Attention!
Partner with StudyLight.org as God uses us to make a difference for those displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine.
Click to donate today!

Bible Dictionaries

Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words

Exceedingly

A. Adverb.

Me'ôd (מְאֹד, Strong's #3966), “exceedingly; very; greatly; highly.” This word occurs about 300 times and in all periods of biblical Hebrew. A verb with a similar basic semantic range appears in Akkadian, Ugaritic, and Arabic. “Me'ôd functions adverbially, meaning “very.” The more superlative emphasis appears in Gen. 7:18, where the word is applied to the “amount (quantity)” of a thing: “And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth.…” In Ps. 47:9, me'ôd is used of “magnifying” and “exaltation”: “… For the shields of the earth belong unto God; he is greatly exalted.” The doubling of the word is a means of emphasizing its basic meaning, which is “very much”: “And the waters prevailed exceedingly (NASB, “more and more”) upon the earth …” (Gen. 7:19).

B. Noun.

Me'ôd (מְאֹד, Strong's #3966), “might.” This word is used substantively in the sequence “heart … soul … might”: “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might” (Deut. 6:5).

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Exceedingly'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/vot/e/exceedingly.html. 1940.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y
Prev Entry
Exalted, to Be
Next Entry
Eye