Greatly - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G3029, lian ]
very, exceedingly," is rendered "greatly" in Matthew 27:14, of wonder; 2 Timothy 4:15, of opposition; 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:3, of joy. See EXCEEDING, SORE, VERY.

[ 2,,G4183, polus ]
is used in the neuter singular (polu) or the plural (polla), as an adverb; in the sing., e.g., Mark 12:27; in the plural, e.g., Mark 1:45, "much;" Mark 5:23, "greatly" (RV, "much"); Mark 5:38, AV and RV, "greatly;" 1 Corinthians 16:12 (RV, "much"). See LONG, MUCH.

Note: In Acts 28:6, AV, polu is rendered "a great while" (RV, "long").

[ 3,,G3171, megalos ]
from megas (GREAT, No. 1), is used of rejoicing, Philippians 4:10.

[ 4,,G5479, chara ]
"joy," is used in the dative case adverbially with the verb chairo, "to rejoice," in John 3:29, "rejoiceth greatly," lit., "rejoiceth with joy."


(1) For sphodra, RV, "exceedingly," in Matthew 27:54; Acts 6:7, See EXCEED, B, No. 2.

(2) In the following the RV omits "greatly," as the verbs are adequately translated without, Philippians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 3:6; 2 Timothy 1:4. In the following the RV adds "greatly" to express the fuller force of the verb, Luke 1:29; Acts 16:34; 1 Peter 1:8.

(3) In 1 Peter 1:6, "ye greatly rejoice," the adverb is not separately expressed, but is incorporated in the rendering of the verb agalliao, "to rejoice much, to exult."

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