4970. sphodra
Strong's Concordance
sphodra: very much
Original Word: σφόδρα
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: sphodra
Phonetic Spelling: (sfod'-rah)
Short Definition: exceedingly, greatly
Definition: exceedingly, greatly, very much.
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4970 sphódra (from sphodros, "all-out, exceeding; very much", L-S) – properly, "done to the max," going all-out ("wide-open") with total effort – like doing something "with a vengeance!"

[4970 /sphódra ("exceedingly") is "properly the neuter plural of sphodros ('vehement, violent') and means 'exceedingly, greatly,' and is placed after adjectives" (J. Thayer).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
adverb from sphodros (excessive, violent)
Definition
very much
NASB Translation
deeply (3), exceedingly (1), extremely (3), greatly (1), very (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4970: σφόδρα

σφόδρα (properly neuter plural of σφοδρός, vehement, violent;), from Pindar and Herodotus down, exceedingly, greatly: placed after adjectives, Matthew 2:10; Mark 16:4; Luke 18:23; Revelation 16:21; with verbs, Matthew 17:6, 23; Matthew 18:31; Matthew 19:25; Matthew 26:22; Matthew 27:54; Acts 6:7.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
exceedingly, greatly, sore, very.

Neuter plural of sphodros (violent; of uncertain derivation) as adverb; vehemently, i.e. In a high degree, much -- exceeding(-ly), greatly, sore, very.

Forms and Transliterations
σφοδρα σφόδρα σφοδρόν σφοδρώ sphodra sphódra
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Strong's Greek 4970
11 Occurrences


σφόδρα — 11 Occ.

Matthew 2:10 Adv
GRK: χαρὰν μεγάλην σφόδρα
NAS: they rejoiced exceedingly with great
KJV: they rejoiced with exceeding great
INT: joy great exceedingly

Matthew 17:6 Adv
GRK: καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν σφόδρα
KJV: face, and were sore afraid.
INT: and were terrified greatly

Matthew 17:23 Adv
GRK: καὶ ἐλυπήθησαν σφόδρα
NAS: day. And they were deeply grieved.
KJV: And they were exceeding sorry.
INT: And they were grieved greatly

Matthew 18:31 Adv
GRK: γενόμενα ἐλυπήθησαν σφόδρα καὶ ἐλθόντες
NAS: had happened, they were deeply grieved
KJV: what was done, they were very sorry,
INT: having taken place they were grieved greatly and having gone

Matthew 19:25 Adv
GRK: μαθηταὶ ἐξεπλήσσοντο σφόδρα λέγοντες Τίς
NAS: heard [this], they were very astonished
KJV: heard [it], they were exceedingly amazed,
INT: disciples were astonished exceedingly saying Who

Matthew 26:22 Adv
GRK: καὶ λυπούμενοι σφόδρα ἤρξαντο λέγειν
NAS: Being deeply grieved, they each
KJV: And they were exceeding sorrowful,
INT: And being grieved exceedingly they began to say

Matthew 27:54 Adv
GRK: γενόμενα ἐφοβήθησαν σφόδρα λέγοντες Ἀληθῶς
NAS: and the things that were happening, became very frightened
KJV: they feared greatly, saying,
INT: took place feared greatly saying Truly

Mark 16:4 Adv
GRK: γὰρ μέγας σφόδρα
NAS: although it was extremely large.
KJV: for it was very great.
INT: indeed large extremely

Luke 18:23 Adv
GRK: γὰρ πλούσιος σφόδρα
NAS: very sad, for he was extremely rich.
KJV: for he was very rich.
INT: indeed rich extremely

Acts 6:7 Adv
GRK: ἐν Ἰερουσαλὴμ σφόδρα πολύς τε
NAS: continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem,
KJV: in Jerusalem greatly; and a great
INT: in Jerusalem exceedingly a great moreover

Revelation 16:21 Adv
GRK: πληγὴ αὐτῆς σφόδρα
NAS: its plague was extremely severe.
KJV: thereof was exceeding great.
INT: plague of it exceedingly

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