Tear, Torn - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Tear, Torn

[ 1,,G4682, sparasso ]
denotes to tear, rend, convulse," Mark 1:26; Mark 9:20 (in some mss.), Mark 9:26, RV, "having ... torn" (AV, "rent"); Luke 9:39. In the Sept., 2 Samuel 22:8, of the foundations of heaven; Jeremiah 4:18, of the heart.

[ 2,,G4952, susparasso ]
"to tear violently" (sun, "with," intensive), "convulse completely," a strengthened form of No. 1, is used in Mark 9:20, in the best texts (some have No. 1); Luke 9:42.

[ 3,,G1288, diaspao ]
"to break or tear asunder," is translated "should be torn in pieces" in Acts 23:10, RV (AV, "... pulled ..."). See REND, No. 5.

[ 4,,G4486, rhegnumi ]
"to break," is rendered "teareth" in Mark 9:18, AV (RV, "dasheth ... down"). See HINDER, No. 1.

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