Jun
2017

The Greek word “dioti”

Scattered throughout the New Testament, the Greek conjunction “dioti” means “because,” “therefore,” “for,” “on this account” depending on what an author was saying.  In clauses designed to substantiate a statement, the meaning is “because.”  At “the beginning of a clause where an inference is drawn it means therefore” (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 1:336).

This term occurs most frequently in the book of Acts (10:20; 13:35; 17:31; 18:10; 20:26; 22:18).  Other occurrences of this conjunction may be found in 1 Cor. 15:91 Cor. 15:9
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9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

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; Gal. 2:16Gal. 2:16
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16 yet knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we believed on Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law: because by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

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; Phil. 2:26Phil. 2:26
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26 since he longed after you all, and was sore troubled, because ye had heard that he was sick:

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; 1 Thess. 2:81 Thess. 2:8
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8 even so, being affectionately desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were become very dear to us.

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; Heb. 11:5, 23Heb. 11:5, 23
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5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and he was not found, because God translated him: for he hath had witness borne to him that before his translation he had been well-pleasing unto God: 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw he was a goodly child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.

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; 1 Pet. 1:16, 24; 2:61 Pet. 1:16, 24; 2:6
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16 because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy. 24 For, All flesh is as grass, And all the glory thereof as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth: 6 Because it is contained in scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame.

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Jun
2017

Dioskouroi

Limited to Acts 28:11Acts 28:11
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11 And after three months we set sail in a ship of Alexandria which had wintered in the island, whose sign was The Twin Brothers.

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, “the Alexandrian ship had the Dioscuri (RSV ‘Twin Brothers’), Castor and Pollux, as a figure-head (and protective deities)” (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 1:336).

Jun
2017

ThThe Greek word “diorusso”

Limited to Mt. 6:19-20; 24:43Mt. 6:19-20; 24:43
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19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through.

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; Lk. 12:39Lk. 12:39
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39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have left his house to be broken through.

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, the Greek verb “diorusso” meant “dig through” or “break in.”  Jesus used this term to describe illegal entry into homes for the purpose of theft.

Ancient people sometimes regarded door thresholds as sacred places (compare Jer. 35:4Jer. 35:4
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4 and I brought them into the house of Jehovah, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the threshold.

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), and there were actually “threshold covenants” as discussed by David Lusk in his books on covenants.  Some have suggested thieves refused to cross door thresholds because of the covenants but were willing to “dig through” homes to steal.

Jun
2017

The Greek noun “diorthosis”

Limited to Heb. 9:10Heb. 9:10
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10  being only carnal ordinances, imposed until a time of reformation.

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, the Greek noun “diorthosis” meant “reformation.”  This term describes “a season of reformation, or the perfecting of things, referring to the times of the Messiah” (Thayer, p. 152).

 

Jun
2017

The Greek word “diorthoma”

Limited to Acts 24:2Acts 24:2
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2 And when he was called, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy much peace, and that by the providence evils are corrected for this nation,

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and not found in all our manuscripts, the Greek noun “diorthoma” meant “reform” or “setting things straight.”

“Tertullus praises Felix because of the reforms granted to the people” (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 1:336).

Jun
2017

The Greek word “diopetes”

Limited to Acts 19:35Acts 19:35
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35 And when the townclerk had quieted the multitude, he saith, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there who knoweth not that the city of the Ephesians is temple-keeper of the great Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

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, the Greek noun “diopetes” meant “fallen from heaven.”  A town clerk used this word to say the sacred stone of Artemis (Diana) had fallen from heaven.

Jun
2017

The Greek word “dioper”

Limited to 1 Cor. 8:13; 10:14; 14:131 Cor. 8:13; 10:14; 14:13
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13 Wherefore, if meat causeth my brother to stumble, I will eat no flesh for evermore, that I cause not my brother to stumble. 14 Wherefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in a tongue pray that he may interpret.

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, the Greek conjunction “dioper” is an inferential conjunction which indicates a conclusion is about to be drawn based on preceding information.  This conjunction may be rendered “therefore,” “wherefore,” “for this very reason.”

