4970. sphodra
Strong's Concordance
sphodra: very much
Original Word: σφόδρα
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: sphodra
Phonetic Spelling: (sfod'-rah)
Definition: very much
Usage: exceedingly, greatly, very much.
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4970 sphódra (from sphodros, "all-out, exceeding; very much", L-S) – properly, "done to the max," going all-out ("wide-open") with total effort – like doing something "with a vengeance!"

[4970 /sphódra ("exceedingly") is "properly the neuter plural of sphodros ('vehement, violent') and means 'exceedingly, greatly,' and is placed after adjectives" (J. Thayer).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
adverb from sphodros (excessive, violent)
very much
NASB Translation
deeply (3), exceedingly (1), extremely (3), greatly (1), very (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4970: σφόδρα

σφόδρα (properly neuter plural of σφοδρός, vehement, violent;), from Pindar and Herodotus down, exceedingly, greatly: placed after adjectives, Matthew 2:10; Mark 16:4; Luke 18:23; Revelation 16:21; with verbs, Matthew 17:6, 23; Matthew 18:31; Matthew 19:25; Matthew 26:22; Matthew 27:54; Acts 6:7.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
exceedingly, greatly, sore, very.

Neuter plural of sphodros (violent; of uncertain derivation) as adverb; vehemently, i.e. In a high degree, much -- exceeding(-ly), greatly, sore, very.

Forms and Transliterations
σφοδρα σφόδρα σφοδρόν σφοδρώ sphodra sphódra
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 2:10 Adv
GRK: χαρὰν μεγάλην σφόδρα
NAS: they rejoiced exceedingly with great
KJV: they rejoiced with exceeding great
INT: joy great exceedingly

Matthew 17:6 Adv
GRK: καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν σφόδρα
KJV: face, and were sore afraid.
INT: and were terrified greatly

Matthew 17:23 Adv
GRK: καὶ ἐλυπήθησαν σφόδρα
NAS: day. And they were deeply grieved.
KJV: And they were exceeding sorry.
INT: And they were grieved greatly

Matthew 18:31 Adv
GRK: γενόμενα ἐλυπήθησαν σφόδρα καὶ ἐλθόντες
NAS: had happened, they were deeply grieved
KJV: what was done, they were very sorry,
INT: having taken place they were grieved greatly and having gone

Matthew 19:25 Adv
GRK: μαθηταὶ ἐξεπλήσσοντο σφόδρα λέγοντες Τίς
NAS: heard [this], they were very astonished
KJV: heard [it], they were exceedingly amazed,
INT: disciples were astonished exceedingly saying Who

Matthew 26:22 Adv
GRK: καὶ λυπούμενοι σφόδρα ἤρξαντο λέγειν
NAS: Being deeply grieved, they each
KJV: And they were exceeding sorrowful,
INT: And being grieved exceedingly they began to say

Matthew 27:54 Adv
GRK: γενόμενα ἐφοβήθησαν σφόδρα λέγοντες Ἀληθῶς
NAS: and the things that were happening, became very frightened
KJV: they feared greatly, saying,
INT: took place feared greatly saying Truly

Mark 16:4 Adv
GRK: γὰρ μέγας σφόδρα
NAS: although it was extremely large.
KJV: for it was very great.
INT: indeed large extremely

Luke 18:23 Adv
GRK: γὰρ πλούσιος σφόδρα
NAS: very sad, for he was extremely rich.
KJV: for he was very rich.
INT: indeed rich extremely

Acts 6:7 Adv
GRK: ἐν Ἰερουσαλὴμ σφόδρα πολύς τε
NAS: continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem,
KJV: in Jerusalem greatly; and a great
INT: in Jerusalem exceedingly a great moreover

Revelation 16:21 Adv
GRK: πληγὴ αὐτῆς σφόδρα
NAS: its plague was extremely severe.
KJV: thereof was exceeding great.
INT: plague of it exceedingly

Strong's Greek 4970
11 Occurrences

σφόδρα — 11 Occ.

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