Tired of seeing ads while studying? Now you can enjoy an "Ads Free" version of the site for as little as 10¢ a day.

Bible Dictionaries

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


Additional Links
A — 1: ἀφορίζω

(Strong's #873 — Verb — aphorizo — af-or-id'-zo )

"to mark off by bounds" (apo, "from," horizo, "to determine;" horos, "a limit"), "to separate," is used of "(a) the Divine action in setting men apart for the work of the gospel, Romans 1:1; Galatians 1:15; (b) the Divine judgment upon men, Matthew 13:49; 25:32; (c) the separation of Christians from unbelievers, Acts 19:9; 2 Corinthians 6:17; (d) the separation of believers by unbelievers, Luke 6:22; (e) the withdrawal of Christians from their brethren, Galatians 2:12 . In (c) is described what the Christian must do, in (d) what he must be prepared to suffer, and in (e) what he must avoid."* [* From Notes on Galatians, by Hogg and Vine, p. 83.]

A — 2: χωρίζω

(Strong's #5563 — Verb — chorizo — kho-rid'-zo )

"to put asunder, separate," is translated "to separate" in Romans 8:35,39; in the Middle Voice, "to separate oneself, depart" (see DEPART); in the Passive Voice in Hebrews 7:26 , RV , "separated" (AV, "separate"), the verb here relates to the resurrection of Christ, not, as AV indicates, to the fact of His holiness in the days of His flesh; the list is progressive in this respect that the first three qualities apply to His sinlessness, the next to His resurrection, the last to His ascension. See PUT , No. 14.

A — 3: ἀποδιορίζω

(Strong's #592 — Verb — apodiorizo — ap-od-ee-or-id'-zo )

"to mark off" (apo, "from," dia, "asunder," horizo, "to limit"), hence denotes metaphorically to make "separations," Jude 1:19 , RV (AV, "separate themselves"), of persons who make divisions (in contrast with ver. 20); there is no pronoun in the original representing "themselves."

B — 1: χωρίς

(Strong's #5565 — Adverb — choris — kho-rece' )

"apart from, without" (cp. aneu, "without," a rarer word than this), is translated "separate from" in Ephesians 2:12 (AV, "without"). See APART , BESIDE , WITHOUT.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Separate'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
Prev Entry
Next Entry