metron: a measureOriginal Word: μέτρον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (met'-ron)
Short Definition: a measure, measuring rod
Definition: a measure, whether lineal or cubic; a measuring rod.
3358 métron – properly, a measure (the actual measure itself); (figuratively) the basis for determining what is enough (or not enough), what is fair (or not fair), etc.
3358 /métron ("standard, measure") is the controlling basis by which something is determined as acceptable or unacceptable – preeminently rooting to the Lord Himself as His being is the only ultimate measure of truth.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
measure (8), measurements (1), proper (1), standard (4).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3358: μέτρον
μέτρον, μέτρου, τό, the Sept. chiefly for מִדָּה (cf. μήτηρ), measure;
1. an instrument for measuring;
a. a vessel for receiving and determining the quantity of things, whether dry or liquid: in proverbial discourse, μέτρειν μέτρῳ, of the measure of the benefits which one confers on others, Luke 6:38; μέτρον πεπιεσμένον καί σεσαλευμένον, figuratively equivalent to most abundant requital, ibid.; πληροῦν τό μέτρον τῶν πατέρων, to add what is lacking in order to fill up their ancestors' prescribed number of crimes, Matthew 23:32 (see πληρόω, 2 a.); ἐκ μέτρου (A. V. by measure; see ἐκ, V. 3) i. e. sparingly, John 3:34 (also ἐν μέτρῳ, Ezekiel 4:11).
b. a graduated staff for measuring, measuring-rod: Revelation 21:15; with ἀνθρώπου added (man's measure), such as men use, Revelation 21:17; hence, in proverbial discourse, the rule or standard of judgment: Matthew 7:2; Mark 4:24.
2. determined extent, portion measured off, measure or limit: with a genitive of the thing received, Romans 12:3; 2 Corinthians 10:13; (Ephesians 4:7); ἐν μέτρῳ, in proportion to the measure (cf. Winers Grammar, § 48, a. 3 b. and see ἐνέργεια; others, in due measure), Ephesians 4:16; the required measure, the due, fit, measure: τῆς ἡλικίας, the proper i. e. ripe, full age (see ἡλικία, 1 c.) (of a man), Ephesians 4:13 (ἡβης, Homer, Iliad 11, 225; Odyssey 11, 317; Solon 5, 52 (Poet. Min. Gr. (edited by Gaisford) 3:135)). An apparently primary word; a measure ("metre"), literally or figuratively; by implication, a limited portion (degree) -- measure.
An apparently primary word; a measure ("metre"), literally or figuratively; by implication, a limited portion (degree) -- measure.
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 3358
μέτρῳ — 4 Occ.
μέτρον — 8 Occ.
μέτρου — 2 Occ.
Matthew 7:2 N-DNS
GRK: ἐν ᾧ μέτρῳ μετρεῖτε μετρηθήσεται
NAS: you will be judged; and by your standard of measure,
KJV: what measure ye mete,
INT: with what measure you measure it will be measured again
Luke 6:38 N-DNS