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Differ, Differing, Different, Difference

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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A — 1: διαφέρω

(Strong's #1308 — — diaphero — dee-af-er'-o )

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: μερίζω

(Strong's #3307 — Verb — merizo — mer-id'-zo )

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: διακρίνω

(Strong's #1252 — Verb — diakrino — dee-ak-ree'-no )

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; 2:4 . See CONTEND.

B — 1: διαίρεσις

(Strong's #1243 — Noun Feminine — diairesis — dee-ah'ee-res-is )

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 12:4,6; "differences" in ver. 5; RV, "diversities," in each place.

B — 2: διαστολή

(Strong's #1293 — Noun Feminine — diastole — dee-as-tol-ay' )

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

C — 1: διάφορος

(Strong's #1313 — Adjective — diaphoros — dee-af'-or-os )

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; 8:6 , see EXCELLENT.

C — 2: ἕτερος

(Strong's #2087 — Adjective — heteros — het'-er-os )

RV, "different," for AV, "another," in Romans 7:23; 2 Corinthians 11:4; Galatians 1:6; cp. 1 Timothy 1:3; 6:3 . See ANOTHER.

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Differ, Differing, Different, Difference'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ved/​d/differ-differing-different-difference.html. 1940.
 
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