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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Rend, Rent

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A — 1: ῥήσσω

(Strong's #4486 — Verb — rhegnumi — hrayg'-noo-mee, hrace'-so )

"to tear, rend," is translated "to rend" in Matthew 7:6 , of swine. See BREAK , A, No. 6.

A — 2: διαρρήσσω

(Strong's #1284 — Verb — diarrhesso | diaresso — dee-ar-hrayce'-so )

a late form of diarrhegnumi, "to break asunder, rend" (dia, "through," and No. 1), is used of "rending" one's garments, Matthew 26:65; Mark 14:63; Acts 14:14 . See BREAK , A, No. 7.

A — 3: περιρήγνυμι

(Strong's #4048 — Verb — perirrhegnumi | periregnumi — per-ir-hrayg'-noo-mee )

"to tear off all round" (peri, "around"), is said of garments in Acts 16:22 .

A — 4: σχίζω

(Strong's #4977 — Verb — schizo — skhid'-zo )

"to split, rend open," translated "to rend" in Matthew 27:51 (twice); Mark 1:10 , RV, "rent asunder" (AV, "open"); Mark 15:38; Luke 5:36 , RV, "rendeth (from);" the AV follows the mss. which omit it in the 1st part of this verse; Luke 23:45; John 19:24; 21:11 , RV, "rent" (AV, "broken"), of a net. See BREAK , A, No. 12.

A — 5: διασπάω

(Strong's #1288 — Verb — diaspao — dee-as-pah'-o )

"to tear asunder," is translated "rent asunder" in Mark 5:4 , RV (AV, "plucked asunder"); for Acts 23:10 , see TEAR.

Note: In Mark 9:26 , AV, sparasso, "to tear" (RV), is rendered "rent." See TEAR.

B — 1: σχίσμα

(Strong's #4978 — Noun Neuter — schisma — skhis'-mah )

"a rent, division" (akin to A, No. 4), signifies a "rent" in wine-skins in Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21 . See DIVISION , No. 3.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Rend, Rent'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/r/rend-rent.html. 1940.

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