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Entry for Strong's #1357 - διόρθωσις

Word Origin
from a compound of (1223) and a derivative of (3717), meaning to straighten thoroughly
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. in a physical sense, a making straight, restoring to its natural and normal condition something which in some way protrudes or has got out of line, as broken or misshapen limbs
  2. of acts and institutions, reformation
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (1) HCS (1)
Hebrews 1
Hebrews 1
Hebrews 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

διόρθ-ωσις, εως, ἡ,


1. making straight, as in the setting of a limb, Hp. Off. 16, cf. Mochl. 38; setting straight, restoration, οἰκοδομημάτων καὶ ὁδῶν Arist. Pol. 1321b21.

2. correction, chastisement, ἐπὶ διορθώσει Plb. 2.56.14; διορθώσεως σφίσι δεῖν D.H. 6.20.


1. generally, amendment, correction, of men, Plb. 7.11.2: pl., Arist. Pol. 1317a35, Plb. 3.118.12; τῶν νόμων IG 9(1).694.137 (Corc.); correction, ἐρωτημάτων Arist. SE 176b34, cf. Pol. 1275a20; εἰς δ. ἄγειν Plb. 3.58.4; δ., opp. βλάβη, Id. 5.88.2; ὑδάτων Orib. 5.4 tit.

2. right treatment, τινός Pl. Lg. 642a.

III recension, revised edition of a work, Sch. Il. 10.397: in pl., emendations, D.L. 3.66. payment, ὀψωνίων Plb. 5.50.7, cf. PTeb. 61 (a). 33 (ii B. C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διόρθωμα, διορθωματος, τό (from διορθόω, to set right); correction, amendment, reform: Acts 24:2-3L T Tr WH for R G κατορθωμάτων. (Hippocrates, Aristotle, Polybius 3, 13; Plutarch, Numbers 17; (Diogenes Laërtius 10, 121; (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 250f).)

STRONGS NT 1357: διόρθωσις διόρθωσις, διορθώσεως, (from διορθόω);

1. properly, in a physical sense, a making straight, restoring to its natural and normal condition something which in some way protrudes or has got out of line, as (in Hippocrates) broken or misshapen limbs.

2. of acts and institutions, reformation: καιρός διορθώσεως a season of reformation, or the perfecting of things, referring to the times of the Messiah, Hebrews 9:10. (Aristotle, Pol. 3, 1, 4 (p. 1275{b}, 13); νόμου, de mund. 6, p. 400{b}, 29; (cf. Josephus, contra Apion 2, 20, 2); Polybius 3, 118, 12 τῶν πολιτευματων, Diodorus 1, 75 τῶν ἁμαρτημάτων, Josephus, Antiquities 2, 4, 4; b. j. 1, 20, 1; others; (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 250f).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* διόρθωμα , -τος , τό

(< διορθόω , to make straight, set right),

a correction, reform: Acts 24:3.†

* διόρθωσις , -εως , (v. supr.),

1. a making straight.

2. a reforming, reformation (used in late writers of laws, etc.): Hebrews 9:10 (Cremer, 807).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Like the verb (see above), διόρθωσις is used of ";payments,"; as P Tebt I. 61(a ).33 (B.C. 118–7) διὰ τὸ μὴ εὐσυνθετηικέναι ἐν τῆι διορθώσ [ε ]ι τοῦ ἐπιβληθέντ [ος α ]ὐτῶι στεφάνου, ib. 64(a ).114 (B.C. 116–5). A better parallel to the NT usage (Hebrews 9:10) is P Leid Wxvi. 12 (ii/iii A.D.) ἀλλὰ κατηξιώθης τῶν πρὸς διάρθωσιν (l. διόρ —) βίου μελλώντων.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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