 1:16 the significance is "the whole of His longsuffering," or "the fulness of His longsuffering." See EVERY, WHOLE.

[ A-3,Adjective,G3650, holos ]
"the whole, all," is most frequently used with the article followed by a noun, e.g., Matthew 4:23. It is used with the article alone, in John 7:23, "every whit;" Acts 11:26; Acts 21:31; Acts 28:30; Titus 1:11; Luke 5:5, in the best texts. See ALTOGETHER.

Note: The adjective holokleros, lit., "whole-lot, entire," stresses the separate parts which constitute the whole, no part being incomplete. See ENTIRE.

[ B-1,Adverb,G3654, holos ]
signifies "at all," Matthew 5:34; 1 Corinthians 15:29; "actually," 1 Corinthians 5:1, RV (AV, wrongly, "commonly"); "altogether," 1 Corinthians 6:7 (AV, "utterly").


(1) Holoteles, from A, No. 3, and telos, "complete," signifies "wholly, through and through," 1 Thessalonians 5:23, lit., "whole complete;" there, not an increasing degree of sanctification is intended, but the sanctification of the believer in every part of his being.

(2) The synonym katholou, a strengthened form of holou signifies "at all," Acts 4:18.

[ B-2,Adverb,G3843, pantos ]
when used without a negative, signifies "wholly, entirely, by all means," Acts 18:21 (AV); 1 Corinthians 9:22; "altogether," 1 Corinthians 9:10; "no doubt, doubtless," Luke 4:23, RV (AV, surely"); Acts 28:4. In Acts 21:22 it is translated "certainly," RV, for AV, "needs" (lit., "by all means"). With a negative it signifies "in no wise," Romans 3:9; 1 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 16:12 ("at all"). See ALTOGETHER, DOUBT (NO), MEANS, SURELY, WISE.

[ C-1,Pronoun,G3745, hosa ]
the neuter plural of hosos, "as much as," chiefly used in the plural, is sometimes rendered "all that," e.g., Acts 4:23; Acts 14:27. It really means "whatsoever things." See Luke 9:10, RV, "what things."

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