Differ, Differing, Different, Difference - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Differ, Differing, Different, Difference

[ A-1,Verb,G1308, diaphero ]
lit., to bear through, carry different ways," hence, "to be different from," is said of the stars, 1 Corinthians 15:41; of a child under age in comparison with a servant, Galatians 4:1; in Philippians 1:10, marg., "things that differ," for "things that are excellent. See BETTER (be).

[ A-2,Verb,G3307, merizo ]
denotes "to divide" (from meros, "a part:" the root mer-, indicates distribution, or measuring out, and is seen in meris, "a district"). In 1 Corinthians 7:34 the perfect tense of the Passive Voice is translated "there is a difference." Some take the verb with what precedes, with reference to the married brother, and translate "he has been divided." See DEAL, DISTRIBUTE, DIVIDE, GIVE, PART.

[ A-3,Verb,G1252, diakrino ]
lit., "to separate throughout, to make a distinction," Acts 15:9; RV is translated "to make to differ," in 1 Corinthians 4:7. In Jude 1:22, where the Middle Voice is used, the AV has "making a difference," the RV, adopting the alternative reading, the accusative case, has "who are in doubt," a meaning found in Matthew 21:21; Mark 11:23; Acts 10:20; Romans 14:23; James 1:6; James 2:4. See CONTEND.

[ B-1,Noun,G1243, diairesis ]
lit. signifies "to take asunder," from dia, "apart," and haireo, "to take" (Eng., "diaeresis," i.e., distinguishing two successive vowels as separate sounds); it is rendered in the AV, "diversities" in 1 Corinthians 12:4, 1 Corinthians 12:6; "differences" in 1 Corinthians 12:5; RV, "diversities," in each place.

[ B-2,Noun,G1293, diastole ]
signifies "a setting asunder" (dia, "asunder," stello, "to set, place, arrange"), hence, "a distinction;" in Romans 3:22; Romans 10:12, AV, "difference;" RV, "distinction;" in 1 Corinthians 14:7 it is used of the "distinction" in musical sounds.

[ C-1,Adjective,G1313, diaphoros ]
akin to A, No. 1, signifies "varying in kind, different, diverse." It is used of spiritual gifts, Romans 12:6; of ceremonial washings, Hebrews 9:10 ("divers"). See DIVERS, and for its other meaning, in Hebrews 1:4; Hebrews 8:6, See EXCELLENT.

[ C-2,Adjective,G2087, heteros ]
RV, "different," for AV, "another," in Romans 7:23; 2 Corinthians 11:4; Galatians 1:6; cp. 1 Timothy 1:3; 1 Timothy 6:3. See ANOTHER.

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