3123. mallon
Strong's Concordance
mallon: more
Original Word: μᾶλλον
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: mallon
Phonetic Spelling: (mal'-lon)
Definition: more
Usage: more, rather.
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3123 mállon – the comparative ("-er") form of malla ("very") meaning "rather, more than," i.e. more than what it is compared to. 3123 /mállon ("more than, better rather") is a comparative adverb so it refers to what is better as compared to what is merely "good." This involves prioritizing or ranking to elevate the better over the good, i.e. the higher priority (the more important) over the less-important.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
cptv. of the same as malista
NASB Translation
all the more (3), better* (2), especially (1), even farther (1), greater (1), instead (4), less (1), more (35), much (2), rather (25), still more (2), truer (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3123: μᾶλλον

μᾶλλον (comparitive of μάλα, very, very much) (from Homer down), adverb, more, to a greater degree; rather;

1. added to verbs and adjectives, it denotes increase, a greater quantity, a larger measure, a higher degree, more, more fully (German in höherem Grade, Maasse);

a. words defining the measure or size are joined to it in the ablative (dative): πολλῷ much, by far, Mark 10:48; Luke 18:39; Romans 5:15, 17 (in both these verses the underlying thought is, the measure of salvation for which we are indebted to Christ is far greater than that of the ruin which came from Adam; for the difference between the consequences traceable to Adam and to Christ is not only one of quality, but of quantity also; cf. Rückert, Commentary on Romans, vol. i. 281f (others (from Chrysostom to Meyer and Godet) content themselves here with a logical increase, far more certainly)); 2 Corinthians 3:9, 11; Philippians 2:12; πόσῳ how much, Luke 12:24; Romans 11:12; Philemon 1:16; Hebrews 9:14; τοσούτῳ by so much, ὅσῳ by as much (namely, μᾶλλον), Hebrews 10:25.

b. in comparison it often so stands that than before must be mentally added (A. V. the more, so much the more), as Matthew 27:24 (μᾶλλον θόρυβος γίνεται (but others refer this to 2 b. . below)); Luke 5:15 (διήρχετο μᾶλλον); John 5:18 (μᾶλλον ἐζήτουν); ; Acts 5:14; Acts 9:22; Acts 22:2; 2 Corinthians 7:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 10; 2 Peter 1:10; ἔτι μᾶλλον καί μᾶλλον, Philippians 1:9; or the person or thing with which the comparison is made is evident from what precedes, as Philippians 3:4; it is added to comparatives, Mark 7:36; 2 Corinthians 7:13; πολλῷ μᾶλλον κρεῖσσον, Philippians 1:23; see (Wetstein on Philippians, the passage cited); Winers Grammar, § 35, 1 cf. 603 (561); (Buttmann, § 123, 11); to verbs that have a comparative force, μᾶλλον διαφέρειν τίνος, to be of much more value than one, Matthew 6:26. μᾶλλον , more than, Matthew 18:13; μᾶλλον with the genitive, πάντων ὑμῶν, 1 Corinthians 14:18 (Xenophon, mem. 3, 17, 1). joined to positive terms it forms a periphrasis for a comparative (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 35, 2 a.), followed by , as μακάριον, μᾶλλον for μακαριωτερον, Acts 20:35; add, 1 Corinthians 9:15; Galatians 4:27; πολλῷ μᾶλλον ἀναγκαῖά, 1 Corinthians 12:22; sometimes μᾶλλον, seems to be omitted before ; see under , 3 f. c. μᾶλλον δέ, what moreover is of greater moment (A. V. yea rather): Romans 8:34 (2 Macc. 6:23).

