Divers - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Adjective,G1313, disphoros ]
is rendered divers" in Hebrews 9:10. See DIFFER, C.

[ A-2,Adjective,G4164, poikilos ]
denotes "parti-colored, variegated" (poikillo means "to make gay:" the root of the first syllable is pik---, found in Eng., "picture"), hence "divers," Matthew 4:24; Mark 1:34; Luke 4:40; 2 Timothy 3:6; Titus 3:3; Hebrews 2:4 (RV, "manifold"); Hebrews 13:9; James 1:2 (RV, "manifold"); in 1 Peter 1:6; 1 Peter 4:10, "manifold," both AV and RV. See MANIFOLD.


(1) Cp. polupoikilos, Ephesians 3:10, "manifold" (lit., "much varied").

(2) The pronoun tines, "some" (the plural of tis, "someone"), is translated "divers" in the AV of Mark 8:3; Acts 19:9; RV, "some."

(3) In 1 Corinthians 12:28, genos, in the plural, is rendered "divers kinds." See DIVERSITIES.

[ B-1,Adverb,G4187, polutropos ]
means "in many ways" (polus, "much," tropos, "a manner, way;" Eng., "trope"), "in divers manners," Hebrews 1:1.

Note: The phrase kata topous, lit., "throughout places" (kata, "down, or throughout," in a distributive sense, topos, "a place"), is translated "in divers places," in Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8; Luke 21:11.

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