Except, Excepted - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Except, Excepted

* Note: For the negative conjunctions ean me and ei me, See + p. 9.

[ 1,,G1622, ektos ]
an adverb, lit., outside," is used with ei me, as an extended conjunction signifying "except;" so in 1 Corinthians 14:5; in 1 Corinthians 15:2, RV, for AV, "unless;" in 1 Timothy 5:19, RV, for AV, "but." It has the force of a preposition in the sense of
(a) "outside of," in 1 Corinthians 6:18, "without;" in 2 Corinthians 12:2, "out of;"
(b) "besides," except, in Acts 26:22, RV, "but," for AV, "other than;" in 1 Corinthians 15:27 "excepted." For its use as a noun See Matthew 26:26, "(the) outside." See OTHER, OUT OF, OUTSIDE, UNLESS, WITHOUT.

[ 2,,G3924, parektos ]
a strengthened form of No. 1 (para, beside), is used
(a) as an adverb, signifying "without," 2 Corinthians 11:28; lit., "the things without," i.e., the things happening without;
(b) as a preposition signifying "except;" in Matthew 5:32, "saving;" in Acts 26:29, "except."

Note: In Matthew 19:9, the AV and RV, translating the mss. which have the negative me, followed by epi, render it "except for." The authorities mentioned in the RV marg. have parektos, followed by logou, i.e., "saving for the cause of."

[ 3,,G4133, plen ]
an adverb, most frequently signifying "yet, howbeit," or "only," sometimes has the meaning "except (that)," "save (that)," Acts 20:23; Philippians 1:18, RV, "only that," for AV, "notwithstanding." It is also used as a preposition, signifying "except, save," Mark 12:32, "but;" John 8:10, "but" (AV only); Acts 8:1, "except;" Acts 15:28, "than," Acts 27:22, "but (only)."

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