Jun
2017

Dionusios

Mentioned only in Acts 17:34Acts 17:34
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34 But certain men clave unto him, and believed: among whom also was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

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, “Dionusios” was a member of the Areopagite who was converted by Paul.

Jun
2017

The Greek word “diodeuo”

Limited to Lk. 8:1Lk. 8:1
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8 1 And it came to pass soon afterwards, that he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good tidings of the kingdom of God, and with him the twelve,

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; Acts 17:1Acts 17:1
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17 1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:

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, the Greek verb “diodeuo” meant “travel,” “journey,” “go about.”  This word is associated with Jesus’ travels through villages and cities (Lk. 8:1Lk. 8:1
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8 1 And it came to pass soon afterwards, that he went about through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good tidings of the kingdom of God, and with him the twelve,

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) and the “we narrative” for the journeys through Amphipolis and Apollonia toward Thessalonica in Acts 17:1Acts 17:1
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17 1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:

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Jun
2017

The Greek word “dio”

Scattered through the books of Matthew-Second Peter, the Greek conjunction “dio” is an “inferential conjunction.”  This term is often translated “wherefore” or “therefore.”  For some of the places it occurs, see Mt. 27:8Mt. 27:8
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8 Wherefore that field was called, the field of blood, unto this day.

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; Acts 10:29Acts 10:29
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29 wherefore also I came without gainsaying, when I was sent for. I ask therefore with what intent ye sent for me.

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; Rom. 1:24; 4:22; 15:7Rom. 1:24; 4:22; 15:7
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24 Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves: 22 Wherefore also it was reckoned unto him for righteousness. 7 Wherefore receive ye one another, even as Christ also received you, to the glory of God.

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; 1 Cor. 12:31 Cor. 12:3
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3 Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God saith, Jesus is anathema; and no man can say, Jesus is Lord, but in the Holy Spirit.

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; 2 Cor. 1:202 Cor. 1:20
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20 For how many soever be the promises of God, in him is the yea: wherefore also through him is the Amen, unto the glory of God through us.

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; Gal. 4:31Gal. 4:31
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31 Wherefore, brethren, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the freewoman.

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; Eph. 2:11; 3:13Eph. 2:11; 3:13
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11 Wherefore remember, that once ye, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called Circumcision, in the flesh, made by hands; 13 Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory.

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; Phil. 2:9Phil. 2:9
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9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name;

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; 1 Thess. 2:18; 3:1; 5:111 Thess. 2:18; 3:1; 5:11
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18 because we would fain have come unto you, I Paul once and again; and Satan hindered us. 3 1 Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone; 11 Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye do.

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; Phile. 8; Heb. 3:7, 10; 11:12, 16; 12:12, 28Heb. 3:7, 10; 11:12, 16; 12:12, 28
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7 Wherefore, even as the Holy Spirit saith, To-day if ye shall hear his voice, 10 Wherefore I was displeased with this generation, And said, They do always err in their heart: But they did not know my ways; 12 wherefore also there sprang of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of heaven in multitude, and as the sand, which is by the sea-shore, innumerable. 16 But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God; for he hath prepared for them a city. 12 Wherefore lift up the hands that hang down, and the palsied knees; 28 Wherefore, receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may offer service well-pleasing to God with reverence and awe:

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; Jas. 1:21; 4:6Jas. 1:21; 4:6
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21 Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore the scripture saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

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; 1 Pet. 1:13; 2:6; 21 Pet. 1:13; 2:6; 2
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13 Wherefore girding up the loins of your mind, be sober and set your hope perfectly on the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 6 Because it is contained in scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame. 2 1 Putting away therefore all wickedness, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 as newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation; 3 if ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious: 4 unto whom coming, a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but with God elect, precious, 5 ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 Because it is contained in scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame. 7 For you therefore that believe is the preciousness: but for such as disbelieve, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; 8 and, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence; for they stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9 But ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10 who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 11 Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lust, which war against the soul; 12 having your behavior seemly among the Gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. 13 Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme; 14 or unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise to them that do well. 15 For so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 16 as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God. 17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. 18 Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. 19 For this is acceptable, if for conscience toward God a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. 25 For ye were going astray like sheep; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

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Pet. 1:10, 12; 3:14.