G3381 μήπως - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
lest in any way, lest any how, lest perchance
lest in any way, lest perhaps.
or μή πως lest somehow
Derivation: from G3361 and G4458;

KJV Usage: lest (by any means, by some means, haply, perhaps).

G3361 G4458
so that
or μή πως (so WH),
negative particle,
__1. as conjc., lest haply: in final sentences,
Refs 1Co.9:27, 2Co.2:7 9:4
; after verbs of fearing or taking heed,
Refs 1Co.8:9, 2Co.11:3 12:20, Gal.4:11
; with an ellipse of ptcp. (sc. φοβούμενος; cf. B1., § 65, 3; Burton, § 225), 1Th.3:5 (but see infr.).
__2. As interrogative, whether haply:
Refs Gal.2:2, 1Th.3:5
(cf. M, Th., in l, but see supr.).†
(WH, μή που),
lest anywhere, lest haply: Act.27:29.†
1) lest, lest somehow, that perhaps

μήπως, μή πως
mēpōs mē pōs
may'-poce, may poce
From G3361 and G4458; lest somehow

KJV Usage: lest (by any means, by some means, haply, perhaps).

View how G3381 μήπως is used in the Bible

13 occurrences of G3381 μήπως

Acts 27:29 lest
Romans 11:21 take heed lest
Romans 11:21 also
1 Corinthians 8:9 lest
1 Corinthians 9:27 lest by any means,
2 Corinthians 2:7 him, lest
2 Corinthians 9:4 Lest
2 Corinthians 11:3 lest
2 Corinthians 12:20 lest,
2 Corinthians 12:20 lest
Galatians 2:2 lest by any means
Galatians 4:11 lest
1 Thessalonians 3:5 lest by some means

Distinct usage

6 Lest
1 take heed lest
1 also
1 lest by some means
1 lest,
1 him, lest
1 lest by any means
1 lest by any means,

Related words

G3381 μήπως

G4458 πώς
Adverb from the base of G4225; an enclitic particle of indefiniteness of manner; somehow or anyhow; used only in compounds

KJV Usage: haply, by any (some) means, perhaps. See G1513, G3381.

Compare G4459.

G3361 μή


A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether

KJV Usage: any, but, (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, [can-] not, nothing, that not, un [-taken], without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also G3362, G3363, G3364, G3372, G3373, G3375, G3378.

G1437 ἐάν
From G1487 and G302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty

KJV Usage: before, but, except, (and) if, (if) so, (what-, whither-) soever, though, when (-soever), whether (or), to whom, [who-] so (-ever). See G3361.

εἰ δὲ μή ( γε )
ei de mē ( ge )
i deh may'-(gheh)
From G1487, G1161 and G3361 (sometimes with G1065 added); but if not

KJV Usage: (or) else, if (not, otherwise), otherwise.

G1508 έἰ μή
έἰ μή
ei mē
i may
From G1487 and G3361; if not

KJV Usage: but, except (that), if not, more than, save (only) that, saving, till.

G3362 ἐὰν μή
ἐὰν μή
ean mē
eh-an' may
That is, G1437 and G3361; if not, that is, unless

KJV Usage: X before, but, except, if no, (if, + whosoever) not.

G3363 ἵνα μή
ἵνα μή
hina mē
hin'-ah may
That is, G2443 and G3361; in order (or so) that not

KJV Usage: albeit not, lest, that no (-t, [-thing]).

G3364 οὐ μή
οὐ μή
ou mē
oo may
That is, G3756 and G3361; a double negative strengthening the denial; not at all

KJV Usage: any more, at all, by any (no) means, neither, never, no (at all), in no case (wise), nor ever, not (at all, in any wise).

Compare G3378.

G3365 μηδαμῶς
Adverb from a compound of G3361 and ἀμός amos (somebody); by no means

KJV Usage: not so.

G3366 μηδέ
From G3361 and G1161; but not, not even; in a continued negation, nor

KJV Usage: neither, nor (yet), (no) not (once, so much as).

G3367 μηδείς, μηδεμία, μηδέν
μηδείς, μηδεμία, μηδέν
mēdeis mēdemia mēden
may-dice', may -dem-ee'-ah, may-den'
The masculine, feminine irregular (second form) and neuter (third form) from G3361 and G1520; not even one (man, woman, thing)

KJV Usage: any (man, thing), no (man), none, not (at all, any man, a whit), nothing, + without delay.

G3371 μηκέτι
From G3361 and G2089; no further

KJV Usage: any longer, (not) henceforth, hereafter, no henceforward (longer, more, soon), not any more.

G3378 μὴ οὐκ
μὴ οὐκ
mē ouk
may ook
That is, G3361 and G3756; as interrogitive and negative is it not that?

KJV Usage: neither (followed by no), + never, not.

Compare G3364.

G3379 μήποτε, μή ποτε
μήποτε, μή ποτε
mēpote mē pote
may'-pot-eh, may pot'-eh
From G3361 and G4218; not ever; also if (or lest) ever (or perhaps)

KJV Usage: if peradventure, lest (at any time, haply), not at all, whether or not.

G3380 μήπω
From G3361 and G4452; not yet

KJV Usage: not yet.

G3383 μήτε
From G3361 and G5037; not too, that is, (in continued negation) neither or nor; also, not even

KJV Usage: neither, (n-) or, so much as.

G3385 μήτι
From G3361 and the neuter of G5100; whether at all

KJV Usage: not [the particle usually not expressed, except by the form of the question].

G3387 μήτις, μή τις
μήτις, μή τις
mētis mē tis
may'-tis, may tis
From G3361 and G5100; whether any

KJV Usage: any [sometimes unexpressed except by the simple interrogative form of the sentence].

G3756 οὐ
Also οὐκ ouk ook used before a vowel and οὐχ ouch ookh before an aspirate.
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not

KJV Usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, [can-] not, + nothing, + special, un ([-worthy]), when, + without, + yet but. See also G3364, G3372.

G4458 πώς

Adverb from the base of G4225; an enclitic particle of indefiniteness of manner; somehow or anyhow; used only in compounds

KJV Usage: haply, by any (some) means, perhaps. See G1513, G3381.

Compare G4459.

G1513 εἴ πως
εἴ πως
ei pōs
i poce
From G1487 and G4458; if somehow

KJV Usage: if by any means.

- πω
- pō
Another form of the base of G4458; an enclitic particle of indefiniteness; yet, even; used only in compounds.

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