3195. melló
Strong's Concordance
melló: to be about to
Original Word: μέλλω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: melló
Phonetic Spelling: (mel'-lo)
Definition: to be about to
Usage: I intend, am about to; I delay, linger.
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3195 méllō – properly, at the very point of acting; ready, "about to happen." 3195 (méllō) is used "in general of what is sure to happen" (J. Thayer).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
to be about to
NASB Translation
about (30), almost (1), am about (2), certainly (1), come (12), delay (1), future (1), going (19), intend (1), intending (8), later (1), must (1), next* (1), point (1), propose (1), ready (1), things to come (3), will (6), will certainly (1), would (3), would live...thereafter (1), would certainly (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3195: μέλλω

μέλλω; future μελλήσω (Matthew 24:6; and L T Tr WH in 2 Peter 1:12); imperfect ἔμελλον (so all editions in Luke 9:31 (except T WH); John 6:6, 71 (except R G); (except T); (except L Tr); Acts 21:27; Revelation 3:2 (where R present); (except L Tr)) and ἤμελλον (so all editions in Luke 7:2; Luke 10:1 (except R G); ; John 4:47; John 12:33; John 18:32; Acts 12:6 (exe. R G L); (except R G); (except R G T); Hebrews 11:8 (except L); cf. references under the word βούλομαι, at the beginning and Rutherford's note on Babrius 7, 15), to be about to do anything; so:

1. the participle, μέλλων, absolutely: τά μέλλοντα and τά ἐνεστῶτα are contrasted, Romans 8:38; 1 Corinthians 3:22; εἰς τό μέλλον, for the future, hereafter, Luke 13:9 (but see εἰς, A. II. 2 (where Grimm supplies ἔτος)); 1 Timothy 6:19; τά μέλλοντα, things future, things to come, i. e., according to the context, the more perfect state of things which will exist in the αἰών μέλλων, Colossians 2:17; with nouns, αἰών μέλλων, Matthew 12:32; Ephesians 1:21; ζωῆς τῆς νῦν καί τῆς μελλούσης, 1 Timothy 4:8; τήν οἰκουμένην τήν μέλλουσαν, Hebrews 2:5; τῆς μελλούσης ὀργῆς Matthew 3:7; τό κρίμα τό μέλλον, Acts 24:25; πόλις, Hebrews 13:14; τά μέλλοντα ἀγαθά, Hebrews 9:11 (but L Tr marginal reading WH text γενομένων); ; τοῦ μέλλοντος namely, Ἀδάμ, i. e. the Messiah, Romans 5:14.

2. joined to an infinitive (cf. Winers Grammar, 333f (313); Buttmann, § 140, 2), a. to be on the point of doing or suffering something: with an infinitive present, ἤμελλεν ἑαυτόν ἀναιρεῖν, Acts 16:27; τελευτᾶν, Luke 7:2; ἀποθνῄσκειν, John 4:47; add, Luke 21:7; Acts 3:3; Acts 18:14; Acts 20:3; Acts 22:26; Acts 23:27; with an infinitive passive, Acts 21:27; Acts 27:33, etc.

b. to intend, have in mind, think to: with an infinitive present, Matthew 2:13; Luke 10:1; Luke 19:4; John 6:6, 15; John 7:35; John 12:4; John 14:22 Acts 5:35; Acts 17:31; Acts 20:7, 13; Acts 22:26; Acts 26:2; Acts 27:30; Hebrews 8:5; (2 Peter 1:10 L T Tr WH); Revelation 10:4; with an infinitive aorist (a construction censured by Phryn., p. 336, but authenticated more recently by many examples from the best writings from Homer down; cf. Winers Grammar, 333f (313f); Lob. ad Phryn., p. 745ff; (but see Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 420ff)): Acts 12:6 L T WH; Revelation 2:10 (βαλεῖν R G); ; with future infinitive ἔσεσθαι, Acts 23:30 R G.

c. as in Greek writings from Homer down, of those things which will come to pass (or which one will do or suffer) by fixed necessity or divine appointment (German sollen (are to be, destined to be, etc.)); with present infinitive active: Matthew 16:27; Matthew 17:12; Matthew 20:22; Luke 9:31; John 6:71; John 7:39; John 11:51; John 12:33; John 18:32; Acts 20:38; Acts 26:22, 23; Hebrews 1:14; Hebrews 11:8; Revelation 2:10a; Revelation 3:10; Revelation 8:13, etc.; ἡλιάς μέλλων ἔρχεσθαι, Matthew 11:14; μέλλων λυτροῦσθαι, Luke 24:12; κρίνειν, 2 Timothy 4:1 (WH marginal reading κρῖναι); with present infinitive passive: Matthew 17:22; Mark 13:4; Luke 9:44; Luke 19:11; Luke 21:36; Acts 26:22; Romans 4:24; 1 Thessalonians 3:4; James 2:12; Revelation 1:19 (Tdf. γενέσθαι); Revelation 6:11; τῆς μελλούσης ἀποκαλύπτεσθαι δόξης, 1 Peter 5:1; with aorist infinitive: τήν μέλλουσαν δόξαν ἀποκαλυφθῆναι, Romans 8:18; τήν μέλλουσαν πίστιν ἀποκαλυφθῆναι, Galatians 3:23; used also of those things which we infer from certain preceding events will of necessity follow: with an infinitive present, Acts 28:6; Romans 8:13; with an infinitive future, Acts 27:10.

