Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (a.) Prior; earlier; former.
2. (a.) Earlier; sooner; before.
3. (a.) More readily or willingly; preferably.
4. (a.) On the other hand; to the contrary of what was said or suggested; instead.
5. (a.) of two alternatives conceived of, this by preference to, or as more likely than, the other; somewhat.
6. (a.) More properly; more correctly speaking.
Greek3304. menoun and menounge -- rather, on the contrary
... rather, on the contrary. Part of Speech: Particle, Disjunctive Particle Transliteration:
menoun and menounge Phonetic Spelling: (men-oon'-geh) Short Definition ...
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3123. mallon -- more
2228. e -- or, than
5007. talanton -- a balance, hence that which is weighed, ie a ...
3667. homoioma -- that which is made like (something)
2309. thelo -- to will, wish
2058. hermeneia -- interpretation
4133. plen -- yet, except
3756. ou, ouk, ouch -- not, no
4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
Strong's Hebrew3588. ki -- that, for, when
... than* (1), more* (1), moreover* (1), much more* (8), much* (10), nevertheless (1),
nevertheless* (4), nor* (1), now (3), only* (7), or (1), rather (5), rather ...
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408. al -- not (a subjective neg.)
637. aph -- also, yea
977. bachar -- to choose
440. Eloni -- a descendant of Elon
518. im -- if
1709. dag -- a fish
4671. mots -- squeezer, extortioner
7232. rabab -- to multiply ten thousand times
6994. qaton -- to be small or insignificant
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ThesaurusRather (176 Occurrences)
... 7. (a.) In some degree; somewhat; as, the day is rather warm; the house is rather
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Bible ConcordanceRather (176 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:29 If therefore your eye, even the right eye, is a snare to you, tear it out and away with it; it is better for you that one member should be destroyed rather than that your whole body should be thrown into Gehenna.
Matthew 5:30 And if your right hand is a snare to you, cut it off and away with it; it is better for you that one member should be destroyed rather than that your whole body should go into Gehenna.
Matthew 6:30 But if God so clothe the herbage of the field, which is to-day, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, will he not much rather you, O ye of little faith?
Matthew 7:11 If therefore ye, being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to them that ask of him?
Matthew 10:6 Rather, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 10:28 Don't be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.
Matthew 18:8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life maimed or crippled, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire.
Matthew 18:9 If your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the Gehenna of fire.
Matthew 25:9 But the wise answered, saying,'What if there isn't enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.'
Matthew 27:24 So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it."
Mark 4:21 He went on to say, "Is the lamp brought in in order to be put under the bushel or under the bed? Is it not rather in order that it may be placed on the lampstand?
Mark 5:26 and had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse,
Mark 7:15 There is nothing from outside of the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.
Mark 9:43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,
Mark 9:45 If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life lame, rather than having your two feet to be cast into Gehenna, into the fire that will never be quenched-
Mark 9:47 If your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out. It is better for you to enter into the Kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the Gehenna of fire,
Mark 15:11 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
Luke 10:20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Luke 11:13 If therefore ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather shall the Father who is of heaven give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
Luke 12:28 But if God thus clothe the grass, which to-day is in the field and to-morrow is cast into the oven, how much rather you, O ye of little faith?
Luke 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Luke 12:51 Do you think that I have come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, no, but rather division.
Luke 15:7 I say to you, that so joy shall be in the heaven over one sinner reforming, rather than over ninety-nine righteous men, who have no need of reformation.
Luke 17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.
Luke 17:8 and will not rather tell him,'Prepare my supper, clothe yourself properly, and serve me, while I eat and drink. Afterward you shall eat and drink'?
Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Luke 22:26 But not so with you. But one who is the greater among you, let him become as the younger, and one who is governing, as one who serves.
John 3:19 This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
John 11:50 You do not reflect that it is to your interest that one man should die for the people rather than the whole nation perish."
John 12:43 For they loved the glory that comes from men rather than the glory that comes from God.
John 14:10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works.
John 19:8 When Pilate therefore heard this word, he was the rather afraid,
Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves,
Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
Acts 24:22 But Felix, having more exact knowledge concerning the Way, deferred them, saying, "When Lysias, the commanding officer, comes down, I will decide your case."
Acts 25:14 and, during their rather long stay, Festus laid Paul's case before the king. "There is a man here," he said, "whom Felix left a prisoner,
Acts 27:11 But Julius let himself be persuaded by the pilot and by the owner rather than by Paul's arguments;
Romans 1:25 who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Romans 3:4 May it never be! Yes, let God be found true, but every man a liar. As it is written, "That you might be justified in your words, and might prevail when you come into judgment."
