Adjective megas (great) in the Gospels-Acts

(Translation from NRSV for the New Testament with a few modifications for a more litteral meaning)


2: 10When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with great (megas) joy.
4: 16the people who sat in darkness have seen a great (megas) light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned."
5: 19Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great (megas) in the kingdom of heaven.
5: 35or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great (megas) King.
7: 27The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell - and great (megas) was its fall!"
8: 24A windstorm arose on the sea, so great (megas) that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
8: 26And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, you of little faith?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great (megas) calm.
15: 28Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great (megas) is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed instantly.
20: 25But Jesus called them to him and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great (megas) ones are tyrants over them.
20: 26It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great (megas) among you must be your servant,
22: 36"Teacher, which commandment in the law is the great (megas)?"
22: 38This is the great (megas) and first commandment.
24: 21For at that time there will be great (megas) suffering, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be.
24: 24For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great (megas) signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
24: 31And he will send out his angels with a great (megas) trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
27: 46And about three o'clock Jesus cried with a great (megas) voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
27: 50Then Jesus cried again with a great (megas) voice and breathed his last.
27: 60and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great (megas) stone to the door of the tomb and went away.
28: 2And suddenly there was a great (megas) earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.
28: 8So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great (megas) joy, and ran to tell his disciples.


1: 26And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a great (megas) voice, came out of him.
4: 32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth great (megas) branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade."
4: 37A great (megas) windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped.
4: 39He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" Then the wind ceased, and there was a great (megas) calm.
4: 41And they were filled with great (megas) awe and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
5: 7and he shouted with a great (megas) voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me."
5: 11Now there on the hillside a great (megas) herd of swine was feeding;
5: 42And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). And they were astonished with a great (megas) astonishment.
10: 42So Jesus called them and said to them, "You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great (megas) ones are tyrants over them.
10: 43But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great (megas) among you must be your servant,
13: 2Then Jesus asked him, "Do you see these great (megas) buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down."
14: 15He will show you a great (megas) room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there."
15: 34At three o'clock Jesus cried out with a great (megas) voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
15: 37Then Jesus gave a great (megas) cry and breathed his last.
16: 4When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very great (megas), had already been rolled back.


1: 15for he will be great (megas) in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit.
1: 32He will be great (megas), and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David.
1: 42and exclaimed with a great (megas) cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
1: 49for the Mighty One has done great (megas) things for me, and holy is his name.
2: 9Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they feared with great (megas) fear.
2: 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see - I am bringing you good news of great (megas) joy for all the people:
4: 25But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great (megas) famine over all the land;
4: 33In the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a great (megas) voice,
4: 38After leaving the synagogue he entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a great (megas) fever, and they asked him about her.
5: 29Then Levi gave a great (megas) banquet for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others sitting at the table with them.
6: 49But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, immediately it fell, and great (megas) was the ruin of that house."
7: 16Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, "A great (megas) prophet has risen among us!" and "God has looked favorably on his people!"
8: 28When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted with a great (megas) voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me" -
8: 37Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized with great (megas) fear. So he got into the boat and returned.
9: 48and said to them, "Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me; for the least among all of you is the great (megas)."
14: 16Then Jesus said to him, "Someone gave a great (megas) dinner and invited many.
16: 26Besides all this, between you and us a great (megas) chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.'
17: 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a great (megas) voice.
19: 37As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a great (megas) voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen,
21: 11there will be great (megas) earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great (megas) signs from heaven.
21: 23Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great (megas) distress on the earth and wrath against this people;
22: 12He will show you a great (megas) room upstairs, already furnished. Make preparations for us there."
23: 23But they kept urgently demanding with great (megas) shouts that he should be crucified; and their voices prevailed.
23: 46Then Jesus, crying with a great (megas) voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." Having said this, he breathed his last.
24: 52And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great (megas) joy;


6: 18The sea became rough because a great (megas) wind was blowing.
7: 37On the last day of the festival, the great (megas) day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,
11: 43When he had said this, he cried with a great (megas) voice, "Lazarus, come out!"
19: 31Since it was the day of Preparation, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the cross during the sabbath, especially because that sabbath was a day of great (megas) solemnity. So they asked Pilate to have the legs of the crucified men broken and the bodies removed.
21: 11So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of great (megas) fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn.


2: 20The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the LORD's great (megas) and glorious day.
4: 33With great (megas) power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great (megas) grace was upon them all.
5: 5Now when Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. And great (megas) fear seized all who heard of it.
5: 11And great (megas) fear seized the whole church and all who heard of these things.
6: 8Stephen, full of grace and power, did great (megas) wonders and signs among the people.
7: 11Now there came a famine throughout Egypt and Canaan, and great (megas) suffering, and our ancestors could find no food.
7: 57But they covered their ears, and with a great (megas) shout all rushed together against him.
7: 60Then he knelt down and cried out in a great (megas) voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he died.
8: 1And Saul approved of their killing him. That day a great (megas) persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria.
8: 2Devout men buried Stephen and made great (megas) lamentation over him.
8: 7for unclean spirits, crying with great (megas) shrieks, came out of many who were possessed; and many others who were paralyzed or lame were cured.
8: 9Now a certain man named Simon had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he was someone great (megas).
8: 10All of them, from the little to the great (megas), listened to him eagerly, saying, "This man is the power of God that is called Great (megas)."
8: 13Even Simon himself believed. After being baptized, he stayed constantly with Philip and was amazed when he saw the signs and great (megas) miracles that took place.
10: 11He saw the heaven opened and something like a great (megas) sheet coming down, being lowered to the ground by its four corners.
11: 5"I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a great (megas) sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me.
11: 28One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a great (megas) famine over all the world; and this took place during the reign of Claudius.
14: 10said in a great (megas) voice, "Stand upright on your feet." And the man sprang up and began to walk.
15: 3So they were sent on their way by the church, and as they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, they reported the conversion of the Gentiles, and brought great (megas) joy to all the believers.
16: 26Suddenly there was an earthquake, so great (megas) that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were unfastened.
16: 28But Paul shouted in a great (megas) voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here."
19: 27And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great (megas) goddess Artemis will be scorned, and she will be deprived of her majesty that brought all Asia and the world to worship her."
19: 28When they heard this, they were enraged and shouted, "Great (megas) is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
19: 34But when they recognized that he was a Jew, for about two hours all of them shouted in unison, "Great (megas) is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
19: 35But when the town clerk had quieted the crowd, he said, "Citizens of Ephesus, who is there that does not know that the city of the Ephesians is the temple keeper of the great (megas) Artemis and of the statue that fell from heaven?
23: 9Then a great (megas) clamor arose, and certain scribes of the Pharisees' group stood up and contended, "We find nothing wrong with this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"
26: 22To this day I have had help from God, and so I stand here, testifying to both small and great (megas), saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would take place:
26: 24While he was making this defense, Festus declared in a great (megas) voice, "You are out of your mind, Paul! Too much learning is driving you insane!"
26: 29Paul replied, "Whether in small or great (megas) things, I pray to God that not only you but also all who are listening to me today might become such as I am - except for these chains."