Decide, Decision - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Decide, Decision

[ A-1,Verb,G1252, diakrino ]
primarily signifies to make a distinction," hence, "to decide, especially judically, to decide a dispute, to give judgment," 1 Corinthians 6:5, AV, "judge;" RV, "decide," where church members are warned against procuring decisions by litigation in the world's law courts. See CONTEND.

[ B-1,Noun,G1233, diagnosis ]
transliterated in English, primarily denotes "a discrimination" (dia, "apart," ginosko, "to know"), hence, "a judicial decision," which is its meaning in Acts 25:21, RV, "for the decision of the Emperor" (AV, "hearing").

Note: Cp. diaginosko, "to distinguish," Acts 23:15, "to judge" (AV, "enquire"), or "determine," Acts 24:22, RV (AV, "know the uttermost of").

[ B-2,Noun,G1253, diakrisis ]
"a distinguishing," and so "a decision" (See A), signifies "discerning" in 1 Corinthians 12:10; Hebrews 5:14, lit., "unto a discerning of good and evil" (translated "to discern"); in Romans 14:1, "not to (doubtful) disputations" is more literally rendered in the margin "not for decisions (of doubts)." See DISCERN. Cp. JUDGE. In the Sept., Job 37:16.

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