Romans 3:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
Romans 3:20 Because by the works of the law, no flesh will be justified in his sight. For through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
Romans 3:31 Do we then nullify the law through faith? May it never be! No, we establish the law.
Romans 5:9 Much rather therefore, having been now justified in the power of his blood, we shall be saved by him from wrath.
Romans 5:10 For if, being enemies, we have been reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much rather, having been reconciled, we shall be saved in the power of his life.
Romans 5:15 But shall not the act of favour be as the offence? For if by the offence of one the many have died, much rather has the grace of God, and the free gift in grace, which is by the one man Jesus Christ, abounded unto the many.
Romans 5:17 For if by the offence of the one death reigned by the one, much rather shall those who receive the abundance of grace, and of the free gift of righteousness, reign in life by the one Jesus Christ:)
Romans 6:13 Neither present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
Romans 7:13 Did then that which is good become death to me? May it never be! But sin, that it might be shown to be sin, by working death to me through that which is good; that through the commandment sin might become exceeding sinful.
Romans 8:34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, yes rather, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
Romans 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
Romans 11:12 But if their fall be the world's wealth, and their loss the wealth of the nations, how much rather their fulness?
Romans 11:21 Do not be puffed up with pride. Tremble rather--for if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you.
Romans 11:24 For if thou hast been cut out of the olive tree wild by nature, and, contrary to nature, hast been grafted into the good olive tree, how much rather shall they, who are according to nature be grafted into their own olive tree?
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith.
Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Romans 14:13 Therefore let's not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother's way, or an occasion for falling.
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I entreat you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to cultivate a spirit of harmony--all of you--and that there be no divisions among you, but rather a perfect union through your having one mind and one judgement.
1 Corinthians 5:2 You are puffed up, and didn't rather mourn, that he who had done this deed might be removed from among you.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Don't even eat with such a person.
1 Corinthians 6:7 Therefore it is already altogether a defect in you, that you have lawsuits one with another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?
1 Corinthians 7:21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
1 Corinthians 9:12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
1 Corinthians 9:15 But I have used none of these things, and I don't write these things that it may be done so in my case; for I would rather die, than that anyone should make my boasting void.
1 Corinthians 11:17 But while giving you these instructions, there is one thing I cannot praise--your meeting together, with bad rather than good results.
1 Corinthians 12:22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.
1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
1 Corinthians 14:5 Now I desire to have you all speak with other languages, but rather that you would prophesy. For he is greater who prophesies than he who speaks with other languages, unless he interprets, that the assembly may be built up.
1 Corinthians 14:19 However in the assembly I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might instruct others also, than ten thousand words in another language.
2 Corinthians 2:7 so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.
2 Corinthians 3:8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
2 Corinthians 3:9 For if the ministration of condemnation hath glory, much rather doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
2 Corinthians 3:11 For if that annulled was introduced with glory, much rather that which abides subsists in glory.
2 Corinthians 5:8 We are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:12 For we are not commending ourselves to you again, but speak as giving you occasion of boasting on our behalf, that you may have something to answer those who boast in appearance, and not in heart.
2 Corinthians 7:12 So although I wrote to you, I wrote not for his cause that did the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered the wrong, but that your earnest care for us might be revealed in you in the sight of God.
2 Corinthians 7:13 For this reason we have been encouraged. And we the rather rejoiced in our encouragement more abundantly by reason of the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.
2 Corinthians 10:8 For though I should boast somewhat abundantly concerning our authority, (which the Lord gave for building you up, and not for casting you down) I will not be disappointed,
2 Corinthians 12:9 He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
Galatians 1:12 For neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came to me through revelation of Jesus Christ.
Galatians 3:16 Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "And to your seed," that is, Christ.
Galatians 4:9 But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental principles, to which you desire to be in bondage all over again?
Galatians 5:13 For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.
Ephesians 4:15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ;
Ephesians 4:28 Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.
Ephesians 5:4 nor filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not appropriate; but rather giving of thanks.
Ephesians 5:11 Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them.
Philippians 1:12 Now I desire to have you know, brothers, that the things which happened to me have turned out rather to the progress of the Good News;
Philippians 1:17 but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.
Philippians 2:12 So that, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,
Philippians 3:4 Though I have my trust even in flesh; if any other think to trust in flesh, I rather:
Colossians 2:8 Be careful that you don't let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ.
Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men,
1 Timothy 1:4 neither to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which cause disputes, rather than God's stewardship, which is in faith-
1 Timothy 2:10 but (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.
1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.
1 Timothy 5:1 Don't rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers;
1 Timothy 6:2 Those who have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers, but rather let them serve them, because those who partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. Teach and exhort these things.
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