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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (adv.) Purely; unmixedly; absolutely.

2. (adv.) Not otherwise than; simply; barely; only.

3440. monon -- merely
... merely. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: monon Phonetic Spelling: (mon'-on)
Short Definition: alone, but, only Definition: alone, but, only. ...
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4210. porphurous -- purple
... See 4209 (). (Jn 19:5) It was customary in ancient times for a to dress in .
Hence, giving Jesus a cloak, Him as someone merely to be a. ...
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3403. mimnesko -- to remind, remember
... in mind, "be mindful of.". 3403 () means " remember" (ie ) -- not off-handedly
or merely incidentally. [3403 should be treated (semantically ...
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202. akroates -- a hearer
... hearer. From akroaomai (to listen; apparently an intensive of akouo); a hearer
(merely) -- hearer. see GREEK akouo. (akroatai) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
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536. aparche -- the beginning of a sacrifice, ie the first fruit
... of the year, hence also met., for example, of the earliest converts in a district;
there is evidence in favor of rendering in some passages merely by: sacrifice ...
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4561. sarx -- flesh
... nature, materiality; kindred. 4561 properly, ("carnal"), merely . [4561
("flesh") is not always evil in Scripture. Indeed, it is ...
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3068. louo -- to bathe, to wash
... Definition: (lit. or merely ceremonially), I wash, bathe (the body); mid: of
washing, bathing one's self; met: I cleanse from sin. 3068 ...
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99. Adrias -- the Adriatic, the name of a sea
... Transliteration: Adrias Phonetic Spelling: (ad-ree'-as) Short Definition: the Adriatic
Sea Definition: the Hadria, a name given by sailors not merely to the ...
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752. archisunagogos -- ruler of a synagogue
... Definition: a leader of the synagogue, a leader connected with the synagogue: sometimes
there was only one, and the name was in some cases merely honorary. ...
// - 8k

2864. kome -- hair
... Apparently from the same as komizo; the hair of the head (locks, as ornamental,
and thus differing from thrix; which properly denotes merely the scalp) -- hair ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
7535. raq -- but, even, except, howbeit howsoever, at the least ...
... The same as raq as a noun; properly, leanness, ie (figuratively) limitation; only
adverbial, merely, or conjunctional, although -- but, even, except, howbeit ...
/hebrew/7535.htm - 6k

1571. gam -- also, moreover, yea
... either by or (1), even (114), even they also (2), even they too (1), furthermore
(15), however (1), indeed (21), itself (1), likewise (5), merely (1), moreover ...
/hebrew/1571.htm - 6k

4592. meat -- a little, fewness, a few
... almost (2), brief (1), close (1), diminish (1), easily (1), enough (3), few (20),
fewest (1), little (44), little while (8), many* (1), merely (1), quickly (1 ...
/hebrew/4592.htm - 6k

6985. qat -- perhaps only
... very. From qatat in the sense of abbreviation; a little, ie (adverbially) merely --
very. see HEBREW qatat. 6984, 6985. qat. 6986 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/6985.htm - 6k


Fragment iii. For the Controversy is not Merely as Regards the Day ...
... Fragment III. For the controversy is not merely as regards the day� For
[4800] the controversy is not merely as regards the day ...
/.../fragment iii for the controversy.htm

Whether Wisdom is Merely Speculative, or Practical Also?
... OF THE GIFT OF WISDOM (SIX ARTICLES) Whether wisdom is merely speculative, or practical
also? ... But wisdom, as an intellectual virtue, is merely speculative. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether wisdom is merely speculative.htm

Whether the Gift of Understanding is Merely Speculative or Also ...
... OF THE GIFT OF UNDERSTANDING (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether the gift of understanding
is merely speculative or also practical? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the gift of understanding 2.htm

But we Merely, You Say, Flatter the Emperor, and Feign These ...
... Chapter XXXI. But we merely, you say, flatter the emperor, and feign these
prayers of ours to� But we merely, you say, flatter ...
// xxxi but we merely.htm

Christ's Discourse against the Merely Outward Cleanliness of the ...
... Section 173. Christ's Discourse against the merely outward Cleanliness of the
Pharisees."He explains the Discourse to his Disciples. (Matt., xv., 1.-20.). ...
/.../section 173 christs discourse against.htm

As Many as have not Merely Apostatized, but have Risen against ...
... Canon IX. As many as have not merely apostatized, but have risen against
their brethren and forced� As many as have not merely ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon ix as many as.htm

That None Can Become Perfect Merely through the First Grade of ...
... II. Second Conference of Abbot Moses. Chapter X. That none can become perfect
merely through the first grade of renunciation. In ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter x that none can.htm

Concerning those who have Yielded Merely Upon Threat of Penalties ...
... Canon VI. Concerning those who have yielded merely upon threat of penalties
and of the confiscation of� Concerning those who have ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon vi concerning those who.htm

Whether, in Prophetic Revelation, New Species of Things are ...
... Whether, in prophetic revelation, new species of things are impressed on
the prophet's mind, or merely a new light? Objection 1: It ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether in prophetic revelation new.htm

Whether the Ceremonial Precepts have a Literal Cause or Merely a ...
precepts have a literal cause or merely a figurative cause? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the ceremonial precepts have.htm

Merely (30 Occurrences)
... 1. (adv.) Purely; unmixedly; absolutely. 2. (adv.) Not otherwise than; simply;
barely; only. Multi-Version Concordance Merely (30 Occurrences). ...
/m/merely.htm - 15k

Earthly (39 Occurrences)
... In Plutarch Mor. 566 D, it occurs in the remarkable phrase, "that which is earthly
of the soul." Its meaning is primarily merely local ("being on the earth"). ...
/e/earthly.htm - 22k