d. in general, of what is sure to happen: with an infinitive present, Matthew 24:6; John 6:71; 1 Timothy 1:16; Revelation 12:5; Revelation 17:8; with an infinitive future ἔσεσθαι, Acts 11:28; Acts 24:15.

e. to be always on the point of doing without ever doing, i. e. to delay: τί μέλλεις; Acts 22:16 (Aeschylus Prom. 36; τί μέλλετε; Euripides, Hec. 1094; Lucian, dial. mort. 10, 13, and often in secular authors; 4 Macc. 6:23; 9:1).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
to be about to

A strengthened form of melo (through the idea of expectation); to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something (of persons or things, especially events; in the sense of purpose, duty, necessity, probability, possibility, or hesitation) -- about, after that, be (almost), (that which is, things, + which was for) to come, intend, was to (be), mean, mind, be at the point, (be) ready, + return, shall (begin), (which, that) should (after, afterwards, hereafter) tarry, which was for, will, would, be yet.

see GREEK melo

Forms and Transliterations
έμελλε εμελλεν έμελλεν ἔμελλεν έμελλες εμελλον έμελλον ἔμελλον ήμελλε ημελλεν ήμελλεν ἤμελλεν ημελλον ἤμελλον μελλει μέλλει μελλειν μέλλειν μελλεις μέλλεις μελλετε μέλλετε μελλη μελλή μέλλη μέλλῃ μελλησετε μελλήσετε μελλησω μελλήσω μελλομεν μέλλομεν μελλον μέλλον μελλοντα μέλλοντα μελλοντας μέλλοντας μελλοντες μέλλοντες μελλοντι μέλλοντι μελλοντος μέλλοντος μελλοντων μελλόντων μελλουσαν μέλλουσαν μελλουσης μελλούσης μέλλουσι μελλουσιν μέλλουσιν μελλω μέλλω μελλων μέλλων emellen émellen ēmellen ḗmellen emellon émellon ēmellon ḗmellon melle mellē mellei méllei méllēi mellein méllein melleis mélleis mellesete mellēsete mellḗsete melleso mellēsō mellḗso mellḗsō mellete méllete mello mellō méllo méllō mellomen méllomen mellon mellōn méllon méllōn mellonta méllonta mellontas méllontas mellontes méllontes mellonti méllonti mellonton mellontōn mellónton mellóntōn mellontos méllontos mellousan méllousan mellouses mellousēs melloúses melloúsēs mellousin méllousin
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 2:13 V-PIA-3S
GRK: εἴπω σοι μέλλει γὰρ Ἡρῴδης
NAS: you; for Herod is going to search
KJV: for Herod will seek the young child
INT: I should tell you is about for Herod

Matthew 3:7 V-PPA-GFS
GRK: ἀπὸ τῆς μελλούσης ὀργῆς
NAS: you to flee from the wrath to come?
KJV: from the wrath to come?
INT: from the coming wrath

Matthew 11:14 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: Ἠλίας ὁ μέλλων ἔρχεσθαι
KJV: Elias, which was for to come.
INT: Elijah who is about to come

Matthew 12:32 V-PPA-DMS
GRK: ἐν τῷ μέλλοντι
NAS: age or in the [age] to come.
KJV: neither in the [world] to come.
INT: in the coming [one]

Matthew 16:27 V-PIA-3S
GRK: μέλλει γὰρ ὁ
NAS: of Man is going to come
KJV: the Son of man shall come in
INT: is about indeed the

Matthew 17:12 V-PIA-3S
GRK: τοῦ ἀνθρώπου μέλλει πάσχειν ὑπ'
NAS: of Man is going to suffer
KJV: Likewise shall also
INT: of man is about to suffer from

Matthew 17:22 V-PIA-3S
GRK: ὁ Ἰησοῦς Μέλλει ὁ υἱὸς
NAS: of Man is going to be delivered
KJV: The Son of man shall be betrayed into
INT: Jesus is about the Son

Matthew 20:17 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: καὶ Μέλλων δὲ ἀναβαίνων
NAS: As Jesus was about to go
INT: and [as] was moreover going up

