Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5228: huper (pronounced hoop-er')

a primary preposition; "over", i.e. (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than:--(+ exceeding, abundantly) above, in (on) behalf of, beyond, by, + very chiefest, concerning, exceeding (above, -ly), for, + very highly, more (than), of, over, on the part of, for sake of, in stead, than, to(-ward), very. In the comparative, it retains many of the above applications.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) in behalf of, for the sake of

2) over, beyond, more than

3) more, beyond, over

Part of Speech: preposition

Relation: a primary preposition

Citing in TDNT: 8:507, 1228


This word is used 161 times:

Matthew 5:44: "you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute"
Matthew 10:24: "The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above"
Matthew 10:24: "his master, nor the servant above his lord."
Matthew 10:37: "father or mother more than me is not worthy"
Matthew 10:37: "son or daughter more than me is not worthy"
Mark 9:40: "against us is on our part."
Luke 6:28: "you, and pray for them which despitefully use you."
Luke 6:40: "The disciple is not above his master: but every one"
Luke 9:50: "against us is for us."
Luke 16:8: "their generation wiser than the children of light."
Luke 22:19: "my body which is given for you: this do in"
Luke 22:20: "my blood, which is shed for you."
John 6:51: "flesh, which I will give for the life of the"
John 10:11: "giveth his life for the sheep."
John 10:15: "and I lay down my life for the sheep."
John 11:4: "unto death, but for the glory of God, that"
John 11:50: "one man should die for the people, and that the"
John 11:51: "Jesus should die for that nation;"
John 11:52: "And not for that nation only, but that also"
John 13:37: "now? I will lay down my life for thy sake."
John 13:38: "Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say"
John 15:13: "lay down his life for his friends."
John 17:19: "And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they"
John 18:14: "that one man should die for the people."
Acts 5:41: "that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name."
Acts 8:24: "to the Lord for me, that none of these things which"
Acts 9:16: "he must suffer for my name's sake."
Acts 12:5: "the church unto God"
Acts 12:5: "the church unto God for"
Acts 15:26: "that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord"
Acts 21:13: "to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord"
Acts 21:26: "until that an offering should be offered for every one of them."
Acts 26:1: "Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth"
Acts 26:13: "the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the"
Romans 1:5: "among all nations, for his name;"
Romans 1:8: "through Jesus Christ for you all, that your"
Romans 5:6: "due time Christ died for the ungodly."
Romans 5:7: "For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure"
Romans 5:7: "die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare"
Romans 5:8: "sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 8:26: "Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."
Romans 8:27: "Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God."
Romans 8:31: "these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"
Romans 8:32: "his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,"
Romans 8:34: "who also maketh intercession for us."
Romans 9:3: "accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen"
Romans 9:27: "Isaiah also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number"
Romans 10:1: "and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved."
Romans 14:15: "Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ"
Romans 15:8: "was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the"

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