2. it marks the preference of one thing above another, and is to be rendered rather, sooner (German eher, vielmehr, lieber);

a. it denotes that which occurs more easily than something else, and may be rendered sooner (German eher): thus πολλῷ μᾶλλον in arguing from the less to the greater, Matthew 6:30; Romans 5:9; Hebrews 12:9 (here L T Tr WH πολι μᾶλλον); also πολύ (R G πολλῷ) μᾶλλον namely, οὐκ ἐκφευξόμεθα, i. e. much more shall we not escape (cf. Winers Grammar, p. 633 (588) note (Buttmann, § 148, 3 b.)), or even ἔνδικον μισθαποδοσίαν ληψόμεθα (Hebrews 2:2), or something similar (cf. Matthiae, § 634, 3), Hebrews 12:25. πόσῳ μᾶλλον, Matthew 7:11; Matthew 10:25; Luke 12:28; Romans 11:12, 24; Philemon 1:16. in a question, οὐ μᾶλλον; (Latinnonne potius?) (do not ... more), 1 Corinthians 9:12.

b. it is opposed to something else and does away with it; accordingly it may be rendered the rather (German vielmehr); α. after a preceding negative or prohibitive sentence: Matthew 10:6, 28; Matthew 25:9; Mark 5:26; Romans 14:13; 1 Timothy 6:2; Hebrews 12:13; μᾶλλον δέ, Ephesians 4:28; Ephesians 5:11. οὐχί μᾶλλον; (nonne potius ?) not rather etc.? 1 Corinthians 5:2; 1 Corinthians 6:7. β. so that μᾶλλον belongs to the thing which is preferred, consequently to a noun, not to a verb: John 3:19 (ἠγάπησαν μᾶλλον τό σκότος τό φῶς, i. e. when they ought to have loved the light they (hated it, and) loved the darkness, John 3:20); ; Acts 4:19; Acts 5:29; 2 Timothy 3:4 that which it opposes and sets aside must be learned from the context (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 35, 4): Mark 15:11 (namely, τόν Ἰησοῦν); Philippians 1:12 (where the meaning is, 'so far is the gospel from suffering any loss or disadvantage from my imprisonment, that the number of disciples is increased in consequence of it'). γ. by way of correction, μᾶλλον δέ, nay rather; to speak more correctly: Galatians 4:9 (Josephus, Antiquities 15, 11, 3; Aelian v. h. 2, 13 and often in secular authors; cf. Grimm, Exeg. Hdbch. on Sap., p. 176f).

c. it does not do away with that with which it is in opposition, but marks what has the preference: more willingly, more readily, sooner (German lieber), θέλω μᾶλλον and εὐδοκῶ μᾶλλον, to prefer, 1 Corinthians 14:5; 2 Corinthians 5:8 (βούλομαι μᾶλλον, Xenophon, Cyril 1, 1, 1); ζηλουν, 1 Corinthians 14:1 (μᾶλλον namely, ζηλοῦτε); χρωμαι, 1 Corinthians 7:21.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
more, rather

Neuter of the comparative of the same as malista; (adverbially) more (in a greater degree)) or rather -- + better, X far, (the) more (and more), (so) much (the more), rather.

see GREEK malista

Forms and Transliterations
μαλλον μάλλον μᾶλλον mallon mâllon
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 6:26 Adv
GRK: οὐχ ὑμεῖς μᾶλλον διαφέρετε αὐτῶν
NAS: them. Are you not worth much more
KJV: ye not much better than they?
INT: not you much are more valuable than they

Matthew 6:30 Adv
GRK: οὐ πολλῷ μᾶλλον ὑμᾶς ὀλιγόπιστοι
NAS: [will He] not much more [clothe] you? You of little faith!
KJV: much more [clothe] you,
INT: [will he] not much more you O [you] of little faith

Matthew 7:11 Adv
GRK: ὑμῶν πόσῳ μᾶλλον ὁ πατὴρ
NAS: how much more will your Father
KJV: how much more shall your
INT: of you how much more the Father

Matthew 10:6 Adv
GRK: πορεύεσθε δὲ μᾶλλον πρὸς τὰ
NAS: but rather go to the lost
KJV: But go rather to the lost
INT: go however rather to the

Matthew 10:25 Adv
GRK: ἐπεκάλεσαν πόσῳ μᾶλλον τοὺς οἰκιακοὺς
NAS: how much more [will they malign] the members of his household!
KJV: how much more [shall they call] them of his
INT: they called how much more those house members

Matthew 10:28 Adv
GRK: φοβεῖσθε δὲ μᾶλλον τὸν δυνάμενον
NAS: the soul; but rather fear
KJV: the soul: but rather fear him which
INT: you should fear moreover rather him who is able