Matthew 20:22 V-PIA-1S
GRK: ὃ ἐγὼ μέλλω πίνειν καὶ
NAS: the cup that I am about to drink?
KJV: that I shall drink of, and
INT: which I am about to drink and

Matthew 24:6 V-FIA-2P
GRK: μελλήσετε δὲ ἀκούειν
NAS: You will be hearing of wars
KJV: And ye shall hear of wars
INT: you will be about moreover to hear of

Mark 10:32 V-PPA-ANP
GRK: λέγειν τὰ μέλλοντα αὐτῷ συμβαίνειν
NAS: them what was going to happen
KJV: them what things should happen
INT: to tell the things which were about to him to happen

Mark 13:4 V-PSA-3S
GRK: σημεῖον ὅταν μέλλῃ ταῦτα συντελεῖσθαι
NAS: these things are going to be fulfilled?
KJV: all these things shall be fulfilled?
INT: sign when are going these things to bring to conclusion

Luke 3:7 V-PPA-GFS
GRK: ἀπὸ τῆς μελλούσης ὀργῆς
NAS: you to flee from the wrath to come?
KJV: from the wrath to come?
INT: from the coming wrath

Luke 7:2 V-IIA-3S
GRK: κακῶς ἔχων ἤμελλεν τελευτᾷν ὃς
NAS: by him, was sick and about to die.
KJV: was sick, and ready to die.
INT: sick being was about to die who

Luke 9:31 V-IIA-3S
GRK: αὐτοῦ ἣν ἤμελλεν πληροῦν ἐν
NAS: which He was about to accomplish
KJV: decease which he should accomplish at
INT: of him which he was about to accomplish in

Luke 9:44 V-PIA-3S
GRK: τοῦ ἀνθρώπου μέλλει παραδίδοσθαι εἰς
NAS: of Man is going to be delivered
KJV: the Son of man shall be delivered into
INT: of man is about to be betrayed into

Luke 10:1 V-IIA-3S
GRK: τόπον οὗ ἤμελλεν αὐτὸς ἔρχεσθαι
NAS: where He Himself was going to come.
KJV: whither he himself would come.
INT: place where he was about himself to come

Luke 13:9 V-PPA-ANS
GRK: εἰς τὸ μέλλον εἰ δὲ
INT: to fine if however

Luke 19:4 V-IIA-3S
GRK: ὅτι ἐκείνης ἤμελλεν διέρχεσθαι
NAS: to see Him, for He was about to pass through
KJV: him: for he was to pass that
INT: for that [way] he was about to pass

Luke 19:11 V-PIA-3S
GRK: ὅτι παραχρῆμα μέλλει ἡ βασιλεία
NAS: of God was going to appear
KJV: of God should immediately
INT: that immediately was about the kingdom

Luke 21:7 V-PSA-3S
GRK: σημεῖον ὅταν μέλλῃ ταῦτα γίνεσθαι
NAS: these things are about to take place?
KJV: these things shall come to pass?
INT: sign when are about these things to take place

Luke 21:36 V-PPA-ANP
GRK: πάντα τὰ μέλλοντα γίνεσθαι καὶ
NAS: these things that are about to take place,
KJV: these things that shall come to pass,
INT: all which are about to come to pass and

Luke 22:23 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: ὁ τοῦτο μέλλων πράσσειν
NAS: which one of them it might be who was going to do
KJV: them it was that should do this thing.
INT: who this was about to do

Luke 24:21 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: ἐστιν ὁ μέλλων λυτροῦσθαι τὸν
NAS: But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem
KJV: he which should have redeemed
INT: it is who is about to redeem

John 4:47 V-IIA-3S
GRK: τὸν υἱόν ἤμελλεν γὰρ ἀποθνήσκειν
NAS: his son; for he was at the point of death.
KJV: son: for he was at the point of death.
INT: son he was about indeed to die

Strong's Greek 3195
110 Occurrences

ἤμελλεν — 11 Occ.
ἤμελλον — 1 Occ.
ἔμελλεν — 3 Occ.
ἔμελλον — 3 Occ.
μέλλῃ — 3 Occ.
μελλήσετε — 1 Occ.
μελλήσω — 1 Occ.
μέλλει — 16 Occ.
μέλλειν — 6 Occ.
μέλλεις — 4 Occ.
μέλλετε — 2 Occ.
μέλλω — 2 Occ.
μέλλων — 10 Occ.
μέλλομεν — 1 Occ.
μέλλον — 3 Occ.
μέλλοντα — 6 Occ.
μέλλοντας — 3 Occ.
μέλλοντες — 4 Occ.
μέλλοντι — 4 Occ.
μελλόντων — 8 Occ.
μέλλοντος — 6 Occ.
μέλλουσαν — 4 Occ.
μελλούσης — 6 Occ.
μέλλουσιν — 2 Occ.

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