Few - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Adjective,G3641, oligos ]
used of number quantity, and size, denotes few, little, small, slight," e.g., Matthew 7:14; Matthew 9:37; Matthew 15:34; Matthew 20:16; neuter plural, "a few things," Matthew 25:21, Matthew 25:23; Revelation 2:14 (20 in some mss.); in Ephesians 3:3, the phrase en oligo, in brief, is translated "in a few words."

[ A-2,Adjective,G1024, brachus ]
(a) "short," in regard to time, e.g., Hebrews 2:7; or distance, Acts 27:28;
(b) "few," in regard to quantity, Hebrews 13:22, in the phrase dia bracheon, lit., "by means of few," i.e., "in few words." See LITTLE.

Note: In Luke 10:42, in the Lord's words to Martha, many ancient authorities provide the rendering, "but there is need of few things (neuter plural) or one."

[ B-1,Adverb,G4935, suntomos ]
"concisely, briefly, cut short" (from suntemno, "to cut in pieces," sun, used intensively, temno, "to cut"), occurs in the speech of Tertullus, Acts 24:4.

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