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Greatest [1]

1: μέγας (Strong'S #3173 — Adjective — megas — meg'-as )

for which see Great , No. 1, is translated "the greatest," in  Acts 8:10;  Hebrews 8:11 . The whole phrase, lit., "from small to great," is equivalent to the Eng. idiom "one and all." It is used in the Sept., e.g., in  1 Samuel 5:9 : "God smote the people of Gath from the least to the greatest," ("both small and great"). So  1 Samuel 30:19;  2 Chronicles 34:30 , etc. See Great.

2: μείζων (Strong'S #3187 — Adjective — meizon — mide'-zone )

the comparative of No. 1, is sometimes translated "greatest;" besides the two cases given under Greater, No. 1, where the Rv corrects the Av, "greatest" to "greater" ( Matthew 13:32;  Luke 22:26 ), the Rv itself has "greatest" for this comparative in the following, and relegates "greater" to the margin,  Matthew 18:1,4;  23:11;  Mark 9:34;  Luke 9:46;  22:24 . See Greater , More.

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