Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly

[ A-1,Verb,G5235, huperballo ]
to throw over or beyond" (huper, "over," ballo, "to throw"), is translated "exceeding" in 2 Corinthians 9:14; Ephesians 1:19; Ephesians 2:7; "excelleth" (RV, "surpasseth") in 2 Corinthians 3:10; "passeth" in Ephesians 3:19 ("surpasseth" might be the meaning here). See EXCEL, SURPASS. Cp. huperbole, under EXCEL, B, No. 1.

[ A-2,Verb,G4052, perisseuo ]
"to be over and above, over a certain number or measure, to abound, exceed," is translated "exceed" in Matthew 5:20; 2 Corinthians 3:9. See ABUNDANCE, B, No. 1.

[ B-1,Adverb and Adverbial Phrase,G3029, lian ]
"very, exceedingly," is translated "exceeding" in Matthew 2:16 (for Matthew 2:10, See No. 2); Matthew 4:8; Matthew 8:28; Mark 9:3; Luke 23:8. See GREATLY (GREAT), SORE, VERY.

[ B-2,Adverb and Adverbial Phrase,G4970, sphodra ]
properly the neuter plural of sphodros, "excessive, violent" (from a root indicating restlessness), signifies "very, very much, exceedingly," Matthew 2:10; Matthew 17:6, "sore;" Matthew 17:23; Matthew 18:31, RV, "exceeding," for AV, "very;" Matthew 19:25; Matthew 26:22; Matthew 27:54, RV, "exceedingly" for AV, "greatly;" Mark 16:4, "very;" Luke 18:23 (ditto); Acts 6:7, RV, "exceedingly," for AV, "greatly;" Revelation 16:21. See GREATLY, SORE, VERY.

[ B-3,Adverb and Adverbial Phrase,G4971, sphodros ]
"exceedingly" (See No. 2), is used in Acts 27:18.

[ B-4,Adverb and Adverbial Phrase,G4057, perissos ]
is used in Matthew 27:23, RV, "exceedingly," for AV, "the more;" Mark 10:26, RV, "exceedingly," for AV, "out of measure;" in Acts 26:11, "exceedingly." In Mark 15:14, the most authentic mss. have this word (RV, "exceedingly") for No. 5 (AV, "the more exceedingly"). See MORE.

[ B-5,Adverb and Adverbial Phrase,G4056, perissoteros ]
the comparative degree of No. 4, "abundantly, exceedingly" (akin to A, No. 2), Galatians 1:14, "more exceedingly;" 1 Thessalonians 2:17, RV, "the more exceedingly," for AV, "the more abundantly;" See ABUNDANCE, D, No. 2.

[ B-6,Adverb and Adverbial Phrase,5528 1537 G4053, huperekperissou ]
denotes "superabundantly" (huper, "over," ek, "from," perissos, "abundant"); in 1 Thessalonians 3:10, "exceedingly;" Ephesians 3:20, "exceeding abundantly." Another form, huperekperissos (huper, and ek and No. 4), is used in 1 Thessalonians 5:13 (in the best mss.), "exceeding highly." Cp. the verb huperperisseuo, "to abound more exceedingly," Romans 5:21; in 2 Corinthians 7:4, "I overflow (with joy)," RV, for AV, "I am exceeding (joyful). See ABUNDANT, D, No. 2.


(1) In Acts 7:20, the phrase "exceeding fair" (asteios) is, lit., "fair to God" (See marg.).

(2) In Matthew 26:7, barutimos (barus, "weighty," time "value"), is rendered "exceeding precious," RV, for AV, "very precious."

(3) In Mark 4:41, "they feared exceedingly" is, lit., "they feared a great fear." See FEAR.

(4) For other combinations of the adverb, See GLAD, GREAT, JOYFUL, SORROWFUL, SORRY.

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