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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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

"a rent, division," is translated "schism" in 1 Corinthians 12:25 , metaphorically of the contrary condition to that which God has designed for a local church in "tempering the body together" (ver. 24), the members having "the same care one for another" ("the same" being emphatic). See DIVISION , No. 3, RENT.

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

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