What Does Metreo Mean in the Bible?

The basic definition of the Greek word metreo, from the word metron, means “to measure.” Metreo is a verb that is often translated as “measure,” “measured,” and “it will be measured.” The full definition of metreo is:

  1. to measure, to measure out or off
    1. any space or distance with a measurer’s reed or rule
    2. metaph. to judge according to any rule or standard, to estimate
  2. to measure out, mete out to, i.e. to give by measure

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Bible verses that include the word metreo

  • Matthew 7:2, “”For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.”
  • Mark 4:24, “And He was saying to them, ‘Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.'”
  • Luke 6:38, “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure -pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
  • 2 Corinthians 10:12, “For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.”
  • Revelation 11:1-2, “1 Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. 2 “Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months.”

Verses are from the NASB Bible translation.

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Daniel Isaiah Joseph

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