Matthew 18:13 Adv
GRK: ἐπ' αὐτῷ μᾶλλον ἢ ἐπὶ
NAS: over it more than
KJV: unto you, he rejoiceth more of that
INT: over it more than over

Matthew 25:9 Adv
GRK: ὑμῖν πορεύεσθε μᾶλλον πρὸς τοὺς
NAS: for us and you [too]; go instead to the dealers
KJV: but go ye rather to them that sell,
INT: you but go rather to those who

Matthew 27:24 Adv
GRK: ὠφελεῖ ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον θόρυβος γίνεται
NAS: nothing, but rather that a riot
KJV: but [that] rather a tumult
INT: it availed but rather a riot is arising

Mark 5:26 Adv
GRK: ὠφεληθεῖσα ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον εἰς τὸ
NAS: at all, but rather had grown
KJV: bettered, but rather grew worse,
INT: having benefited but rather to the

Mark 7:36 Adv
GRK: διεστέλλετο αὐτοὶ μᾶλλον περισσότερον ἐκήρυσσον
NAS: He ordered them, the more widely
KJV: them, so much the more a great deal
INT: instructed them exceedingly more abundantly they proclaimed [it]

Mark 9:42 Adv
GRK: ἐστιν αὐτῷ μᾶλλον εἰ περίκειται
INT: it is for him rather if is put

Mark 10:48 Adv
GRK: δὲ πολλῷ μᾶλλον ἔκραζεν Υἱὲ
NAS: out all the more, Son
KJV: he cried the more a great deal,
INT: but much more cried out Son

Mark 15:11 Adv
GRK: ὄχλον ἵνα μᾶλλον τὸν Βαραββᾶν
NAS: Barabbas for them instead.
KJV: that he should rather release
INT: crowd that rather Barabbas

Luke 5:15 Adv
GRK: διήρχετο δὲ μᾶλλον ὁ λόγος
NAS: Him was spreading even farther, and large
KJV: But so much the more went there a fame
INT: was spread abroad moreover still more the report

Luke 11:13 Adv
GRK: ὑμῶν πόσῳ μᾶλλον ὁ πατὴρ
NAS: how much more will [your] heavenly
KJV: how much more shall
INT: of you how much more the Father

Luke 12:24 Adv
GRK: αὐτούς πόσῳ μᾶλλον ὑμεῖς διαφέρετε
NAS: them; how much more valuable
KJV: them: how much more are ye
INT: them How much more you are valuable

Luke 12:28 Adv
GRK: ἀμφιέζει πόσῳ μᾶλλον ὑμᾶς ὀλιγόπιστοι
NAS: how much more [will He clothe] you? You men of little faith!
KJV: how much more [will he clothe] you,
INT: arrays how much rather you O [you] of little faith

Luke 18:39 Adv
GRK: δὲ πολλῷ μᾶλλον ἔκραζεν Υἱὲ
NAS: out all the more, Son
KJV: so much the more, [Thou] Son
INT: however much more cried out Son

John 3:19 Adv
GRK: οἱ ἄνθρωποι μᾶλλον τὸ σκότος
NAS: the darkness rather than
KJV: loved darkness rather than light,
INT: men rather the darkness

John 5:18 Adv
GRK: τοῦτο οὖν μᾶλλον ἐζήτουν αὐτὸν
NAS: were seeking all the more to kill
KJV: the Jews sought the more to kill him,
INT: this therefore the more sought him

John 12:43 Adv
GRK: τῶν ἀνθρώπων μᾶλλον ἤπερ τὴν
NAS: of men rather than
KJV: the praise of men more than the praise
INT: of men more than the

John 19:8 Adv
GRK: τὸν λόγον μᾶλλον ἐφοβήθη
NAS: statement, he was [even] more afraid;
KJV: saying, he was the more afraid;
INT: word [the] more he was afraid

Acts 4:19 Adv
GRK: ὑμῶν ἀκούειν μᾶλλον ἢ τοῦ
NAS: to give heed to you rather than
KJV: unto you more than unto God,
INT: of you to listen rather than

Acts 5:14 Adv
GRK: μᾶλλον δὲ προσετίθεντο
NAS: And all the more believers
KJV: were the more added
INT: the more moreover were added

Strong's Greek 3123
81 Occurrences

μᾶλλον — 81 Occ.

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