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A — 1: μόνος

(Strong's #3441 — Adjective — monos — mon'-os )

"alone, solitary," is translated "only," e.g., in Matthew 4:10; 12:4; 17:8; 1 Corinthians 9:6; 14:36; Philippians 4:15; Colossians 4:11; 2 John 1:1; it is used as an attribute of God in John 5:44; 17:3; Romans 16:27; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 Timothy 6:15,16; Jude 1:4,25; Revelation 15:4 . See ALONE , A.

A — 2: μονογενής

(Strong's #3439 — Adjective — monogenes — mon-og-en-ace )

"only begotten" (No. 1 and genos, "offspring"), has the meaning "only," of human offspring, in Luke 7:12; 8:42; 9:38; the term is one of endearment, as well as of singleness. For Hebrews 11:17 see ONLY BEGOTTEN.

B — 1: μόνος

(Strong's #3441 — Adjective — monon — mon'-os )

the neuter of A, No. 1, "only, exclusively," is translated "only," e.g., in Matthew 5:47; 8:8; John 5:18; 11:52; 12:9; 13:9; frequently in Acts, Romans and Galatians. See ALONE , B, No. 1.

B — 2: πλήν

(Strong's #4133 — Adverb — plen — plane )

"howbeit, except that," is translated "only that" in the RV of Philippians 1:18 (AV, "notwithstanding"); "only" in Philippians 3:16 (AV, "nevertheless").

Notes: (1) In Mark 2:7 , AV, heis, "one" (so RV), is translated "only;" in James 4:12 , RV, "one only" (AV, "one"). (2) For "only that" in Acts 21:25 , AV, see the RV. (3) The conjunction ei, "if," with the negative me, "not," is translated "but only" in Luke 4:26 , RV (AV, "save"); Luke 4:27 (AV, "saving"); "only" in 1 Corinthians 7:17 (AV, "but"); in some mss. in Acts 21:25 (AV "save only").

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Only'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/o/only.html. 1940.

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