No longer, No more - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

No longer, No more

[ 1,,G3765, ouketi ]
a negative adverb of time, signifies no longer, no more" (ou, "not," k, euphonic, eti "longer"), denying absolutely and directly, e.g., Matthew 19:6; John 4:42, "now ... not;" John 6:66; Acts 20:25, Acts 20:38; 2 Corinthians 1:23, AV, "not as yet;" Ephesians 2:19; with another negative, to strengthen the negation, e.g., Matthew 22:46; Mark 14:25; Mark 15:5, RV, "no more (anything)," AV, "yet ... no (thing);" Acts 8:39; Revelation 18:11, Revelation 18:14.

[ 2,,G3371, meketi ]
with the same meaning as No. 1, but generally expressing a prohibition, e.g., Matthew 21:19; John 5:14; Romans 14:13; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Timothy 5:23; 1 Peter 4:2; indicating some condition expressed or implied, e.g., 1 Thessalonians 3:5; or non-existence, when the existence might have been possible under certain conditions, e.g., Mark 1:45; Mark 2:2, RV, "no longer" (AV, "no"). See HENCEFORTH.


(1) The double negative ou me, "by no means, in no wise," followed by eti, "longer, still, yet," is rendered "no more" in Hebrews 8:12; Hebrews 10:17; Revelation 3:12.

(2) In John 15:4, AV, houtos, "so," followed by oude, "neither," is translated "no more" (RV, "so neither").

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