splagchnon: the inward parts (heart, liver, lungs, etc.), fig. the emotionsOriginal Word: σπλάγχνα, ων, τά
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (splangkh'-non)
Short Definition: bowels, compassion, pity
Definition: the inward parts; the heart, affections, seat of the feelings.
4698 splágxnon – properly, the internal organs ("viscera"); (figuratively) "gut-level compassion" (visceral feelings); the capacity to feel deep emotions (sympathy, empathy, etc.).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of uncertain origin
the inward parts (heart, liver, lungs, etc.), fig. the emotions
affection (3), affections (1), heart (4), hearts (1), intestines (1), tender (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4698: σπλάγχνον
σπλάγχνον, σπλαγχνου, τό, and (only so in the N. T.) plural σπλάγχνα, σπλάγχνων, τά, Hebrew רַחֲמִים, bowels, intestines (the heart, lungs, liver, etc.);
a. properly: Acts 1:18 (2 Macc. 9:5f; 4 Macc. 5:29, and in Greek writings from Homer down).
b. in the Greek poets from Aeschylus down the bowels were regarded as the seat of the more violent passions, such as anger and love; but by the Hebrews as the seat of the tenderer affections, especially kindness, benevolence, compassion (cf. Lightfoot on Philippians 1:8; Winers Grammar, 18); hence, equivalent to our heart (tender mercies, affections, etc. (cf. B. D. American edition under the word Probably strengthened from splen (the "spleen"); an intestine (plural); figuratively, pity or sympathy -- bowels, inward affection, + tender mercy.
Probably strengthened from splen (the "spleen"); an intestine (plural); figuratively, pity or sympathy -- bowels, inward affection, + tender mercy.
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 4698
σπλάγχνα — 9 Occ.
σπλάγχνοις — 2 Occ.
Luke 1:78 N-ANP
GRK: διὰ σπλάγχνα ἐλέους θεοῦ
NAS: Because of the tender mercy
KJV: Through the tender mercy of our
INT: through [the] affections of compassion of God