3433. molis
Strong's Concordance
molis: with difficulty
Original Word: μόλις
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: molis
Phonetic Spelling: (mol'-is)
Definition: with difficulty
Usage: with difficulty, hardly, scarcely.
HELPS Word-studies

3433 mólis (from mogos, "toil) – properly, something happening with great difficulty, i.e. hardly ("scarcely").

3433 /mólis ("what barely happens") emphasizes the slight margin by which something comes to pass, i.e. because it is so difficult.

[3425 /mógis (from mogos, "laborious toil") focuses on the prolonged nature of a difficulty.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from molos (toil)
with difficulty
NASB Translation
difficulty (4), hardly (1), only with difficulty (1), scarcely (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3433: μόλις

μόλις (μολος toil); an adverb used by post-Homeric writings indiscriminately with μόγις;

a. with difficulty, hardly (cf. Wis. 9:16, where μετά πόνου corresponds to it in the parallel member): (Luke 9:39 Tr marginal reading WH (others μόγις, which see)); Acts 14:18; Acts 27:7f, 16; 1 Peter 4:18.

b. not easily, i. e. scarcely, very rarely: Romans 5:7.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
with difficulty

Probably by variation for mogis; with difficulty -- hardly, scarce(-ly), + with much work.

see GREEK mogis

Forms and Transliterations
μόγις μολις μόλις mogis mógis molis mólis
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Acts 14:18 Adv
GRK: ταῦτα λέγοντες μόλις κατέπαυσαν τοὺς
NAS: these things, with difficulty they restrained
KJV: sayings scarce restrained they
INT: these things saying hardly they stopped the

Acts 27:7 Adv
GRK: βραδυπλοοῦντες καὶ μόλις γενόμενοι κατὰ
NAS: days, and with difficulty had arrived
KJV: and scarce were come
INT: sailing slowly and difficultly having come over against

Acts 27:8 Adv
GRK: μόλις τε παραλεγόμενοι
NAS: and with difficulty sailing past
KJV: And, hardly passing it,
INT: with difficulty and coasting along

Acts 27:16 Adv
GRK: Καῦδα ἰσχύσαμεν μόλις περικρατεῖς γενέσθαι
NAS: Clauda, we were scarcely able
KJV: Clauda, we had much work to come by
INT: Cauda we were able with difficulty control to gain

Romans 5:7 Adv
GRK: μόλις γὰρ ὑπὲρ
NAS: For one will hardly die
KJV: For scarcely for a righteous man
INT: rarely Though for

1 Peter 4:18 Adv
GRK: ὁ δίκαιος μόλις σώζεται ὁ
KJV: the righteous scarcely be saved,
INT: the righteous with difficulty is saved the

Strong's Greek 3433
6 Occurrences

μόλις — 6 Occ.

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