|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated.
2. (a.) Exhibited at divers times or in various ways; -- used to qualify nouns in the singular number.
3. (n.) A copy of a writing made by the manifold process.
4. (n.) A cylindrical pipe fitting, having a number of lateral outlets, for connecting one pipe with several others.
5. (n.) The third stomach of a ruminant animal.
6. (v. t.) To take copies of by the process of manifold writing; as, to manifold a letter.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
man'-i-fold (rabh; poikilos): "Manifold," which occurs only a few times, is in the Old Testament the translation of rabh, "many," "abundant" (Nehemiah 9:19, 27 Amos 5:12, where it is equivalent to "many"), and of rabhabh, "to multiply," "to increase" (Psalm 104:24, "O Yahweh, how manifold are thy works"); poikilos, properly, "many colored," "spotted," "variegated," is translated "manifold": 1 Peter 1:6 margin, "manifold temptations"; 4:10, "manifold grace," suggests variety, diverseness; polupoikilos has this meaning more intensely (Ephesians 3:10, "the manifold wisdom of God"). With this may be compared a fine passage in The Wisdom of Solomon 7:22, where it is said that in Wisdom there is "an understanding spirit, holy, one only (the Revised Version (British and American) "alone in kind," margin "Greek: sole-born"), manifold (polumeres)." In like manner, pollaplasion, "manifold more" (Luke 18:30), indicates the varied elements of the reward of him who is faithful to Christ. In Ecclesiasticus 51:3, we have "manifold afflictions" (pleion).
W. L. Walker
Manifold (23 Occurrences)
Matthew 4:24 and his fame went forth to all Syria, and they brought to him all having ailments, pressed with manifold sicknesses and pains, and demoniacs, and lunatics, and paralytics, and he healed them. (YLT)
Mark 1:34 and he healed many who were ill of manifold diseases, and many demons he cast forth, and was not suffering the demons to speak, because they knew him. (YLT)
Luke 4:40 And at the setting of the sun, all, as many as had any ailing with manifold sicknesses, brought them unto him, and he on each one of them 'his' hands having put, did heal them. (YLT)
Luke 18:30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Ephesians 3:10 to the intent that now through the assembly the manifold wisdom of God might be made known to the principalities and the powers in the heavenly places, (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Timothy 3:6 for of these there are those coming into the houses and leading captive the silly women, laden with sins, led away with desires manifold, (YLT)
Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and by manifold powers, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will. (ASV YLT)
Hebrews 13:9 with teachings manifold and strange be not carried about, for 'it is' good that by grace the heart be confirmed, not with meats, in which they who were occupied were not profited; (YLT)
James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations; (ASV YLT)
1 Peter 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: (KJV ASV WBS YLT)
1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS)
Nehemiah 9:19 yet you in your manifold mercies didn't forsake them in the wilderness: the pillar of cloud didn't depart from over them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to show them light, and the way in which they should go. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Nehemiah 9:27 Therefore you delivered them into the hand of their adversaries, who distressed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried to you, you heard from heaven; and according to your manifold mercies you gave them saviors who saved them out of the hand of their adversaries. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Nehemiah 9:31 Nevertheless in your manifold mercies you did not make a full end of them, nor forsake them; for you are a gracious and merciful God. (WEB JPS ASV DBY)
Job 11:6 And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth. (ASV JPS RSV)
Psalms 18:14 And he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; Yea, lightnings manifold, and discomfited them. (ASV)
Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Psalms 105:27 They set among them his signs, And wonders in the land of Ham. (See JPS)
Jeremiah 30:14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not. For I have smitten thee with the stroke of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the greatness of thine iniquity: thy sins are manifold. (DBY)
Jeremiah 30:15 Why criest thou because of thy bruise? thy sorrow is incurable; for the greatness of thine iniquity, because thy sins are manifold, I have done these things unto thee. (DBY)
Daniel 9:18 Incline thine ear, O my God, and hear; open thine eyes and behold our desolations, and the city that is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee because of our righteousnesses, but because of thy manifold mercies. (DBY)
Hosea 8:12 I have prescribed unto him the manifold things of my law: they are counted as a strange thing. (DBY)
Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)