Division - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G1267, diamerismos ]
primarily, a parting, distribution," denotes "a discussion, dissension, division or discord, breaking up as of family ties" (dia, "asunder," meros, "a part"), it is found in Luke 12:51, where it is contrasted with eirene, "peace." Cp. DIVIDE, A, No. 7.

[ 2,,G1307, dichostasia ]
lit., "a standing apart" (diche, "asunder, apart," stasis, "a standing;" the root di--- indicating "division," is found in many words in various languages), is used in Romans 16:17, where believers are enjoined to mark those who cause "division" and to turn away from them; and in Galatians 5:20, RV (AV, "seditions"), where "divisions" are spoken of as "works of the flesh." Some mss. have this noun in 1 Corinthians 3:3.

[ 3,,G4978, schisma ]
(Eng., "schism"), denotes "a cleft, a rent," Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21; then, metaphorically, "a division, dissension," John 7:43; John 9:16; John 10:19; 1 Corinthians 1:10; 1 Corinthians 11:18; in 1 Corinthians 12:25 it is translated "schism" (marg., "division"). The root is skid---, seen in the corresponding verb schizo, "to cleave" (Lat. scindo). See SCHISM. Cp. hairesis, a sect.

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