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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Scatter

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1: σκορπίζω

(Strong's #4650 — Verb — skorpizo — skor-pid'-zo )

is used in Matthew 12:30; Luke 11:23; John 10:12; 16:32; 2 Corinthians 9:9 , RV. See DISPERSE , No. 2.

2: διασκορπίζω

(Strong's #1287 — Verb — diaskorpizo — dee-as-kor-pid'-zo )

"to scatter abroad," is rendered "to scatter" in Matthew 25:24,26 , RV (AV, "strawed"); 26:31; Mark 14:27; Luke 1:51; John 11:52; Acts 5:37 , RV. See DISPERSE , No. 3.

3: διασπείρω

(Strong's #1289 — Verb — diaspeiro — dee-as-pi'-ro )

"to scatter abroad" (dia, "throughout," speiro, "to sow seed"), is used in Acts 8:1,4; 11:19 , all of the church in Jerusalem "scattered" through persecution; the word in general is suggestive of the effects of the "scattering" in the sowing of the spiritual seed of the Word of life. See DISPERSE , No. 4.

4: ῥίπτω

(Strong's #4496 — Verb — rhipto — hrip'-to )

"to throw, cast, hurl, to be cast down, prostrate," is used in Matthew 9:36 of people who were "scattered" as sheep without a shepherd. See CAST , No. 2, THROW.

5: λικμάω

(Strong's #3039 — Verb — likmao — lik-mah'-o )

"to winnow" (likmos, "a winnowing fan"), is rendered "will scatter ... as dust" in Matthew 21:44; Luke 20:18 , RV (AV, "will grind...to powder"). See GRIND , Note.

6: διαλύω

(Strong's #1262 — Verb — dialuo — dee-al-oo'-o )

"to dissolve," is translated "scattered" in Acts 5:36 , AV; see DISPERSE , No. 1.

7: διασπορά

(Strong's #1290 — Noun Feminine — diaspora — dee-as-por-ah' )

"a dispersion," is rendered "scattered abroad" in James 1:1 , AV; "scattered" in 1 Peter 1:1 , AV; see DISPERSION , B.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Scatter'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/s/scatter.html. 1940.

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