Amon (20 Occurrences)
... His short reign was merely incidental in the history of Judah; just long enough
to reveal the traits and tendencies which directly or indirectly led to his ...
/a/amon.htm - 18k

Guilt (180 Occurrences)
... The man is guilty, not because he might or should have known; he may merely have
touched unwittingly the body of an unclean beast (Leviticus 5:2, 3). The guilt ...
/g/guilt.htm - 46k

Eternity (23 Occurrences)
... 1. Contrast with Time: Eternity is best conceived, not in the merely negative form
of the non-temporal, or immeasurable time, but positively, as the mode of ...
/e/eternity.htm - 24k

... crude anthropomorphisms, the Old Testament, when it ascribes to Deity physical
characters, mental and moral attributes, like those of man, merely means to make ...
/a/anthropomorphism.htm - 20k

Righteousness (442 Occurrences)
... rendered to him. Merely to escape the penalties of an angry deity the
group demanded ceremonial religious observances. From the ...
/r/righteousness.htm - 56k

Godhead (5 Occurrences)
... Thus, "the Godhead" is frequently employed merely as a somewhat strong synonym of
"God" although usually with more or less emphasis upon that in God which ...
/g/godhead.htm - 22k

Omnipotence (2 Occurrences)
... apparent. The divine power operates not merely in single concrete acts,
but is comprehensively related to the world as such. Both ...
/o/omnipotence.htm - 24k

Revelation (52 Occurrences)
... (see WORD OF GOD.) The Scriptures are not merely the "record" of revelation; they
are the revelation itself in a written form, in order to the accurate ...
/r/revelation.htm - 89k

Bible Concordance
Merely (30 Occurrences)

Matthew 8:8 "Sir," replied the Captain, "I am not a fit person to receive you under my roof: merely say the word, and my servant will be cured.

Matthew 24:8 But all these things are the beginning of birth pains.
(See NAS)

Mark 13:8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places. There will be famines and troubles. These things are the beginning of birth pains.
(See NAS)

Romans 2:13 It is not those that merely hear the Law read who are righteous in the sight of God, but it is those that obey the Law who will be pronounced righteous.

Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh;
(See NIV)

Romans 4:12 and the forefather of the circumcised, namely of those who not merely are circumcised, but also walk in the steps of the faith which our forefather Abraham had while he was as yet uncircumcised.

Romans 4:17 so that the promise should be made sure to all Abraham's true descendants; not merely to those who are righteous through the Law, but to those who are righteous through a faith like that of Abraham. Thus in the sight of God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and makes reference to things that do not exist, as though they did, Abraham is the forefather of all of us. As it is written, "I have appointed you to be the forefather of many nations."

1 Corinthians 1:17 Christ did not send me to baptize, but to proclaim the Good News; and not in merely wise words--lest the Cross of Christ should be deprived of its power.

1 Corinthians 1:26 For consider, brethren, God's call to you. Not many who are wise with merely human wisdom, not many of position and influence, not many of noble birth have been called.

1 Corinthians 3:4 For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," aren't you fleshly?
(See RSV)

1 Corinthians 9:8 Am I making use of merely worldly illustrations? Does not the Law speak in the same tone?

1 Corinthians 14:11 If, however, I do not know the meaning of the particular language, I shall seem to the speaker of it, and he to me, to be merely talking some foreign tongue.

1 Corinthians 15:32 If from merely human motives I have fought with wild beasts in Ephesus, what profit is it to me? If the dead do not rise, let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we are to die.

1 Corinthians 16:7 For I do not wish to see you on this occasion merely in passing; but if the Lord permits, I hope to remain some time with you.

2 Corinthians 11:18 Since many boast for merely human reasons, I too will boast.

Ephesians 6:9 And you masters, act towards your slaves on the same principles, and refrain from threats. For you know that in Heaven there is One who is your Master as well as theirs, and that merely earthly distinctions there are none with Him.

Philippians 2:4 each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
(See NAS)

Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my dearly-loved friends, as I have always found you obedient, labour earnestly with fear and trembling--not merely as though I were present with you, but much more now since I am absent from you--labour earnestly, I say, to make sure of your own salvation.

Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things those who are your masters according to the flesh, not just when they are looking, as men pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God.
(See NAS)

Colossians 3:25 The man who perpetrates a wrong will find the wrong repaid to him; and with God there are no merely earthly distinctions.

1 Timothy 5:13 Besides, they also learn to be idle, going about from house to house. Not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not.
(See NAS)

James 1:22 But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.

1 Peter 3:3 Your adornment ought not to be a merely outward thing--one of plaiting the hair, putting on jewelry, or wearing beautiful dresses.

Judges 15:11 Then three thousand men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam, and said to Samson, "Don't you know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?" He said to them, "As they did to me, so have I done to them."
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 14:43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done!" Jonathan told him, and said, "I certainly did taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in my hand; and behold, I must die."
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 19:36 Your servant would but just go over the Jordan with the king. Why should the king repay me with such a reward?
(See NAS)

Esther 7:4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondservants and bondmaids, I would have held my peace, although the adversary could not have compensated for the king's loss."

Job 30:20 I cry to you, and you do not answer me. I stand up, and you gaze at me.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 40:24 They are planted scarcely. They are sown scarcely. Their stock has scarcely taken root in the ground. He merely blows on them, and they wither, and the whirlwind takes them away as stubble.

Ezekiel 16:47 Yet have you not walked in their ways, nor done after their abominations; but, as if that were a very little thing, you were more corrupt than they in all your ways.
(See NAS)



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