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sep'-a-rat: The translation of a number of Hebrew and Greek words, badhal (Le 20:24, etc.), and aphorizo (Mt 25:32, etc.), being the most common. "To separate" and "to consecrate" were originally not distinguished (e.g. Nu 6:2 margin), and probably the majority of the uses of "separate" in English Versions of the Bible connote "to set apart for God." But precisely the same term that is used in this sense may also denote the exact opposite (e.g. the use of nazar in Eze 14:7 and Zec 7:3).




Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g873 Greek: aphorizo


"to mark off by bounds" (apo, "from," horizo, "to determine;" horos, "a limit"), "to separate," is used of "

(a) the Divine action in setting men apart for the work of the gospel, Rom 1:1; Gal 1:15;

(b) the Divine judgment upon men, Mat 13:49; 25:32;

(c) the separation of Christians from unbelievers, Act 19:9; 2Cr 6:17;

(d) the separation of believers by unbelievers, Luk 6:22;

(e) the withdrawal of Christians from their brethren, Gal 2:12. In (c) is described what the Christian must do, in (d) what he must be prepared to suffer, and in (e) what he must avoid."*
[* From Notes on Galatians, by Hogg and Vine, p. 83.]

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g5563 Greek: chorizo


"to put asunder, separate," is translated "to separate" in Rom 8:35, 39; in the Middle Voice, "to separate oneself, depart" (see DEPART); in the Passive Voice in Hbr 7:26, RV, "separated" (AV, "separate"), the verb here relates to the resurrection of Christ, not, as AV indicates, to the fact of His holiness in the days of His flesh; the list is progressive in this respect that the first three qualities apply to His sinlessness, the next to His resurrection, the last to His ascension.
See PUT, No. 14.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g592 Greek: apodiorizo


"to mark off" (apo, "from," dia, "asunder," horizo, "to limit"), hence denotes metaphorically to make "separations," Jud 1:19, RV (AV, "separate themselves"), of persons who make divisions (in contrast with ver. 20); there is no pronoun in the original representing "themselves."

B-1 Preposition Strong's Number: g5565 Greek: choris


"apart from, without" (cp. aneu, "without," a rarer word than this), is translated "separate from" in Eph 2:12 (AV, "without").


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