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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Disperse, Dispersion

Dictionaries :: Disperse, Dispersion

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1262 Greek: dialuo

Disperse, Dispersion:

"to dissolve," is used in Act 5:36 of the breaking up and dispersion of a company of men, RV, "dispersed," AV, "scattered."

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g4650 Greek: skorpizo

Disperse, Dispersion:

"to scatter" (probably from a root, skarp--, signifying "to cut asunder," akin to skorpios, "a scorpion"), is used in Mat 12:30; Luk 11:23; Jhn 10:12; 16:32; in the RV of 2Cr 9:9, "scattered abroad" (AV, "he hath dispersed abroad"), of one who liberally dispenses benefits.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g1287 Greek: diaskorpizo

Disperse, Dispersion:

dia, "through," and No. 2, signifies "to scatter abroad," in Mat 26:31; Mar 14:27, metaphorically of sheep; in Luk 1:51, of the proud; in Jhn 11:52, of the "scattering" of the children of God; in Act 5:37, of the followers of Judas of Galilee (AV, "were dispersed"); cp. No. 1, re ver. 36; of "scattering" grain by winnowing, Mat 25:24, 26; in Luk 15:13; 16:1, it signifies "to waste."

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g1289 Greek: diasperio

Disperse, Dispersion:

"to scatter abroad" (dia, "through," speiro, "to sow"), is used in Act 8:1, 4; 11:19.

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g1290 Greek: diaspora

Disperse, Dispersion:

akin to A, No. 4, "a scattering, a dispersion," was used of the Jews who from time to time had been scattered among the Gentiles, Jhn 7:35; later with reference to Jews, so "scattered," who had professed, or actually embraced, the Christian faith, "the Dispersion," Jam 1:1, RV; especially of believers who were converts from Judaism and "scattered" throughout certain districts, "sojourners of the Dispersion," 1Pe 1:1, RV. In the Sept., of Israelites, "scattered" and exiled, e.g., Deu 28:25; 30:4; Neh 1:9.


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