The Greek word “dichotomeo”

Limited to Mt. 24:51 and Lk. 12:46, the Greek verb “dichotomeo” meant “scourge,” “flog,” “cut in two.”  In each of the passages where this term is used it is associated with the end of time judgment.  Perhaps related verses are Mt. 5:29-30 where Jesus spoke of the “whole body” being cast into hell.