Jul
2017

The Greek word “diogmos”

Limited to Mt. 13:21Mt. 13:21
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21 yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while; and when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway he stumbleth.

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; Mk. 4:17; 10:30Mk. 4:17; 10:30
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17 and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway they stumble. 30 but he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

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; Acts 8:1; 13:50Acts 8:1; 13:50
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8 1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. 50 But the Jews urged on the devout women of honorable estate, and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out of their borders.

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; Rom. 8:35Rom. 8:35
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35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

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; 2 Cor. 12:102 Cor. 12:10
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10 Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

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; 2 Thess. 1:4; 22 Thess. 1:4; 2
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4 so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye endure; 2 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him; 2 to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is just at hand; 3 let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be, except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, 4 he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming; 9  even he, whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie: 12 that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 whereunto he called you through our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye were taught, whether by word, or by epistle of ours. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

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Tim. 3:11, the Greek noun “diogmos” meant “persecution.”

Persecution may come because of God’s Word (Mt. 13:21Mt. 13:21
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21 yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while; and when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway he stumbleth.

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; Mk. 4:17Mk. 4:17
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17 and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway they stumble.

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).  Persecution may be “great” (Acts 8:1Acts 8:1
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8 1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

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) and may accompany other problems (Rom. 8:35Rom. 8:35
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35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

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).  Persecution can be endured (2 Thess. 1:4; 22 Thess. 1:4; 2
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4 so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye endure; 2 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him; 2 to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is just at hand; 3 let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be, except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, 4 he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming; 9  even he, whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie: 12 that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, for that God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 whereunto he called you through our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye were taught, whether by word, or by epistle of ours. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

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Tim. 3:11).

Jul
2017

The Greek word “dipsuchos”

Limited to Jas. 1:8; 4:8Jas. 1:8; 4:8
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8 a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.

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, the Greek adjective “dipsuchos” meant “double-minded,” “of two minds,” “undecided.”  This type of person is “unstable in all his ways” (Jas. 1:8Jas. 1:8
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8 a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.

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) and needs to purify his heart (mind), Jas. 4:8Jas. 4:8
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8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.

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Jul
2017

The Greek word “dipsos”

Limited to 2 Cor. 11:272 Cor. 11:27
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27  in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

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, the Greek noun “dipsos” meant “thirst.”  The Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament (1:338) said, “in a catalog of adversities:  ‘hunger and thirst.’”

Jul
2017

The Greek verb “dipsao”

Found in Mt. 5:6; 25:35, 37, 42, 44Mt. 5:6; 25:35, 37, 42, 44
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6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 35 for I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink? 42 for I was hungry, and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; 44 Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

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; Jn. 4:13-15; 6:35; 7:37; 19:28Jn. 4:13-15; 6:35; 7:37; 19:28
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13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come all the way hither to draw. 35 Jesus said unto them. I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall not hunger, and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. 37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. 28 After this Jesus, knowing that all things are now finished, that the scripture might be accomplished, saith, I thirst.

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; Rom. 12:20Rom. 12:20
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20 But if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.

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; 1 Cor. 4:111 Cor. 4:11
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11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place;

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; Rev. 7:16; 21:6; 22:17Rev. 7:16; 21:6; 22:17
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16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun strike upon them, nor any heat: 6 And he said unto me, They are come to pass. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And he that heareth, let him say, Come. And he that is athirst, let him come: he that will, let him take the water of life freely.

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, the Greek verb “dipsao” meant “desire earnestly” or “thirst.”  Jesus said those who hunger and “thirst” after righteousness are blessed (Mt. 5:6Mt. 5:6
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6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

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).  At the end of the time, the Lord will be mindful of those who helped those who were “thirsty” (Mt. 25:35Mt. 25:35
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35 for I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in;

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).  Jesus is able to eliminate spiritual “thirst” (Jn. 4:14Jn. 4:14
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14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life.

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Jul
2017

The Greek word “dichotomeo”

Limited to Mt. 24:51Mt. 24:51
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51 and shall cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

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and Lk. 12:46Lk. 12:46
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46 the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he expecteth not, and in an hour when he knoweth not, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the unfaithful.

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, 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. 5:29-30Mt. 5:29-30
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29 And if thy right eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell. 30 And if thy right hand causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body go into hell.

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where Jesus spoke of the “whole body” being cast into hell.

Jul
2017

The Greek word “dichostasia”

Limited to Rom. 16:17Rom. 16:17
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17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them that are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which ye learned: and turn away from them.

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; 1 Cor. 3:31 Cor. 3:3
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3 for ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you jealousy and strife, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk after the manner of men?

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; Gal. 5:20Gal. 5:20
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20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties,

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, the Greek noun “dichostasia” meant “dissension,” “discord,” “sedition.”

Some create discord (Rom. 16:17Rom. 16:17
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17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them that are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which ye learned: and turn away from them.

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).  Dissension is listed in a catalogue of vices (Gal. 5:20Gal. 5:20
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20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties,

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).  This word describes a “party spirit” in 1 Cor. 3:31 Cor. 3:3
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3 for ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you jealousy and strife, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk after the manner of men?

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Jul
2017

The Greek word “dichazo”

Limited to Mt. 10:35Mt. 10:35
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35 For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law:

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, the Greek verb “dichazo” meant “set at variance” or “cause division.”  Because of Jesus, a person’s enemies may sometimes be within his own household (Mt. 10:36Mt. 10:36
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36 and a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

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Jul
2017

The Greek word “diulizo”

Limited to Mt. 23:24Mt. 23:24
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24 Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!

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, the Greek verb “diulizo” meant “filter through” or “strain out.”  Jesus said Pharisees “strained out,” likely in wine, a gnat and swallowed a camel.

Jul
2017

The Greek number “dischilioi”

Limited to Mk. 5:13Mk. 5:13
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13 And he gave them leave. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered into the swine: and the herd rushed down the steep into the sea, in number about two thousand; and they were drowned in the sea.

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, the number “dischilioi” meant “two thousand.”  Jesus allowed demons to go into a group of about two thousand pigs.  These creatures then went off a steep hillside and drowned.

Jul
2017

The Greek word “distomos”

Limited to Heb. 4:12Heb. 4:12
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12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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; Rev. 1:16; 2:12Rev. 1:16; 2:12
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16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. 12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These things saith he that hath the sharp two-edged sword:

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, the Greek adjective “distomos” meant “double-edged” or “two-edged.”  This term always describes a sword in the Bible.

Outside the Scriptures it was sometimes used to describe rivers, roads which branched, or caves with two entrances.

Concerning the “sharp” sword coming out of Jesus’ mouth in the book of Revelation, “No clearer expression for its force could be devised” (Spicq, 1:349).