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Entry for Strong's #4697 - σπλαγχνίζομαι

Word Origin
middle voice from (4698)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to be moved as to one's bowels, hence to be moved with compassion, have compassion (for the bowels were thought to be the seat of love and pity)
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (12) NAS (12) HCS (12)
Matthew 5
Mark 4
Luke 3
Matthew 5
Mark 4
Luke 3
Matthew 5
Mark 4
Luke 3
V-AOI-3S 6
V-PNI-1S 2
V-AOI-3S 6
V-PNI-1S 1
V-AOI-3S 6
V-PNI-1S 2
V-API-3S 1
V-AOI-3S 6
V-PNI-1S 2

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Middle voice from G4698

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σπλαγχνίζομαι; 1 aorist ἐσπλαγχνίσθην (cf. Buttmann, 52 (45)); (σπλάγχνον, which see); properly, to be moved as to one's bowels, hence, to be moved with compassion, have compassion (for the bowels were thought to be the seat of love and pity): absolutely, Luke 10:33; Luke 15:20; σπλαγχνισθείς with a finite verb, Matthew 20:34; Mark 1:41; τίνος, to pity one (cf. Winers Grammar, § 30, 10 a.; (Buttmann, § 132, 15; but others regard σπλαγχνισθείς in the following example as used absolutely and the genitive as depending on κύριος)), Matthew 18:27; ἐπί with the dative of the person, Matthew 14:14 G L T Tr WH; Mark 6:34 (R G); Luke 7:13 (where Tdf. ἐπί with the accusative); ἐπί τινα, Matthew 14:14 Rec.; ; Mark ( L T Tr WH); ; cf. Winers Grammar, § 33, c.; (Buttmann, as above); περί τίνος ὅτι, Matthew 9:36. Besides, several times in Test xii. Patr. (e. g. test. Zab. §§ 4, 6, 7, etc.); and in the N. T. Apocrypha; in Deuteronomy 13:8 Symm.; (Exodus 2:6 manuscript Venet.); and in 1 Samuel 23:21 incert.; (Clement of Rome, 2 Cor. 1, 7 [ET]; Hermas, mand. 4, 3, 5 [ET]); ἐπισπλαγχνίζομαι, Proverbs 17:5; the active σπλαγχνίζω is once used for the Attic σπλαγχνεύω, 2 Macc. 6:8. Cf. Bleek, Einl. ins N. T. edition 1, p. 75 (English translation, ibid.; edition 3 (by Marigold), p. 90; Winer's Grammar, 30, 33, 92 (87)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(<σπλάγχνον ),

[in LXX (act., -ίζω ): Proverbs 17:5 A, 2 Maccabees 6:8 (= -εύω ) *;]

to be moved as to the σπλάγχνα (q.v.), hence, to feel pity or compassion: absol., Luke 10:33; Luke 15:20; ptcp., σπλαγχνισθείς , c. indic., Matthew 18:27; Matthew 20:34, Mark 1:41; seq. ἐπί , c. dat. pers., Matthew 14:14, Luke 7:13; ἐπί , c. acc, Matthew 15:32, Mark 6:34; Mark 8:2; Mark 9:22; ωερί , Matthew 9:36.

(The word is elsewhere found only in Sm: 1 Samuel 23:21, Ezekiel 24:21, Test. Zeb., 4:6-7; v. Thayer, s.v.; MM, xxiii quote Thumb, Hellen., 123 as practically confirming Lft. on Philippians 1:8, in the suggestion that the verb was a coinage of the Jewish dispersion.) †

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT


lit. ";pour together,"; ";confuse,"; is used metaph. in Acts 21:27 = ";stir up"; a multitude : cf. P Leid W xix. 38 (ii/iii A.D.) (= II. p. 149) ὁ κόσμος ὅλος συνχυθήσεται, and P Oxy XVI. 1873.4 (late v/A.D.) ἔχω συνκεχυ ̣[μ ]ένος το ̣υ ̣̣ς λογισμούς, ";I feel my reasoning faculties confused"; (Edd.). See also OGIS 669.18 (i/A.D.) μηδὲ συν <χέ >ωσι τὴν κοινὴν πίστιν οἱ τῆι πρωτοπραξίᾳ πρὸς ἃ μὴ <ι > δεῖ καταχρώμενοι, and Syll 888 (= .3 1238).13 (c. A.D. 160) where a curse is invoked on those who attempt ἢ συνθραῦσαι ἢ συγχέαι τῆς μορφῆς καὶ τοῦ σχήματος.

We may add from Menander Fragm. p. 217, No. 781—συγκέχυκε νῦν τὴν πίστιν ὁ καθ᾽ ἡμᾶς βίος, ";life nowadays has upset loyalty.";


";confound"; (Acts 2:6 al.), is a Hellenistic form of συνχέω (q.v.), and survives in MGr : see Proleg. p, 45 n..2



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List of Word Forms
εσπλαγχνισθη εσπλαγχνίσθη ἐσπλαγχνίσθη Σπλαγχνιζομαι Σπλαγχνίζομαι σπλαγχνισθεις σπλαγχνισθείς σπλαγχνισθεὶς esplanchnisthe esplanchnisthē esplanchnísthe esplanchnísthē splanchnistheis splanchnistheìs Splanchnizomai Splanchnízomai
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